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ISBN 10 : 1433107643
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Download The Role of Religion in 21st-century Public Schools PDF by Steven Paul Jones Full Free and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2009 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fight over the role of religion in public schools is far from finished, and the last and final words have not been written. This collection of original essays reveals and updates the battlefield. Included are essays on school prayer, the evolution/intelligent design debate, public funding of religious groups on university campuses, religious themes in school-taught literature, and more. With diverse tones and points of view, these essays offer quality scholarship while revealing and honoring the heat these themes generate.


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ISBN 10 : 1433107651
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Download The Role of Religion in 21st-century Public Schools PDF by Steven Paul Jones Full Free and published by Peter Lang Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 2009 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fight over the role of religion in public schools is far from finished, and the last and final words have not been written. This collection of original essays reveals and updates the battlefield. Included are essays on school prayer, the evolution/intelligent design debate, public funding of religious groups on university campuses, religious themes in school-taught literature, and more. With diverse tones and points of view, these essays offer quality scholarship while revealing and honoring the heat these themes generate.


Download Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781412981521
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Download Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education PDF by James A. Banks Full Free and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2012-05-24 with total page 2601 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents research and statistics, case studies and best practices, policies and programs at pre- and post-secondary levels. Prebub price $535.00 valid to 21.07.12, then $595.00.


Download The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781119098348
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Download The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education PDF by William Jeynes Full Free and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2018-10-02 with total page 698 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive source that demonstrates how 21st century Christianity can interrelate with current educational trends and aspirations The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education provides a resource for students and scholars interested in the most important issues, trends, and developments in the relationship between Christianity and education. It offers a historical understanding of these two intertwined subjects with a view to creating a context for the myriad issues that characterize—and challenge—the relationship between Christianity and education today. Presented in three parts, the book starts with thought-provoking essays covering major issues in Christian education such as the movement away from God in American education; the Christian paradigm based on love and character vs. academic industrial models of American education; why religion is good for society, offenders, and prisons; the resurgence of vocational exploration and its integrative potential for higher education; and more. It then looks at Christianity and education around the globe—faith-based schooling in a pluralistic democracy; religious expectations in the Latino home; church-based and community-centered higher education; etc. The third part examines how humanity is determining the relationship between Christianity and education with chapters covering the use of Christian paradigm of living and learning; enrollment, student demographic, and capacity trends in Christian schools after the introduction of private schools; empirical studies on the perceptions of intellectual diversity at elite universities in the US; and more. Provides the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to gain a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the complex relationship between Christianity and education and its place in contemporary society A long overdue assessment of the subject, one that takes into account the enormous changes in Christian education Presents a global consideration of the subject Examines Christian education across elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education will be of great interest to Christian educators in the academic world, the teaching profession, the ministry, and the college and graduate level student body.


Download Defending Public Schools: Curriculum continuity and change in the 21st century PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9780275982980
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Download Defending Public Schools: Curriculum continuity and change in the 21st century PDF by David Gabbard Full Free and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The volume addresses such issues as the extent to which public schools are succeeding and the degree to which contemporary criticism is or is not warranted. By examining a range of content areas and a variety of philosophical and theoretical conerns, this work homes in on the evolution of curricula, methods and the forces and ideas that shape the debate. Chapters reflect the view that criticism of public schools and teachers is misplaced and misguided. Public schools operate under great stress from the pedagogical and political Left and Right. This often results in pressures and restrictions imposed through government mandates and corporate sponsorship that obscures the real issues and successes of America's public schools.


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Publisher : IAP
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ISBN 10 : 9781623963248
Pages : 253 pages
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Download Education Reform PDF by Craig S. Engelhardt Full Free and published by IAP. This book was released on 2013-04-01 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Education Reform proposes and defends an alternate paradigm of public education. It challenges “secular education” as a failed educational model and proposes an alternate model with far-reaching potential. It reveals how secular schools have insufficient resources to support the public’s educational interests while religious schools, within a plural public education system, have the superior capacity to nurture citizens with the moral, intellectual, and civic qualities of good citizenship. The fulcrum upon which Engelhardt’s argument rests is the recognition that beliefs and values of a religious nature not only provide motivating frameworks for individual life, but also, they naturally provide core sources of meaning, understanding, and motivation for education efforts. Whereas secular schools avoid these ideological resources, they potentially suffuse the curriculum, climate, and community of “religious” schools to increase their educational success. Thus, this book argues that the move to a plural public education system, in which families are free to choose either secular or publicly supportive “religious” schools, will advance the educational interests of America. This argument is developed in three parts. The first entails a multi-chapter analysis of education history to discern the relationship between religion and the public’s education goals. By tracing ways in which “religion” is a key resource for curricular meaning, parent buy-in, rational thought, individual morality, public unity, and academic inspiration, it correlates school secularization with many of our current education problems. Part two engages criticisms that may arise from this reform proposal - such as concerns regarding autonomy, deliberative skills, equity, and public cohesion. Part three illumines superior ways in which religious schools can address the public’s educational concerns. The book concludes by proposing ideas and principles to guide the development of an American plural public education system that allow the public to draw from the strengths of religious schools without secularizing them in the process or breaching church/state boundaries.


Download State Religious Education and the State of Religious Life PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781625647269
Pages : 218 pages
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Download State Religious Education and the State of Religious Life PDF by Liam Gearon Full Free and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2018-04-04 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores recent calls to increase instruction of the Bible in American public schools. The work develops a distinctive philosophical and trans-Atlantic assessment of these proposals by critiquing European approaches to religious education and by reviewing the role of religion in contemporary democracies. The work will spark debate among political scientists, policy experts, Religious Education instructors, theologians, and social and educational theorists.


Download Everyday Lived Islam in Europe PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781317138372
Pages : 196 pages
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Download Everyday Lived Islam in Europe PDF by Nathal M. Dessing Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-22 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a new direction for the study of contemporary Islam by focusing on what being Muslim means in people’s everyday lives. It complements existing studies by focusing not on mosque-going, activist Muslims, but on how people live out their faith in schools, workplaces and homes, and in dealing with problems of health, wellbeing and relationships. As well as offering fresh empirical studies of everyday lived Islam, the book offers a new approach which calls for the study of ’official’ religion and everyday ’tactical’ religion in relation to one another. It discusses what this involves, the methods it requires, and how it relates to existing work in Islamic Studies.


Download Religious Faith and Teacher Knowledge in English Language Teaching PDF

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781443887649
Pages : 190 pages
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Download Religious Faith and Teacher Knowledge in English Language Teaching PDF by Bradley Baurain Full Free and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2016-01-14 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) stands at an active crossroads – issues of language, culture, learning, identity, morality, and spirituality mix daily in classrooms around the world. What roles might teachers’ personal religious beliefs play in their professional activities and contexts? Until recently, such questions had been largely excluded from academic conversations in TESOL. Yet the qualitative research at the core of this book, framed and presented within a teacher knowledge paradigm, demonstrates that personal faith and professional identities and practices can, and do, interact and interrelate in ways that are both meaningful and problematic. This study’s Christian TESOL teacher participants, working overseas in Southeast Asia, perceived, explained, and interpreted a variety of such connections within their lived experience. As a result, the beliefs-practices nexus deserves to be further theorized, researched, and discussed. Religious beliefs and human spirituality, as foundational and enduring aspects of human thought and culture, and thus of teaching and learning, deserve a place at the TESOL table.


Download Accelerating Change in Schools PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781786355027
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Accelerating Change in Schools PDF by Linda Dudar Full Free and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2017-03-24 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents major findings from a research study exploring the leadership needed to enact rapid change – defined as three years or less – in various school contexts, overtly including the perspectives of leaders, teachers, students, parents, community members, and district leaders.


Download Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317688693
Pages : 456 pages
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Download Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice PDF by Maurianne Adams Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-01-22 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For twenty years, Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice has been the definitive sourcebook of theoretical foundations, pedagogical and design frameworks, and curricular models for social justice teaching practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, this third edition continues in the tradition of its predecessors to cover the most relevant issues and controversies in social justice education in a practical, hands-on format. Filled with ready-to-apply activities and discussion questions, this book provides teachers and facilitators with an accessible pedagogical approach to issues of oppression in classrooms. The revised edition also focuses on providing students the tools needed to apply their learning about these issues. Features new to this edition include: A new bridging chapter focusing on the core concepts that need to be included in all SJE practice and illustrating ways of "getting started" teaching foundational core concepts and processes. A new chapter addressing the possibilities for adapting social justice education to online and blended courses. Expanded overview sections that highlight the historical contexts and legacies of oppression, opportunities for action and change, and the intersections among forms of oppression. Added coverage of key topics for teaching social justice issues, such as establishing a positive classroom climate, institutional and social manifestations of oppression, the global implications of contemporary SJE work, and action steps for addressing injustice. New and revised material for each of the core chapters in the book complemented by fully-developed online teaching designs, including over 150 downloadables, activities, and handouts on the book’s Companion Website (www.routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/_author/teachingfordiversity). A classic for teachers across disciplines, Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice presents a thoughtful, well-constructed, and inclusive foundation for engaging students in the complex and often daunting problems of discrimination and inequality in American society.


Download Dystopia & Education PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781623962852
Pages : 299 pages
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Download Dystopia & Education PDF by Jessica A. Heybach Full Free and published by IAP. This book was released on 2013-04-01 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dystopia and Education: Insights into Theory, Praxis, and Policy in an age of Utopia Gone Wrong provides an as-of-yet unexplored critical perspective for examining contemporary educational theory, praxis, and policy with particular reference to the current state of dehumanizing and often oppressive policy and practices that have come to demarcate the era of NCLB and RTT. The authors in this collection employ dystopian themes found in literature, film, visual art, and video games as the lens for that critical inquiry. As such Dystopia and Education: Insights into Theory, Praxis, and Policy is an essential contribution to the philosophical/critical tradition in educational scholarship. It is especially valuable because the inquiry undertaken is from a new perspective—one that will extend the critical tradition into a yet unexplored arena. Given the educational climate established by NCLB and RTT, this collection is especially important to the ongoing critical analysis of such policy mandates. There is also a significantly important timeliness to this book given NCLB’s utopian expectation of universal academic proficiency among American schoolchildren by the year 2014: as educators race to achieve such a noble yet naïve goal, this collection of essays examines the educational environment that has been enacted to achieve such ends, and describes our current state as a utopia-gone wrong.


Download Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781317084945
Pages : 274 pages
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Download Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece PDF by Vasilios N. Makrides Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-13 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the predominantly Orthodox countries that has never experienced communism is Greece, a country uniquely situated to offer insights about contemporary trends and developments in Orthodox Christianity. This volume offers a comprehensive treatment of the role Orthodox Christianity plays at the dawn of the twenty-first century Greece from social scientific and cultural-historical perspectives. This book breaks new ground by examining in depth the multifaceted changes that took place in the relationship between Orthodox Christianity and politics, ethnicity, gender, and popular culture. Its intention is two-fold: on the one hand, it aims at revisiting some earlier stereotypes, widespread both in academic and others circles, about the Greek Orthodox Church, its cultural specificity and its social presence, such as its alleged intrinsic non-pluralistic attitude toward non-Orthodox Others. On the other hand, it attempts to show how this fairly traditional religious system underwent significant changes in recent years affecting its public role and image, particularly as it became more and more exposed to the challenges of globalization and multiculturalism.


Download Religion in the 21st Century PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781317067504
Pages : 254 pages
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Download Religion in the 21st Century PDF by Lisbet Christoffersen Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In spite of the debate about secularization or de-secularization, the existential-bodily need for religion is basically the same as always. What have been changed are the horizons within which religions are interpreted and the relationships within which religions are integrated. This book explores how religions continue to challenge secular democracy and science, and how religions are themselves being challenged by secular values and practices. All traditions - whether religious or secular - experience a struggle over authority, and this struggle seems to intensify with globalization, as it has brought people around the world in closer contact with each other. In this book internationally leading scholars from sociology, law, political science, religious studies, theology and the religion and science debate, take stock of the current interdisciplinary research on religion and open new perspectives at the cutting edge of the debate on religion in the 21st century.


Download Christian Faith and English Language Teaching and Learning PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781136596803
Pages : 306 pages
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Download Christian Faith and English Language Teaching and Learning PDF by Mary Shepard Wong Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-02-15 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ideological and educational-political aspects of the link between language and faith—especially between Global English and Christianity—is a topic of growing interest in the field of English language teaching. This book explores the possible role and impact of teachers’ and students’ faith in the English language classroom. Bringing together studies representing a diversity of experiences and perspectives on the philosophies, purposes, practices, and theories of the interrelationship of Christianity and language learning and teaching, it is on the front line in providing empirical data that offers firm insights into the actual role that faith plays in various aspects of the language learning/teaching experience. By adding a data-based dimension, the volume contributes to the cultivation of valid research methods and innovative ways to analyze and interpret studies of the intersection of Christian faith and the practice of teaching and learning language. .


Download School Psychology for the 21st Century, Third Edition PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781462549634
Pages : 334 pages
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Download School Psychology for the 21st Century, Third Edition PDF by Kenneth W. Merrell Full Free and published by Guilford Publications. This book was released on 2022-04-06 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now in a revised and updated third edition reflecting a decade of changes in the field, this leading text prepares new practitioners to support all students' academic, behavioral, and social–emotional success. The multiple roles and functions of the school psychologist are described and illustrated with vivid vignettes. Readers gain vital skills for planning and implementing evidence-based prevention and intervention efforts and collaborating to facilitate systems change. Guided by a problem-solving perspective, the book provides tools for effective, culturally responsive practice in today's diverse schools. End-of-chapter discussion questions and activities enhance learning. New to This Edition *Incorporates key advances in evidence-based assessment, intervention, and multi-tiered systems of support. *Increased attention to supporting the growing numbers of culturally and linguistically diverse students in schools. *Addresses changes in school psychology training programs and professional standards. *New emphasis on implementation science.


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ISBN 10 : 9781609187545
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Download School Psychology for the 21st Century, Second Edition PDF by Kenneth W. Merrell Full Free and published by Guilford Press. This book was released on 2011-12-23 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A leading introductory text, this authoritative volume comprehensively describes the school psychologist's role in promoting positive academic, behavioral, and emotional outcomes for all students. The book emphasizes a problem-solving-based, data-driven approach to practice in today's diverse schools. It grounds the reader in the concepts and tools needed to become a competent, ethical practitioner; implement and evaluate multi-tiered interventions; and facilitate systems-level change. Useful pedagogical features include illustrative vignettes and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities. New to This Edition*Incorporates up-to-date research findings and professional standards.*Expanded coverage of response to intervention, cultural and linguistic diversity issues, and evidence-based practice in mental health.*Chapter on legal issues includes expanded coverage of IDEIA and other recent federal mandates.