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  1. April 2014 Textbook of the Month

    The School in the United States
    A Documentary History, 3rd Edition
    Edited by James W. Fraser 

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    The School in the United States collects the essential primary documents of the history of education in the United States, from Colonial America to present-day reform efforts. Expertly chosen by historian and education scholar James Fraser, these documents incorporate a wide range of sources, from first-person accounts to textbook excerpts and presidential speeches. 

  2. March 2014 Textbook of the Month

    Elementary Social Studies
    Constructing a Powerful Approach to Teaching and Learning, 3rd Edition
    By S.G. Grant, Bruce A. VanSledright   

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    Organized around four commonplaces of education—learners and learning, subject matter, teachers and teaching, and classroom environment—Elementary Social Studies provides a rich and ambitious framework to help social studies teachers achieve powerful teaching and learning results.

  3. February 2014 Textbook of the Month

    Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children 
    10th Anniversary Edition
    By Vivian Maria Vasquez 

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    In this innovative and engaging text, Vivian Maria Vasquez draws on her own classroom experience to demonstrate how issues raised from everyday conversations with pre-kindergarten children can be used to create an integrated critical literacy curriculum over the course of one school year.  

  4. January 2014 Textbook of the Month

    One Size Does Not Fit All
    Traditional and Innovative Models of Student Affairs Practice, 2nd Edition
    By Kathleen Manning, Jillian Kinzie, John H Schuh

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    Based on a qualitative, multi-institutional research project, One Size Does Not Fit All explores a variety of policies, practices, and programs that contribute to increased student engagement, success, and learning. 

  5. December 2013 Textbook of the Month

    Becoming a Teacher through Action Research
    Process, Context, and Self-Study, 3rd Edition
    By Donna Kalmbach Phillips, Kevin Carr ]

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    Becoming a Teacher through Action Research, Third Edition skillfully interweaves the stories of pre-service teaching with the process of action research. This engaging text focuses specifically on the needs of pre-service teachers by providing assistance for all stages of the research experience, including guidance on how to select an area of focus, design a culturally-proficient study, collect and interpret data, and communicate findings.

  6. November 2013 Textbook of the Month

    Political Agendas for Education
    From Race to the Top to Saving the Planet, 5th Edition
    By Joel Spring 

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    The Fifth Edition of Joel Spring’s ongoing documentation and analysis of political agendas for education reflects the major political issues in education since 2008. This edition focuses on the education sections of the 2012 Republican, Democratic, Green, and Libertarian Party platforms.

  7. October 2013 Textbook of the Month

    The New Instructional Leadership
    ISLLC Standard Two
    Edited by Rose M. Ylimaki 

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    Co-published with UCEA, this exciting new textbook is the first to tackle the ISLLC Standard 2—Instructional Leadership. In light of recent curriculum reforms, accountability policies, and changing demographics, today’s leaders must not only have expertise in culture building and supervision skills, but also in adult learning, cultural funds of knowledge, curriculum, and the role of politics. 

  8. September 2013 Textbook of the Month

    Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studies
    By William B. Russell III, Stewart Waters, Thomas N. Turner

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    Building on the success of a much-loved elementary text, Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studies focuses on the key issues central to the actual teaching of middle and high school social studies, including lesson planning and inclusive instructional strategies. Written in an engaging, conversational style, the text encourages teachers in their development as professionals and enables them to effectively use creative and active learning strategies in the everyday classroom. 

  9. August 2013 Textbook of the Month

    American Education
    A History, 5th Edition
    By Wayne J. Urban, Jennings L. Wagoner, Jr.

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    Chronologically organized, this book provides an objective overview of each major period in the development of American education, setting the discussion against the broader backdrop of national and world events. New to this much-anticipated fifth edition is substantial expanded attention to the discussions of Native American education to reflect recent scholarship, the discussion of teachers and teacher leaders, and the educational developments and controversies of the 21st century.

  10. July 2013 Textbook of the Month

    Doing Critical Literacy
    Texts and Activities for Students and Teachers

    By Hilary Janks, Kerryn Dixon, Ana Ferreira, Stella Granville, Denise Newfield

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    Compelling and highly engaging, this text shows teachers at all levels how to do critical literacy in the classroom and provides models for practice that can be adapted to any context. Integrating social theory and classroom practice, it brings critical literacy to life as a socio-cultural orientation to the teaching of literacy that takes seriously the relationship between language and power and orients readers to the social effects of texts.

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