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Imagining the Future

"In summary, Imagining the Future is an exceptional work of literature that offers a comprehensive and engaging presentation of a course and community of learners. It is a thoughtful and informative piece that explains the importance of HBCUs. It has the power to captivate and guide its readers in a new direction, keeping their focus engaged throughout. The book’s authors have highlighted the significant role of HBCUs in supporting Black students and provided examples of how HBCUs can improve funding and strategic planning. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of HBCUs." Diane Courington and James G. Archibald Teachers College Record

It Takes an Ecosystem

"With It Takes an Ecosystem: Understanding the People, Places, and Possibilities of Learning and Development Across Settings, editors Thomas Akiva and Kimberly H. Robinson have delivered a tour de force that energizes and shows the way forward to an interconnected, dynamic ecosystem approach." Denise Montgomery CultureThrive The Journal of Youth Development

Hollywood or History?

"Overall, the volume serves as a worthy introduction and resource for teacher considering how to engage students in world history topics through film. In particular, the activities and materials in the chapters provide an easy starting point for teachers to introduce analytical strategies and epistemic understanding of how films represent the past and present and, in turn, shape how we view history." Jeremy Stoddard University of Wisconsin - Madison Theory and Research in Social Education

Principled Governance

"this is a book that tackles, with the finesse evident here, the complex and perplexing world of board meetings. And, more to the point, it directs sharp intelligence, wide experience, and real depth of purpose to ensuring that no one, on any board, on any level, ever need feel “lost.”" Theo Dombrowski Lester Pearson College The British Columbia Review

Composing Storylines of Possibilities

"Despite fluctuating federal immigration and resettlement policies, the United States of America continues to rank among the countries with the largest number of foreign-born residents in the world. The voices of these immigrant and refugee families are fundamental to cultivating engagement with their children’s schools, not only to promote their children’s academic success, but also to nurture the well-being of local communities and American society as a whole. The works within the book, Composing Storylines of Possibilities: Immigrant and Refugee Families Navigating School, edited by Martha J. Strickland, showcase these voices while problematizing the relentless deficit model surrounding the engagement of immigrant and refugee families in their children’s education." David A. Housel LaGuardia Community College (CUNY) School Community Journal

It Takes an Ecosystem

"This is a future-looking book presenting contemporary ideas replete with supporting digital blogs and other relevant conversations. This book of the times proclaims a message about a major equity issue that needs to be heeded by everyone in the education field because of the blinkered, school-focused view that is ignoring parts of education that need desperate attention. This book describes an educational problem that can be solved, and in doing so the process may force a re-examination of traditional educational pathways, and what knowledge, skills, and beliefs are really important in the 21st Century educational ecosystems." Neil MacNeill Teachers College Record

A Pathway to PDS Partnership

"This book is a must-read for anyone involved in developing and/or furthering their PDSwork. The author’s practical and meaningful tools help PDS stakeholders navigate thecomplexities of PDS work and ensure that readers will benefit from the insight on how tobest engage, maintain, and/or advance PDSs. Those involved in PDS work understandthe need for clear direction and will find it in the structure the PDSEA Protocol provides. It is what the field has needed to update our thinking about PDS structure and process." Jennifer K. McCorvey and Jennifer I. Perez University of South Florida NAPDS

Educational Research and Schooling in Rural Europe

"The editors have paved the way for ongoing, interesting and relevant discussions. They have argued strongly for considerations of theory and have highlighted the complexities, plurality and diversity of rural Europe. In raising awareness of “the diversity, the resource, and potential of rural school contexts in Europe” (p. 352), the discussions need to continue." Robyn Henderson University of Southern Queensland Australian and International Journal of Rural Education

Student-Centered Research

"Pelech's book serves as a valuable resource to readers ... who use constructivist theory in our teaching and pre-service methods courses. In addition, the book would be useful to instructors who are curious how education theory and the authentic practices of action research can be blended." James A. Anderson, Jr. Lander University Education Review

Inclusive Education

"Given the generally fragmented approaches in the literature regarding inclusive education, a systematic approach especially geared to administrators within higher education, PK–12 schools, local and state education agencies, and state and local policymakers is much needed. This book offers examples of systemic, coherent, and well-designed change efforts that have the potential of advancing inclusive education." Margo Collier University of New Mexico School Community Journal


"Changemakers! Practitioners Advance Equity and Access in Out-of-School Time Programs, edited by Sara Hill and Femi Vance (Information Age) provides a thorough (and long overdue) examination of youth development policy and practice in the context of White supremacy, systemic oppression, and other forms of inequity. It offers a valuable introduction for those new to the field and for veterans just now starting to consider more equitable approaches to their work." April Riordan April Riordan Journal of Youth Development

Cultivating Rural Education

"This was a refreshing, well-rounded book, with a variety of authors with varying expertise areas who provided honest discourse and suggestions to improve the rural education system. This book could easily be infused into a field experience class at the university level, designed to expose students to the benefits of living and teaching in rural areas." Kathleen Randolph University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Teachers College Record

The Art and Science of Mentoring

"I recommend this book to graduate students in need of inspiration of how effective mentoring can transform people. The book is also suitable to mentoring scholars who will benefit from the nuggets of knowledge presented in the book that will get you thinking (it did me). The book is also a good reference for the latest trends and research on mentoring. Like Kochan, the book is unique in its readability and inclusion of scholarship and inspiration." Laura Lunsford Campbell University International Journal of Mentoring

Creating School Partnerships that Work

"...each case in Creating School Partnerships That Work is relevant to teacher preparation programs in the process of restructuring programmatic goals toward teaching for social justice, facilitating critical service learning initiatives and deeper pedagogical knowledge. The multiple contexts are nuanced and relatable to multiple audiences aiming to improve programmatic efforts. The cases are multifaceted in scope; explicitly detail their step-bystep restructuring efforts; reflect on key player roles across district, university, and community contexts and outcomes; and acknowledge the significance of revisiting their goals for revising strategies toward promoting long-term sustainability." K. Dara Hill University of Michigan School Community Journal

Behavioral Science in the Global Arena

"In Behavioral Science in the Global Arena, Elaine Congress, Harold Takooshian, and Abigail Asher have carefully edited a volume focused on the United Nations (U.N.) and the significance and relevance of behavioral sciences to its mission. As the U.N. celebrates its 75th year in 2020, the volume is an especially timely contribution, and surprisingly unique, in that whereas many books have been written about the U.N., the present one is arguably the first with this emphasis. This book is one with clear implications for readers of this American Psychological Association (APA) Division 48 Peace & Conflict journal, given their demonstrated interest and efforts to apply behavioral science to conflict resolution." Grant J. Rich University of Chicago Peace and Conflict

Social and Emotional Learning in Out-Of-School Time

"Most books on SEL only mention individual SEL assessments and program evaluations and do not include the research base to substantiate the instruments. This book offers numerous assessments, strategies, program recommendations, and evaluations to make the lives of individuals better by implementing good, research-based SEL." Mary M. Murray Bowling Green State University School Community Journal

At Our Best

"the ideas presented in At Our Best provide a critical examination of youth–adult partnerships through a variety of texts and diverse viewpoints. The combination of quality research and heartfelt essays create space where practitioners, researchers, and program coordinators can come together to better understand the intricacies of youth–adult relationships. At Our Best helps us explore ways to best support and grow these relationships in our own programs and communities." Katie Black Blinn College School Community Journal

Teaching STEM to First Generation College Students

"The book displays a unique ability to connect decades of instructional experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), classroom observations in student learning patterns, and current literature in higher education. Horowitz extensive teaching experience allows her book to connect teaching techniques for STEM students with self-regulated learning skills for first-generation college students.
" Jacob T. Tucker Azusa Pacific University Journal of College Student Retention

Measure, Use, Improve!

"This book would make good reading for practitioners just entering the field. (The whole series is a gift to anyone looking to create a strong syllabus for a youth development course!) More seasoned practitioners, researchers, evaluators, and funders will also benefit from the book’s historical perspectives and lessons learned." Elizabeth J. Starr Wellesley Centers for Women Afterschool Matters

Queering Spirituality and Community in the Deep South

"Queering Spirituality and Community in the Deep South, edited by Strunk (Auburn Univ.), is a relevant and significant contribution to the literature on a region ripe for more study in terms of its queer culture. This collection, part of the "Research in Queer Studies" series, illuminates the South's dominant relationship with religion and its intersectionality with LGBTQ lives. Readers will appreciate essays on queer spiritualities in section 1, queer analysis of the religious right and Anita Bryant in section 2, and queer communities in section 3. The volume builds on common themes, such as backlash against LGBTQ anti-discrimination legislation meant to protect queer workers' rights, thriving LGBTQ communities attacked out of local government fears of becoming gay tourist meccas, and evidence to refute the myth that the South was actually devoid of queer communities when compared to the nation's largest cities. Contributors also allude to progress made; in "At a Crossroads: Growing Up Christian and Queer in the South," Denise L. Levy contends that "as they survive and thrive, LGBTQ individuals in the South impart stories of resilience, courage, advocacy, and hope for the future" (p. 43).

Summing Up: Recommended. General readers and upper-division undergraduates through faculty." J. Goins University of Texas Rio Grande Valley CHOICE
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