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The discourse of decolonisation, though littered with unresolved contestation in the university as an institution of higher learning, has often been blamed on the impact of neoliberal globalisation philosophy. The book volume focuses on unfinished project of decolonisation, with an aim on African knowledge and the historical question of canonicity by keeping the emancipative dialogue alive. The authors place great scrutiny on the quality of curriculum offered in universities arguing that a sound relevant curriculum, original to the continent, can save Africa’s citizenry from challenges bedevilling socio-economic development.

Through a decolonial approach to the curriculum universities in Africa, the book proposes, can contribute to the disruption and potential end to Western hegemonic epistemologies that continue to manifest in the neoliberal geopolitical terrain exhibited in the form of cultural imperialism, epistemicide, and linguicide. The volume interrogates and challenges the neocolonial entanglement in regional higher education policy processes coupled with the excessive dependence of regional stakeholders on western external actors for higher education policy and envisages a decolonial alternative future for the regionalisation of higher education in Africa. To that end, the book makes brings in a more philosophical and practical hermeneutic of knowledge production and dissemination that unyokes post-independence African universities from the bondage of erstwhile colonisers.
An Expanded Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts
Social studies is a discipline unique to K-12 education and tasked with the preparation of democratic citizens. Social studies educators work with concepts, theories, and ideas from multiple disciplines across the social sciences and humanities, which makes discourse through shared language complex. Specialization in content areas that comprise the social studies can further complicate shared understanding of essential terms.

The Language of Social Studies Education offers essential information for key concepts organized to reflect the contemporary context of K-12 social studies education. The concepts found within this volume reflect the breadth of the discipline while also providing the foundational knowledge needed to develop deeper understanding. Each entry is based on multiple sources that invite the reader to pursue their interests through further inquiry.

This book will appeal to those who are looking for concise information based on respected scholarship from disciplines across the social studies. Even seasoned social studies practitioners will find its entries helpful for incorporating new concepts, ideas, and approaches into their discourses on citizenship education.
Using Culturally Relevant Practices to Support Student Achievement & Sociopolitical Consciousness
Higher education has transformed and continues to transform in this century, because of decolonizing the curriculum and the COVID-19 pandemic, which have added an indelible mark to the methodology of teaching and learning. Learning spaces have become open to more people through privatization, massification, e-learning platforms and internationally mobile academics, allowing individuals from diverse backgrounds to enter the academic and helping professions space.

Educators need to reskill, repurpose, redesign, and reimagine for a world that is rapidly evolving. New ways of teaching need to consider nuances of decolonization of the curriculum, deep understanding of subjects, transformative ways of imparting knowledge and technology-enhanced learning needs to be embraced.

Thus, the teaching and learning spaces in developed and developing environments move beyond the classroom to prepare 21st century citizens to embrace life-long learning. Furthermore, the content as well as processes involved in teaching and learning must be explored thoughtfully that includes the perspectives of a more inclusive wave of educators and students. Thus, this book has implications for a global scholarship, specifically during disruptive times in Higher Education. It is hoped that the book stimulates reflections so that the reader draws inspiration to find contextual relevance that extends into the real-world.
How does English language arts (ELA) education relate to power and privilege in education and in schools? How is ELA education situated historically and culturally, in terms of power and privilege? In what ways are learners, categorically and as individuals, situated as decision-makers in ELA education? Over 50 contributors from different perspectives answer these questions by focussing on a variety of topics and terminology broadly related to the teaching of English language arts and the socio-political-cultural context in which this teaching occurs.

This encyclopedia has particular relevance for preservice and practicing ELA teachers, teacher educators, and scholars.


This study examines how academic engagement with society can be facilitated by higher education institution (HEI) managers by studying academics’ needs and their managers’ support for autonomy, competence, and relatedness (i.e., the determinants of self-determination). Interviews were conducted with managers (n=6) and academics (n=16) affiliated with HEIs from the Hochschulallianz für den Mittelstand in Germany. The findings indicate alignment and gaps between managers and academics. First, the need and support for autonomy were present. Second, managers suggested that academics had relevant competencies, but academics indicated they had a lack of such competencies. Third, managers perceived that there was a strong collaboration between academics; however, academics reported that they experience negative peer effects when collaborating with society. Aiming to bridge the gap using a bonding social capital approach, HEI managers are recommended to strengthen academics’ sense of belonging to an HEI and to promote access to capital and competencies that are within the HEI’s internal network.

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In: Triple Helix
Brill's Educational Research E-Books Online, Collection 2023 is the electronic version of the book publishing program of Brill in the field of Educational Research in 2023.

Coverage: General, Education Policy & Politics, Culture and Education, Gender and Education, Youth, Social Justice, Adult Education, Children Education, Teacher Education, Higher Education, Comparative Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Art Education, Language Education, Inclusive Education, Educational Theory, Educational Philosophy, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Learning, Professional Development, Research Methodology.

This E-Book Collection is part of Brill's Educational Research E-Books Online.

The title list and free MARC records are available for download here.

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In Ecocritical Perspectives in Teacher Education, the editors share a collection of chapters from diverse critical scholars in teacher education.

Teachers, and their students, are faced with demands that require teacher educators to work toward better preparing them to teach in a changed world—a world where diversity, human rights, sustainability, and democracy must be paramount. This text calls together teacher educators who address the complex ways that social and environmental injustices—like racism, sexism, classism, ableism, and speciesism—weave together to produce dangerous conditions for all life. The volume shares with readers a glimpse into alternatives possible for teaching that are situational, local, and in support of social justice and sustainability.

Contributors are: Marissa E. Bellino, Melissa Bradford, Greer Burroughs, Nataly Chesky, Brandon Edwards-Schuth, Alison Happel-Parkins, Kevin Holohan, Agnes C. Krynski, John Lupinacci, Emilia Maertens, Rebecca Martusewicz, Emma McMain, Michio Okamura, Clayton Pierce, Meneka Repka, Graham B. Slater, Silvia Patricia Solís, JT Torres, Rita Turner, Robert G. Unzueta and Mark Wolfmeyer.
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This volume presents a critical discussion that brings contemporary academic debate about ‘southern theory’ to Global Citizenship Education (GCE). It situates the discussion around GCE in the Global South within a critical and post-colonial paradigm informed by the values and knowledge of critical pedagogy ingrained in social justice.

Global Citizenship Education in the Global South invites the reader into chapters written by educators exploring, analysing, and celebrating ideas and concepts on GCE in the Global South. The book is presented as a pedagogical tool for discussion that invites educators to reflect critically on the possible origins and implications of GCE discourses they are exposed to.

The book is designed with the intent to contribute towards the possibility of imagining a 'yet-to-come' critical-transformative and post-colonial and value-creating GCE curriculum beyond a westernised, market-oriented and apolitical practices towards a more sustainable paradigm based on principles of mutuality and reciprocity.
Selected Works of Miriam Ben-Peretz
This book presents the scholarship of Miriam Ben-Peretz, a pioneering female professor and university leader who held the highest academic honors in Israel and was an American Educational Research Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Education in the United States. With opening comments by F. Michael Connelly and an Afterword by Lee Shulman, the volume shows how Miriam Ben-Peretz continued in the academic footsteps of her advisor, Seymour Fox (Hebrew University), and his advisor, Joseph J. Schwab (University of Chicago), who also supervised Connelly and Shulman.

Some book chapters reflect the influence of Miriam Ben-Peretz’s academic lineage; some others, instead, feature her signature research; and the final chapters capture her advocacy work with the MOFET Institute, a consortium of Israeli colleges of education created by the Ministry of Education that focuses on research, curriculum, and program development for teacher educators.