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Summer 2014

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Books: Summer 2014

Pathways to Teacher Leadership
Marya Levenson
What roles are pursued by teachers leading change? What pressures and challenges do they face? How can schools support effective leadership? These are some of the questions that Levenson, Ed.D.'84, poses in Pathways to Teacher Leadership. Offering examples, case studies, and more, this book offers a critical understanding of teacher leadership and how it can help in moving toward authentic school reform.

Teachers versus the Public
Michael Henderson, Paul Peterson, and Martin West
In Teachers versus the Public, Henderson, Peterson, and Associate Professor West examine the first experimental study comparing public and teacher opinion, showing a wide divide on a number of issues, including merit pay and teacher tenure. While the study suggests that public support for school reforms changes with added information about school quality, in most instances, teacher opinion is unaffected.

TechnoTeaching
Julie Wood and Nicole Ponsford
In TechnoTeaching, Wood, Ed.M.'92, Ed.D.'99, and Ponsford provide a clear blueprint that educators of all experience levels can use to help transform their classrooms by adding new digital and web tools to meet the specific needs of students. For teachers who remain reluctant to enter the digital teaching age, this manual will help them transform technology from an enemy into a friend.

The Time Is Now: Understanding and Responding to the Black and Latina/o Dropout Crisis in the U.S.
Louie Rodríguez
While 30 percent of all high school students eventually drop out, the same is true for nearly one in two students of color. In The Time is Now, Rodríguez, Ed.M.'99, Ed.M.'01, Ed.D.'05, offers a 10-point plan to respond to this crisis, focusing on school culture and providing a practical plan of action aimed at challenging the way schools and communities work together to transform education.

Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice
Anne Meyer, David Rose, and David Gordon
In Universal Design for Learning, Meyer, Ed.M.'75, Ed.D.'83; Lecturer Rose, Ed.D.'76; and Gordon present the first significant new statement on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) since 2002, drawing on more than a decade of research and implementation to set forth an engaging exploration of ideas and best practices for implementing UDL at all levels and across a variety of subjects.

All books pictured (L-r):

A Day with Sandy the Fiddler Crab Lizzy Kim, Ed.M.'08

Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice Anne Meyer, Ed.M.'75, Ed.D.'83; Lecturer David Rose, Ed.D.'76; and David Gordon

Every Turtle Counts Sara Hoagland Hunter, Ed.M.'86

The Thinking Academy David Martin, Ed.M.'61, C.A.S.'68, and Irv Schein

Men Still at Work Elizabeth Fideler, Ed.M.'86, Ed.D.'88

The Contemplative Practitioner John Miller, M.A.T.'67

Sports Therapy for the Mediocre Donald Caplin, M.A.T.'68

The New American High School Former Dean Theodore Sizer

A Woman's Framework for a Successful Career and Life James Hamerstone, Ed.M.'76, and Lindsay Messer Hough

Harvard Educational Review

The Awareness Paradigm Nancy Hardaway, Ed.M.'74

Improving the Odds for America's Children Former Dean Kathleen McCartney, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, and Laurie Forcier, Ed.M.'09

Common Core Meets Education Reform Frederick Hess, Ed.M.'90, and Michael McShane

Equal Scrutiny Patricia Burch, Ed.M.'90, and Annalee Good

Pathways to Teacher Leadership Marya Levenson, Ed.D.'84

The Time Is Now: Understanding and Responding to the Black and Latina/o Dropout Crisis in the U.S. Louie Rodríguez, Ed.M.'99, Ed.M.'01, Ed.D.'05

Overcoming Your Parents R. Kenneth Rich (Ken Offricht, Ed.M.'10)

Lady Thief A.C. Gaughen, Ed.M.'14

Teachers versus the Public Michael Henderson, Paul Peterson, and Associate Professor Martin West

TechnoTeaching Julie Wood, Ed.M.'92, Ed.D.'99, and Nicole Ponsford

Academic Affairs William Tierney, Ed.M.'78