We are currently seeking editors to contribute to our upcoming book series, "School Dropout and Completion Series." This series aims to provide a comprehensive and global examination of the complex factors influencing high school graduation and dropout rates. Through rigorous scholarly research and analysis, the series will delve into the intricacies of how these rates are calculated, explore the social and economic implications of dropping out, and highlight the various pathways students may take toward graduation across different countries and educational systems.
2023: Making Learning Happen: Five Shifts Toward Student-Focused Education
This book is a valuable resource for educators seeking to shift toward a more student-centered, student-engaged education. Drawing on the author's own experiences and research, the book provides practical strategies ranging from making class meetings more student-focused to engaging diverse stakeholders. The book translates teaching methods and strategies into concrete, actionable forms that are also meant to help students not only succeed but also prepare for successful careers. While recognizing the challenges faced in different educational contexts, the handbook encourages teachers to start small and help to shift their educational institutions and culture. With its practical approach and adaptable strategies, this is a must-use book for educators worldwide.
Shyam Sharma is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University, State University of New York.