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Breaking Barriers: How P-TECH Schools Create a Pathway from High School to College to Career

Stanley S. Litow

Teachers College Press, June 2021

 P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) is an innovative, more equitable approach to schooling across the United States. A child’s location and school zoning plays a large role in that child’s educational success, regardless of the child’s capability. Public high schools working cohesively with community colleges and other employers gives P-TECH new resources and approaches to providing their students with support and opportunities.

Breaking Barriers tells the story of how P-TECH schools are changing the way education models are seen throughout school systems. Praised by President Obama, Breaking Barriers shows the opportunity that arises when school systems think outside of the box.

Tina Kelley is an author and reporter for The New York Times.

What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching

Mallory SoRelle, Stylus Publishing, Inc. April 2021

Inclusive teaching is no longer an option, but a necessary way to ensure your students have a holistic education. What Inclusive Instructors Do takes surveys from hundreds of instructors on what inclusive teaching means to them and gives opportunity for other instructors to learn from their colleagues.

Tracie Marcella Addy is the Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning at Lafayette College. Derek Dube is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Saint Joseph (CT). Khadijah A. Mitchell, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Biology and Peter C.S. d'Aubermont, M.D. Scholar of Health and Life Sciences at Lafayette College.

Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing

Chris Bail

Princeton University Press, April 2021

As our modern society relies more and more on technological advancements, the more our societal views and norms are skewed through a prism of social media.

Through online experiments and interviews, Chris Bail proves that breaking out of our comfort zones online can actually cause greater polarization. Bail also discusses ways to avoid the political divide that is widely influenced by growing mass media, while also staying logged in to the social media world.

Parenting Across Cultures from Childhood to Adolescence

Jennifer Lansford, ed., with W. Andrew Rothenberg, Marc H. Bornstein

Routledge, Feb. 2021

Different cultures raise their youth in different ways. This new book, edited by Jennifer Lansford, follows the Parenting Across Cultures study, focuses on the relationships between children and parents from 9 different cultural backgrounds. These countries include Kenya, China, The Philippines, Thailand, Jordan, Italy, Columbia, Sweden, and the United States. The similarities and differences of adolescent and parental relationships gives insight to how culture shapes the universal challenges of parenting.

Co-editors Mark H. Bornstein is the head of Child and Family Research at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and W. Andrew Rothenberg is a research scientist at the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy