Whitewashing War: Historical Myth, Corporate Textbooks, and by Christopher Leahey

By Christopher Leahey

Whitewashing War explores probably the main severe factor social reports educators almost immediately face: How will we educate our scholars approximately battle? during this well timed e-book, Christopher Leahey investigates how the political struggles over the social reports curriculum, the company domination of the textbook and checking out undefined, and the curricular constraints of the No baby Left at the back of Act mix to stifle ancient inquiry and deprive scholars of significant social experiences guide. utilizing the arguable Vietnam warfare as a case research, Leahey holds textbook narratives as much as the sunshine, illuminating how the adoption strategy, interpretive framework, and choice of facts mix to rework the prior into thinly veiled historic myths. by way of getting to questions commonly neglected in historical past schooling, this dynamic book:

  • Challenges educators to reconsider their pedagogical techniques to army clash, American and otherwise.
  • Calls on lecturers to enhance scholars’ severe sensibilities to invite questions, behavior examine, assessment proof, and make that means of the past.
  • Provides school room classes for background educators and scholars to have interaction in wealthy, highbrow encounters with the ancient record.

Christopher R. Leahey teaches international background in upstate long island. His articles have seemed in Social Education and The Social Studies.

“If scholars are to be ready for the demanding situations of the twenty first century, then we have to supply encouraged, interdisciplinary guide which can give you the abilities, values and data to allow our destiny electorate with the chance, promise, and viewpoint to rework their world. Whitewashing War provides that good interdisciplinary framework for academics and scholars to educate and find out about the parable of war.”

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“Leahey echoes a priority expressed by means of others that historical past textbooks fail to handle the realities of war.”


“The crowning fulfillment of Whitewashing War is that it sincerely illustrates the need of pursuing rational solutions approximately why issues are as they're (or have been as they were). It turns into transparent upon interpreting this publication that, if we support our scholars pursue rational solutions during developing individually significant understandings of the area, they'll work out simply what it really is that should be done.”

—From the Foreword by E. Wayne Ross, college of British Columbia

“The writer has performed a masterful activity of exploring problems with historiography, pedagogy, textbook debates, and demanding pondering. via a deep exam of 2 historic turning issues within the Vietnam warfare, he has contrasted the identified evidence of those classes with the bills inside the textbooks.”

—Rick Ayers, Graduate tuition of schooling, UC Berkeley

“A passionate and strong research. Christopher Leahey offers penetrating perception into how americans educate approximately their wars. As such, his ebook is a useful reduction to realizing the prior and its connection to our present predicament.”

Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University

Whitewashing War challenges the basic assumptions underlying the company regime of criteria, textbooks, and checking out and exposes the distortions, manipulation, and lies that end result. Leahey builds a compelling case for serious inquiry and discussion. hugely recommended!”

Ronald W. Evans, San Diego kingdom collage, writer of The Social reviews Wars

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The Politics of the School Curriculum (Routledge Library by Denis Lawton

By Denis Lawton

If the curriculum should be outlined as a ‘selection from the tradition of society’, the vital query then turns into ‘who selects’. This quantity solutions this question, reviewing a variety of features of the curriculum and its making plans. for a few years the regulate of the curriculum used to be uncontroversial. within the Nineteen Seventies this example replaced: lecturers have been more and more criticised for having an excessive amount of energy; the dept of schooling used to be suspected of short of extra regulate and native schooling professionals felt they need to be extra taken with curriculum making plans. In reviewing a few of the purposes for those conflicting pressures, crucial topics emerge: first, the switch from a partnership version of keep watch over to a posh method of responsibility; and moment the truth that those and plenty of different adjustments which take place are usually led to due to mystery judgements and relevant manipulation instead of via open negotiation. one of the parts coated are the altering place of academics and the dep. of schooling, the impression of examinations at the curriculum, and a few political elements of curriculum assessment and the various versions used.

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Social and Emotional Well-Being (Growing, Growing Strong) by Connie Jo Smith,Charlotte M. Hendricks,Becky S. Bennett

By Connie Jo Smith,Charlotte M. Hendricks,Becky S. Bennett

Young young ones are higher capable of focus on their ever-changing global, conquer stumbling blocks, and develop into emotionally fit adults in the event that they are supplied possibilities to construct their self-awareness and self assurance. aid childrens savour themselves and others, discover relationships, and advance coping mechanisms for facing switch and tough occasions of their lives as they find out about vainness, feelings and emotions, kinfolk, pals, and adjustments in life.

The curriculum includes
Overviews of the six social and emotional wellbeing and fitness topics
Suggested curiosity sector fabrics and helps for growing the training environment
Learning goals and vocabulary phrases to introduce and use
Suggestions for comparing children’s figuring out of every topic
More than 30 hands-on school room activities
Family info and take-home activities

This ebook is a part of the transforming into, growing to be powerful sequence, a whole-health curriculum for kids age 3 notwithstanding kindergarten. jointly, the books supply an entire set of actions and assets that will help you help children’s progress and wellness.

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From the Campfire to the Holodeck: Creating Engaging and by David Thornburg

By David Thornburg

How to optimize academic areas and educating practices for more desirable learning

Author David Thornburg, an award-winning futurist and academic advisor, keeps that during order to have interaction all scholars, studying associations should still supply a stability of Campfire areas (home of the lecture), Watering Holes (home to conversations among peers), Caves (places for quiet reflection), and existence (places the place scholars can follow what they have learned). to be able to successfully use expertise within the lecture room, arrange scholars for destiny careers, and contain project-based studying, all academics may be relocating from performing because the "sage at the level" to changing into the "guide at the side."

Whether you're a college administrator attracted to remodeling your college or a instructor who desires to arrange greater classes, From the Campfire to the Holodeck can assist via supplying perception on how to:

  • Boost scholar engagement
  • Enable project-based learning
  • Incorporate know-how into the classroom
  • Encourage student-led learning

From the Campfire to the Holodeck is designed to assist colleges circulate from conventional lecture halls (Campfires) the place scholars simply obtain details to high schools that motivate immersive student-centered studying reviews (Holodecks).

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Politics, Education and Citizenship: Volume 4 (Education, by Mal Leicester,Sohan Modgil

By Mal Leicester,Sohan Modgil

quantity VI is anxious with political schooling and citizenship. Papers from a number of international locations lend a world viewpoint to at present major issues and advancements, together with democracy, and democratic schooling, human rights, nationwide id and schooling for citizenship.

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Science Is Simple: Over 250 Activities for Preschoolers by Peggy Ashbrook

By Peggy Ashbrook

What do seeds have to develop? What can the wind do? what's dirt?
Like studying to count number or learn, figuring out the attention-grabbing international of technological know-how is a vital ability. This leading edge ebook encourages three-to-six-year olds to foretell results, ask questions, and examine solutions. Watch preschoolers boost crucial observational and analytical talents as they eagerly bounce into the hands-on, interactive method that's science.

Science Is Simple contains 250 actions spanning 39 kid-pleasing technology recommendations. From magnets to bubbles, bugs to volcanoes, there are experiments to curiosity every baby. Budding scientists will "have a ball" studying approximately gadgets in movement or feeling the feel in their personal do-it-yourself paper. destiny astronauts will immerse themselves in creating a rocket send and gazing it blast off! kids can be captivated as they know about technological know-how and the function it performs of their daily lives.

Science Is Simple includes: 

•Individual exploration principles in addition to workforce activities
•An appendix with a listing of technology web content and different resources
•An large checklist of prompt kid's literature with regards to the technology concepts
•Letters to oldsters that specify every one idea that their baby explores
•Open-ended questions that inspire self-discovery, artistic pondering, and new methods of challenge solving
•Enough enjoyable experiments to maintain the kids on your lecture room studying all 12 months long

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The MindUP Curriculum: Grades 3-5 by The Hawn Foundation

By The Hawn Foundation

This research-based curriculum positive factors 15 classes that use the newest information regarding the mind to dramatically increase habit and studying for all scholars. every one lesson deals effortless suggestions for assisting scholars concentration their realization, enhance their self-regulation abilities, construct resilience to emphasize, and enhance a good way of thinking in either college and existence. the teachings healthy simply into any time table and require minimum practise. school room administration information and content-area actions assist you expand some great benefits of MindUP all through your day, week, and year!

Includes a full-color, leading edge educating poster with attention-grabbing evidence concerning the brain!

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Disability and Teaching (Reflective Teaching and the Social by Susan Gabel,David Connor

By Susan Gabel,David Connor

Disability and Teaching highlights problems with incapacity in K-12 education confronted by means of lecturers, who
are more and more answerable for the fulfillment of all scholars whatever the labels
assigned to them. it's designed to interact potential and working towards lecturers in analyzing their
personal theories and ideology approximately incapacity and education.

Part I deals 4 case experiences facing matters equivalent to inclusion, over-representation in
special schooling, instructor assumptions and biases, and the struggles of amateur lecturers. These
cases illustrate the necessity to comprehend incapacity and instructing in the contexts of school,
community, and the wider society and in terms of different modern matters dealing with teachers.
Each is through area for readers to jot down their very own reactions and reflections, educators’
dialogue concerning the case, house for readers’ reactions to the educators’ discussion, a precis, and
additional questions. half II provides public arguments representing diverse perspectives approximately the
topic: conservative, liberal-progressive, and incapacity based. half III situates the authors’
personal perspectives in the turning out to be box of incapacity stories in schooling and offers exercises
for additional mirrored image and a listing of resources.

Disability and Teaching is the eighth quantity within the Reflective educating and the Social stipulations of
Schooling sequence, edited via Daniel P. Liston and Kenneth M. Zeichner. This sequence of small,
accessible, interactive texts introduces the suggestion of instructor mirrored image and develops it in relation
to the social stipulations of education. every one textual content specializes in a selected factor or content material region in
relation to educating and follows a similar layout. Books during this sequence are applicable for teacher
education classes around the curriculum.

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Global Science Literacy: 15 (Contemporary Trends and Issues by V. J. Mayer

By V. J. Mayer

The authors suggest the technological know-how curriculum thought of world technological know-how Literacy justifying its use the world over near to the character of technological know-how, the possible path of technology within the new millennium, the aptitude for GSL to strengthen inter-cultural realizing, and its relevance to non-Western cultures and traditions. it's correct to curriculum builders, researchers, lecturers and graduate students.

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Supervision in Early Childhood Education, 3rd Edition (Early by Joseph J. Caruso,M. Temple Fawcett

By Joseph J. Caruso,M. Temple Fawcett

Every early care and schooling software merits a professional and powerfuble manager. This pioneering textual content keeps to deal with the exact wishes of directors and employees to assist them extend and enhance their supervisory abilities. the 1st to supply directions and sensible feedback for workers education and improvement in early early life settings, this vintage quantity continues to be the best option for these supervising employees from a large choice of academic and cultural backgrounds. during this 20th anniversary variation, up-to-date to mirror the numerous alterations that experience taken position within the box, you’ll find:

  • A new bankruptcy on profession ladders/lattices.
  • A new bankruptcy on employees choice, recruitment, and orientation.
  • Promising employees improvement and review practices that emphasize employees studying and reflection.
  • Continued consciousness to problems with diversity.
  • Relevant NAEYC accreditation standards on the finish of chosen chapters.
  • Emphasis at the improvement of supervisors, in addition to employees members.
  • A specialise in collaborative relationships and dialogue.

“This ebook captures the original points of supervision within the early early life environment like no other.”
Susan Washburn, schooling improvement heart, Inc., Newton, MA

Praise for earlier Editions!
“Specific recommendations are provided not just on easy methods to layout and enforce employees improvement, but additionally on how a manager can proceed to enhance her or his personal skills.”
Young Children

“The authors current sensible directions for supervisors at the task or in education to paintings with academics in day care facilities, nursery faculties, Head begin courses, tuition kindergartens, or the first grades.”
Journal of Curriculum & Supervision

“This thorough ebook . . . will be a welcome boost to the varsity administration selection of either the professor and practitioner.”
Educational Leadership

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