The experts in this text seek to move past singular narrative examples to offer specific guidance, direction, and strategies to help the reader understand and approach the complex issues their students face.
Heather Dean, PhD, has spent her career in education teaching English at the junior high and high school level. Currently, she is an assistant professor of teacher education at California State University, Stanislaus with research interests in teacher retention and literacy education as well as understanding the best practices for training new teachers.
Amber E. Wagnon, PhD, was a public school secondary educator for over a decade. She is currently an assistant professor of secondary education at Stephen F. Austin State University where her research interests include literacy education, experiential learning, and public school advocacy.
Thousands of children in today’s society have been traumatized in so many different ways, and the authors of this book offer a deep understanding in a study that brings this fact into focus in such an eye-opening and heart-crushing manner. Education is Powerful! Every classroom teacher, counselor, church, and community leader would greatly benefit from this insightful and thought provoking book. As a powerful and positive tool, it addresses the needs of our traumatized youth who are our most valuable resource. Most importantly, Voices From the Front Line: Ideas to Help Educators Solve Today’s Critical Issues offers hope.