Book Announcement: Erasing Invisibility, Inequity and Social Injustice of Africans in the Diaspora and the Continent

Erasing Invisibility, Inequity and Social Injustice of Africans in the Diaspora and the Continent now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443894975
Hardback, pp317, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Erasing Invisibility, Inequity and Social Injustice of Africans in the Diaspora and the Continent, edited by Omiunota N. Ukpokodu and Peter Otiato Ojiambo.

This volume engages the reader in understanding past and contemporary critical issues in African scholarship, both in the diaspora and on the continent, that have been marginalized, unexamined, and under-researched, and proposes ways to make them visible. The book is timely as it imagines and reimagines scholarship on Africans in the diaspora and on the continent. It is bold, and authentically unpacks African immigrants’ individual and collective cultural, educational, social, and institutional experiences, especially in the context of US Pk-12 schools as they navigate and negotiate transnational spaces regarding identity and shifting positionalities. The editors and contributors, who are themselves African immigrants, exemplify their spirits of Sankofa as they look back to their roots in order to give back to their “Motherland” by fighting for the visibility, equity and social justice of Africans in the diaspora and on the continent. The book proposes critical and insightful ideas that educators, researchers, policy makers, social and human services, and community leaders will find valuable. Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Guide to Early Childhood Education: Development – Design – Diversity (Paperback)

Paperback edition of Guide to Early Childhood Education: Development – Design – Diversity now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895057
Paperback, pp299, £37.99 / $64.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of Guide to Early Childhood Education: Development – Design – Diversity, edited by Pamela R. Cook.

Guide to Early Childhood Education: Development – Design – Diversity is a textbook of articles and essays exclusively written to provide a resource for educationalists working in the field of Early Childhood Education (ECE), and programmes from around the world. The text has been formally prepared in three significant parts to offer encouraging insights, early learning ideas, classroom environmental changes and pertinent information and internet resources to assist in guiding successful learning. This textbook is primarily suited for ECE administrators, directors, students, teachers, instructors, professors, and additional personnel that will be teaching or working with children in age levels ranging from infant and toddler through to school-age grade three.
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Book Announcement: Effects of Interpersonal Relationships on Shared Reminiscence: Whose Memory is It?

Effects of Interpersonal Relationships on Shared Reminiscence: Whose Memory is It? now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895217
Hardback, pp221, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Effects of Interpersonal Relationships on Shared Reminiscence: Whose Memory is It? by Candice E. Condon.

You rely on your memories for who you are as a person, where you have been, and what you have experienced in your life to date. But, what if it turned out that these memories that you hold closely aren’t your memories at all? What if they were someone else’s memories? Continue reading

Book Announcement: Fractures and Disruptions in Children’s Literature

Fractures and Disruptions in Children’s Literature now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895156
Hardback, pp309, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Fractures and Disruptions in Children’s Literature, edited by Ana Margarida Ramos, Sandie Mourão and Maria Teresa Cortez.

In March 2015, the eleventh edition of The Child and the Book Conference was organized at the University of Aveiro in Portugal. The conference was related to the theme of fracture and disruption in children’s and young adult literature. This publication provides not only a synthesis of the main reflections, but also a starting point for understanding the issues of fracture and disruption within children’s and young adult literature. The volume gathers texts from consolidated figures within the field of research in Children’s Literature, as well as contributions from junior researchers, creating bridges and dialogue between both generations and critical and theoretical approaches. It includes chapters on violence, war, sexuality and politics, discussion around formal-stylistic perspectives, analysis of fringe works and hybrid literary forms as well as the issue of audience and the crossover universe. Special reference should be given to the inclusion of contributions from lesser-known countries and literatures such as Brazil, Italy, Norway, Poland, and Portugal. The volume will be of interest to children’s literature specialists, graduate and post-graduate students, librarians, and mediators of reading. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Alternative Educational Methodologies

Alternative Educational Methodologies now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895187
Hardback, pp309, £67.99 / $114.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Alternative Educational Methodologies, edited by Ion Albulescu and Horaţiu Catalano.

This volume brings together a number of papers presented at the international conference on “Specific Methodologies in Educational Alternatives” held in June 2016, at the Bistriţa University Extension of the Educational Sciences Department of Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The event served to promote the most recent theoretical and practical findings related to educational alternatives, and attracted the attendance of over 250 theorists and experts in the field. The conference represented a significant opportunity to know and develop this field of study, based on research and examples of good practice. The contributions here specifically explore the six educational alternatives that exist in Romania, namely Step by Step, Waldorf, Freinet, Curative Pedagogy, Montessori and the Jenaplan. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Theory and Best Practice Models in Educational Institutions in Spain and Italy

Theory and Best Practice Models in Educational Institutions in Spain and Italy now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500044
Hardback, pp142, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Theory and Best Practice Models in Educational Institutions in Spain and Italy, edited by Annemarie Profanter and Luisa Sevillano García.

The current societal and social reality in Europe is undergoing far-reaching changes due to the phenomenon of migration. Educational policy and pedagogical practice play a key role in the academic support of immigrant children in schools. In this volume, the connections between societal change and educational issues in relation to two southern European nations, Spain and Italy, are analyzed. The stories of intercultural communication and integration of these two case studies focus on five themes: linguistic diversity, the performance gap, teacher training programs and school culture, the role of music education in multicultural and multilingual contexts, and the development of a supranational education as an improvement for multicultural education. The volume is of particular relevance for educational researchers, as well as for the interested general reader. It takes the reader to public and private entities in Italy and Spain, where intercultural education is part of societal discourse, and serves as a sounding board for the discussion of developments in other parts of Europe with similar demographics. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Role of the Self in Language Learning

The Role of the Self in Language Learning now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500013
Hardback, pp175, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Role of the Self in Language Learning, edited by Sehnaz Sahinkarakas and Jülide Inozu.

The role played by concepts of the “Self” in the learning of languages has recently received increasing attention in academic studies. In the same way that fingerprints represent each person’s uniqueness, the self here is related to the uniqueness of learners, the way they receive and transmit their identity in the teaching and learning process. It is this uniqueness that brings dynamism, challenge and inspiration to learning and teaching. By focusing on language learners’ self-concept, this book foregrounds the role of the learner in the process of language learning. It presents a number of empirical studies that bring into focus various aspects of the self, and will, as such, be of interest to EFL teachers, researchers and the general reader interested in the self and its effects on learners’ approaches, motivation and interest in foreign language learning. Continue reading