A roadmap to teaching and learning diversity for the next generation.
In this book, five recent undergraduates share their deeply personal struggles as students. From being a Latino at a campus filled with white faculty, to being a female medical student advised to “marry a doctor” – the stories in this book share the relatable struggles of real students, and how they overcame bias, stigma, stereotypes and ignorance to create a college experience that truly prepared them for the world.
These genuine stories are all curated by a professor with decades of experience in experimental education and behavioral neuroscience, who explores each experience through the lens of social science principles like implicit bias or stereotype threat. Together, these perspectives offer an actionable roadmap for students, faculty and administrators for genuine learning about diversity in a world that desperately needs it.
In this updated 3rd edition of Being Smart the authors provide current views on gifted education and on nurturing children's and adolescents' abilities. They discuss equity and diversity, creativity, assessments, homeschooling, neural plasticity, social-emotional issues, and more. Drs. Matthews and Foster address questions and concerns, and share resources.
This book is for parents, grandparents, and teachers who want to foster high-level development and meaningful learning opportunities. Being Smart About Gifted Learning, the third edition of this book, emerges out of our decades of personal and professional experiences with giftedness, and also from a shared sense of the joys, challenges, and uniqueness of every child. In this book, we discuss ways to nurture children's learning and well-being across many dimensions of their lives.
This book provides a comprehensive description of the federal government’s relationship with higher education and how that relationship became so expansive and indispensable over time. Drawing from constitutional law, social science research, federal policy documents, and original interviews with key policy insiders, the author explores the U.S. government’s role in regulating, financing, and otherwise influencing higher education. Natow analyzes how the government’s role has evolved over time, the activities of specific governmental branches and agencies that affect higher education, the nature of the government’s influence today, and prospects for the future of federal involvement in higher education. Chapters examine the politics and practices that shape policies affecting nondiscrimination and civil rights, student financial aid, educational quality and student success, campus crime, research and development, intellectual property, student privacy, and more.
In this exciting companion to the beloved classic Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, the unique perspective of an autistic child’s voice describes for teachers, in the classroom and in the larger community, how to understand thinking and processing patterns common in autism, how to shape an environment conducive to their learning style, and how to communicate with autistic learners of all ages in functional, meaningful ways.
It's the guidebook every educator and family member, worldwide, needs to create effective and inclusive settings where child and adult are both teachers and learners.This vibrantly updated and expanded edition includes an imaginative, all-new guide adaptable for group discussion, self- reflection, or self-expression, an afterword from the author’s autistic son, and added perspective from autistic adults about their experiences in education. Continuously in print for 16 years, and translated into multiple languages, Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew brings fresh perspective to a new generation of educators and autistic learners.
Have you ever wanted a clear, visual guide to constitutions? Something so simple you could use it to explain essential constitutional structure to all your friends in under a minute?
Toward a Model of Constitutions lays out the basic principles of democratic constitutions, from the separation of powers to the rule of law. Through this unique analytical framework of human rights, you'll understand constitutional logic better than the average lawyer, with figures and tables throughout the book to provide an accessible, visual perspective.
What should our minimum expectations be while paying taxes? What should our minimum expectations be of democratic societies? Can democracies go bad?
Obviously, if democracies are to improve, we must take political control back from big money. How do we do that? How do we ensure democracies are controlled by the people and not by big business?
Toward a Model of Constitutions addresses all these questions and more.
As an educational researcher, Denise Bressler has spent a lot of time in today's classrooms, and she is deeply concerned. Students are largely disengaged and unmotivated. How can that be? Learning should be a thrilling adventure, not drudgery. Drawing on established learning theories and contemporary educational research, Unlearning the Ropes demonstrates that what people are tacitly taught by school is basically backwards. For example, school teaches that good grades matter, yet good grades don't guarantee learning. In Unlearning the Ropes, Bressler reveals the moments that changed her beliefs about education. Through relatable anecdotes, she helps readers reframe the way they think about school, education, and learning. Rethinking what school teaches is the first step towards helping young people become enthusiastic learners.