In a seemingly tumultuous time of political change, caring and healing are needed now more than ever. This is especially true in education, which has been criticized for a disproportionate focus on the technical aspects of teaching with less focus on its “human” aspects. Creating Caring and Supportive Educational Environments for Meaningful Learning is a collection of innovative research on the practical and theoretical questions involved in organizing traditional and nontraditional areas of study around themes of care and support for students within the framework of current educational systems and standards. While highlighting topics including service learning, ethics of care, and student mental health, this book is ideally designed for teachers, administrators, researchers, and academicians seeking current research on the importance and ethics of the human aspects of education.
Chinese universities are striving to integrate new educational elements such as student-centered learning, group learning, active learning, and learning by doing into current traditional curriculum systems for creativity development among young generations. However, the concept of creativity by its very nature is a complex term of many perspectives. It is necessary to clarify what creativity is, how creativity can be fostered in learning environments, and what universities should do in order to foster creative young talents. Introducing Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Creativity and Innovation in Chinese Universities: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly resource that provides a multidimensional understanding on both challenges and opportunities of fostering creativity and PBL in Chinese universities and particularly discusses this implementation in a Chinese cultural context. Though related to a Chinese cultural context, the book can inspire other universities in other cultures, particularly in Asian areas, to learn why PBL is a potential strategy for creativity development and to rethink how to facilitate the innovation capability of universities in the future. Featuring a wide range of topics such as course design, educational technology, and curriculum development, this book is ideal for education professionals, academicians, teaching professors, researchers, administrators, and students.
With the turmoil and conflict that has been present in recent times, it is imperative that new methods of teaching are explored in order to produce emotionally secure and connected individuals. Social-emotional learning and whole learner education has emerged as a strategy to ensure that students are actively engaged in learning, the school, and their community. It teaches them tactics that allow them to better manage their emotions, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. It is imperative that the whole learner is supported and encouraged to ensure proper mental health, academic achievement, and social responsibility of current and future generations. Multifaceted Strategies for Social-Emotional Learning and Whole Learner Education is a critical research publication that supports teachers who wish to utilize these teaching theories to meet their students’ needs academically, socially, and emotionally and to ensure that they become lifelong learners. Highlighting topics such as adult learners, professional development, and culturally responsive education, this book is ideal for teachers, guidance counselors, researchers, academicians, and students who want to improve their understanding of learners and their social-emotional growth at various stages of learning, to find strategies that will assist in the development of any learner, and to find strategic models that promote lifelong learning.
With its growing recognition in education, the importance of Integral Theory is slowly entering mainstream academia through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Addressing the theory’s complexity is important for researchers to learn how to apply it in their classrooms and promote a more inclusive educational environment. Integral Theory and Transdisciplinary Action Research in Education provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of the Integral Theory model and its applications within educational contexts. With a diverse array of research problems approached through an inclusive theory framework and featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as graduate student research, inclusion culture, and organizational learning processes, this publication is ideally designed for graduate students, educators, academicians, researchers, scholars, educational administrators, and policymakers seeking current research on the utility and promise of Integral Theory as a meta-framework for methodological pluralism and transdisciplinary research.
Learn practical strategies for ensuring each of your students feels valued, welcomed, and empowered. Author Carissa McCray provides the tools to combat biases inherent in education with pedagogy that encourages students to dismantle the injustices surrounding them. Tackling every angle of the classroom, from instructional practices and curriculum to classroom culture and communication, the book provides opportunities for reflection and inspires readers to ignite change. This book will build pedagogical and communication skills to: Understand the injustices inherent in education. Design a curriculum that fosters equity and justice. Create a classroom environment where any student can feel safe and heard. Enact both a mission and a vision in pedagogical practices. Enable effective communication with both students and families. Provide diverse assessments that address every type of learner. Contents: Introduction Part 1: Building a Culture of Opportunity Chapter 1: Becoming Culturally Competent Chapter 2: Expanding Curriculum Culture Chapter 3: Shaping Classroom Culture Part 2: Speaking the Language of Freedom Chapter 4: Articulating Your Purpose, Vision, and Mission Chapter 5: Communicating With Students Chapter 6: Engaging With Families Part 3: Assessing at Cultural Intersections Chapter 7: Understanding Intersectionality Chapter 8: Diversifying Assessments Chapter 9: Committing to Reflection, Professional Development, and Modification Conclusion References and Resources Index
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
School counseling in the 21st century requires a new set of skills and practices than seen in past decades. With a sharper focus on social justice, the experiences and challenges for marginalized groups, and more open discussions as to issues students face, school counselors must be best equipped to handle all types of diverse students and situations. School counselors and guidance programs must address multicultural needs, underserved populations, and students with issues ranging from mental illness to family issues to chronic-illnesses and LGBTQ+ identities. Moreover, they must be prepared to guide students to learning success and adequately prepare them for future careers. The challenges students face in the 21st century lead to new ways to prepare, support, and educate school counselors in modern educational atmospheres with student bodies that are handling vastly different challenges, identities, and lifestyles. School counselors must navigate the profession with information on best practices, techniques, and 21st century skillsets that can adequately support and help all students. The Research Anthology on Navigating School Counseling in the 21st Century provides emerging research on the best practices in school counseling, along with methods, techniques, and professional development initiatives to better understand diverse student populations, needs, and challenges. This book will not only focus on how school counselors must adapt and learn in their own professional careers, but also how school counseling is functioning in the 21st century with the new concerns and obstacles students must face and overcome. The chapters provide a holistic view of how counselors are navigating their positions to best serve their students through effective practices, programs, and new tools and technologies. This book is ideal for school counselors, therapists, school psychologists, counseling educators, administrators, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in school counseling in the 21st century.
Computer-assisted learning has completely modernized the way that students learn both in the average classroom as well as in language learning contexts. Through its ability to provide interactive and engaging learning resources, computer-assisted learning is a useful tool for engaging all learners. It is essential that educators stay current with the emerging learning technologies so that they can create more dynamic and engaging classrooms and pique the interest of even the most apathetic students. Computer-Assisted Learning for Engaging Varying Aptitudes: From Theory to Practice is an essential reference source that provides insights on the practical applications of technology-based learning and its measurement and explains the applicability of this method in various classrooms. Covering topics in facial recognition technology, big data technology, and learning challenges, this premier reference source is a dynamic resource for faculty and administrators of both K-12 and higher education, pre-service teachers, IT consultants, educational software developers, government officials, superintendents, researchers, and academicians.
The intricacies of providing quality education for school-age children can best be realized through collaboration between practitioners. This same ideology has infiltrated education preparation programs, encouraging the emphasis on collaborative methodologies of program design, development, implementation, and evaluation. This context presents a huge challenge for many education preparation programs, but one that has been partially realized in some states through large-scale reform models. Collaborative Models and Frameworks for Inclusive Educator Preparation Programs provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in collaborative strategies in educator preparation programs and addresses the impact on accreditation and changes in policies as a result of large-scale collaborative models. Covering topics such as education reforms, social justice, teacher education, and literacy instruction, this reference work is ideal for teachers, instructional designers, administrators, curriculum developers, policymakers, researchers, scholars, academicians, practitioners, and students.
By necessity, understanding of leadership has been based on who used to be business leaders, namely men. In the last few years, Asian women have been making their mark in corporate America. Although Asian women have become part of the American workforce, and some have achieved spectacular success, there is little discussion about them. Many of these women could be first general immigrants, still balancing the strong pull of two cultures. Even for second or third generation immigrants, Asian cultures can often exert immense pressures. Thus, the achievement of these women deserves far more attention than it has received, and comprehensive research on these advances should be presented. Asian Women in Corporate America: Emerging Research and Opportunities traces the history of Asian women’s presence as executives of major American corporations, presents biographical sketches of a select few, draws upon factors (individual, corporate, and societal) that influenced their journeys, and links to past theories on business leadership. The chapters serve to bring attention to a minority group in leadership and extricates factors that helped in the success of Asian American women in these prominent roles. While highlighting topics such as existing leadership theories, gender and ethnicity in leadership, models of theories regarding Asian women, and their involvement in major corporations, this book is a valuable reference tool for managers, executives, researchers, practitioners, academicians, and students working in fields that include women’s studies/gender studies, business and management, human resources management, management science, and leadership.
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
The issue of social justice has been brought to the forefront of society within recent years, and educational institutions have become an integral part of this critical conversation. Classroom settings are expected to take part in the promotion of inclusive practices and the development of culturally proficient environments that provide equal and effective education for all students regardless of race, gender, socio-economic status, and disability, as well as from all walks of life. The scope of these practices finds itself rooted in curriculum, teacher preparation, teaching practices, and pedagogy in all educational environments. Diversity within school administrations, teachers, and students has led to the need for socially just practices to become the norm for the progression and advancement of education worldwide. In a modern society that is fighting for the equal treatment of all individuals, the classroom must be a topic of discussion as it stands as a root of the problem and can be a major step in the right direction moving forward. Research Anthology on Instilling Social Justice in the Classroom is a comprehensive reference source that provides an overview of social justice and its role in education ranging from concepts and theories for inclusivity, tools, and technologies for teaching diverse students, and the implications of having culturally competent and diverse classrooms. The chapters dive deeper into the curriculum choices, teaching theories, and student experience as teachers strive to instill social justice learning methods within their classrooms. These topics span a wide range of subjects from STEM to language arts, and within all types of climates: PK-12, higher education, online or in-person instruction, and classrooms across the globe. This book is ideal for in-service and preservice teachers, administrators, social justice researchers, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in how social justice is currently being implemented in all aspects of education.
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Social Science
Past injustice against racial groups rings out throughout history and negatively affects today’s society. Not only do people hold onto negative perceptions, but government processes and laws have remnants of these past ideas that impact people today. To enact change and promote justice, it is essential to recognize the generational trauma experienced by these groups. The Research Anthology on Racial Equity, Identity, and Privilege analyzes the impact that past racial inequality has on society today. This book discusses the barriers that were created throughout history and the ways to overcome them and heal as a community. Covering topics such as critical race theory, transformative change, and intergenerational trauma, this three-volume comprehensive major reference work is a dynamic resource for sociologists, community leaders, government officials, policymakers, education administration, preservice teachers, students and professors of higher education, justice advocates, researchers, and academicians.
Within the past decade, the role of film and media in K-12 classrooms has grown from entertainment-based activities to an active literacy-centered textual practice. A multitude of approaches in instruction are required for literacy education, including a vast knowledge of a range of texts and awareness of key steps in activating knowledge according to the affordances contained within a text. Affordances of Film for Literacy Instruction explores the educational affordances of using film as text. It further discusses the use of digital technology and visual texts in literacy education and the need to focus on textual work closely with students as technology and ways of reading proliferate. Covering topics such as cultural representation, filmic language, and online learning, this book is an essential resource for educators of K-12 and higher education, pre-service teachers, students of higher education, government officials, faculty and administration of education, researchers, and academicians.