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

  • International perspectives on translation, education and innovation in Japanese and Korean societies

  • Criticality, teacher identity, and (in)equity in English language teaching : Issues and implications / bedrettin Yazan, Nathanael Rudolph

  • Personalising learning in teacher education / Mellita Jones, Karen McLean

  • Teacher Education In and For Uncertain Times / Deborah Heck, Angelina Ambrosetti, editors

  • The Future of Higher Education in the Middle East and Africa : QS Middle East and North Africa Professional Leaders in Education Conference / Habib M. Fardoun, Kevin J. Downing, Mandy Mok, editors

  • Learning to Belong in the World An Ethnography of Asian American Girls / by Tomoko Tokunaga

  • Internationalization within higher education : perspectives from Japan / by Elizabeth Stigger, Marian Wang, David Laurence, Anna Bordilovskaya
    LA 1318.7 S75 2018eb

  • Teaching, Learning, and Enacting of Self-Study Methodology Unraveling a Complex Interplay / edited by Jason K. Ritter, Mieke Lunenberg, Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan, Anastasia P. Samaras, Eline Vanassche

  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Japan Studies from an English-medium University / edited by Rachael Ruegg, Clay Williams

  • Classroom Assessment in Mathematics Perspectives from Around the Globe / edited by Denisse R. Thompson, Megan Burton, Annalisa Cusi, David Wright

  • Primary school leadership in Cambodia : context-bound teaching and leading / Thida Kheang, Tom O'Donoghue and Simon Clarke

    LB 1727 A69 V63 2018eb
    This book is open access under a CC-BY license. The volume presents papers on vocational education, project-based learning and science didactic approaches, illustrating with sample cases, and with a special focus on Central Asian states. Thematically embedded in the area of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), the book examines the following main topics: project-based learning (PBL), specific didactics with a linkage to food technologies and laboratory didactics, media and new technologies in TVET, evaluation of competencies including aspects of measurement, examination issues, and labour market and private sector issues in TVET, and research methods with a focus on empirical research and the role of scientific networks. It presents outcomes from TVET programmes at various universities, colleges, and teacher training institutes in Central Asia.

  • Inclusive education and disability in the Global South / Leda Kamenopoulou, editor

  • Challenges and solutions in smart learning : proceeding of 2018 International Conference on Smart Learning Environments, Beijing, China / Maiga Chang, Elvira Popescu, Kinshuk, Nian-Shing Chen, Mohamed Jamni, Ronghuai Huang, J. Michael Spector editors

  • Education policy and the Australian Education Union : resisting social neoliberalism and audit technologies / Andrew Vandenberg

  • Innovations in open and flexible education / Kam Cheong Li, Kin Sun Yuen, Wong, Billy Tak Ming Wong

  • Learning cooperatively under challenging circumstances : cooperation among students in high-risk contexts in El Salvador / Christine Schmalenbach

  • Educational dimensions of school lunch : critical perspectives / Suzanne Rice, A.G. Rud, editors

  • Innovation and the Entrepreneurial University / Dirk Meissner, Erkan Erdil, Joanna Chataway, editors

  • The case writer's toolkit / June Gwee

  • Strategies of segregation : race, residence, and the struggle for educational equality / David G. García
    LC 212.523 O96 G37 2018
    Strategies of Segregation unearths the ideological and structural architecture of enduring racial inequality within and beyond schools in Oxnard, California. In this meticulously researched narrative spanning 1903 to 1974, David G. García excavates an extensive array of archival sources to expose a separate and unequal school system and its purposeful links with racially restrictive housing covenants. He recovers powerful oral accounts of Mexican Americans and African Americans who endured disparate treatment and protested discrimination. His analysis is skillfully woven into a compelling narrative that culminates in an examination of one of the nation's first desegregation cases filed jointly by Mexican American and Black plaintiffs. This transdisciplinary history advances our understanding of racism and community resistance across time and place.

  • Teachers, teaching, and reform : perspectives on efforts to improve educational outcomes / edited by Ralph P. Ferretti, James Hiebert
    LB 1715 T4275 2018eb

    Comprised of contributions from distinguished education scholars, Teachers, Teaching, and Reform takes a critical look at evidence about systemic efforts to identify excellent teachers and promote excellent teaching practices. Organized to include diverse and often contrasting perspectives on the topic, this book provides insight into some of the most vexing historical issues affecting the policies that shape current reform initiatives focused on teachers, teaching, and educational outcomes. Educational scholars, policy makers, instructors, and graduate students will come away with a keen understanding of different perspectives about the assessment of teachers, teaching, and teacher education programs, as well as strategies for improving educational outcomes for students.

  • Special education in Canada / Alan Edmunds, Gail Edmunds
    LC 3984 E35 2018
    This insightful introduction to teaching students with exceptionalities uses real-life case studies to illustrate the educational realities faced by students with special needs, as well as their teachers and families. Compelling and inspirational, Special Education in Canada will help teachersunderstand diverse learning requirements in their classrooms and encourage students with exceptionalities to reach their full potential.

  • Classroom bullying prevention, pre-K-4th grade : children's books, lesson plans, and activities / Melissa Allen Heath, Tina Taylor Dyches, and Mary Anne Prater
    LB 3013.3 H434 2013

    Featuring 20 selected bully-themed children's picture books, this teacher-friendly resource book offers lesson plans and activities to assist educators in strengthening bystander support against bullying.

  • We make the road by walking : conversations on education and social change / Myles Horton and Paulo Freire ; edited by Brenda Bell, John Gaventa, and John Peters
    LB 885 H64 W4 1990

  • Patriotic education in a global age / Randall Curren and Charles Dorn
    LC 1091 C97 2018
    Should schools attempt to cultivate patriotism? If so, why? And what conception of patriotism should drive those efforts? Is patriotism essential to preserving national unity, sustaining vigorous commitment to just institutions, or motivating national service? Are the hazards of patriotism so great as to overshadow its potential benefits? Is there a genuinely virtuous form of patriotism that societies and schools should strive to cultivate?

    In Patriotic Education in a Global Age , philosopher Randall Curren and historian Charles Dorn address these questions as they seek to understand what role patriotism might legitimately play in schools as an aspect of civic education. They trace the aims and rationales that have guided the inculcation of patriotism in American schools over the years, the methods by which schools have sought to cultivate patriotism, and the conceptions of patriotism at work in those aims, rationales, and methods. They then examine what those conceptions mean for justice, education, and human flourishing. Though the history of attempts to cultivate patriotism in schools offers both positive and cautionary lessons, Curren and Dorn ultimately argue that a civic education organized around three components of civic virtue--intelligence, friendship, and competence--and an inclusive and enabling school community can contribute to the development of a virtuous form of patriotism that is compatible with equal citizenship, reasoned dissent, global justice, and devotion to the health of democratic institutions and the natural environment. Patriotic Education in a Global Age mounts a spirited defense of democratic institutions as it situates an understanding of patriotism in the context of nationalist, populist, and authoritarian movements in the United States and Europe, and will be of interest to anyone concerned about polarization in public life and the future of democracy.

  • The future of learning : how colleges can transform the educational experience / Beth McMurtrie
    LB 2395.7 M43 2018

  • Is everyone really equal? : an introduction to key concepts in social justice education / Özlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo
    LC 191 S38 2017

    This is the new edition of the award-winning guide to social justice education. Based on the authors' extensive experience in a range of settings in the United States and Canada, the book addresses the most common stumbling blocks to understanding social justice. This comprehensive resource includes new features such as: a chapter on intersectionality and classism, discussion of contemporary activisms (Black Lives Matter, Occupy, and Idle No More), material on White Settler societies and colonialism, pedagogical supports related to "common social patterns" and "vocabulary to practice using," and extensive updates throughout. Accessible to students from high school through graduate school, Is Everyone Really Equal? is a detailed and engaging textbook and professional development resourcer presenting the key concepts in social justice education. The text includes many user-friendly features, examples, and vignettes to not just define but illustrate key concepts.

    Book Features: Definition Boxes that define key terms; Stop Boxes to remind readers of previously explained ideas; Perspective Check Boxes to draw attention to alternative standpoints; Discussion Questions and Extension Activities for using the book in a class, workshop or study group; Glossary of terms and guide to language use.

  • Teaching for diversity in Canadian schools / Benedicta Egbo (University of Windsor)
    LC 1099.5 C3 E39 2019
    The primary market for this text is in pre-service teaching courses, specifically those in Multicultural Education and Foundations of Teaching.

    The author of this new text, Benedicta Egbo, has taken great care to maintain a critical balance between theory and practice. Consequently, the book provides teachers a substantive repertoire of practical examples, strategies and vignettes in accessible language, to facilitate the process of teaching for diversity and equity.

  • Academics going public : how to write and speak beyond academe / edited by Marybeth Gasman
    LB 1033.5 A29 2016

    Academics Going Public makes the case for academics to enter the public sphere and simultaneously gives them the tools to do so. This important book helps faculty members who want to become more active on a national scale and would like to move beyond publication in scholarly journals and books. Expert contributors explore how to have a voice about salient higher education issues and engage traditional media, new medias, policymakers, funders, and the general public. Chapters offer best approaches and concrete strategies for diverse audiences, helping faculty have an impact on society by becoming more publicly engaged and writing for broader audiences in more inclusive ways. This critical guide also covers strategies for confronting obstacles academics might encounter along the way and presents tactics for responding to controversy and backlash.

  • Tackling social disadvantage through teacher education / Ian Thompson
    LC 4065 T565 2017
    Research has consistently shown that the most economically disadvantaged pupils have the poorest educational outcomes. Austerity government policies and pressures of performativity on schools may have exacerbated this inequality. Yet many teachers remain ill-informed about the effects of social disadvantage on students' learning and consequently are ill-prepared in appropriate teaching methods. "Tackling Social Disadvantage Through Teacher Education" addresses key issues related to teaching pupils from disadvantaged and impoverished backgrounds. It provides a valuable reference and pedagogical tool for teachers and teacher educators. The text critically examines the lessons from previous policy and practice, discusses cognitive and affective aspects of school learning for disadvantaged children, and explores the pedagogic implications of research evidence. Using insights from existing research, the book examines the reasons why some trainees and teachers lack a critical perspective on the contexts of poverty, and may hold deficit views of students in poverty that suggests they are unable to learn and need to be controlled. It explains some of the links between poverty, special needs, literacy, and educational achievement, with a focus on strategies for improvement. (Series: Critical Guides for Teacher Educators) [Subject: Education]

  • Mapping the field of adult and continuing education : an international compendium / edited by Alan B. Knox, Simone C.O. Conceição, and Larry G. Martin
    LC 5215 M255 2017
    Co-published with

    The field of Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) has long been influential beyond its already porous borders and continues to be a source of important ideas, inspiration, and innovative practices for those in disciplines such as educational administration, social work, nursing, and counseling. Recognizing this, the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education commissioned the editors to create this compendium, which provides an invaluable resource to readers already established in the field, those entering the field, and to myriad neighbors of the field as well.

    This four-volume compendium (also available as a combined e-book) brings together a host of national and international contributors to map the field of ACE in a series of brief articles addressing key theories and practices across its many domains and settings. These are arranged in four volumes, available either individually or as a set:

    Volume One: Adult Learners
    Volume Two: Teaching and Learning
    Volume Three: Leadership and Administration
    Volume Four: Inquiry and Influences

    The volume on Adult Learners will include articles addressing topics such as adult development, diversity, learning abilities, the influence of personality on learning, and the role of experience in adult learning. By far the largest segment of learners in society, and currently the largest segment of college students as well, a better understanding of the adult learner is vital for educators of all kinds.

    Volume two addresses Teaching and Learning topics ranging from methods and roles to programs and materials. Encompassing formal and informal learning, as well as the variety of focus and setting, from cultural to occupational, this volume explores the wide range of theory and practice in ACE.

    Issues of Leadership and Administration such as planning and resource allocation, organizational change and culture, and the value of a shared vision for all stakeholders are addressed in the third volume. From practical matters like staffing and volunteers, to big-picture issues such as alternative visions for the future of the field, this volume offers vital knowledge and insight.

    The final volume, on Inquiry and Influences, examines the context, trends, and methods of research and evaluation in the field's many domains. Wide-ranging inquiry has always been a hallmark of ACE, and only continues to grow along with the recognition of the importance of adult learning for learners and for the society as a whole.

    All four volumes are available as a single e-book , to make the most of the inter-relatedness of the various topics. This version uses live links in the table of contents and combined index (as well as keywords at the start of each article) to enable readers to follow their own topical interests and thus create unique learning pathways for themselves.

  • Global perspectives on educational testing : examining fairness, high-stakes and policy reform / by Keena Arbuthnot
    LB 3051 A7446 2017
    This book provides a refined definition of standardized educational test fairness that can be utilized in multiple contexts to better understand the experiences and perspectives of diverse groups of test takers. Globally, there has been a significant influx in the use of and dependence on standardized tests to foster educational improvements. Standardized testing programs such as TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), are designed to provide information about a country's global standing in multiple academic areas, ranking individuals and/or groups relative to the performance of others. The high-stakes nature of standardized tests has increased public concern and interest in issues related to test fairness. Since standardized test performance has a profound influence on multiple aspects of educational systems, it is imperative to better understand and examine issues of fairness.

  • The art of teaching online : how to start and how to succeed as an online instructor / Larry Cooperman
    LB 1044.87 C6715 2018

    The Art of Teaching Online: How to Start and How to Succeed as an Online Instructor focuses on professionals who are not teachers, but who wish to enter the online education field as instructors in their disciplines. This book focuses mainly on how potential online instructors can create and maintain the human aspect of live, face-to-face education in an online course to successfully teach and instruct their students.

    Included are interviews with experienced online instructors who use their emotional intelligence skills and instruction skills (examples included) to teach their students successfully.

  • Winnebagos on Wednesdays : how visionary leadership can transform higher education / Scott Cowen ; with Betsy Seifter
    LB 2341 C827 2018

    Why a strong mission and inspired leadership are vital to the success of America's colleges and universities

    In 1998, soon after assuming the presidency of Tulane University, Scott Cowen was confronted with a setback. Despite an undefeated football season and putting the best financial deal on the table, Cowen was unable to retain the school's football coach. The coach wanted something the president didn't have--a football program so popular, as the coach put it, that fans would line up their Winnebagos on Wednesdays in anticipation of Saturday games. In that moment, Cowen improbably found himself in the entertainment business--and his university was deemed wanting.

    At a time when schools seem overrun by sports programs, spiraling costs, and absurd ranking systems, Winnebagos on Wednesdays argues that colleges and universities of all stripes and sizes can achieve their educational aims if they possess two things: visionary leadership and a strong mission. Cowen, named one of the nation's top university presidents by Time magazine in 2009, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the critical demands faced by many education leaders. He profiles a range of situations, from how Diana Natalicio of the University of Texas at El Paso expanded a school serving a specific demographic into an academic powerhouse to how Michael Sorrell shifted Paul Quinn College's mission to urban entrepreneurship in order to save the institution. Cowen also draws from his own hard-won experiences, including the rebuilding of Tulane and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the decision to maintain Tulane's football program. He shows how crucial choices in tough situations shape organizations, for better or ill.

    A sweeping overview of the higher education landscape, Winnebagos on Wednesdays demonstrates that the courage of transformative leadership is essential for colleges and universities to remain vital.

  • University commons divided : exploring debate and dissent on campus / Peter MacKinnon
    LC 72.5 C2 M33 2018

    In recent years, a number of controversies have emerged from inside Canadian universities. While some of these controversies reflect debates occurring at a broader societal level, others are unique to the culture of universities and the way in which they are governed. In University Commons Divided , Peter MacKinnon provides close readings of a range of recent incidents with a view to exploring new challenges within universities and the extent to which the idea of the university as 'commons,' a site for open and contentious disagreement, may be under threat.

    Among the incidents addressed in this book are the Jennifer Berdahl case in which a UBC professor alleged a violation of her academic freedom when she was phoned by the university's board chair to discuss her blog on which she speculated about the reasons for the university president's departure from office; the case of Root Gorelick, a Carleton University biologist and member of the university's board of governors who refused to sign a code of conduct preventing public discussion of internal board discussions; the Facebook scandal at Dalhousie University's Faculty of Dentistry in which male students posted misogynistic comments about their female classmates. These and many other examples of turmoil in universities across the country are used to reach new insights on the state of freedom of expression and academic governance in the contemporary university.

    Accessibly written and perceptively argued, University Commons Divided is a timely and bold examination of the pressures seeking to transform the culture and governance of universities.

  • Terms & conditions : life in girls' boarding schools, 1939-1979 / Ysenda Maxtone Graham
    LC 53 G7 M39 2017

    When I asked a group of girls who had been at Hatherop Castle in the 1960s whether the school had had a lab in those days they gave me a blank look. 'A laboratory?' I expanded, hoping to jog their memories. 'Oh that kind of lab!' one of them said. 'I thought you meant a Labrador.'

    'The cruel teachers. The pashes on other girls. The gossip. The giggles. The awful food. The homesickness. The friendships made for life. The shivering cold. Games of lacrosse, and cricket.

    'The girls' boarding school! What a ripe theme for the most observant verbal artist in our midst today - the absurdly undersung Ysenda Maxtone Graham, who has the beadiness and nosiness of the best investigative reporter, the wit of Jane Austen and a take on life which is like no one else's. This book has been my constant companion ever since it appeared'
    A. N. Wilson, Evening Standard

    'A wonderful book'
    Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

  • A study to determine whether fifth grade children can learn certain selected problem solving abilities through individualized instruction / Raymond Joseph O'Toole
    LB 1031 O8 1966a

  • Readings in women's education / J.K. Pillai, K. Rajeswari
    LC 2322 P55 1988

  • High school underachievers / Robert B. McCall, Cynthia Evahn, Lynn Kratzer
    LC 4691 M32 1992
    After leaving school, how do underachievers fare in further education, in careers and in personal relationships such as marriage? This volume explores whether underachievers `catch up' after school to the level of their abilities, and the traits of those who do and those who do not.

    Issues such as personality variables, learning strategies, self-esteem, classroom structure, the educational system and parental styles are explored. Basing their analysis on the findings of a 13-year longitudinal study, the authors explore the factors that are associated with underachievement and ask what techniques have worked to help these students improve their performance.

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