Environmental Education and Advocacy

education and examines how changing perspectives of education and ecology within environmental education contribute to the academic and public concerns of advocacy . ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY Taken at face value , the term ...


Author: Edward A. Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521824109

Category: Nature

Page: 333

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This book brings together ecologists, environmental philosophers and educators to address concerns over advocacy in environmental education.

Special Education Advocacy

How does your opinion change, if at all, as an advocate for a child in care, an advocate for the state child welfare agency or an advocate for the local department of education? Where, if any, should compromises be made to address the ...


Author: Ruth Colker

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 9780327176107

Category: Law

Page: 746

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Professors Colker and Waterstone, and the eight contributors to discrete chapters of Special Education Advocacy, have collaborated to try to provide students and lawyers with the basic tools they need to be effective advocates in educational cases involving children with disabilities. Special Education Advocacy is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of special education advocates. By using examples and simulations based on real cases, the authors and contributors hope to illuminate the major principles that are important to successful advocacy on behalf of children with disabilities.

A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

E=MC2 advocacy strategies cont. using politics and psychology 254–5 writing goals and objectives 115–18 early intervening services (EIS) 82–3 education attitudes and expectations 243–5 internal pressures and strains on system 246–7 ...


Author: Matthew Cohen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846429218

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Disability law can be complex and intimidating, so how can concerned parents use it to ensure their child with a disability receives the appropriate education they are legally entitled to? A Guide to Special Education Advocacy gives strategies for advocating for better provision of special education in schools. Despite the many services and accommodations that have been made for students with disabilities, such as the use of Braille or providing specialized education in a regular or special classroom, many children with disabilities do not get the services they need and are not placed in appropriate programs or settings. Because of this, the perception of disability often remains unchanged. Matthew Cohen's insightful manual gives a practical vision of how a parent or a professional can become an advocate to achieve a more inclusive and rewarding education for the child with a disability. This book will provide parents, people with disabilities, professionals and clinicians thinking about special education advocacy with an overview of current disability law and how it works, identifying practical ways for building positive and effective relationships with schools.

Advances in Understanding Advocacy and Improving Policy Practice Education

Some of these initiatives focus on educational and professional issues, such as the Action Network for Social Work Education and Research (ANSWER), which advocates on behalf of social work education, training and research, ...


Author: Richard Hoefer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317230311

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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A perennial issue in social work is the lack of clear evidence showing how to be a successful advocate and how to create enthusiasm among students for policy practice. Researchers are now applying theory to understand better the topics of effective social work advocacy and policy practice. The results of testing conceptual models with carefully gathered evidence are beneficial, helping us to advance our knowledge more quickly than merely collecting descriptions of case studies that remain unintegrated into a larger context. Improvements in understanding how to conduct effective advocacy emerge, helping practitioners to be more successful in their advocacy efforts. Similarly, bringing evidence and data to teaching methods improves confidence in their applicability to more than one course or institution. Readers of this book will discover how to be more effective policy practitioners as well as more engaging instructors by focusing on theories and evidence which demonstrate successful advocacy and teaching. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Policy Practice.

LGBTQI Allies in Education Advocacy Activism and Participatory Collaborative Research

exploration. in. education,. advocacy,. activism. and. participatory. collaborative. resear . DOI: 10.4324/9780429455025-1. is. book explores the ally1 perspective in advocating for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, ...


Author: Wendy M. Cumming-Potvin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780429847486

Category: Education

Page: 236

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This topical book explores the ally perspective in advocating for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer and Inter-sex (LGBTQI+) human rights across American, Canadian, and Australian educational contexts. This book aims to clarify the terms and dynamics of mobilizing heterosexual and cisgender privilege in the interests of promoting safe, welcoming and inclusive educational communities for all stake holders, particularly those students who self- identify as LGBTQI+. By highlighting concrete examples of allies engaged in participatory collaborative research, and by investigating the historical and theoretical dimensions of ally work more generally, this volume presents a comprehensive research account of allies’ role in education, advocacy and activism. This book will benefit researchers, academics, and educators in higher education with an interest in gender and sexuality, the sociology of education and schools and schooling more broadly. Those specifically interested in gender studies, as well as the politics of higher education, will also benefit from this book.

Case Studies in Building Equity Through Family Advocacy in Special Education

First, parents and caregivers advocate for their children to be welcomed into the world because they are and should ... We emphasize that this includes individuals in educational or medical settings, communities, and even within their ...


Author: Lydia Ocasio-Stoutenburg

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807765340

Category: Education

Page: 216

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"You've read the history and the background, now meet the families! This companion book to Meeting Families Where They Are traces the advocacy journeys of 12 caregivers across a range of racial, ethnic, social, disability, economic, and family identities. The stories reflect the unique lives, histories, and needs of each family, as well as the different approaches they employ to meet the needs of their children. Caregivers indicate when they began to advocate; describe how they continue their efforts across schools, medical offices, therapies, communities, and virtual spaces; and discuss how they adapt to changing social and health climates and educational delivery modes. They also share their collective wisdom to assist other parents who are new to the advocacy platform or are feeling discouraged with the process. This is must-reading for family members, teachers, administrators, health care personnel, and everyone invested in creating a culture of respect, love, and understanding. Book Features: ] Emphasizes how families have resisted the deficit-based view of their children while still utilizing systems of support. Identifies gaps and challenges across multiple systems, as well as "what's working." Incorporates the fields of special education and disability studies in education. Uses the framework of DisCrit to explore how disability and other social identities operate in tandem, examining concepts such as power, access, privilege, and barriers. Positions caregivers as experts in their children's lives, illustrating how they advocate for their children, teens, and young adults. Takes a deep dive into the nuances of generational, cultural, organizational, and geographical factors that impact how caregivers advocate. Resists approaches that typically involve professionals dictating what families need, centering instead on a collaborative model that includes families and professionals"--

Issues and Advocacy in Early Education

Buchmann, M. (1986). Role over person: Morality and authenticity in teaching. Teachers College Record, 87, 529-543. Cahill, B. F. (1986). Training volunteers as child advocates. Child Welfare, 65, 545-553. Children's Defense Fund.


Author: Mary A. Jensen

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39076000907431

Category: Education

Page: 392

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Making a Difference

Presents advocacy skills to those who must be advocates for children with disabilities and their families.


Author: Craig R. Fiedler

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015047708105

Category: Education

Page: 258

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Presents advocacy skills to those who must be advocates for children with disabilities and their families.

Developing Teacher Leaders in Special Education

An Administrator's Guide to Building Inclusive Schools Daniel M. Maggin, Marie Tejero Hughes ... articles are available at http://www.ascd.org/ publications/educational-leadership/dec15/vol73/num04/toc.aspx Chapter 8: Advocacy Advocacy ...


Author: Daniel M. Maggin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000082517

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Practical and forward-thinking, Developing Teacher Leaders in Special Education is the administrator's essential guide to growing special educator leadership in any school, district, or program. Special educators need to be flexible, proactive, and collaborative – qualities that make them uniquely suited to roles in school leadership – but these skills are often overlooked when choosing effective teacher leaders. Featuring helpful tips and detailed examples to demonstrate the concepts in action, this book breaks down the qualities that special educators can bring to your school leadership team and explores how you can leverage those skills to create a more inclusive and successful community.

Political Sociology of Adult Education

EDUCATION: UNLEASHING. THE. POWER,. RECLAIMING. THE. DREAM. The culture of science that predominates in many academic circles dissociates almost by definition science from culture, and analytics from advocacy. While there are portentous ...


Author: Carlos Alberto Torres

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789462092273

Category: Education

Page: 106

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Critical Theorist Carlos Alberto Torres offers a political sociology of adult learning and education, based on Critical Social Theory and the always inspiring work of Paulo Freire. Empirically grounded and theoretically sophisticated, this new book follows the footsteps of his classic book published in the early nineties The Politics of Nonformal Education in Latin America. Torres book offers comparative and international sociological analyses of adult learning and education, an area in which there is an obsession with ‘practice’ and an aversion to theory, with some notable and laudable exceptions, but which has the potential to provide avenues for social justice education in ways that no other systems and policies can. This book revitalizes social theory in education, and provides ample evidence of the power of adult learning and education, examining a variety of policy documents connected with the various adult education congresses promoted by the UNESCO, which are thoroughly scrutinized for what they bring to or omit from the policy agenda. In the context of new developments in adult learning and education, particularly the impact of multiple globalizations, neoliberalism, and the new role of international organizations in reconceptualizing lifelong learning, new evidence-based research, new narratives, and the vibrancy of social movements striving for a new and possible world, it is clear that new theoretical designs were needed making this is a must-read book.