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Critical Practice in P-12 Education

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Context of 21st Century Teaching and Learning
    1. Chapter 1: Critical Instruction, Student Achievement, and the Nurturing of Global Citizens
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Exploring the Use of Technology, Multimodal Texts, and Digital Tools in K-12 Classrooms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Instructional Dynamic and Flexible Strategy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ARCHITECTURE OF COMPETENCE
      5. LEARNING ACTIVITIES
      6. THE ROLE OF FEEDBACK
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Attending to Student Motivation through Critical Practice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. APPENDIX 1
  9. Section 2: Crossing Boundaries and Redefining Learning Spaces
    1. Chapter 5: “Dear Sophia, I’m Going to Another World”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CRITICAL LITERACY PRACTICES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 6: Achievement vs. Social Justice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 7: Prospective Teachers’ “Turn toward the Critical” in Unofficial Spaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
    4. Chapter 8: Critical Pedagogy and Children's Musical Flow
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Reconceptualizing the Curriculum
    1. Chapter 9: Exploring Humanitarian Law
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: ENGAGING YOUTH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
      4. EXPLORING HUMANITARIAN LAW
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. FINAL THOUGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 10: A Critical Queer Literacy Approach to Teaching Children’s Literature about Same-Sex Parenting
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. CRITICAL QUEER LITERACY IN PRACTICE
      3. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 11: Locating Shakespearean Familial Curriculum in Secondary Contexts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS FOR STUDYING SHAKESPEARE
      5. DEPICTING THE FAMILIAL CURRICULUM OF SHAKESPEARE
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors