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New Books in September 2012

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  1. 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 7th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Critical Pedagogy and Social Change

    Critical Analysis on the Language of Possibility

    By Seehwa Cho

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    At its core, the main goal of critical pedagogy is deceptively simple—to construct schools and education as agents of change. While noble and ambitious, it is not always realistic in a climate of increased commodification, privatization of schooling, and canned curriculum. By assuming rather than...

    Published October 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  3. Making Language Matter

    Teaching Resources for Meeting the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards in Grades 9-12

    By Deborah J. Vause, Julie S. Amberg

    Now adopted by over 40 states, the Common Core State Standards provide a clear and consistent framework for public school systems as they develop student learning goals that define the path to readiness for college, careers, and informed citizenship. While each state is developing its own...

    Published August 19th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Public Policy and Higher Education

    Reframing Strategies for Preparation, Access, and Success

    By Edward P. St. John, Nathan Daun-Barnett, Karen M. Moronski-Chapman

    Series: Core Concepts in Higher Education

    Amid changing economic and social contexts, radical changes have occurred in public higher education policies over the past three decades. Public Policy and Higher Education provides readers with new ways to analyze these complex state policies and offers the tools to examine how policies affect...

    Published September 13th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Developing a Winning Grant Proposal

    By Donald C. Orlich, Nancy R. Shrope

    In a world of tightening budgets and increased competition for grant money, Developing a Winning Grant Proposal provides the guidelines, strategies, plans, and techniques to craft a fundable grant proposal. A user-friendly, engaging, and up-to-date guide, this book covers the entire process from...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Geography and Social Justice in the Classroom

    Edited by Todd W. Kenreich

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    The rise of critical discourses in the discipline of geography has opened up new avenues for social justice. Geography and Social Justice in the Classroom brings together contemporary research in geography and fresh thinking about geography’s place in the social studies curriculum. The book’s main...

    Published October 18th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Ten Steps to Complex Learning

    A Systematic Approach to Four-Component Instructional Design, 2nd Edition

    By Jeroen J.G. van Merriënboer, Paul A. Kirschner

    Ten Steps to Complex Learning presents a path from a training problem to a training solution in a way that students, practitioners (both instructional designers and teachers), and researchers can understand and easily use. Practitioners can use this book as a reference guide to support their design...

    Published October 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  8. African American, Creole, and Other Vernacular Englishes in Education

    A Bibliographic Resource

    By John R. Rickford, Julie Sweetland, Angela E. Rickford, Thomas Grano

    Series: NCTE-Routledge Research Series

    More than 50 years of scholarly attention to the intersection of language and education have resulted in a rich body of literature on the role of vernacular language varieties in the classroom. This field of work can be bewildering in its size and variety, drawing as it does on the diverse methods,...

    Published October 4th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Transformative Leadership in Education

    Equitable Change in an Uncertain and Complex World

    By Carolyn M. Shields

    In the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world of education today, leaders need to take an engaged, activist, and courageous approach to help build optimistic futures for all students. Transformative Leadership in Education presents an alternative approach to leadership for deep and...

    Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Fostering Success of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in STEM

    The Role of Minority Serving Institutions

    Edited by Robert T. Palmer, Dina C. Maramba, Marybeth Gasman

    To maintain competitiveness in the global economy, United States policymakers and national leaders are increasing their attention to producing workers skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Given the growing minority population in the country, it is critical that...

    Published November 6th 2012 by Routledge