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Items in Education that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • Inclusion of exceptional learners in Canadian schools : a practical handbook for teachers / Nancy L. Hutchinson
    LC 3984 H88 2017
    Now in its fifth edition, Inclusion of Exceptional Learners in Canadian Schools is an outstanding introduction to inclusive education in Canada. In keeping with Canada's commitment to inclusive education, this text examines positive ways of including children of all needs and abilities in the regular classroom. Author and educator, Nancy Hutchinson draws on her extensive experience educating students to help shape the skills and strategies future teachers need to create an inclusive classroom by individualizing learning for each student regardless of their exceptionality.
    Throughout this book you will hear the voices of exceptional children, their parents, and teachers who are working together to enhance the learning experiences of exceptional students in regular classrooms.

  • After-school programs to promote positive youth development : learning from specific models. Nancy L. Deutsch, editor
    LC34.4

  • After-school programs to promote positive youth development integrating research into practice and policy. Nancy L. Deutsch, editor
    LC34.4

  • Progress of education in India a quantitative analysis of challenges and opportunities / Vani Kant Borooah
    LA1151

  • Your early childhood practicum and student teaching experience : guidelines for success / Carroll Tyminski, Elizabethtown College
    LB 2157 U5 T96 2014
    The third edition of Carroll Tyminski's Your Early Childhood Practicum and Student Teaching Experience: Guidelines for Success is infused with a realness factor, practical guidelines, and a compelling writing style that will connect with time-starved student teachers -those students who are assuming the responsibilities of teaching young children while receiving guidance and supervision in a capstone, practicum, or student teaching experience. The content provides key guidelines to guide each student teacher to a successful conclusion of their field experience. From her experiences coordinating student teaching program and supervising student teachers, the author presents the most important information and strategies that student teachers need, with a special focus on professional behavior, lesson planning, portfolio development, diverse family structures, cultural diversity, inclusion, and working with children who have special needs. The most current content on national and state standards, the reauthorization of NCLB, and assessment, are also given. This must-have manual guides students from the early days of preparing to begin the practicum, through the final days of leaving, as well as everything in between.


  • Indigenous pathways, transitions and participation in higher education : from policy to practice / Jack Frawley, Steve Larkin, James A. Smith, editors
    LC 3727 I53 2017eb

    This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

    This book brings together contributions by researchers, scholars, policy-makers, practitioners, professionals and citizens who have an interest in or experience of Indigenous pathways and transitions into higher education. University is not for everyone, but a university should be for everyone. To a certain extent, the choice not to participate in higher education should be respected given that there are other avenues and reasons to participate in education and employment that are culturally, socially and/or economically important for society. Those who choose to pursue higher education should do so knowing that there are multiple pathways into higher education and, once there, appropriate support is provided for a successful transition.

    The book outlines the issues of social inclusion and equity in higher education, and the contributions draw on real-world experiences to reflect the different approaches and strategies currently being adopted. Focusing on research, program design, program evaluation, policy initiatives and experiential narrative accounts, the book critically discusses issues concerning widening participation.


  • English Language Ideologies in Korea Interpreting the Past and Present
    LB41

  • Tolerance and Dissent Within Education On Cultivating Debate and Understanding
    LB41

  • Classroom Behaviour Management in the Post-School Sector: Student and Teacher Perspectives on the Battle Against Being Educated
    LB41

  • The crisis for young people : Generational Inequalities in Education, Work, Housing and Welfare / by Andy Green
    LC8

  • Recruiting international students in higher education representations and rationales in British policy / Sylvie Lomer
    LB43

  • Literacies and language education / Brian V. Street, Stephen May, Editors
    LB 1043 L58 2017eb

  • Chinese Elementary Education System Reform in Rural, Pastoral, Ethnic, and Private Schools Six Case Studies
    LB41

  • Inclusion, diversity, and intercultural dialogue in young people's philosophical inquiry / ching-Ching Lin; Lavina Sequeira
    L

  • EDUCATIONAL FUTURES learning in the age of digital reason
    LB 1060 J36 2017eb

  • Youth identities, education and employment : exploring post-16 and post-18 opportunities, access and policy / Kate Hoskins
    LC8

  • Through a Distorted Lens: Media as Curricula and Pedagogy in the 21st Century
    LB41

  • Understanding the Mathematical Way of Thinking -- The Registers of Semiotic Representations
    LB41

  • Paulo Freire: His Faith, Spirituality, and Theology
    LB41

  • Realising Innovative Partnerships in Educational Research: Theories and Methodologies for Collaboration
    LB41

  • Interactions in early childhood education : recent research and emergent concepts / Alexandra C. Gunn, Claudia A. Hruska, editors
    LB1139.23

  • Alternative Schooling, Social Justice and Marginalized Students Teaching and Learning in an Alternative Music School
    LC46.3

  • Strengthening teaching and learning in research universities strategies and initiatives for institutional change / Bjørn Stensaker, Grahame T. Bilbow, Lori Breslow, Rob van der Vaaret, editors
    LB1060

  • EQUALITY AND ETHNIC IDENTITIES studies of self-concept, child abuse and education in a changing english culture
    LB41

  • Reimagining Utopias : theory and method for educational research in post-socialist contexts / edited by Iveta Silova (Arizona State University, USA), Noah W. Sobe (Loyola University Chicago, USA), Alla Korzh (School for International Training Graduate Institute, World Learning, USA) and Serhiy Kovalchuk (University of Toronto, Canada)
    LB1028.27.C725

  • University Community Engagement and lifelong learning : The Porous University / Julia Preece
    LC238.4.A35

  • Protections of tenure and academic freedom in the United States evolution and interpretation / Matthew J. Hertzog
    LB 2335.7 H47 2017eb

  • Interpersonal argumentation in educational and professional contexts Francesco Arcidiacono, Antonio Bova, editors
    LB1051

  • Civic education and liberal democracy making post-normative citizens in normative political spaces / Peter Strandbrink
    LC 71 S87 2017eb

  • Schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa : policy, practice and patterns / Clive Harber
    LA1501

  • Discursive perspectives on education policy and implementation / Jessica Nina Lester, Chad R. Lochmiller, Rachel E. Gabriel, editors
    LC71

  • Education in Malaysia : developments and challenges / Moses Samuel, Meng Yew Tee, Lorraine Pe Symaco, editors
    LA1236

  • Mobile learning in higher education in the Asia-Pacific Region harnessing trends and challenging orthodoxies / Angela Murphy, Helen Farley, Laurel Evelyn Dyson, Hazel Jones, editors
    LB1044.84

  • Private schools and school choice in compulsory education : global change and national challenge / Thomas Koinzer, Rita Nikolai, Florian Waldow, editors
    LC129

  • The search for method in STEAM education Jaime E. Martinez
    LB1060

  • Families and transition to school / Sue Dockett, Wilfried Griebel, Bob Perry, editors
    LB1132

  • Language testing and assessment / edited by Elana Shohamy, Iair G. Or, Stephen May
    LC8

  • Teaching literacy through drama : creative approaches / Patrice Baldwin and Kate Fleming ; foreword by Jonothan Neelands
    LB 1576 T66 2003eb
    This book provides teachers of children at Key Stages 1 and 2 with a much-needed source of exciting and creative drama-based activities, designed to improve literacy. As useful for the drama novice as for the busy literacy co-ordinator, these flexible activities are designed to help teachers meet National Curriculum and National Literacy Strategy (NLS) requirements, particularly through speaking and listening.
    The book is divided into three parts:

    Part 1 looks at literacy and the power of drama as a 'brain-friendly' medium for teaching and learning.
    Part 2 contains ten structured, practical units of work, each based on a different story, poem, play or traditional tale or rhyme and each linked directly to the requirements and objectives of the NLS and the QCA objectives for speaking and listening.
    Part 3 contains photocopiable Literacy Support Sheets for teachers to use and adapt for their own classroom needs.

    All units of work have been tried and tested by the authors, giving teachers a springboard from which to enhance and extend their literacy lessons, and engage the imagination of their pupils. The book is also the ideal resource for student teachers.

  • Selected writings on philosophy and adult education / edited by Sharan B. Merriam
    LC 5219 S44 1995
    This edition reflects developments in the field of adult education since the publication of the first edition in 1984. Included in this text are selections representing critical theory, phenomenology and feminist theory. There is also new material reflecting more traditional philosophies.

  • Learning in adulthood : a comprehensive guide / Sharan B. Merriam, Rosemary S. Caffarella, Lisa M. Baumgartner
    LC 5225 L42 M47 2007
    In this updated landmark book, the authors have gathered the seminal work and most current thinking on adult learning into one volume. Learning in Adulthood addresses a wide range of topics including: Who are adult learners? How do adults learn? Why are adults involved in learning activities? How does the social context shape the learning that adults are engaged in? How does aging affect learning ability?

  • Qualitative inquiry in neoliberal times / edited by Norman K. Denzin and Michael D. Giardina
    LC 67.6 Q35 2017eb

  • Education for people and planet : creating sustainable futures for all
    LB 2806 E39 2016
    Education for People and Planet: Creating Sustainable Futures for All explores the complex relationship between education and the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, covering six fundamental pillars - Planet, Prosperity, People, Peace, Place and Partnerships. This report shows that education will not deliver its full potential unless participation rates increase dramatically and sustainable development guides education system reform. It also warns of the destructive impact that climate change, conflict, unsustainable consumption and the increasing gap between rich and poor have on education. A huge transformation is needed if we are to create sustainable futures for all. This edition of the Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) is the first in a series that will assess the progress of education under the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The GEM Report provides evidence-based recommendations on the policies, strategies and programmes needed to meet the ambitious Education 2030 vision. It discusses the challenges of monitoring progress on the new global education goal and targets to ensure improvement in access, participation, completion, learning and reduced inequality. It provides readers with an authoritative source to enable them to argue for the value and importance of education at all levels of decision-making. The GEM Report is an editorially independent, evidence-based publication that serves as an indispensable tool to promote informed dialogue and increase awareness about progress and challenges in education. This series of reports has assessed progress in education in some 200 countries and territories since 2002. Building on this experience, and with a new mandate to monitor education progress in the SDGs, the GEM Report will serve as a key global resource for the follow-up and review process over the next fifteen years.

  • This city belongs to you : a history of student activism in Guatemala, 1944-1996 / Heather Vrana
    LA 453 V73 2017
    Between 1944 and 1996, Guatemala experienced a revolution, counterrevolution, and civil war. Playing a pivotal role within these national shifts were students from Guatemala's only public university, the University of San Carlos (USAC). USAC students served in, advised, protested, and were later persecuted by the government, all while crafting a powerful student nationalism. In no other moment in Guatemalan history has the relationship between the university and the state been so mutable, yet so mutually formative. By showing how the very notion of the middle class in Guatemala emerged from these student movements, this book places an often-marginalized region and period at the center of histories of class, protest, and youth movements and provides an entirely new way to think about the role of universities and student bodies in the formation of liberal democracy throughout Latin America.

  • A practical education : why liberal arts majors make great employees / Randall Stross
    LC 1023 S77 2017

    The liberal arts major is often lampooned: lacking in "skills," unqualified for a professional career, underemployed. But studying for the joy of learning turns out to be surprisingly practical. Unlike career-focused education, liberal education prepares graduates for anything and everything--and nervous "fuzzy major" students, their even more nervous parents, college career center professionals, and prospective employers would do well to embrace liberal arts majors. Just look to Silicon Valley, of all places, to see that liberal arts majors can succeed not in spite of, but because of, their education.

    A Practical Education investigates the real-world experiences of graduates with humanities majors, the majors that would seem the least employable in Silicon Valley's engineering-centric workplaces. Drawing on the experiences of Stanford University graduates and using the students' own accounts of their education, job searches, and first work experiences, Randall Stross provides heartening demonstrations of how multi-capable liberal arts graduates are. When given a first opportunity, these majors thrive in work roles that no one would have predicted.

    Stross also weaves the students' stories with the history of Stanford, the rise of professional schools, the longstanding contention between engineering and the liberal arts, the birth of occupational testing, and the popularity of computer science education to trace the evolution in thinking about how to prepare students for professional futures. His unique blend of present and past produces a provocative exploration of how best to utilize the undergraduate years.

    At a time when institutions of higher learning are increasingly called on to justify the tangible merits of the liberal arts, A Practical Education reminds readers that the most useful training for an unknowable future is the universal, time-tested preparation of a liberal education.


  • Indigenous community : rekindling the teachings of the seventh fire / Gregory A. Cajete, Ph. D. ; foreword by James Sa'ke'j Youngblood Henderson
    LC 3715 C35 2015
    Gregory Cajete has provided another must-read book for educators seeking a comprehensive theory and action to Indigenous education. In clear, coherent, and accessible style, he answers the most important education quest today: what kind of pedagogy can maintain and revitalize the Indigenous peoples in the 21st century? Twofold: Comprehend Indigenous peoples' historical trauma and reclaim Indigenous ways of thinking, teaching, and learning from a context of community, land, and spirit. Done!-- Marie Battiste, Mi'kmaw educator, University of Saskatchewan

  • Precious cargo : my year driving the kids on school bus 3077 / Craig Davidson
    LB 2864.2 D38 2016

    For readers of Kristine Barnett's The Spark , Andrew Solomon's Far From the Tree and Ian Brown's The Boy in the Moon , here is a heartfelt, funny and surprising memoir about one year spent driving a bus full of children with special needs.

    With his last novel, Cataract City , Craig Davidson established himself as one of our most talented novelists. But before writing that novel and before his previous work, Rust and Bone , was made into a Golden Globe-nominated film, Davidson experienced a period of poverty, apparent failure and despair. In this new work of riveting and timely non-fiction, Davidson tells the unvarnished story of one transformative year in his life and of his unlikely relationships with a handful of unique and vibrant children who were, to his initial astonishment and bewilderment, and eventual delight, placed in his care for a couple of hours each day--the kids on school bus 3077.
    One morning in 2008, desperate and impoverished while trying unsuccessfully to write, Davidson plucked a flyer out of his mailbox that read, "Bus Drivers Wanted." That was the first step towards an unlikely new career: driving a school bus full of special-needs kids for a year. Armed only with a sense of humour akin to that of his charges, a creative approach to the challenge of driving a large, awkward vehicle while corralling a rowdy gang of kids, and unexpected reserves of empathy, Davidson takes us along for the ride. He shows us how his evolving relationship with the kids on that bus, each of them struggling physically as well as emotionally and socially, slowly but surely changed his life along with the lives of the "precious cargo" in his care. This is the extraordinary story of that year and those relationships. It is also a moving, important and universal story about how we see and treat people with special needs in our society.


  • Early intervention for reading difficulties : the interactive strategies approach / Donna M. Scanlon, Kimberly L. Anderson, Joan M. Sweeney
    LB 1050.5 S228 2017
    Grounded in a strong evidence base, this indispensable text and practitioner guide has given thousands of teachers tools to support the literacy growth of beginning and struggling readers in grades K-2. The interactive strategies approach (ISA) is organized around core instructional goals related to enhancing word learning and comprehension of text. The book provides guidance for assessment and instruction in whole-class, small-group, and one-to-one settings, using the curricular materials teachers already have. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print 26 reproducible forms in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Of special value, the website also features nearly 200 pages of additional printable forms, handouts, and picture sorts that supplement the book's content.

    New to This Edition
    *Incorporates the latest research on literacy development and on the ISA.
    *Describes connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
    *Explains how to use the ISA with English learners.
    *Chapter on fluency.
    *Expanded coverage of morphological knowledge.
    *Companion website with downloadable reproducible tools and extensive supplemental materials.
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