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New Books in July 2012

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  1. Fundamentals of Gifted Education

    Considering Multiple Perspectives

    Edited by Carolyn M. Callahan, Holly L. Hertberg-Davis

    The field of gifted education is characterized by a confusing array of perspectives concerning such fundamental issues as definition, philosophy, curriculum, social and emotional development, and underserved populations. The mission of this book is to provide a coherent framework that instructors...

    Published July 5th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Education and Social Change

    Contours in the History of American Schooling, 4th Edition

    By John L. Rury

    This brief, interpretive history of American schooling focuses on the evolving relationship between education and social change. Like its predecessors, this new edition investigates the impact of social forces such as industrialization, urbanization, immigration and cultural conflict on the...

    Published July 1st 2012 by Routledge

  3. Spirituality in College Students’ Lives

    Translating Research into Practice

    Edited by Alyssa Bryant Rockenbach, Matthew J. Mayhew

    Spirituality in College Students’ Lives draws on data from a large-scale national survey examining the spiritual development of undergraduates and how colleges and universities can be more effective in facilitating students’ spiritual growth. In this book, contributors from the fields of education,...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  4. College Students' Sense of Belonging

    A Key to Educational Success for All Students

    By Terrell L. Strayhorn

    Belonging – with peers, in the classroom, or on campus – is a crucial part of the college experience. It can affect a student’s degree of academic achievement, or even whether they stay in school. Although much is known about the causes and impact of sense of belonging in students, little is known...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Resourcing Early Learners

    New Networks, New Actors

    By Sue Nichols, Jennifer Rowsell, Helen Nixon, Sophia Rainbird

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    The landscape of early childhood education and care is changing. Governments world-wide are assuming increasing authority in relation to child-rearing in the years before school entry, beyond the traditional role in assisting parents to do the best they can by their children. As part of a social...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  6. How Chinese Teach Mathematics and Improve Teaching

    Edited by Yeping Li, Rongjin Huang

    Series: Studies in Mathematical Thinking and Learning Series

    How Chinese Teach Mathematics and Improve Teaching builds upon existing studies to examine mathematics classroom instruction in China. It combines contributions from Chinese scholars with commentary from key Western scholars to offer multiple perspectives in viewing and learning about some...

    Published July 19th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Higher Education for Sustainability

    Cases, Challenges, and Opportunities from Across the Curriculum

    Edited by Lucas F. Johnston

    Student and employer demand, high-level institutional commitment, and faculty interest are inspiring the integration of sustainability oriented themes into higher education curricula and research agendas. Moving toward sustainability calls for shifts in practice such as interdisciplinary...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Teaching Children's Literature

    It's Critical!

    By Christine Leland, Mitzi Lewison, Jerome Harste

    This groundbreaking text offers a fresh perspective on how to implement children’s literature into and across the curriculum in ways that are both effective and purposeful. Honed over years of experience and reflection in classroom settings and rich with real examples of teachers implementing...

    Published July 13th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Neoliberalism, Pedagogy and Human Development

    Exploring Time, Mediation and Collectivity in Contemporary Schools

    By Michalis Kontopodis

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    In most Western developed countries, adult life is increasingly organized on the basis of short-term work contracts and reduced social security funds. In this context it seems that producing efficient job-seekers and employees becomes the main aim of educational programs for the next generation....

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Integrating Writing Strategies in EFL/ESL University Contexts

    A Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Approach

    By Jennifer Lynn Craig

    Clearly explaining writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) pedagogy for English language teachers in university settings, this book offers an accessible guide to integrating writing and speaking tasks across the curriculum and in disciplinary courses. Teachers will find this book useful because its...

    Published July 11th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Working-Class Minority Students' Routes to Higher Education

    By Roberta Espinoza

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    While stories of working-class and minority students overcoming obstacles to attend and graduate from college tend to emphasize the individualistic and meritocratic aspect, this book - based in extensive empirical study of American high school classrooms, and in theories of social and cultural...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  12. Primary School English-Language Education in Asia

    From Policy to Practice

    Edited by Bernard Spolsky, Young-in Moon

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education

    In Asia, English is no longer a foreign language but a key resource for education, government, business and the general public. Whereas thirty years ago, British and American experts believed that the best way to improve the quality of English teaching was to cancel any programs below the secondary...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  13. Understanding Community Colleges

    Edited by John S. Levin, Susan T. Kater

    Series: Core Concepts in Higher Education

    Understanding Community Colleges provides a comprehensive review of the community college landscape—management and governance, finance, student demographics and development, teaching and learning, policy, faculty, and workforce development—and bridges the gap between research and practice. This...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Understanding Language in Diverse Classrooms

    A Primer for All Teachers

    By Marilyn Shatz, Louise C. Wilkinson

    With the increasing linguistic and cultural diversity of students in U. S. schools, all teachers, regardless of the content area or grade they teach, need research-based strategies for assisting all students to gain English proficiency. This practical, concise guide shows teachers what they need to...

    Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge

  15. Girls' Literacy Experiences In and Out of School

    Learning and Composing Gendered Identities

    Edited by Elaine O'Quinn

    How do American girls compose and amend their identities? In this text, prominent scholars in their respective fields examine the complex social and cultural constructions that shape girls’ lives both in and out of school. The book looks at matters ranging from embedded issues of class, race,...

    Published September 6th 2012 by Routledge

  16. Statistics for K-8 Educators

    By Robert Rosenfeld

    This book offers an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics tailored to the teaching and research needs of K-8 educators. Using statistics to tell a story, veteran teacher educator Robert Rosenfeld pushes readers away from simply performing a calculation to truly understanding the...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  17. Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom

    Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, and More

    By Kay Seo

    The rapid expansion of blogs, Twitter, wikis, and virtual worlds has dramatically transformed the landscape of education. Through highly accessible networks, these new media can integrate students into a learning community by enabling them to create, customize, and share content online. Using...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  18. The Politics of Knowledge in Education

    By Elizabeth Rata

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book explores the decline of the teaching of epistemic, conceptual knowledge in schools, its replacement with everyday social knowledge, and its relation to changes in the division of labor within the global economy. It argues that the emphasis on social knowledge in postmodern and social...

    Published April 17th 2012 by Routledge

  19. The Politics of Teacher Professional Development

    Policy, Research and Practice

    By Ian Hardy

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    The Politics of Teacher Professional Development: Policy, Research and Practice provides innovative insights into teachers’ continuing development and learning in contemporary western contexts. Rather than providing a list of "how-tos" and "must dos," this volume is premised on the understanding...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge