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One College, One Book Program
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For questions about the books, how to access them through the library, or for suggestions about resources to include in this guide or events to hold in conjunction with the program, please contact Librarian Dayna Holz: email@example.com or Librarian Marie Varelas: firstname.lastname@example.org
One College, One Book
CCSF One College, One Book
A Campus Wide Read & Discussion
The Faculty Professional Development Activities Committee has selected TWO books for this year's One College, One Book program!
In addition to reading the books, look for opportunities to discuss the books with others, learn more about background and context, and attend events throughout the 21-22 academic year.
Click on the tabs on the left for more information regarding this year's book selections and for accompanying free events and activities.
One College, TWO Books! 2021-2022
Free City! : The Fight for San Francisco's City College and Education for All by Marcy Rein, Mickey Ellinger and Vicki Legion
Free City! The Fight for San Francisco’s City College and Education for All tells the story of the five years of organizing that turned a seemingly hopeless defensive fight into a victory for the most progressive free college measure in the US. In 2012, the accreditor sanctioned City College of San Francisco, one of the biggest and best community colleges in the country, and a year later proposed terminating its accreditation, leading to a state takeover. Free City! follows the multipronged strategies of the campaign and the diverse characters that carried them out. Teachers, students, labor unions, community groups, public officials, and concerned individuals saved a treasured public institution as San Francisco’s working-class communities of color battled the gentrification that was forcing them out of the city. And they pushed back against the national “reform” agenda of corporate workforce training that drives students towards debt and sidelines lifelong learning and community service programs. Combining analysis with narrative, Free City! offers a case study in the power of positive vision and solution-oriented organizing and a reflection on what education can and should be. -- Publisher website
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta Hammond
A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction. The achievement gap remains a stubborn problem for educators of culturally and linguistically diverse students. With the introduction of the rigorous Common Core State Standards, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement and facilitating deeper learning. Culturally responsive pedagogy has shown great promise in meeting this need, but many educators still struggle with its implementation. In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction. The book includes: Information on how one's culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships; Ten "key moves" to build students' learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners; Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection. With a firm understanding of these techniques and principles, teachers and instructional leaders will confidently reap the benefits of culturally responsive instruction.--Publisher website
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