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Applying Dialogic Pedagogy

by Cynthia Z. Cohen Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Recent academic research criticizes the effectiveness of traditional lecturing methods and instead shows the pedagogical effectiveness of active learning methods, especially discussion-based education. Drawing...

Writing for Engagement

by Drew Holladay, Megan Faver Hartline, Megan J. Bardolph & Mary P. Sheridan et al. Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

Engagement is trendy. Although paired most often with community, diverse invocations of engagement have gained cache, capturing longstanding shifts toward new practices of knowledge making that both reflect...

Crafting Culturally Efficacious Teacher Preparation and Pedagogies

by Belinda Bustos Flores, Lorena Claeys & Conra D. Gist Lexington Books (March 07, 2018)

Crafting Culturally Efficacious Pedagogies and Practices is based on cultural efficaciousness derived from the work of the nationally recognized Academy for Teacher Excellence at The University of Texas at San...

Contextualizing and Organizing Contingent Faculty

by Ishmael I. Munene, Joe T. Berry, Brian A. Stone & Sandra J. Stone et al. Lexington Books (February 15, 2018)

Contextualizing and Organizing Contingent Faculty: Reclaiming Academic Labor in Universities seeks to develop a counterculture that eschews the neoliberal ideology and interloping market values in higher education....

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Child Migrants

by Ryan J. Thomas, Mary Grace Antony, Iuliia Kononenko & Alexa M. Dare et al. Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

As global societies grapple with an unprecedented refugee and migration crisis, child refugees and migrants—who constitute a particularly vulnerable immigrant category—have been surprisingly overlooked in...

Apprenticeship Pilgrimage

by Jonathan S. Marion, Lauren Miller Griffith & Helena Wulff Lexington Books (December 29, 2017)

Lauren Miller Griffith and Jonathan S. Marion introduce the concept of apprenticeship pilgrimage to help explain why performers travel to places both near and far in an attempt to increase both their skill and...

Narratives of Immigration and Language Loss

by Maris R. Thompson Lexington Books (December 27, 2017)

This book examines narratives of anti-German sentiment and language loss from German American communities in southwestern, Illinois. During World War I and II, government sponsored Americanization campaigns...

College Aspirations and Access in Working-Class Rural Communities

by Sonja Ardoin Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

College Aspirations and Access in Working Class Rural Communities: The Mixed Signals, Challenges, and New Language First-Generation Students Encounter explores how a working class, rural environment influences...

Innovations in English Language Teaching in India

by Varun Gulati, Garima Dalal, Nayer Rizwana & Rupali Saran Mirza et al. Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

Innovations in English Language Teaching: Trends in Language Pedagogy and Technology looks at the various trends and innovations that have emerged recently in the field of English Language Teaching. It gives...

Literacy and Democracy in South African Primary Schools

by Getahun Yacob Abraham & Mary Alice Barksdale Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Literacy and Democracy in South African Primary Schools presents findings based on two research projects conducted in South African primary schools during the same time frame. Working from the South African...

How Student Journalists Report Campus Unrest

by Kaylene Dial Armstrong Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

Journalists are trained to tell the stories of others and leave themselves out of their writing. Student journalists are no different. They spend their days on their college newspaper writing about what happens...

Race at Predominantly White Independent Schools

by Bonnie E. French Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

In Race at Predominantly White Independent Schools, Bonnie E. French investigates the management of “diversity” at predominantly White, independent schools in the northeastern United States. By conducting...

American Universities in China

by Dennis T. Yang Lexington Books (November 15, 2017)

American Universities in China: Lessons from Japan discusses the aspirations and operations of American universities in China through the lens of previous American universities’ expansion efforts in Japan....

Turkey's Kurdish Question from an Educational Perspective

by Adem İnce Lexington Books (November 15, 2017)

Turkey’s Kurdish Question from an Educational Perspective represents a comprehensive examination of all major factors in education—teachers, curriculum, policy documents, educational attainments and textbooks—that...

The Working-Class Student in Higher Education

by Terina Roberson Lathe Lexington Books (November 08, 2017)

The Working-Class Student in Higher Education: Addressing a Class-Based Understanding challenges understandings of social class and education by asking how community college faculty perceive working-class students...

Early Childhood Literacy Teachers in High Poverty Schools

by Melissa Landa Lexington Books (November 01, 2017)

Much has been written about the failure of White American public school teachers to effectively teach low-income children of color to read and write. Scholars have offered numerous explanations for this failure,...

A Mindful Teaching Community

by Kelly Hanson, Clay McLeod, Doryan Elliott & Melissa Johnson et al. Lexington Books (September 29, 2017)

A Mindful Teaching Community: Possibilities for Teacher Professional Learning describes a grassroots professional learning journey wherein a group of practicing classroom teachers researches their teaching practices...

The Consequences of Governance Fragmentation

by Michael R. Ford Lexington Books (September 06, 2017)

This book explains the impacts of Milwaukee’s voucher policy on enrollment and financial health of Milwaukee Public Schools, academic achievement in the city, and ways in which it challenges traditional notions...

The Classroom as Privileged Space

by Tapo Chimbganda Lexington Books (July 28, 2017)

The Classroom as Privileged Space: Psychoanalytic Paradigms for Social Justice in Pedagogy examines the psychic and emotional effects of the dehumanization of children based on social discrimination and difference...

Between Mission and Market

by Daniel Rosenberg Lexington Books (April 26, 2017)

Between Mission and Market: The Freshman Year in a Corporate Age focuses on the arrival of college freshmen at the moment of the transformation; it uses Adelphi University in suburban New York City to study...

Curriculum and Students in Classrooms

by Walter S. Gershon Lexington Books (May 04, 2017)

Curriculum and Students in Classrooms: Everyday Urban Education in an Era of Standardization is a timely and thought-provoking work that attends to often-neglected aspects of schooling: the everyday interactions...

Race, Education, and Reintegrating Formerly Incarcerated Citizens

by Joni Schwartz, John R. Chaney, Joshua Halberstam & Michael Carey et al. Lexington Books (July 18, 2017)

This timely, readable text offers an authoritative and balanced analysis of how racially driven policies in America impact post release education as a leading pathway to social reintegration. Compelling research...

A Language of Freedom and Teacher’s Authority

by Sharon Gorman, Yasemin Tezgiden Cakcak, Fatma Mızıkacı & Guy Senese et al. Lexington Books (May 30, 2017)

A Language of Freedom and Teacher’s Authority: Case Comparisons from Turkey and the United States explores dimensions of authority that are deeply embedded in the profession of teaching. It examines critical...

Flora White: In the Vanguard of Gender Equity

by Linda C. Morice Lexington Books (October 31, 2016)

This study examines the origins of the progressive education movement through the lens of the life of Flora White (1860–1948), an educator who worked to promote the physical and intellectual growth of girls...

The Lived Experience of African American Women Mentors: What it Means to Guide as Community Pedagogues

by Wyletta Gamble-Lomax Lexington Books (December 14, 2016)

This book explores the lived experiences of six African American female mentors working with African American female youth. Through philosophical and pedagogical lenses, Gamble-Lomax brings new understanding...

Educating the Hungarian Roma: Nongovernmental Organizations and Minority Rights

by Andria D. Timmer Lexington Books (December 13, 2016)

This book explores the actions and activities of Hungarian nongovernmental organizations to redress the failures of the education system with regard to the Roma and examines the barriers to reform.

Enacting Adolescent Literacies across Communities: Latino/a Scribes and Their Rites

by R. Joseph Rodríguez & Kevin J. Burke Lexington Books (November 30, 2016)

This book offers lenses and portraits of Latino/a adolescents who put into practice the elements of literacy for English language arts learning and understanding. It illustrates how adolescents experience scribal...

Rhetoric, Embodiment, and the Ethos of Surveillance

by Jennifer Young Lexington Books (June 16, 2017)

Rhetoric, Embodiment, and the Ethos of Surveillance: Student Bodies in the American High School investigates the rhetorical tension between controlling student bodies and educating student minds. The book is...

Confronting Affirmative Action in Brazil

by Vânia Penha-Lopes Lexington Books (June 06, 2017)

Using affirmative action to decrease racial inequality is the latest chapter of a long tradition of comparing Brazil and the United States with regard to race. Confronting Affirmative Action in Brazil: University...

African Immigrants' Experiences in American Schools: Complicating the Race Discourse

by Shirley Mthethwa-Sommers & Immaculee Harushimana Lexington Books (October 12, 2016)

This book addresses how educators create more inclusive K-12 classrooms for African-born students in American schools. The authors analyze how gender, spirituality, colonization, and religious affiliation as...

Mindfulness and Critical Friendship: A New Perspective on Professional Development for Educators

by Shawn Michael Bullock, Karen Ragoonaden, Amy Johnson Lachuk & Tricia DeGraff et al. Lexington Books (June 15, 2016)

This edited collection contains the work of a diverse group of scholar-practitioners who utilize various methodologies and ideological perspectives to reflect on and interrogate contexts that situate mindfulness...

Identity and Schooling among the Naxi: Becoming Chinese with Naxi Identity

by Haibo Yu Lexington Books (December 03, 2009)

Identity and Schooling Among the Naxi examines the identity construction of Naxi students in Lijiang No.1 Senior Secondary School in China, focusing on the changing roles of school, community, and family in...

Baudrillard, Youth, and American Film: Fatal Theory and Education

by Kip Kline Lexington Books (May 26, 2016)

Baudrillard, Youth, and American Film examines the troubling effects of American cinema's portrayal of youth with Jean Baudrillard's radical social theory and philosophical system.

Race and Pedagogy: Creating Collaborative Spaces for Teacher Transformations

by Susan R. Adams & Jamie Buffington-Adams Lexington Books (April 04, 2016)

Race and Pedagogy identifies persistent, institutional racism as the cause of the lower rates of high school graduation among African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans in the United States. Adams and...

Doing English in Asia: Global Literature and Culture

by Sheng-mei Ma, Patricia Haseltine, Bernard Montoneri & Emerald C. L. Ku et al. Lexington Books (April 13, 2016)

This edited collection examines the effect of globalization on the curriculum of Asian universities. As knowledge of the English language has increasingly been understood as necessary to excel in international...

Performance-Based Funding in Higher Education: The State of Truth in the Information Age

by Angelo Letizia Lexington Books (December 30, 2015)

Performance-Based Funding in Higher Education examines the aims of higher education policies over the past thirty years. This book addresses how job creation and increased graduation rates has distracted educators,...

The Shape and Shaping of the College and University in America: A Lively Experiment

by Stephen J. Nelson Lexington Books (March 01, 2016)

This book presents the issues, controversies, and key players that formed and enabled the American college and university to endure as a critical institution of the nation and society.

Invitational Education and Practice in Higher Education: An International Perspective

by Jenny Edwards, Sheila T. Gregory, Julian Yat Cheong Leung & Jane Ziebarth-Bovill et al. Lexington Books (March 09, 2016)

This edited collection examines the means to create, maintain, and enhance positive educational experiences at colleges and universities in the United States and abroad with personal accounts, case studies,...

Reclaiming Opportunities for Effective Teaching: An Institutional Ethnographic Study of Community College Course Outlines

by Mary Ellen Dunn Lexington Books (January 07, 2016)

This book examines the increased standardization and management of community college course outlines in Ontario and the associated decline in the ability of college professors to effectively educate their students....

Climate Change across the Curriculum

by Eric J. Fretz, Nicole Holthuis, Harry C. Boyte & K. C. Busch et al. Lexington Books (December 24, 2015)

In this book, faculty members from a wide range of disciplines reflect on how they engage their academic specializations to teach students about the science, politics, and ethics of climate change. The contributors...

Women in Academia Crossing North-South Borders: Gender, Race, and Displacement

by Malba Barahona, Zuleika Arashiro, Sara C. Motta & Rosalba Icaza et al. Lexington Books (December 09, 2015)

Drawing broadly on decolonial studies, postcolonial feminist scholarship, and studies on identity, this edited volume brings together auto-ethnographies written by female scholars who both migrated from Latin...

North Korean Defectors in a New and Competitive Society: Issues and Challenges in Resettlement, Adjustment, and the Learning Process

by Ahlam Lee Lexington Books (December 03, 2015)

Ideological and political tensions have impeded paying attention to human rights violations against North Koreans; instead the security concerns of each nation have focused attention on North Korea’s nuclear...

The Hostile Environment: Students Who Bully in School

by Susan Carter Lexington Books (November 25, 2015)

The Hostile Environment: Students Who Bully in School analyzes seminal and current research on childhood risk factors, legal issues, cyberbullying, and associations between bullying and mental health to suggest...

The Effects of the September 11 Terrorist Attack on Pakistani-American Parental Involvement in U.S. Schools

by Fawzia Reza Lexington Books (December 14, 2015)

This book examines the challenges that Pakistani-American families have faced in their attempts to assimilate within the U.S. school culture since the September 11 terrorist attack.

Leading with Aesthetics: The Transformational Leadership of Charles M. Vest at MIT

by Mahesh Daas Lexington Books (July 16, 2015)

Leading with Aesthetics provides an interdisciplinary perspective of the importance of the aesthetic dimension in organizational change and leadership, richly illustrated by a book-length case study and analysis...

Buddhist-Based Universities in the United States: Searching for a New Model in Higher Education

by Tanya Storch Lexington Books (May 05, 2015)

This book investigates Buddhist universities in the United States, each of which offers degrees in liberal arts and professional fields while simultaneously educating their students in the philosophy and practices...

Big Box Schools: Race, Education, and the Danger of the Wal-Martization of Public Schools in America

by Lori Latrice Martin Lexington Books (April 21, 2015)

Big Box Schools examines the current educational reform movement and the negative impact of the adoption of the big box business model to public education, especially on students, families, and communities of...

Women Supervising and Writing Doctoral Theses: Walking on the Grass

by Katrina Jaworski, Lia Bryant, Judith Gill & Margaret Rowntree et al. Lexington Books (April 09, 2015)

This book brings life and depth to understanding the emotional and embodied nature of academic writing, supervising, and inter-subjective learning. It shows that instrumental pedagogies impede universities’...

Promoting Global Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education: Successes and Challenges within Local and International Contexts

by Beatrice L. Bridglall, David Schwarzer, Alan S. Marcus & Marya Burke et al. Lexington Books (March 06, 2015)

This book addresses the growing concern that few practicing teachers in the United States are prepared to handle the demands of educating students for our changing global context.

Teacher-Student Power Relations in Primary Schools in Hong Kong

by Mei-Yee Wong Lexington Books (December 11, 2014)

This book addresses power relationships, specifically how teachers and students experience power, and why certain power patterns can be observed in classrooms. Set in the context of Hong Kong, a society in which...