Critical Practice in P-12 Education: Transformative Teaching and Learning

Critical Practice in P-12 Education: Transformative Teaching and Learning

Salika A. Lawrence (William Paterson University, USA)
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Release Date: January, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 317|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5059-6
ISBN13: 9781466650596|ISBN10: 1466650591|EISBN13: 9781466650602
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Description

With an ever growing diverse population and access to new technologies, it is no revelation that education is undergoing a significant transformation in the twenty-first century. What remains a struggle is equipping students to meet modern expectations while trying to provide a platform for learning that does not perpetuate the same inequalities found in society.

Critical Practice in P-12 Education: Transformative Teaching and Learning presents a framework for teaching that empowers students, fosters literacy development, and explains the underlying factors that influence pedagogy. Highlighting practices from around the globe; this book is an essential tool for P-12 educators, pre-service and in-service teachers, administrators, teacher educators, and researchers across social science disciplines that have an interest in field-based educational research.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaboration
  • Critical Literacy and Pedagogy
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Diversity
  • Global Context
  • New Literacies
  • Technology Integration
  • Twenty-First Century Needs

Reviews and Testimonials

The work begins with a basic table of contents, followed by a detailed table of contents containing abstracts of each chapter. An index enables location of desired information as well. Each chapter has a list of references, and the editors have also compiled all references into a single list at the end of the work. This work is a valuable addition to any education collection where patrons have an interest in field-based educational research, specifically within the area of educational technology and its latest applications.

– Sara Marcus, American Reference Books Annual

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Salika A. Lawrence, PhD is a professor of literacy and language arts at William Paterson University. She is also the director of the Master’s in Literacy program and co-director of the Basic Reading Instruction program. As a teacher educator, Dr. Lawrence brings expertise as literacy specialist and former middle school Social Studies and high school teacher History teacher. She has worked as a literacy coach and continues to serve schools in this capacity by facilitating common planning teams and professional learning communities. Dr. Lawrence frequently conducts school, district and program evaluations. She has authored and co-authored book chapters, and her work also appears in such journals as Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, The Language and Literacy Spectrum: Journal of the New York State Reading Association, Literacy Research & Instruction, The Journal of Literacy and Technology, Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education.

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