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Changing Our Selves, Our Schools, and Our School System: Students Take on the New York City Quality Review Process

by Shamika Parkham & Aravis McBroom
In this chapter, two student members of the Student Voice Collaborative (SVC) describe their experiences as “Student Shadows” during the annual Quality Review process, used throughout the New York Department of Education to evaluate how well schools are organized to support student achievement. They chronicle how this experience enhanced their understanding of student voice, helped inspire meaningful changes to the rubric used by Quality Reviewers, and introduced a new model for school assessment that centers on students and educators as partners.
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Combining Youth Organizing and Youth Participatory Action Research to Strengthen Student Voice in Education Reform

by Tom Dolan, Brian D. Christens & Cynthia Lin
Community organizing efforts employ different types of research as they seek to address community issues. This chapter details the evolving use of research in a youth organizing effort in San Bernardino, CA that has addressed issues in schools, the educational system, and the broader community. We examine the youth organizers’ use of organizing research and youth participatory action research (YPAR) and the contributions of each form of research to the organizing effort.
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Book Reviews
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Democratic Evaluation and Democracy: Exploring the Reality

by Donna Podems
reviewed by Todd DeStigter


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Inside Education: Exploring the Art of Good Learning

by Stephen O'Brien
reviewed by Christopher D. Slaten & Jana Robina Onwonga


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Student Voice and School Governance: Distributing Leadership to Youth and Adults

by Marc Brasof
reviewed by Ganiva Reyes & Brian D. Schultz


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Teacher Education for the 21st Century: Creativity, Aesthetics and Ethics in Preparing Teachers for Our Future

by Donald S. Blumenfeld-Jones (Ed.)
reviewed by Kimmie Tang & Kate Esposito


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Realizing the Distinctive University: Vision and Values, Strategy and Culture

by Mark William Roche
reviewed by Jacob Rooksby



Education researcher Sarah Schneider Kavanagh discusses her article, The Promise of Anonymity: An Investigation of the Practices of ELA Teachers Facilitating Discourse About LGBTQ Topics. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.

Commentary

What Can We Learn from a Master Chef About Collaboration

by Jordi Díaz-Gibson, Peter Miller & Alan J. Daly
Ferran Adria is widely recognized as one of the best chefs in the world. As education scholars, the authors of this commentary have developed an ongoing collaborative research relationship that has drawn considerably from Adria’s approach. They suggest that this emergent Adria-inspired way of collaboration contributes to understanding international collaboration and can significantly inform other education researchers who similarly seek substantive impact in their fluid and complex settings.
Editorial

Engaging Youth in School (Kindle Book)

by Gary Natriello
This issue of the Teachers College Record Yearbook focuses on conceptualizations of engagement, the processes of engagement, portraits of engaging learning environments, and whole-school approaches to education.

TCR Yearbooks - Call for Proposals

by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record announce a call for proposals for future TCR Yearbooks.


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