Be the Change

Be the Change

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qAt a time when teachers are the scapegoats for all that is wrong with education, Rita Verma and colleagues push back by illuminating the critical and creative roles that teachers and youth are playing to make education impactful. The examples in this book model the possibilities for anti-oppressive activism through education, and inspire.qA¹Kevin Kumashiro, author of The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right has Framed the Debate on America's Schools --... and Listening to Student Voice, provides the reader with unique and powerful examples of youth activism in action. Not only are grassroots projects presented, but creative writing is highlighted as a powerful medium to advocate for change. ... campaign to interrogate, and ultimately shape, policy surrounding military science courses in their high school. ... Students were asked to describe through personal essays the dreams they have for both themselves and their community.

Title:Be the Change
Author:Rita Verma
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2010


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