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This collection showcases the latest work by your dedicated professors here at CSI. If you see a title that catches your eye and you wish to check it out, it can be found in the glass Faculty Collection bookcase in the rotunda. A reference librarian can also assist you in accessing these books. New titles donated to the CSI Faculty Collection for Fall 2013 include: The Art of Lesson Planning: A Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers by Erica Blatt and Jinyoung Kim. 2013. This book is for a teacher education program, who are learning how to write lesson plans. This is an introduction to the basic format of a lesson plan, and includes the specific structure for writing a lesson plan. Examples are given, as well as exercises to help students gain a better understanding of lesson planning. (source: Lulu.com)
Media Authorship by Cynthia Chris and David A. Gerstner. 2013. Contemporary media authorship is frequently collaborative, participatory, non-site specific, or quite simply goes unrecognized. In this volume, media and film scholars explore the theoretical debates around authorship, intention, and identity within the rapidly transforming and globalized culture industry of new media (source: Amazon.com).
Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization by John Arena. 2012. This book explores transformation of New Orleans’s public housing from public to private in the early 1980s. It exposes the disaster visited on the city’s African American low income community before Hurricane Katrina. John Arena reveals the true nature of a neoliberal government, nonprofits, community activists, and powerful real estate interests. (source: University of Minnesota Press Web Site).
Considering Emotions in Critical English Language Teaching: Theories and Praxis by Sarah Benesch. 2012. Benesch’s groundbreaking book explores the role of students’ and teachers’ emotions in college instruction, illuminating key literacy and identity issues faced by immigrant students learning English in postsecondary institutions (source: Amazon.com).
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-Prof. Elizabeth Hicks, Evening & Weekend Instruction Librarian