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The book charts the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact that it has had on the lives of young people and their communities, education systems, the teaching profession, and the responses by governments, NGOs, and donor organisations in Pakistan. Drawing on theories of postcolonialism, feminism, and neo-liberal globalisation we explore the development of Pakistan as a postcolonial nation-state, and examine the legacies of colonialism in education systems and policies, teacher education and development. The Pakistani authors bring extensive knowledge and experience to this case study of the ‘broken promise’ of education for sustainable development. It will have significant policy and development impact in post COVID-19 Pakistan, South Asia more broadly, and in other postcolonial development contexts around the world as it develops a critique of the UN SDGs as a global and more local framework for development.
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Teaching, born of the period of the ancient sages, developed as the moral art of living that introduced humanity to teaching as a moral pursuit, to the formation of value, to a moral and religious mode of being, and to a set of moral principles that have survived into the modern day. The idea that the ‘future of teaching’ represents a technological disruption of moral traditions of teaching and what teaching might become has become a serious concern for the current generation of philosophers in both China and the West.
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The virtual community approach described in this book offers over fifty detailed lesson plans that cover the entire social studies curriculum, while also empowering the emotional intelligence of elementary students. Based on the standards, concepts, information and skills established by the National Council for the Social Studies, the virtual community program accommodates all grade levels and learning styles, providing a template that allows teachers to plug in vocabulary, concepts and skills from local 1st through 5th grade classroom texts. Students collaborate to locate and create municipalities, fictitious cities and towns, in which they build, live, debate, vote, legislate, start up businesses, celebrate histories, brainstorm ideas, engineer innovations, and navigate encounters of everyday life in roles of their choosing.

With over a decade of facilitating the program with elementary school students, Lee Chasen presents a theoretical and practical recipe for integrating full spectrum learning with therapeutic agency, a child's natural, inherent ability for seeking emotional balance, to create a rich, meaningful, personalized approach to development that restores the neurological dynamic in which the brain best functions and children love to learn. Part cheerleader, Chasen encourages teachers to take on the program and re-imagine what our schools are capable of.
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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In this book, 31 international academics explore the concepts of gifted, talented, creative and dissimilar learners as they apply in both school and tertiary education. Problem-based learning, alternative educational settings and meaningful feedback for gifted, talented and high potential learners, teachers’ views on creative pedagogies, learning analytics for dissimilar learners, eMaking for learners with an intellectual disability, capabilities-led programs, learner agency and inclusive practices in mathematics education, form a unique nexus of theory, research and approaches being presented by the authors.

These chapters and the totality of this book represent efforts to get a glimpse into the future of the education of the gifted, talented, creative and dissimilar learners. If nothing else, this book underlines the value of powerful approaches and tools for educating 21st-century school learners as well as tertiary learners in the context of rapidly evolving global educational reforms.

Contributors are: Fatma Nur Aktaş, Tasos Barkatsas, Damian Blake, Antonios Bouras, Grant Cooper, Yüksel Dede, Kirsten Ellis, Zara Ersozlu, Aleryk Fricker, Vasilis Gialamas, Andrew Gilbert, Wendy Goff, Anne K. Horak, Gasangusein I. Ibragimov, Jennifer Jolly, Aliya A. Kalimullina, Gillian Kidman, Konstantinos Lavidas, Huk-Yuen Law, Sandra McKechnie, Patricia McLaughlin, Juanjo Mena, Anastasia Papadopoulou, Angela Rogers, Aimé Sacrez, Rachel Sheffield, Stefan Schutt, Hazel Tan, Kok-Sing Tang, Roza A. Valeeva and Wanty Widjaja.
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.
This book challenges us to ‘think anew’ about teaching and teacher education. It explores the nature of quality in teaching and teacher education, and addresses emerging and potentially redefining challenges for teaching, learning, and teacher education for our times. At the centre of the discussion are the tenets of education, teaching profession, and a values-centred vision of teacher education.

The book is rooted in rich, contemporary research and reflects the context of (post)pandemic practice and a fast-changing policy environment. It provides new understandings on the topic at hand, and it will be useful to readers from across a range of domains and interests concerning teaching, teacher values-education, and professional practice.

Contributors are: Ana Isabel Andrade, Björn Åstrand, Helen Caldwell, Stéphane Colognesi, Saraa Salim Dawood, Anna-Barbara du Plessis, Irma Eloff, Maria Assunção Flores, Conor Galvin, A. Lin Goodwin, Qing Gu, Kathy Hall, Carol Hordatt Gentles, Washington Ires Correa, Fawzi Habeeb Jabrail, Panagiotis Kampylis, Daria Khanolainen, Mónica Lourenço, Marilyn Leask, Kay Livingston, Joanna Madalinska-Michalak, Virginie März, Deirbhile Nic Craith, Hannele Pitkänen, Helle Plauborg, Noel Purdy, Felix Senger, Marco Snoek, Vasileios Symeonidis, Gisselle Tur Porres, Heike Wendt, Saraa Younie and Amal Fatah Zedan.
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The use of images in education is expanding, but clear and comprehensive guidelines on how to carry out visual activities with students of a variety of fields are difficult to find. With the case studies from Finland, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Poland, Turkey and the United States, contributors to this volume offer detailed reflections on the pedagogical role of using images in higher education. Examples include drawing, collage making, video production, object-based learning, photography projects, and many more. The book constructs a solid argument for the further development of visual pedagogies in higher education, highlighting the need to support students in advancing their visual competency as it has become fundamental to command in everyday life and professional contexts.

Contributors are: Gyuzel Gadelshina, Tad Hara, Joanna Kędra, McKenzie Lloyd-Smith, Gary McLeod, Olivia Meehan, Marianna Michałowska, Iryna Molodecky, Pınar Nuhoğlu Kibar, Paul Richter, Karen F. Tardrew, Rob Wilson and Rasa Žakevičiūtė.
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Members of the ISATT represent a diverse group of teacher educator researchers and scholars from across the world who have interests in advancing understandings and practices related to teaching and teacher education. This ISATT Members Book series serves as a medium through which innovative research on teacher education theory and practice is mobilised and made accessible to scholars and practitioners. This book series features cutting edge scholarship that addresses ongoing and emerging challenges in teaching and teacher education.