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Why Muslim Women are Reinterpreting the Qur’an and Hadith: A Transformative Scholarship-Activism 

On April 14, 2016, Dr. Nimat Hafez Barazangi returned to the Gottesman Libraries to discuss her most recent book, Why Muslim Women are Reinterpreting the Qur’an and Hadith: A Transformative Scholarship-Activism. A Cornell research fellow and Teachers College alum, Dr. Barazangi understands the value of education, especially to marginalized populations. In her talk, she explained …

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Strage Prize 2015 with Sonali Rajan 

The Strage Junior Faculty Prize committee honors Sonali Rajan as the 2015 Strage Prize recipient. Since 2012, Dr. Rajan has served as the Assistant Professor of Health Education in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. At TC, her work has focused chiefly on identifying patterns of risk behavior among youth, …

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Sensational Gods: A Winter Book Collection 

Drawn to the festive red and green, we note the powdered face of the Elizabethan court jester. The comic fool, yet not the fool in serving to provide witty insight and advice to the King, whom he may also mock. Dark eyes aslant, there’s a pursed smile…deciding, disapproving, lying? We muse on what student Burdett had in …

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On blogging, and the speed of the internet 

I was reading “the news” on Facebook from “friends” of mine whose thoughts I “subscribe to” when I encountered an article about a woman who was fired from her job because a photo of her holding a protest sign on Occupy Wall Street got leaked on the internet.  We’ve all heard stories, some threatening, some …

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Teaching With Vision: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Standards-Based Classrooms 

Title: Teaching With Vision: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Standards-Based Classrooms Editors: Sleeter, Christine E. and Catherine Cornbleth Publisher: Teachers College Press Call No.: LB1025.3 .T4393 2011 From the Publisher: In Teaching with Vision, two respected scholars in teaching for social justice have gathered teachers from across the country to describe rich examples of extraordinary practice. This collection showcases the …

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Social Movements in India: Poverty, Power, and Politics 

Title: Social Movements in India : Poverty, Power, and Politics Edited by: Raka Ray and Mary Fainsod Katzenstein Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, c2005 Check it out: HN683.5 .S61423 2005 From the publisher: Social movements have played a vital role in Indian politics since well before the inception of India as a new …

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Talking Adolescence Perspectives on Communication in the Teenage Years 

Title: Talking Adolescence Perspectives on Communication in the Teenage Years Editors: Williams, Angie and Crispin Thurow, Eds. Publisher: Peter Lang Call No.: HQ796 .T345 2005 From the Publisher: As a major economic, relational, and identity resource, communication is crucial to the well-being and success of young people. And yet adolescents are typically characterized in the media as …

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Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach and Social Justice in Education 

Title: Amartya Sen's Capability Approach and Social Justice in Education Editors: Melanie Walker and Elaine Unterhalter Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 Call Number: LC191 .A56 2007 From the Publisher: "This compelling book introduces Nobel laureate, Amartya Sen's, capability approach, and explores its significance for theory, policy and practice in education. The capability approach  …

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Art for Social Change 

I'll admit it, I failed miserably at imparting my enthusiasm for art in my classroom.  I truly hated that about myself as a teacher.  If only I knew what I know now, I would have read more books about art in the classroom, asked people more questions, and made more time so that my students …

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Teacher education and the struggle for social justice 

Title: Teacher education and the struggle for social justice Author: Kenneth M. Zeichner Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009 Check it out! LB1707 .Z45 2009 From the publisher: In this selection of his work from 1991-2008, Kenneth M. Zeichner examines the relationships between various aspects of teacher education, teacher development, and their contributions to the …

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Food rebellions!: crisis and the hunger for justice 

Title: Food rebellions! : crisis and the hunger for justice Authors: Eric Holt-Giménez and Raj Patel with Annie Shattuck Publisher: Cape Town : Pambazuka Press   Oakland, CA : Food First Books   Boston, MA : Grassroots International, 2009 Check it Out.: HD9000.5 .H653 2009 From the Publisher: Today there are over a billion hungry people on …

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Because we can change the world: a practical guide to building cooperative, inclusive classroom communities 

Title: Because we can change the world : a practical guide to building cooperative, inclusive classroom communities Author: Mara Sapon-Shevin. Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2010 Call Number: LB3013 .S26 2010 From the Publisher: Because We Can Change the World is a powerful antidote to the bullying, intolerance, and exclusion that are all too …

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