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Kids and Credibility

by Elisia Choi, Rebekah Pure, Ryan Medders & Alex Markov et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

How well do children navigate the ocean of information that is available online? The enormous variety of Web-based resources represents both opportunities and challenges for Internet-savvy kids, offering extraordinary...


Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture

by Alice J. Robison, Katie Clinton, Margaret Weigel & Ravi Purushotma et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Many teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures -- joining online communities (Facebook, message boards, game clans), producing creative work in new forms (digital sampling,...


The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

by Zoë Marie Jones, David Theo Goldberg & Cathy N. Davidson The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this report, Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg focus on the potential for shared and interactive learning made possible by the Internet. They argue that the single most important characteristic of the...


The Future of Thinking

by Zoë Marie Jones, David Theo Goldberg & Cathy N. Davidson The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information. But our schools and the way we teach have remained...


Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media

by Howard Gardner, Margaret Rundle, Lindsay Pettingill & John M. Francis et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Social networking, blogging, vlogging, gaming, instant messaging, downloading music and other content, uploading and sharing their own creative work: these activities made possible by the new digital media are...


The Civic Potential of Video Games

by Chris Evans, Ellen Middaugh & Joseph Kahne The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

This report focuses on the civic aspects of video game play among youth. According to a 2006 survey, 58 percent of young people aged 15 to 25 were civically "disengaged," meaning that they participated in fewer...


New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward

by James Paul Gee The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this report, noted scholar James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of digital media and learning (DMAL) from its infancy as an "academic area" into a more organized field or coherent discipline. Distinguishing...


We Used to Wait

by Rebecca Kinskey The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Music videos were once something broadcast by MTV and received on our TV screens. Today, music videos are searched for, downloaded, and viewed on our computer screens -- or produced in our living rooms and uploaded...


Participatory Politics

by Elisabeth Soep The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Although they may disavow politics as such, civic-minded young people use every means and media at their disposal to carry out the basic tasks of citizenship. Through a mix of face-to-face and digital methods,...


Living and Learning with New Media

by Lisa Tripp, Christo Sims, Dan Perkel & Katynka Z. Martínez et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

This report summarizes the results of an ambitious three-year ethnographic study, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, into how young people are living and learning with new media in...


Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out

by Lisa Tripp, Christo Sims, Laura Robinson & Dan Perkel et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

An examination of young people's everyday new media practices—including video-game playing, text-messaging, digital media production, and social media use.

Conventional wisdom about young people's use of digital...


Digital Media and Technology in Afterschool Programs, Libraries, and Museums

by Susana Smith Bautista, Maura Klosterman, Anne Balsamo & Christo Sims et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Digital media and technology have become culturally and economically powerful parts of contemporary middle-class American childhoods. Immersed in various forms of digital media as well as mobile and Web-based...


A Pocket Guide to Mentoring Higher Education Faculty

by Tammy Stone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2018)

This book is written for senior faculty and administrators at resource-strapped institutions who are not trained in Higher Education Administration who are concerned with mentoring. It is written in accessible,...


PSAT/NMSQT Prep 2019

by Kaplan Test Prep Kaplan Publishing (June 05, 2018)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Assaulted

by Zarra Iii PhD Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 2018)

Assaulted takes the reader into a multi-layered set of problems that exists in public and private schools in America. Teachers are being physically assaulted by students and parents, producing lasting, or even...


What Successful Teachers Do

by Mary C. Clement Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 31, 2018)

A Dozen Things will be engaged with the personal stories of teaching, while also gaining strategies for success in their classrooms. A quick glance at the table of contents provides insight into the issues teachers...


Top-Down Confusion

by Dr. Felecia Nace Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 24, 2018)

In today’s education climate, parents, teachers and school leaders are often confused about the direction of education and what and how children are learning. For anyone interested in the minefields that young...


The Teacher Exodus

by Zarra Iii PhD Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 24, 2018)

The Teacher Exodus: Reversing the Trend and Keeping Teachers in the Classrooms is an authentic examination of many of the reasons public school teachers are leaving the profession. It also takes a hard look...


Facing an Exponential Future

by Darrel W. Staat Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 24, 2018)

This book will bring awareness to community college administrators and faculty to the recent technological developments, such as Artificial Intelligence, autonomous vehicles, personal robots, 3-D printing, the...


Sports and K-12 Education

by Ian Parker Renga & Christopher Benedetti Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 18, 2018)

Much of the landscape of K-12 education is infused with sports. In the United States and the United Kingdom, nearly half of school-aged children play some form of organized sport. The impact of athletics on...


Changing the Course of Failure

by Sandra Stotsky Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 18, 2018)

The basic purpose of this book is to help policy makers at all levels of government understand that (1) widespread adolescent under-achievement is not susceptible to solution by educational interventions no...


An Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba

by Doctor Nahla Abdo & Nur Masalha Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

  • Ties together Palestinian experiences from 1948 to the present, revealing the Nakba to be part of an ongoing process of cultural erasure, and a crucial aspect of Palestinian identity.

  • An interdisciplinary collection...

Food Aid in Sudan

by Susanne Jaspars Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

  • Totally unique in examining the evolution and effects of food aid practices in one country over a period of more than 50 years.

  • Rich in empirical material - based on extensive interviews with all those involved...

Leapfrogging Inequality

by Rebecca Winthrop, Adam Barton & Eileen McGivney Brookings Institution Press (May 15, 2018)

Exemplary stories of innovation from around the world

Universal public education traditionally is seen as the one sure means to promote widespread economic and social advancement. But around the world, education...


Learning English at School

by Dr. Kelleen Toohey Multilingual Matters (May 11, 2018)

This fully revised edition provides a comprehensive discussion of how insights and concepts from new materialism and posthumanism might be used in investigating second language learning and teaching in classrooms....


VentureGirls

by Cristal Glangchai Harper Paperbacks (May 08, 2018)

From an engineer and entrepreneur, a conversation-changing parenting book about how to engage young women in science, technology, engineering, and math, filled with practical advice for both parents and educators....


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...


Achieving Results

by Nicholas D. Young, Kristen Bonanno-Sotiropoulos & Jennifer A. Smolinski Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 07, 2018)

As a result of this distressing information on the challenges facing our educators, this book was written to highlight approaches and strategies that have been found to improve student outcomes. Administrative...


Setting the Stage

by Mario C. Barbiere Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 04, 2018)

Setting the Stage promotes a “Learner’s Brain Model” using brain research to understand the nature to the learner so teachers can develop lessons based on the nature of the learner. There is also a focus...


Toward a More Visual Literacy

by Jennifer S. Dail, Shelbie Witte & Steven T. Bickmore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 04, 2018)

Technology and multimodal texts must be included as part of the literacies we teach in 21st century schools. Implementing multiple modes of literacy requires that teachers shift their focus toward multiple genres...


Teaching in the Age of Disinformation

by Selma Wassermann Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 04, 2018)

Teaching in the Age of Disinformation makes a case for the importance of developing students’ intelligent habits of mind so that they become more discriminating consumers of the information that comes at them...


The Official Book Club Guide: The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder

by Kathryn Cope HarperCollins (May 03, 2018)

An essential tool for all reading groups – a detailed guide to exciting debut novel, The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder!

A comprehensive guide to Sarah J. Harris’s The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder...


The Official Book Club Guide: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

by Kathryn Cope HarperCollins (May 03, 2018)

An essential tool for all reading groups – a detailed guide to Sunday Times Number One bestseller, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine!

A comprehensive guide to Gail Honeyman's acclaimed bestseller, Eleanor...


Making Learning Job-Embedded

by Sally J. Zepeda Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 03, 2018)

Making Learning Job-Embedded: Cases from the Field of Instructional Leadership is a book for sitting principals, aspiring principals, and teacher leaders. This edited volume includes studies that describe and...


Activating the Learner's Brain

by Mario C. Barbiere Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 02, 2018)

Activating the Learner’s Brain promotes a “Learner’s Brain Model”, using brain research to understand the nature to the learner. This book goes beyond lesson planning as it addresses instructional delivery,...


The Right to Teach

by Alcione Negrao Ostorga Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 02, 2018)

The current accountability environment of education in the US has focused on the discussions of improving the quality of educational outcomes based on a set of assumptions that exclude the perspectives of the...


The White House and Education through the Years

by M. Scott Norton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2018)

The book sets forth the early developments established by colonial leaders to place public education in the forefront of their new America. The ups and downs of the educational perspectives of the many national...


The Social Media Imperative

by Kristin Magette Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2018)

Leaders have a tremendous opportunity to embrace social media for teaching, learning, and communicating – and the time is now. This practical guide can help anyone implement social media in a school system,...


Young Adult Literature and the Digital World

by Jennifer S. Dail, Shelbie Witte & Steven T. Bickmore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 26, 2018)

This book considers the practical intersection between digital media and young adult texts. In these books, teachers and teacher educators offer practical examples for engaging students with crafting critical...


Engaging Musical Practices

by Suzanne L. Burton & Alison Reynolds Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 26, 2018)

Whether you are a pre-service, newly-hired, or veteran elementary general music teacher, Engaging Musical Practices: A Sourcebook on Elementary General Music offers a fresh perspective on topics that cut across...


Up and Running

by Susan Tobia & Judith L. Gay Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 25, 2018)

Up and Running: Starting and Growing a Leadership Program at a Community College by Susan J. Tobia and Judith L. Gay is a roadmap for creating a leadership program to meet the needs of colleges as well as the...


Creating Effective Transitions

by C. Thomas Potter Ii, Kevin S. Koett & Ed. J. D Christian Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 23, 2018)

This book focuses primarily on elementary to middle school transitions. This book was developed with a two-fold premise: one, that educators and parents understand the role they play in meeting the basic developmental...


Understanding Language Use in the Classroom

by Susan J. Behrens Multilingual Matters (April 17, 2018)

It is clear that a proper understanding of what academic English is and how to use it is crucial for success in college, and yet students face multiple obstacles in acquiring this new 'code', not least that...


Educating Refugee-background Students

by Shawna Shapiro, Raichle Farrelly & Mary Jane Curry Multilingual Matters (April 17, 2018)

This collection of empirical work offers an in-depth exploration of key issues in the education of adolescents and adults with refugee backgrounds residing in North America, Australia and Europe. These studies...


Immersion Education

by Pádraig Ó Duibhir Multilingual Matters (April 17, 2018)

The body of research in this volume offers a detailed account of the success of young immersion learners of Irish in becoming competent speakers of the minority language. Taking account of in-class and out-of-class...


Understanding Language Use in the Classroom

by Susan J. Behrens Multilingual Matters (April 17, 2018)

It is clear that a proper understanding of what academic English is and how to use it is crucial for success in college, and yet students face multiple obstacles in acquiring this new 'code', not least that...


Studying for your Education Degree

by Jane Bottomley, Steven Pryjmachuk & David Waugh Critical Publishing (April 16, 2018)

If you are embarking on a university-based education degree, including initial teacher training, the books in this series will help you acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and strategies you need to achieve...


Educating Hispanic and Latino Students: Opening Doors to Hope, Promise, and Possibility

by Jaime Castellano Learning Sciences International (April 16, 2018)

As Hispanic and Latino students now represent the largest ethnic group educated in the United States public school system, there's no denying that successfully educating Hispanic and Latino students is of primary...


The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: Eight Phases of Growth to Instructional Rigor

by Amy M. Dujon Learning Sciences International (April 16, 2018)

Currently, schools define themselves by state metrics. But when we dig down into the numbers, questions remain: Do good schools get positive numbers despite good instruction, or because of it? Do lower performing...


Violence in African Elections

by Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs & Jesper Bjarnesen Zed Books (April 15, 2018)

  • Features in-depth case study material from a variety of high-profile African countries, including Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, among others.

  • Electoral violence in Africa is a topic of intense and growing interest...