Activist Educators

Author: Catherine Marshall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135910448
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Activist Educators from the Author: Catherine Marshall. Taking an active stand in today's conservative educational climate can be a risky business. Given both the expectations of the profession and the challenge of participation in social justice activism, how do educator activists manage the often competing demands of professional and activist commitments? Activist Educators offers a view into the big picture of assertive idealistic professionals’ lives by presenting rich qualitative data on the impetus behind educators’ activism and the strategies they used to push limits in fighting for a cause. Chapters follow the stories of educator activists as they take on problems in schools, including sexual harassment, sexism, racism, reproductive rights, and GLBT rights. The research in Activist Educators contributes to an understanding of professional and personal motivations for educators’ activism, ultimately offering a significant contribution to aspiring teachers who need to know that education careers and social justice activist causes need not be mutually exclusive pursuits.

Teaching Defiance

Author: Michael Newman
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN: 9780787985561
Size: 24.92 MB
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Teaching Defiance from the Author: Michael Newman. This is a book about choice. It urges activist educators to help people break free from their pasts, take control of the present, and make deliberate, defiant choices about their futures. A true polemic, Teaching Defiance offers an exciting antidote to some of the formulaic writing in the fields of adult education, organizational learning, and human resource development. Michael Newman--a two-time winner of the Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education--examines the use of rational discourse, nonrational discourse, and storytelling to bring about personal and collective change. Using a powerful blend of theoretical discussion and step-by-step accounts of practice, Newman returns to what actually happens in that magical encounter between teacher and learner. He examines the educational use of emotions such as frustration, dismay, anger, hatred, and love. He proposes ways of teaching and learning insight. He examines how educators can teach people to take effective action, and he discusses how educators and learners can work together to make that action morally justifiable. Newman argues that the educator's role is to help people resist the controls imposed on them by others. The task, the challenge, the mission of the activist educator is to teach defiance. Written for a wide range of fields of practice, Teaching Defiance can be used by educators in community adult education, activist education, education and training within organizations, university education, and trade union and labor education. This is a book for people "who are committed to helping themselves and others live out their lives through their learning."

Working From Within

Author: Luis Urrieta
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816529179
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Working From Within from the Author: Luis Urrieta. Combining approaches from anthropology and cultural studies, Working from Within examines how issues of identity, agency, and social movements shape the lives of Chicana and Chicano activist educators in U.S. schools. Luis Urrieta Jr. skillfully utilizes the cultural concepts of positioning, figured worlds, and self-authorship, along with Chicano Studies and Chicana feminist frameworks, to tell the story of twenty-four Mexican Americans who have successfully navigated school systems as students and later as activist educators. Working from Within is one of the first books to show how identity is linked to agency--individually and collectively--for Chicanas and Chicanos in education. Urrieta set out to answer linked questions: How do Chicanas and Chicanos negotiate identity, ideology, and activism within educational institutions that are often socially, culturally, linguistically, emotionally, and psychologically alienating? Analyzing in-depth interviews with twenty-four educators, Urrieta offers vivid narratives that show how activist identities are culturally produced through daily negotiations. UrrietaÕs work details the struggles of activist Chicana and Chicano educators to raise consciousness in a wide range of educational settings, from elementary schools to colleges. Overall, Urrieta addresses important questions about what it means to work for social justice from within institutions, and he explores the dialogic spaces between the alternatives of reproduction and resistance. In doing so, he highlights the continuity of Chicana and Chicano social movement, the relevance of gender, and the importance of autochthonous frameworks in understanding contemporary activism. Finally, he shows that it is possible for minority activist educators to thrive in a variety of institutional settings while maintaining strong ties to their communities.

Activist Rhetorics And American Higher Education 1885 1937

Author: Susan Kates
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809323401
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Activist Rhetorics And American Higher Education 1885 1937 from the Author: Susan Kates. In this study of the history of rhetoric education, Susan Kates focuses on the writing and speaking instruction developed at three academic institutions founded to serve three groups of students most often excluded from traditional institutions of higher education in late-nineteenth-and early-twentieth-century America: white middle-class women, African Americans, and members of the working class. Kates provides a detailed look at the work of those students and teachers ostracized from rhetorical study at traditional colleges and universities. She explores the pedagogies of educators Mary Augusta Jordan of Smith College in Northhampton, Massachusetts; Hallie Quinn Brown of Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio; and Josephine Colby, Helen Norton, and Louise Budenz of Brookwood Labor College in Katonah, New York. These teachers sought to enact forms of writing and speaking instruction incorporating social and political concerns in the very essence of their pedagogies. They designed rhetoric courses characterized by three important pedagogical features: a profound respect for and awareness of the relationship between language and identity and a desire to integrate this awareness into the curriculum; politicized writing and speaking assignments designed to help students interrogate their marginalized standing within the larger culture in terms of their gender, race, or social class; and an emphasis on service and social responsibility.

Rethinking Gendered Regulations And Resistances In Education

Author: Jessica Ringrose
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317978234
Size: 58.86 MB
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Rethinking Gendered Regulations And Resistances In Education from the Author: Jessica Ringrose. Rethinking Gendered Regulations and Resistances in Education highlights key debates on the theme of ‘regulation and resistance’, focusing on some of the most pressing contemporary issues in the field of gender and education today. It underlines the need for educational research to attend to historical and psychosocial specificity, chart local complexity and global disparity, de-colonise our Euro-western-centered gender analysis, and consistently engage with the economic and policy domains of education as researchers and practitioners, if we are to effectively tackle the diversity and complexity of gender equality issues in education. Chapters in this collection showcase some of the varied and wide-ranging theoretical approaches at play in current gender and education scholarship, and raise questions about the types of research methods that can open up new ways of documenting processes of social and subjective struggle and transformation in education. It stimulates important thinking about what has been, what is and what can be, as we face the future of gender and educational engagement, struggle and debate. This book was originally published as a special issue of Gender and Education.

Activist Science And Technology Education

Author: John Lawrence Bencze
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9400743602
Size: 53.41 MB
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Activist Science And Technology Education from the Author: John Lawrence Bencze. This collection examines issues of agency, power, politics and identity as they relate to science and technology and education, within contemporary settings. Social, economic and ecological critique and reform are examined by numerous contributing authors, from a range of international contexts. These chapters examine pressing pedagogical questions within socio-scientific contexts, including petroleum economies, food justice, health, environmentalism, climate change, social media and biotechnologies. Readers will discover far reaching inquiries into activism as an open question for science and technology education, citizenship and democracy. The authors call on the work of prominent scholars throughout the ages, including Bourdieu, Foucault, Giroux, Jasanoff, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Rancière and Žižek. The application of critical theoretical scholarship to mainstream practices in science and technology education distinguishes this book, and this deep, theoretical treatment is complemented by many grounded, more pragmatic exemplars of activist pedagogies. Practical examples are set within the public sphere, within selected new social movements, and also within more formal institutional settings, including elementary and secondary schools, and higher education. These assembled discussions provide a basis for a more radically reflexive reworking of science and technology education. Educational policy makers, science education scholars, and science and technology educators, amongst others, will find this work thought-provoking, instructive and informative.

Malala Yousafzai Education Activist

Author: Grace Hansen
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1629708054
Size: 10.42 MB
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Malala Yousafzai Education Activist from the Author: Grace Hansen. This beginner biography takes a look into the life of Malala Yousafzai and her advocacy of girls' education. Complete with full-bleed relevant and historical photographs, timeline, glossary, and index. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.

Pedagogies Of Resistance

Author: Margaret Crocco
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807762974
Size: 19.42 MB
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Pedagogies Of Resistance from the Author: Margaret Crocco. The stories of six women for whom a career in education serves as leverage to live their lives as agents of change. By profiling women as educational activists, the book challenges historical interpretations that have cast women as passive in the face of educational change.

Jsl Vol 23 N4

Author: JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475812027
Size: 75.69 MB
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Jsl Vol 23 N4 from the Author: JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP. The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.

Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Winner And Education Activist

Author: Andrea Wang
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1629694657
Size: 67.92 MB
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Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Winner And Education Activist from the Author: Andrea Wang. Malala Yousafzai may be one of the most courageous young women of our time. Learn about how Malala came face-to-face with a member of the Taliban and what she is doing today to ensure education for boys and girls all around the world--no matter their cultures or religions. Primary sources with accompanying questions, multiple prompts, timeline, index, and glossary also included. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.