James Lane's Blog

James Lane's Blog

Perseverance: A Commemorative Blog for Faculty Appreciation Week

Like all great literature, Maya Angelou’s powerful poem 

Crises of Care and Critique: School Principals and Narratives of Compassion Fatigue

Prinz (2011) describes empathy as “a vicarious emotion one experiences when reflecting on the emotion of another” (p.

The Cat in the Hat and Embedded Racial Bias in Schools

Recently a school librarian gained national attention when she refused a gift of 10 books to her school on the premise that the books’ author has demonstrated racial bias against African Americans in several of his publications.

Bullying: A Darkness Within American Schools

"Bullying presents one of the greatest health risks to children, youth, and young adults in U.S. society today. School safety, including the prevention of bullying, is a top national priority and a key area of academic research.” - Felice Levine, executive director of the American Educational Research Association.

Hurricanes, Schools, and the Ethic of Community

Public schools and natural disasters, how we can improve shelters.

CPRE Guiding Questions and Themes from AERA 2018

The following statement and questions are taken directly or modified from the AERA 2018 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals.

The Wonder and Power of Qualitative Inquiry

As scholar practitioners, we may focus our work around four constructs:  lifelong learning, solving immediate problem

The Classroom as Metaphor and Window to Democracy

Qualitative analysts apply metaphor to understand and explain.  In the current cultural malaise, one metaphor seems b

Vergara and a Gathering of Stories

The track of court decisions in Vergara v.

Marginalized Students, Marginal Teachers, and the Principalship

Contractual strictures governing teacher tenure and dismissal procedures work to protect those teachers distinguished by their length of employment, rather than the quality of service to their students.

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