New and notable books by subject! Teacher Education


Teacher educationThe library recently purchased over 20 new titles related to Teacher Education! This popular DC program gives students the option to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in an Education.  The program best suits students who desire to work in the field of Childhood, Early Childhood, or Adolescence Education, as well as those interested in Students with Disabilities. The Masters program offers an accelerated study of the same curriculum, including an additional avocation, concentrating on teaching the blind and visually impaired.

Below are some featured titles of note. We also compiled a bibliography on the subject that any Teacher Education student should consult!

Growing Critically Conscious Teachers: A Social Justice Curriculum for Educators of Latino/a Youth

By Angela Valenzuela

 DC Call Number 370.711 G919

critically conscious

Growing Critically Conscious Teachers highlights the sociology of education in relation to the needs of the Latino/a community of learners. The research presented concentrates on race relations, education policy, school partnership, urban education reform, and indigenous education. Vanlenzuela provides the critical framework for successfully preparing culturally responsive teachers. Approaches to addressing the gap between minorities and middle class Caucasian Americans’ includes updating the curriculum of future educators so that they can teach culturally based curricula to Latino/a children, children of color and language minority youth.

Impactful Practitioner Inquiry: The Ripple Effect on Classrooms, Schools, and Teacher Professionalism (Practitioner Inquiry)

By Sue Nichols

DC Call Number 370.72 N518i


Should teachers continue learning about how to improve their methods throughout their careers?  Impactful Practitioner Inquiry provides in-depth case studies and full-length chapters that focus on the aspects of teacher inquiry. Evidence provided by the case studies, such as the Bay Area Writing Project, prove that the best teachers of teachers, are simply experienced teachers. Continuous professional inquiry in the field of education further improves teacher confidence and student success.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum: How to Design, Revise, or

Adopt Curriculum Aligned to Student Success

By Angela Di Michele Lalor

DC Call Number 375.001 L158e


Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum is a step-by-step guide, derived from the author’s work with teachers and administrators, that focuses on curriculum development through real classroom examples. Lalor also expands upon field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools that incorporates both experience with evidence and research. There are also includes end-of-chapter checklists to establish the specific, big-picture aspects of criteria that must be met in order to create an effective curriculum for students.

Do you have a suggestion for something we should have in the library?  Please let us know by filling out this short purchase request form or simply contact the library at 845-848-7505 or!


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