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Unequal By Design High-Stakes Testing and the Standardization of Inequality

Unequal By Design: High-Stakes Testing and the Standardization of Inequality

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

By Wayne Au
July 29, 2022

This new edition of Unequal By Design: High-Stakes Testing and the Standardization of Inequality critically examines the deep and enduring problems within systems of education in the U.S., in order to illuminate what is really at stake for students, teachers, and communities negatively affected by ...

System Failure: Policy and Practice in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

System Failure: Policy and Practice in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

1st Edition

Edited By Patricia Burch
March 31, 2022

SYSTEM FAILURE provides a framework for understanding the ways in which education policy across organizational settings contributes to the school-to-prison pipeline, as documented in the literature and as observed by authors in empirical studies of justice-involved youth in regular public schools, ...

Digital Disruption in Teaching and Testing Assessments, Big Data, and the Transformation of Schooling

Digital Disruption in Teaching and Testing: Assessments, Big Data, and the Transformation of Schooling

1st Edition

Edited By Claire Wyatt-Smith, Bob Lingard, Elizabeth Heck
April 29, 2021

This book provides a significant contribution to the increasing conversation concerning the place of big data in education. Offering a multidisciplinary approach with a diversity of perspectives from international scholars and industry experts, chapter authors engage in both research- and ...

Hidden Markets Public Policy and the Push to Privatize Education

Hidden Markets: Public Policy and the Push to Privatize Education

2nd Edition

By Patricia Burch
April 20, 2021

Across the United States, test publishers, software companies, and research firms continue to take advantage of the revenues made available by federal policies like the No Child Left Behind Act, Race to the Top, and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. In effect, the education industry has ...

Educating for Critical Consciousness

Educating for Critical Consciousness

1st Edition

Edited By George Yancy
May 09, 2019

In this politically and democratically urgent collection, George Yancy and contributors argue that more than ever, we are in need of classrooms that function "dangerously"—that is, classrooms where people are not afraid to engage in critical discussions that call into question difficult political ...

College Curriculum at the Crossroads Women of Color Reflect and Resist

College Curriculum at the Crossroads: Women of Color Reflect and Resist

1st Edition

Edited By Kirsten T. Edwards, Maria del Guadalupe Davidson
December 05, 2017

College Curriculum at the Crossroads explores the ways in which college curriculum is complicated, informed, understood, resisted, and enriched by women of color. This text challenges the canon of curriculum development which foregrounds the experiences of white people, men and other dominant ...

The Struggle for the Soul of Teacher Education

The Struggle for the Soul of Teacher Education

1st Edition

By Kenneth M. Zeichner
October 20, 2017

The Struggle for the Soul of Teacher Education is a much-needed exploration of the unprecedented current controversies and debates over teacher education and professionalism. Set within the context of neo-liberal education reforms across the globe, the book explores how the current struggles over ...

Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship Narratives From the Unofficial Curriculum

Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship: Narratives From the Unofficial Curriculum

1st Edition

By Rita Verma
March 23, 2017

Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship offers narrative accounts representing multiple ways teacher and learner activists have come to realize possibilities for peace and reconciliation through unofficial curricula. With these narratives, the book demonstrates the connections between ...

Views Beyond the Border Country Raymond Williams and Cultural Politics

Views Beyond the Border Country: Raymond Williams and Cultural Politics

1st Edition

Edited By Dennis Dworkin, Leslie Roman
November 17, 1992

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Working Class Without Work High School Students in A De-Industrializing Economy

Working Class Without Work: High School Students in A De-Industrializing Economy

1st Edition

By Lois Weis
February 22, 1990

First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Getting Smart Feminist Research and Pedagogy within/in the Postmodern

Getting Smart: Feminist Research and Pedagogy within/in the Postmodern

1st Edition

By Patti Lather
March 11, 1991

First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Critical Turn in Education From Marxist Critique to Poststructuralist Feminism to Critical Theories of Race

The Critical Turn in Education: From Marxist Critique to Poststructuralist Feminism to Critical Theories of Race

1st Edition

By Isaac Gottesman
March 25, 2016

The Critical Turn in Education traces the historical emergence and development of critical theories in the field of education, from the introduction of Marxist and other radical social theories in the 1960s to the contemporary critical landscape. The book begins by tracing the first waves of ...

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