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New Book Focuses on School Reform and the Role of Schools in Society

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dean Co-Edits New Book; Donyell Roseboro and Martin Wasserberg are Contributing Authors

Watson College Dean Kenneth Teitelbaum is co-editor of the book, School Reform Critics: The Struggle for Democratic Schooling, published in January by Peter Lang Publishing. Sixteen distinguished contributors, including Teitelbaum and WCE faculty Donyell Roseboro and Martin Wasserberg, authored chapters examining the school reform movement currently underway.  The authors focus on education in a democracy, context and policy implications, teachers and teacher education, and diversity and social justice. Their insightful chapters make a major contribution to the current debate over where society is headed and what direction it should be going if it seeks to advance the public good, ensure a stronger democracy and create more academically meaningful and equitable schools for all children.

Through the book, the authors and editors seek to engage educators, especially professionals and students in the fields of educational policy, curriculum studies and teacher education.

Chapters contributed by WCE’s dean and faculty members include, “Teacher Education in Volatile Times: Forward to the Basics” by Teitelbaum, “Rethinking School Reform and Neighborhood Schools” by Roseboro and “No Voices Left Behind” by Wasserberg.

School Reform Critics: The Struggle for Democratic Schooling is available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.