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Impeded Attainment? The Role of State Exit Examination-Alternative Route Policy Combinations

by Anne Traynor & Allison E. Chapman
To allay public concerns that state exit examination mandates might unfairly hinder some students’ educational attainment prospects, most states with exam requirements offer alternative routes to graduation for all students. This study probes the relationship between various exam difficulty-alternative route policy combinations and the subsequent attainment outcomes of tenth-graders.
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Pygmalion in the Classroom and the Home: Expectation’s Role in the Pipeline to STEMM

by Se Woong Lee, Sookweon Min & Geoffrey P. Mamerow
This paper examines the influence of students’ self-efficacy and expectation, as well as the expectation and encouragement they received from parents and high school teachers on their decisions to major in, complete a degree, and pursue a career in STEMM.
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Book Reviews
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Diploma Mills: How For-Profit Colleges Stiffed Students, Taxpayers, and the American Dream

by A.J. Angulo
reviewed by Michelle Van Noy


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Intersectional Inequality: Race, Class, Test Scores and Poverty

by Charles C. Ragin & Peer C. Fiss
reviewed by Tiedan Huang


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Beyond the Online Course: Leadership Perspectives on e-Learning

by Anthony A. Piña, Jason B. Huett, & Charles Schlosser (Eds.)
reviewed by Oksana Vorobel


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Teaching Controversial Issues: The Case for Critical Thinking and Moral Commitment in the Classroom

by Nel Noddings & Laurie Brooks
reviewed by Vonzell Agosto & Dia Davis


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Revisiting Insider-Outsider Research in Comparative and International Education

by Elizabeth McNess, Michael Crossley, & Lore Arthur (Eds.)
reviewed by Anatoli Rapoport



Education researcher Hilary Conklin discusses her co-authored article, Beyond Knowledge Ventriloquism and Echo Chambers: Raising the Quality of the Debate in Teacher Education. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.

Commentary

The Invaluable Role of the Public Schools in Maintaining a Free Pluralistic Society: Education for Citizenship Begins in Preschool

by Joy Dangora Erickson
This commentary responds to Burkholder’s commentary, Trump’s Educational Reforms Threaten to Destroy American Public Schools–Is That Such a Terrible Thing?, by arguing that there need be an emphasis on developing “reasonable” citizens from the very start of schooling. It also highlights several scholarly pieces depicting the conditions under which young children have organically participated in pluralistic, critical, and political dialogue.
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.

Learning In and Across Contexts: Reimagining Education (Kindle Book)

by Gary Natriello
This book focuses on four principles: seeing education holistically as inclusive of diverse learning contexts; recognizing how learning opportunities emerge both in and across contexts; advancing research on learning in ways that enable the study of learning over time and across contexts, and; attending to possible futures in the present.

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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