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Everyone's Creative: George E. Lewis and Ubiquitous Improvisation

by Kwami Coleman
This is a response essay to an interview with George E. Lewis, the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University, conducted by Cara Furman of Teachers College. The essay explores Lewis's thoughts on quotidian creativity and the ubiquity of improvisation, their necessity in academic institutions, and their potentially life-transforming effects for all people.
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Developing Creativity Through Critical Inquiry

by Sharon Bailin
This commentary argues that creativity is best viewed in terms of significant achievement and that such achievement is best developed through promoting critical inquiry.
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Book Reviews

Educational Policies and Youth in the 21st Century

by Sharon L. Nichols
reviewed by Ross Roholt & Tracy Leitl


Spiritual Discourse in the Academy: A Globalized Indigenous Perspective

by Njoki Nathani Wane, Francis Akena Adyanga, & Ahmed Ali Ilmi (Eds.)
reviewed by Sandra Styres


Multifaceted Perspectives on Decision Making in Music Education

by Mark Robin Campbell & Linda K. Thompson (Eds.)
reviewed by Carol Frierson-Campbell


Class and Campus Life: Managing and Experiencing Inequality at an Elite College

by Elizabeth M. Lee
reviewed by Dwan Robinson


A Perfect Mess: The Unlikely Ascendancy of American Higher Education

by David F. Labaree
reviewed by Gabriel Serna

Education researcher Mary McCaslin discusses her co-authored article, Making Mistakes: Emotional Adaptation and Classroom Learning. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.


On Diversity and Inclusion in Medieval Studies for the Social Studies Classroom

by Adam Attwood
This commentary explores interdisciplinary discussion of inclusivity in the study of the European Middle Ages and how medieval studies might be reconsidered for a new, inclusive middle school and high school social studies curricula.

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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