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Who Look at Me?!

Shifting the Gaze of Education through Blackness, Queerness, and the Body

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Durell M. Callier and Dominique C. Hill

Continuing the work of June Jordan and Langston Hughes, Who Look at Me?!: Shifting the Gaze of Education through Blackness, Queerness, and the Body questions how we, as a society, see Blackness and in particular Black youth. Taking up questions of sight, seeing, and the negation of seeing the Black, queer body in education, this book analyzes the impact of these views. Based on the work of a Black queer collective, Hill L. Waters, Who Look at Me?! provides alternative tools for reading about and engaging with the lived experiences of Black youth and educational research for and about Black youth. Drawing on the creative arts and narrative this book presents the possibilities of envisioning teaching and research practices that embrace, celebrate, and make room for the fullness of Black and queer bodies and experiences. This book can be used as a springboard for discussion and reflection in a range of courses in art education, education, critical race studies, and the social sciences. It can also be read by anyone interested in learning about Black youth.
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Reel Big Bullies

Teaching to the Problem

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Brian C. Johnson and James E. Vines

Talk with students about bullying in their schools/communities and three themes are likely to emerge: a) there’s nothing anyone can do about it, b) bullying is necessary as it builds character, and c) there needs to be more educational programming in the schools designed to curb bullying behavior.

Contrast those sentiments with the helplessness teachers and administrators feel. Many will tell you that current state and federal guidelines tie their hands until after an incident occurs. In other words, a student must get hurt before the school is able to do anything. Reel Big Bullies is designed for regular anti-bullying campaigns and will not cost struggling districts thousands of dollars to implement as it provides teachers with educational resources to complement regular instruction in classrooms.

Using clips from Hollywood blockbusters like Knocked Up, The Emperor’s New Groove, The Benchwarmers and others, Reel Big Bullies is designed to help students, administrators, teachers and counselors create a safer school environment for all students. It is also intended to help all students understand the terrible toll bullying can take on its targets, and to encourage students to stand up for their classmates who are being bullied.

The book’s framework follows the three themes above and discusses the pertinent legal and policy decisions affecting educational intervention. With the already busy (overwhelmed) teacher in mind, we describe nearly 200 film clips teachers can show in class to promote and spark discussions with students in middle and high schools.
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The Varied Pathways to Belonging

An Introduction to School Belonging

Kelly-Ann Allen and Christopher Boyle

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“This Reminds Me of My Country”

Exploring Experiences of Belonging at School for Young Children with Refugee Backgrounds

Clemence Due, Damien W. Riggs and Martha Augoustinos

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Annie Gowing and Alun C. Jackson

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School Belonging and Successful Transition Practice

Academic Self-Concept, Belonging, and Achievement Motivation in Primary School Students

Daniel Mays, Sebastian Franke, Franka Metzner, Christopher Boyle, Divya Jindal-Snape, Lisa Schneider, Holger Zielemanns, Silke Pawils and Michelle Wichmann

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Bini Sebastian and Christopher D. Slaten

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Rethinking School Belonging

A Socio-Ecological Framework

Kelly-Ann Allen, Dianne Vella-Brodrick and Lea Waters

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Victoria L. Mckenzie and Jessica J. E. Smead

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Perceptions of School Climate

The Role of Extracurricular Activities

Crystal Coker, Andrew Martinez, Susan D. McMahon, Jonathan Cohen and Amrit Thapa