|Nuyorganics (Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education)
By Dr. Regina A. Bernard-Carreño, PhD
The theory of Nuyorganics joins Nuyorican poetry to organic intellectualism. Examining its possibilities, this book questions existing theories of the dominant elite and offers new theories for those who struggle for accurate representation in their academic environments. It shows the importance of understanding that lived experiences are often undiscovered sources of expertise—and untapped resources for both teachers and students—in classrooms of higher education. Drawing attention to new ways of thinking, this book is a voice for those who have fought for a rigorous, socially just education to be the primary goal of any academic training.
|Black and Brown Waves: The Cultural Politics of Young Women of Color and Feminism
By Regina Andrea Bernard, PhD
Dr. Bernard was born and raised in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen, and emotionally still resides there. She was a graduating pioneer of the African American Studies Master’s Degree Program at Columbia University, where she then worked as the Assistant Editor of the Malcolm X Multimedia Project. She then completed her M.Phil and PhD in Urban Education at the Graduate Center in New York. Currently an Assistant Professor at Baruch College in New York City, she teaches undergraduate courses in Black and Latino/a studies. She has also published essays in What You Don’t Know About Schools and in the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Youth Culture. Outside of her academic schema, Dr. Bernard runs a community group of women of all ages, where they discuss social dilemmas, as they work together to keep NYC the great place that it is. This is her first book on young women of color and feminism.
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|What You Don’t Know About Schools
By Joe Kincheloe, Editor
This book brings together leading scholars of education to analyze different ways of looking at school. Steinberg, Kincheloe, and a group of contributors argue that the goals of education are reduced by a superficial public conversation. Simplistic political views and strategies for reform ignore the complexity of the educational process. The debate over the purpose of schooling is lost. This dynamic produces an impoverished debate about the role of schools in a democratic society, the nature of learning, what constitutes good teaching, diverse ways of evaluating educational excellence, and a myriad of other pedagogical issues. Twelve Ways of Looking at School gives professors, students of education, and teachers new strategies and goals for the future of schooling in the United States.
|Contemporary Youth Culture (2 volumes): An International Encyclopedia
By Shirley R. Steinberg
Who comprises today’s youth–and what is their culture? In this encyclopedia, youth appears to encompass adolescents and what sociologists deem young adults: 18-25 years old. As for culture, the editors include several facets of youth behavior and several environments, mainly from North American and German perspectives. Africa and South America are not represented, and Asian culture is skewed to Japan.
This encyclopedia provides a series of snapshots or case studies of existing cultural “artifacts” of largely fringe older adolescents. The international aspect is very uneven. This work probably has most value as an additional browsing source of information about this ill-defined age group and is best suited to academic libraries. Lesley Farmer Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved.
|The Critical Pedagogy of Black Studies
By Regina A. Bernard-Carreño, Ph.D.
The Journal of Pan African Studies, vol.2, no.10, June 2009
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