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Dangerous Counterstories in The Corporate Academy

"In Dangerous Counterstories in the Corporate Academy: Narrating for Understanding, Solidarity, Resistance, and Community in the Age of Neoliberalism, Daniels and Porfilio have collected thirteen critical narratives that offer a wide range of experiences, analyses, and ideas for how to work within and resist the corporate academy. The edited volume contains the insightful voices of students, scholars, and activists from multiple disciplines, organizations, and institutions across North America. Explaining the purpose of the volume, Daniels and Porfilio explain that "some scholars have found fissures amid the alienating, often hostile academic world to learn, grow, cope, and create socially generative and transformative communities. Until recently, however, their stories have not been captured" (viii). Thus, by collecting and sharing these narratives, the book acts as a resource for knowledge, encouragement, and hope for other students and scholars who are resisting the anti-critical forces that encroach on their work toward social justice." Dave Wolken Syracuse University Education Review

Teachers Sourcebook for Extensive Reading

"Teachers Sourcebook for Extensive Reading (TSER) by Jacobs and Farrell is an easy-to-read tool for introducing beginners to and reminding experts of the theory and practice of extensive reading (ER)." Mike Misner University of Hawai’i at Manoa Reading in a Foreign Language

Trends and Issues in Distance Education 2nd Edition

"FROM E-LEARNING to m-learning and from Brazil to Mozambique, distance education comes in many shapes and sizes today. This diversity has advanced the field in many directions over the last decade, yet it has presented an important challenge for those who are considering distance education to improve performance. Namely, how do you keep up with the global trends and issues that are defining the next generation of distance education options?

The four editors of Trends and Issues in Distance Education recognized this challenge, and in response created a book that presents international distance education in a truly broad spectrum. This breadth is balanced with a writing style that illuminates practical applications that designers, developers, and other professionals can apply in a variety of contexts—including situations that do not cross international borders. The result is a very readable book that explores the theories, technologies, models, and approaches to distance education in its many forms, with a consistent focus on improving practice." Ryan Watkins George Washington University Performance Improvement, vol. 53, no. 1

Promising Practices for Fathers' Involvement in Children's Education

"This book would be a great fit for a workshop or book club to help teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, and other educators learn various ways that are in place to help promote father involvement and why fathers might respond (or not respond) to certain methods." Gilda Martinez-Alba Towson University The School Community Journal

The Interdependence of Teaching and Learning

"This edited text is composed of three sections; each individually examines an aspect of the complexities involved with teaching and learning as well as the politics woven into the fabric of educational policies." Mary Shea Canisius College Teachers College Record

Exploring Cultural Dynamics and Tensions Within Service-Learning

"The book challenges educators to consider helping students identify and understand their social location and multiple priviledges (for example, race ethinicity, gender, education, sexual orientation) before entering into relationships with the communities they serve. It also challenges readers to understand the communities in which students engage, acknowledge the agency of the communities in which they work, and invite the communite into a collaborative learning process." Karen L Yonemoto Claremond McKenna College

Fostering Global Citizenship

"This book could serve as a catalyst for inspiring more faculty to consider ways of establishing team-taught courses at their respective insitutions." Joanne Maguire Robinson University of North Caroline at Charlotte

Critical Pedagogy in the Twenty-First Century

"Those who use this book as a thinking tool will gain new ideas while questioning what it means to educate in the second decade of the 21st century." Himanee Gupta-Carlson SUNY Empire State College

Teaching Inclusively in Higher Education

"Moira A. Fallon and Susan C. Brown's Technical Inclusively in Higher Education is a collaborative volume written by scholars in the field of education interested in pedagogical methods and strategies that make learning accessible to a more diversified college population. College faculty and instructors who sense that their classroom environments are increasingly complex in ways difficult to parse and educators perplexed by institutional pressures to change time-honored teaching methods will find the book illuminates the increasing diversity of student learners and the orientation of education scholars assessing its implications for teaching." Miriam Y. Perkins Emmanuel Christian Seminary

Teachers Sourcebook for Extensive Reading

"Overall, this book... represents a valuable new resource for teachers seeking useful ER activities that have been used successfully by practicing teachers. Teachers who want to implement ER in ways that are more dynamic by incorporating cooperative learning in their classrooms can also benefit from the various activities introduced in this book." Namhee Suk Northern Arizona University Reading in a Foreign Language

Participatory Evaluation Up Close

"With the possible exception of research on the influence of evaluation findings and processes, there is probably no broader body of work in the evaluation literature than research on participatory evaluation. Cousins and Chouinard have drawn on their years of experience in conducting research on participatory program evaluation, teaching about the topic, and conducting participatory studies to produce what they correctly describe as "certainly the most comprehensive review to date of the research on participatory and collaborative approaches to evaluation, and quite possibly of any other domain of interest in evaluation."" Paul R. Brandon University of Hawaii American Journal of Evaluation

In the Beginning

"An engaging retelling of well-known Biblical stories matched with well-grounded psychological insights makes “In the Beginning” a valuable resource for children and adults who care for them." Rev. Talitha Arnold Senior Minister, The United Church of Santa Fe

In the Beginning

"This remarkable book brings the bible and storytelling together in ways that will deeply enrich and enthrall children and the adults reading with them." Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University

In the Beginning

"This book makes you want to be a child again." Woodrow Kroll Founder and Past President,Back to the Bible International

In the Beginning

"Helps teachers, parents, and counselors teach children important life lessons augmenting their emotional as well as cognitive intelligence." Dr. Jerry M. Kutnick Gratz College, Philadelphia

In the Beginning

"This collection makes use of Biblical stories and wisdom, linking them to the emerging field of positive psychology, retelling them in a child-friendly way." Nathan A. Fox The University of Maryland

Books, Not Bombs

"Books, not bombs: teaching peace since the dawn of the Republic is an invaluable and extremely comprehensive account of the evolution of peace education in the USA beginning with the Iroquois Federation and with Benjamin Rush’s 1793 proposal for a national peace office down to the current challenges to peace and peace education. It is a must for the education of teacher candidates and serving teachers, and should be a required text for courses on the history of peace, introductory peace studies, and classes in American social and cultural history. It is also extremely encouraging for peace activists who can now, by reading this book, look back on a long and distinguished line of predecessors. It demonstrates a building momentum for peace." Kent D. Shifferd Northland College, Ashland, WI, USA Journal of Peace Education

Computer Games and Instruction

"This is an important book that I can highly recommend for both beginning and experienced researchers in this area, and for anyone who has an interest in computer games and their current and future use to enhance the learning process." Tim S. Roberts Teachers College Record

Young Children and the Arts

"The contributors argue that the arts are foundational to learning and help nurture children's creativity and imagination. They present a comprehensive approach that calls for engagement, initiative, and adaptive activities vital to contemporary education. The contributors' insights reveal how the arts are "foundational to high quality early education." Summing up: Recommended" G. A. Clark Emeritus, Indiana University Choice

The Brother Code

"This book starts a conversation that is much needed. Educators and all those who care about the success of African American men should Dancy's work to be most insightful." Eric M. Mridges PsycCRITIQUES
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