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 Reading in the Crawl Space: A Study of an Urban School's Literacy-Focused
Community of Practice <http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=16966>
by Chantal Francois
 In this article, I draw on observations and interviews to depict one urban
secondary school's independent reading efforts that resemble a
literacy-focused community of practice. This research reconceptualizes our
understanding of effective instructional practices for adolescents,
emphasizing a multidimensional approach that highlights the role of reading
as a social activity.

 The Advanced Placement Arms Race and the Reproduction of Educational
Inequality <http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=16965>
by Joshua Klugman
 From 2000 to 2002, the state of California attempted to expand access to
Advanced Placement subjects for students attending public schools. This
study shows this intervention succeeded in expanding the AP curricula and
enrollments at disadvantaged schools; however, schools serving affluent
communities broadened their AP offerings at the same (if not faster) rate,
resulting in effectively maintained inequalities in AP access.

 Book Reviews
 The Memory Hole: The U.S. History Curriculum Under Siege
 by Fritz Fischer
reviewed by J. Spencer Clark & Stephanie Speicher
 The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children's Education
 by Keith Robinson & Angel L. Harris
reviewed by Margaret M. Ferrara & Casey A. Everheart
 Evaluating The Undergraduate Research Experience: A Guide for Program
Directors and Principal Investigators
 by Gabriel M. Della-Piana, Connie Kubo Della-Piana & Michael K. Gardner
reviewed by Bridget Lepore
 Race, Empire, and English Language Teaching: Creating Responsible and
Ethical Anti-Racist Practice
 by Suhanthie Motha
reviewed by Eva Ponte & Kevin Traynor
 Raising Global IQ: Preparing Our Students for a Shrinking Planet
 by Carl Hobert
reviewed by Kristina R. Llewellyn
 Presence and Proximity: Teacher Educators Really Seeing Their Students
Become Teachers <http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=17790>
by Reynaldo Reyes
This commentary is a call to teacher educators to engage in field
experiences in which they are able to really see their students become
future teachers. Being present to witness students problematizing pedagogy
is as important for the learning of future teachers as it is for teacher
educators. Presence and proximity of teacher educators to their students
creates a space of unique accountability on both sides, a desire by
students to demonstrate their learning as future teachers, and the
recognition by teacher educators that the learning that is happening can be
used to improve their own pedagogy.

This week education researcher Christy Powell discusses her paper School,
Activism and Politics at the Movies: Educator Reactions to the Film Waiting
for "Superman" <http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=17358>. Watch
and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues
Annual Yearbooks for 2014
by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record are pleased to announce the
Annual Yearbooks for 2014.
Call for Papers: Special Issue on the Intersection of High-Stakes Testing
Accountability Practices and Special Education Services
by Sharon L. Nichols
A call for a special issue of the Teachers College Record.

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