PRESENTING SUPERB RESEARCH THAT ADVANCES THE FIELD OF EDUCATION
Myers Education Press
Myers Education Press is a new academic press specializing in books, e-books and digital content in the field of education. Working with many of the top names in the field, we present superb research that advances the discipline at a time when it is under attack on many fronts. Most importantly, we are an author-based press, offering you a refreshing, professional experience, whether you’re an author looking to publish a book or a professor looking for a great textbook for your classroom.
The Role of the Public Intellectual in a Time of Tyranny
"Henry Giroux is one of the most preeminent (and prolific) cultural theorists of neoliberalism, investigating the most urgent issues of our contemporary world, not only through the lens of moral outrage about what is happening to the planet and the people, but with a razor-sharp intellect that recognizes our extraordinary times requires new ways of understanding, not just the rehashing and reworking of old concepts for a different world. When Gramsci’s “optimism of the will” becomes active, it will be because Henry Giroux’s “pessimism of the intellect” has provided us with the conceptual tools to become democratic citizens. This collection, spanning Giroux’s entire career, shows the scope and depth of what real intellectual work looks like. If we are to avoid the suicidal consequences of neoliberal capitalism it will be because of the belief in public pedagogy that writers such as Giroux embody. His hope for another world is organically part of his intellectual project, not just an abstract wish."
Sut Jhally, Professor of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Founder and Executive Director, Media Education Foundation
Pedagogy, Activism, and Critical Obligations
"Making Research Public in Troubled Times is an inspiration on multiple levels for critical qualitative research and the potential role it should play in transforming ourselves and our society. The voices/bodies represented here crack open new imaginaries for the field as tools, techniques and visions for navigating and contending with neoliberal impositions taking hold of the academy and ourselves. The authors of the volume are remapping the landscape and the undoing borders for the field."
Cinthya M. Saavedra, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Why Kids Love (and Hate) School: Reflections on Practice is a tonic book for the Age of Inequality. The authors give us a sparkling collection of stories and images, crisp essays, worthy examples and counterexamples of love and learning from across the world. Their moving portraits of loved schools and hated schools got me to question what I thought I knew for sure about kids, to listen more and talk less, and to see schooling once again through the eyes of schoolchildren.”
Christopher M. Clark, Michigan State University
Teacher Moonlighting and the Dark Side of Teachers' Work
The question, why do teachers moonlight?, is truly an open-ended one. While the correlation
of moonlighting to teacher salaries may be a simple extrapolation, the reality is more perplexing. Perhaps one of the most compelling facets of By the Light of the Silvery Moon, is Blair’s dedication to the enigma that is teacher moonlighting. On the surface, the rationale behind teacher moonlighting seems basic: money. However, beneath the surface lies multiple layers of varying depth rendering the phenomena both simple to understand, yet difficult to solve. … Teachers may like their moonlighting jobs, but why they sought them in the first place is the critical question. For full review, click HERE.
Clint Iadanza, Western Illinois University