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College student voices on educational reform : challenging and changing conversations

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Palgrave pivot, Volume First edition (2013)

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Cubb LB2165 .C65 2013



College students--United States--Attitudes, Critical pedagogy--United States, Education--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States, Educational change--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States, Teachers--Training of--United States


Contents: 1. Introduction: a "conversation" and the problem of positioning / Brian S Collier, Maria K. McKenna and Kevin J. Burke -- 2. An editorial intervention: mushfaking / Kevin J. Burke, Brian S Collier, and Maria K. McKenna -- 3. Literacy: fostering lifelong learning / David Berton Grau, Kathleen B. Mullins, and Katherine A. Puszka with Kevin J. Burke -- 4. Early childhood education / Kathleen Buehler, Kelsie Corriston, Emily Franz, Meredith Holland, Allison Marchesani, and Maggie O'Brien with Maria K. McKenna -- 5. The school environment: common purpose in separate spaces / Carly Anderson, Sarah Cole, Kevin de la Montaigne, Sheila Keefe, Mary Claire O'Donnell, Casey Quinlan, Mary Clare Rigali, amd Michael Savage with Brian S Collier -- 6. Pulling ideas apart: complicating the questions / Maria K. McKenna; Kevin J. Burke, and Brian S Collier with Jessica Millen.; Summary: "This text critically addresses, through college student voices, the American school reform movement in its rhetoric, policy and practice. Drawing from a course taught by McKenna, Collier, and Burke, this book provides theoretical and practical demonstrations of how a university course can treat students, many of them future teachers, as engaged citizens and contributors to discussions of education and society. It showcases work done by students in the process of learning education reform policy, discusses the obstacles and problems encountered as students join conversations on reform at both their university and in society at large, and examines the particular ways in which authoritative discourse and personal experience come to form knowledge at the university level"-- Provided by publisher.

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