International Models of Changemaker Education: Programs, Methods, and Design offers educators (pre-service and in-service teachers, principals, vice principals and school staff, teacher educators, and educational leaders in K-12 education) around the world, a practical guide to understanding and implementing the programmatic structures and institutional cultures that help young people discover and activate their power as changemakers. The text is perfect for educators who have the vision of inclusion and empowerment and are looking for field tested how-to’s from the front lines of school/teacher/student interactions.
The book presents a compelling set of field-tested, experience-based international educational models that cover the curriculum, mindset, cultures, and systems that have proven successful in supporting young people in their growth as catalysts for change. The models include the meeting of basic needs through innovative collaboration, addressing changemaking in teacher education, teacher shortages in high poverty communities, as well as models of peace education, environmental education, and models focused on social emotional learning and intelligence.
Viviana Alexandrowicz, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the University of San Diego. She is a leader and pioneer for Changemaking integration in teacher education and is the Executive Director of the Changemaking Center for K-12 Education.
Paul Rogers, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Writing Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, a co-founder of the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research and a co-editor of numerous volumes of international research.
Alexandrowicz and Rogers have organized a must-read primer containing real-world case studies of how educators can foster changemaking. Read this book and learn about innovative approaches from pioneering educators from around the globe.
If you are trying to prepare learners who can collaborate with others to solve real world problems in their own lives, in their communities and across the globe then this book is for you! Rogers and Alexandrowicz have captured the collective wisdom of changemakers from across the globe to provide readers with a must-read primer for anyone designing changemaker education programs. This book is full of important information for those of us who want to improve young people’s lives and educational opportunities in order to inspire them to change their world.
This book is an important source of inspiration and insight for anyone interested in the burgeoning field of changemaker education: a field of educators, policy makers, researchers, and many others who are working to fundamentally transform the purpose and practice of education.