Contemporary Issues In Special Educational Needs Considering The Whole Child

Author by : Armstrong, David
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : "This book presents a stimulating and up-to-date overview of the context of education in SEN and suggests how educators can address special needs most effectively by keeping in mind an image of the development of the whole child. The editors have assembled an impressive range of thought-provoking contributions to the ongoing debate on the actual, the possible and the ideal responses that our education system makes or could make to the needs of its most vulnerable students." Tony Cline, Educational Psychology Group, University College London, UK. "This book provides readers with a fresh, often incisive approach to many perennial issues in education. These include but are not limited to socio-political agendas in inclusion, labelling, learners' self esteem and the delicate balance between different specialists within school systems that must be achieved in the best interest of the child with or without special educational needs and disabilities. Although written for a UK readership, the editors have ensured that the content of most chapters transcends national and systems boundaries with a healthy balance between psychological / educational theory and its real world application in contexts that may not be instantly responsive to the child's changing needs." Dr Victor Martinelli, University of Malta, Malta. "This book provides a welcome overview and commentary on current complex issues and problems affecting all those with an interest in children and young people with special educational needs. Ranging, as it does, from matters surrounding individuals such as labelling, therapeutic work and self-esteem to wider political, historical and socio- cultural influences, it provides the reader with a challenging, informed and critical set of perspectives. Its strength is the manner in which it tackles complex issues, providing thought-provoking views for those well versed in the world of special educational needs but also ensuring clear, comprehensive background information for novice readers of this topic. This book is an excellent compilation of relevant contemporary pieces thoughtfully woven together by highly skilled, well-placed editors." Jane Leadbetter, University of Birmingham, UK. This thought-provoking and accessible book provides an overview of key issues in the education of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Written by highly experienced practitioners and educationalists, the book explores a range of approaches for working with this diverse group of learners and invites you to consider your possible responses. The book begins with an historical overview of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and a critical guide to current policy. The contributors then expertly explore and summarise many of the fascinating topics which arise in practice and scholarly research in this area, including: Ethical and practical implications of labelling children and young people with forms of special educational needs or disability The role of special schools, particularly in light of enduring debates about inclusion/exclusion What increased student participation, student voice and other facets of a democratic classroom mean for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities The contributions psychology can make to developing and enriching educational practice Understanding 'behaviour' in relation to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Case studies are used to illustrate these discussions and the book includes suggested protocols for good practice throughout. Throughout the book the reader is asked to reflect on the issues presented and come to their own decisions about what represents good practice in their setting.The journey concludes with a look at a possible 'ideal' school or educational setting for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Contemporary Issues in Special Educational Needs is an invaluable guide for trainee and qualified teachers, learning support staff, SENCO's, local authority officers, educational consultants and educational psychologists.


The Education Of The Whole Child

Author by : Clive Erricker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Burns & Oates
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Description : Are the needs of children catered for by current educational systems? Is it important to seek or act upon the opinions of children? These fundamental questions prompted a team of researchers to set up the Children and Worldviews Project, and this illuminating book is an account and an evaluation of that work. The children in the study are encouraged to talk about a range of issues, from religion and science to conflict, loss and parental separation. Their discussions - always open and often surprising - are reproduced at length, before being analysed with clarity and intelligence. The Education of the Whole Child is a sympathetic and positive work which will inform teachers and others involved in educational policy and management of the contributory role children are able to play in education.


Developing The Whole Child

Author by : Mary Catherine Daly
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This book addresses the emotional, social, moral and spiritual progress of the young child. This book uses Maslow?s Hierachy of Needs as its structural base to outline the needs of children.


Whole Child Whole School

Author by : Eileen Santiago
Languange : en
Publisher by : R&L Education
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Description : This book provides a unique examination on the ways in which educating the whole child in the community school serves to ameliorate the conditions of poverty and obstacles to learning faced by students. Using a case study approach the book will highlight the successful journey of one school that transformed itself into a community school.


Whole Child Education

Author by : John P. Miller
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : Public education is often viewed as dominated by an emphasis on test scores and narrowly defined parameters of performance and achievement. By contrast, John P. Miller's Whole Child Education fosters relationships between various forms of thinking, links body and mind, and recognizes the inner life of the child. Addressing issues of teaching, curriculum, the school, and teacher wellness, Miller presents three basic approaches (transmission, transaction, and transformation) that facilitate a connection with the whole student. Practical examples from teachers who have incorporated Miller's ideas into their own classrooms and description of Toronto's Whole Child School (founded in 2009) illustrate how the 'Whole Curriculum' can be implemented on both the small and large scale. Inspired by the powerful vision of Martin Luther King and his concept of the Beloved Community, Whole Child Education is a vehicle for building community through holistic education.


Whole Child Development Learning And Thriving

Author by : Pamela Cantor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : We discuss whole-child development, learning, and thriving through a dynamic systems theory lens that focuses on the United States and includes an analysis of historical challenges in the American public education system, including inequitable resources, opportunities, and outcomes. To transform US education systems, developmental and learning scientists, educators, policymakers, parents, and communities must apply the knowledge they have today to 1. challenge the assumptions and goals that drove the design of the current US education system, 2. articulate a revised, comprehensive definition of whole-child development, learning, and thriving that accepts rather than simplifies how human beings develop, 3. create a profound paradigm shift in how the purpose of education is described in the context of social, cultural, and political forces, including the impacts of race, privilege, and bias and 4. describe a new dynamic 'language' for measurement of both the academic competencies and the full set of 21st century skills.


With The Whole Child In Mind

Author by : Linda Darling-Hammond
Languange : en
Publisher by : ASCD
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Description : Among the many models of school reform that have emerged in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, one has endured for more than 50 years: the School Development Program (SDP). Established in 1968 by renowned child psychiatrist James P. Comer and the Yale Child Study Center, the SDP is grounded in the belief that successful schooling—particularly for children from disadvantaged backgrounds—must focus on the whole child. With that in mind, the SDP encompasses both academics and social-emotional development, and it is founded on positive and productive relationships among students, teachers, school leaders, and parents. With the Whole Child in Mind describes the SDP's six developmental pathways (cognitive, social, psychological, physical, linguistic, and ethical) and explains how the program's nine key components (in the form of mechanisms, operations, and guiding principles) create a comprehensive approach to educating children for successful outcomes. Firsthand recollections by Comer, school leaders and teachers, and SDP staff members provide an inside look at the challenges and successes that eventually transformed severely underperforming schools into models of excellence. Linda Darling-Hammond, one of the country's foremost experts on K-12 education, and her colleagues argue persuasively for the continuing relevance of the SDP. Far too many schools still operate in a high-pressure environment that emphasizes testing and standardized curricula while ignoring the fundamental importance of personal connections that make a profound difference for students. Fifty years on, the SDP is still just as powerful as ever.


Whole Child Teaching

Author by : James D. Trifone
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This book provides an in-depth discussion of the aspects of a whole-child learner paradigm including how educator and school-based influences interrelate with personal and interpersonal demonstrations of learning to create a holistic learning system


Whole Child Development Learning And Thriving

Author by : Pamela Cantor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Total Read : 40
Total Download : 190
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Description : We discuss whole-child development, learning, and thriving through a dynamic systems theory lens that focuses on the United States and includes an analysis of historical challenges in the American public education system, including inequitable resources, opportunities, and outcomes. To transform US education systems, developmental and learning scientists, educators, policymakers, parents, and communities must apply the knowledge they have today to 1. challenge the assumptions and goals that drove the design of the current US education system, 2. articulate a revised, comprehensive definition of whole-child development, learning, and thriving that accepts rather than simplifies how human beings develop, 3. create a profound paradigm shift in how the purpose of education is described in the context of social, cultural, and political forces, including the impacts of race, privilege, and bias and 4. describe a new dynamic 'language' for measurement of both the academic competencies and the full set of 21st century skills.


The Whole Child

Author by : Joanne Hendrick
Languange : en
Publisher by : Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Merrill
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Description : A core methods text for the Introduction to Early Childhood Education course. With an exciting new chapter on the emergent approach to fostering cognitive skills, the new edition of this text continues a tradition of offering future teachers of children ages 2 to 5 a complete, developmental approach to early childhood education...giving them the specific skills they need to function effectively with the children in their care. Rather than stressing such curriculum topics as "art" or "science," this text focuses on the "whole child" and what he/she needs from the learning environment in order to thrive. It pictures the child as being made up of "selves" - emotional, social, physical, creative, and cognitive...examines each of those selves in turn...and recommends methods and materials for enhancing growth in each area. This popular text is unique in that it combines a practical, realistic approach with a firm foundation in pertinent research topics.


Educating Second Language Children

Author by : Fred Genesee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This text brings together the work of 15 elementary education experts who support an integrative approach to educating second language children. The paperback edition is a collection of articles from fourteen elementary education experts who espouse an integrative approach to second language education - one that goes beyond language teaching methodology - to cover a wide range of issues affecting the academic and social success of language minority children. The volume deals not only with second language development, but with the development of the whole child. Rather than focusing on language instruction, it addresses the entire curriculum, and instead of restricting itself to classroom learning, it examines the role of the school, family, and community.


Educating The Neoliberal Whole Child

Author by : Bronwen MA Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book questions what ‘educating the whole child’ means in the context of our current neoliberal education system. In analysing the impact of how education policy is enacted and understood, it examines how this ‘neoliberalisation’ has shaped the personal and ethical relations of education. The book is unique in raising questions about the way in which a common and universally held truth about the importance and value of educating the whole child is conceptualised and articulated in education policy. Employing Foucault’s concepts of bio power, governmentality, the dispositif and subjectivities, this book explores the importance of psy-scientific knowledge, systems of education governance and classroom practices in constructing a neoliberal whole child. It examines how government policy structures the relationship between the child, school and government and claims that current policy and practice operate as forms of bio power that extends neoliberal governance to the emotional and moral life of the child. Educating the Neoliberal Whole Child will be of great interest to researchers, academics and students in the fields of education policy, sociology of education and critical pedagogy. It is also a valuable addition to studies of Foucault and education.


Supporting The Whole Child Reflections On Best Practices In Learning Teaching And Leadership

Author by : Marge Scherer
Languange : en
Publisher by : ASCD
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Description : This e-book, a collection of articles from Educational Leadership and other ASCD publications explores what it means to “support the whole child.” In these articles, authors ponder the various meanings of support in the classroom, school, and community. This third in a four-book series exploring whole child education ends by emphasizing another maxim of good teaching: Hold high expectations for your students. Our authors agree: With the right supports, students are capable of doing more than even they think they can.


Keeping The Whole Child Healthy And Safe

Author by : Marge Scherer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 64
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Description : This collection of articles from Educational Leadership and other ASCD publications explores what it means to foster health and safety for students. Knowing that what we teach kids today will shape their future well-being, the authors look at the issues from many angles, addressing both physical and mental health and safety. Authors include Nel Noddings, Amy Azzam, Deborah Meier, Thomas Armstrong, and David Satcher.


Whole Child Whole School

Author by : Eileen Santiago
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Total Read : 18
Total Download : 211
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Description : This book provides a unique examination on the ways in which educating the whole child in the community school serves to ameliorate the conditions of poverty and obstacles to learning faced by students. Using a case study approach the book will highlight the successful journey of one school that transformed itself into a community school. Given the rise in poverty nation wide and the unprecedented economic crisis, many school districts are looking for innovative ways to garner resources for their schools. The strategies outlined in this book will provide suggestions for using the resources of community partnerships as a framework for school renewal and improvement in student achievement. The authors share their first hand experiences building a community school from the ground up, as well as providing the national perspective on community schools. Given the power of the community school, this book concludes with a call to action for the dissemination of this model and its embrace of whole child education"


Coaching The Whole Child

Author by : David Haskins
Languange : en
Publisher by : Coachwise 1st4sport
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Description : Develop young people through sport by coaching the whole child Coaching the Whole Child: Positive Development Through Sport will guide you through the 5Cs for your coaching approach: Competence Confidence Character and Caring Connection Creativity. The approach has its roots in positive youth development rather than sport and will help you recognise the value of the 5Cs for coaching. If you are responsible for coaching young people it will interest and excite you. It offers you... ...the chance to reconsider the emphasis of your coaching and provides you with useful tools to enhance the experience of young people. If you are a coach who is committed to developing participants both in and through sport, and open to adopting the holistic view of what coaching entails, this resource is for you. To aid with your planning, tables are provided to show the interaction of the 5Cs with the physical, mental, technical and tactical development of players.


Challenging The Whole Child

Author by : Marge Scherer
Languange : en
Publisher by : ASCD
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Total Read : 37
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Description : This special e-book collection of articles from Educational Leadership and other ASCD publications examines the kinds of challenges that best prepare students for college, the world of work, and life. The authors examine what excellence and high performance mean in various schools and settings around the world and explore how to make learning richer and more thought-provoking through both rigorous curriculum and formative assessment. They look at some ways that both elementary and secondary school teachers can teach problem-solving and innovative and analytical thinking, and they consider how to challenge students preparing for college as well as those readying themselves for careers after high school. Articles also examine ways to lead students to address today's 21st-century problems, acknowledging that citizens of the future will face new challenges and will need new knowledge and skills. The final section takes on the question of how to motivate students to embrace challenge. ction that works and made it thrive. Note: This product listing is for the Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the book.


The Whole Child

Author by : Seamus Carey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Description : The Whole Child is a beautifully written book combining classic philosophical themes such as wonder and happiness with contemporary parenting virtues like courage, compassion, integrity, and discipline.


Teaching Kindergarten

Author by : Julie Diamond
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teachers College Press
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Total Read : 84
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Description : Today’s kindergarten teachers face enormous challenges to reach district-mandated academic standards. This book presents a model for 21st-century kindergartens that is rooted in child-centered learning and also shaped by the needs and goals of the present day. Classroom teachers working with diverse populations of students and focusing on issues of social justice provide vivid descriptions of classroom life across urban and rural communities. Teacher reflections and commentary from the editors link teacher decisions to principles of good practice. Teaching Kindergarten illustrates how a progressive, learning-centered approach can not only meet the equity and accountability goals of the Common Core State Standards but go well beyond that to educate the whole child. Book Features: Rich examples of learner-centered teaching in diverse public school settings.Depictions of integrated curricula in science, social studies, math, arts, and language arts that address Common Core and other standards.Connections to recent developmental research and pedagogy.Programs promoting social and cultural awareness.Photographs of children’s projects and a list of children’s books. “The teachers you are about to read tell stories no one has heard before, at a time when it is difficult to hear the individual voices in the classroom. No grade level needs this soul-searching examination more than kindergarten. This book maps a remarkable number of journeys toward this goal. I hope teachers will be inspired to add their own voices to the process of renewal.” —Vivian Gussin Paley, internationally renowned educator, author, and classroom teacher “We need this book. It speaks eloquently to what good practice looks like in real schools, as well as what it means to be a good teacher. These are stories of amazing educators whose work addresses what equity is all about—starting with 5 year olds. It’s too bad the next 12 years of school are not more like these kindergarten classrooms.” —Deborah Meier, education activist, senior scholar at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education


Yogakids

Author by : Marsha Wenig
Languange : en
Publisher by : Abrams
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Description : The innovative YogaKids® program offers more than just poses: It blends traditional yoga and its benefits with new theories of multiple learning styles in a comprehensive, imaginative, and playful approach to education. The best-selling YogaKids® video (a Parent's Choice award winner) has been helping kids—and their parents—discover the pleasures and benefits of yoga for more than seven years. With this book, Marsha Wenig's fun and child-friendly course is expanded and enriched for parents, teachers, and caregivers. YogaKids® presents more than 50 carefully selected poses, in clear, easy-to-follow, color photographs, paired with special activities that stimulate children's verbal, spatial, and artistic skills. The book includes special yoga routines to cover a multitude of common situations, such as calming down, getting ready for a test, or even riding in a car, as well as help for children with special needs. Parents learn the physical and emotional benefits of each pose; children discover that learning is fun, that exercise feels good, and that taking care of their bodies is easy. - Designed for kids and adults to use together - Integrates yoga with verbal, spatial, and mathematical learning - Follow-up to the best-selling YogaKids® video, a Parents' Choice award winner - Two new videos to be released this fall - National author tour - National print and broadcast publicity - Online marketing


The Education Of The Whole Child

Author by : R. M. Ogden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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A Broad And Balanced Curriculum In Primary Schools

Author by : Susan Ogier
Languange : en
Publisher by : Learning Matters
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Description : Primary schools and teachers in England are tasked with providing a Broad and Balanced curriculum. As pressures of standardised testing and the focus on English and maths impact on teaching time, how can teachers ensure that they remain focused on this as an objective? How do we ensure that the curriculum truly is Broad and Balanced? How do ensure that we are educating the whole child? This book provides both discussion of the current challenges and practical guidance and support on how to tackle them. It informs and inspires new teachers to teach across the curriculum, and to empower the next generation of children to explore what is possible for them within their own future lives. This second edition includes new chapters on curriculum design; alternative environments and learning spaces.


Educating The Whole Child An Ascd Action Tool

Author by : John L. Brown
Languange : en
Publisher by : ASCD
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Description : While everyone wants students to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, it's tough to work toward that vision when there are so many other priorities and constraints. That's why we've developed this special tool to help you lead and implement a school- or district-wide initiative for the Whole Child. Using the tools and guidelines in this action tool, you can Convince teacher, parent, and other audiences of the rationale for a Whole Child initiative Focus your school and community on developing and maintaining an intellectually engaging and challenging learning environment Focus your school and community on preparing 21st century students Put forward a plan to address students' health and safety issues Guide your school toward a more personalized and supportive learning environment Included is a single use of the Whole Child Assessment Survey to give you baseline data and help you assess your school's current strengths and weaknesses. Downloadable professional learning activities with a Powerpoint presentation make it much easier for you to conduct a professional development focused on educating the Whole Child. Plus, a school improvement planning process gives you steps and strategies for leading a successful Whole Child initiative.


Sustaining Early Childhood Learning Gains

Author by : Arthur J. Reynolds
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Leading scholars synthesize knowledge on how gains from early childhood programs and practices are initiated, increased, and sustained.


Effective Collaboration For Educating The Whole Child

Author by : Carol A. Kochhar-Bryant
Languange : en
Publisher by : Corwin Press
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Total Read : 36
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Description : Educate the whole child by building a culture of collaboration in your school! This book for K–12 general and special education teachers, administrators, and student support specialists explores how to make collaboration and coordination work, who takes responsibility for the process, and why collaboration is central to improving outcomes for students with complex learning needs. The author: Discusses the roles, responsibilities, and relationships between school professionals, community agencies, and service providers Offers case examples as real-world illustrations of collaboration Emphasizes important developmental transitions from the elementary years through high school and after


Valuing The Whole Child

Author by : Michael Diedrich
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Examines five key areas of education spending (enriching coursework, student support services, targeted spending for particular student groups, extracurricular activities, and early childhood education) to see how they weathered stingy state budgets and the Great Recession.


Parenting The Whole Child A Holistic Child Psychiatrist Offers Practical Wisdom On Behavior Brain Health Nutrition Exercise Family Life Peer Relationships School Life Trauma Medication And More

Author by : Scott M. Shannon
Languange : en
Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
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Total Read : 40
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Description : Explains cutting-edge scientific concepts, like epigenetics and neuroplasticity, to help parents and caregivers understand the root of children's behavioral and emotional issues and offers all-natural ways to overcome them without turning to medication. Original.


Keeping The Whole Child Healthy And Safe

Author by : Marge Scherer
Languange : en
Publisher by : ASCD
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Total Read : 57
Total Download : 395
File Size : 43,8 Mb
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Description : This e-book, a collection of articles from Educational Leadership and other ASCD publications explores what it means to foster health and safety for students. Knowing that what we teach kids today will shape their future well-being, the authors look at the issues from many angles, addressing both physical and mental health and safety. This fourth in a four-book series of e-books on educating the whole child recognizes that although health and safety are not just curriculum topics, they definitely should be formal parts of learning. Note: This product listing is for the Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the book.


Critical Educational Psychology

Author by : Stephen Vassallo
Languange : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : The field of critical studies recognizes that all knowledge is deeply embedded in idealogical, cultural, political, and historical contexts. Although this approach is commonly applied in other subfields of psychology. educational psychology has resisted a comprehensive critical appraisal. In Critical Educational Psychology, stephen Vassallo seeks to correct this deficit by demonstrating hw the psychology of learning is neither neutral nor value-free but rather bound by a host of contextual issues and assumptions. Vassallo invites educators, researchers, and psychologists to think broadly about the implications that their use of psychology has on the teaching and learning process. He applies a wide variety of interdisciplinary approaches to examine the psychology of learning, cognitive development, motivation, creativity, discipline, and attention. drawing on multiple perspectives within psychology and critical theory, he reveals that contemporary educational psychology is entangled in and underpinned by specific political, idealogical, historical, and cultural contexts.--Book cover.