Fall 2020

CSE Book Cover Gutman Library Book Talk: Common-Sense Evidence: The Education Leader’s Guide to Using Data and Research

Written by Nora Gordon and Carrie Conaway

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12-1p.m.

Please register: https://bit.ly/CommonSenseEvidence

About the book: Written by two leading experts in education research and policy, Common-Sense Evidence is a concise, accessible guide that helps education leaders find and interpret data and research, and then put that knowledge into action. The authors walk readers through the processes for determining whether research is relevant and convincing; explain useful statistical concepts; and show how to quickly search for and scan research studies for the necessary information.

About the event: Moderated by Dr. Bridget Terry Long, Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the panel discussion will feature Carrie Conaway, one of the book's authors and a senior lecturer on education at HGSE, Sonja Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, and Peggy Brookins, President & CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Where to read: More info about the book here

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Gutman Library Book Talk: Black, Brown, Bruised: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation

Written by Ebony Omotola McGee

Monday, October 5, 2020 12-1p.m.

Please register: bit.ly/BlackBrownBruised

About the book: Drawing on narratives from hundreds of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous individuals, Ebony Omotola McGee examines the experiences of underrepresented racially minoritized students and faculty members who have succeeded in STEM. Based on this extensive research, McGee advocates for structural and institutional changes to address racial discrimination, stereotyping, and hostile environments in an effort to make the field more inclusive.

About the event: Dr. Ebony Omotola McGee, Associate Professor of Diversity and STEM education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, will be introduced by David Stovall, Criminology, Law, and Justice Faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who wrote the forward of the book.

Where to read: More info about the book here

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Equity and Quality in Digital Learning Realizing the Promise in K–12 Education book coverGutman Library Book Talk: Equity and Quality in Digital Learning: Realizing the Promise in K–12 Education

Written by Carolyn J. Heinrich, Jennifer Darling-Aduana, and Annalee G. Good

Thursday, October 15, 2020 4-5p.m.

Please register: bit.ly/EquityAndQuality

About the book: Equity and Quality in Digital Learning identifies and presents specific strategies and practices for using digital tools to reduce inequities in educational opportunities and improve student outcomes.
Based on the authors’ ten-year research-practice partnership with both the Dallas and Milwaukee public school districts, the book highlights the factors that can support or impede the effective implementation of digital learning in K–12 schools at all levels: district, school, classroom, and student. Digital initiatives can boost higher levels of learning, the authors advocate, but require planning, monitoring and assessment, and revamping and refinement.

About the event: all three authors will participate in the book talk, with a Q&A at the end: Carolyn J. Heinrich, Professor of Public Policy, Education and Economics at Vanderbilt University, Jennifer Darling-Aduana, Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies at Georgia State University, and Annalee G. Good, Assistant Scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education.

Where to read: More info about the book here

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Gutman Library Book Talk: The Chicana/o/x Dream: Hope, Resistance, and Educational Success

Written by Gilberto Q. Conchas and Nancy Acevedo

Thursday, October 29, 2020 4-5p.m.

Please register: bit.ly/ChicanaOXDream

About the book: Based on interview data, life testimonios, and Chicana feminist theories, The Chicana/o/x Dream profiles first-generation, Mexican-descent college students who have overcome adversity by utilizing various forms of cultural capital to power their academic success. While college enrollment rates for Chicana/o/x students have steadily increased over the last decade, this cohort still faces significant barriers to academic achievement, including minimal information about college and limited access to the kind of preparation and advising that will help them get there. As a result, Chicana/o/x students maintain stubbornly low four-year completion rates. Against this backdrop, Gilberto Q. Conchas and Nancy Acevedo address the mechanisms that shape the achievement, aspirations, and expectations of Chicana/o/x students who grew up in marginalized communities and unequal school contexts and share success stories about this growing population of students.

About the event: An introduction by Roberto Gonzales, professor of education at HGSE and director of the newly formed Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH). Both authors will participate in the book talk: Gilberto Conchas, Professor at the UC Irvine School of Education and Nancy Acevedo, Associate Professor at the California State University, San Bernardino College of Education - Doctoral Studies. There will be a panel discussion with the following guests:

Gina Garcia, Associate professor in the department of Administrative and Policy Studies at the University of Pittsburgh
Leo Chavez, professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine
Laura Rendón, Professor of Higher Education at the University of Texas at San Antonio
Danny Solorzano, Professor of Education (and of Chicano/a Studies) at UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

Where to read: More info about the book here

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