Assistant Professor Jessica Scott and Associate Professor Sue Kasun co-authored a chapter in a book selected as one of Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2021.
Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries, publishes its Outstanding Academic Titles list each December. The list features about 10 percent of the books Choice reviewed during the previous calendar year, and titles are selected based on “overall excellence in presentation and scholarship, importance relative to other literature in the field, distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form, originality or uniqueness of treatment, value to undergraduate students and importance in building undergraduate library collections,” according to their website.
Scott and Kasun’s chapter, entitled, “‘We Have Conflicting Cultures Here’: Transnational Third Spaces in International Deaf Education in Mexico,” is featured in Gallaudet University Press’s book, “Literacy and Deaf Education: Toward a Global Understanding.”
The book’s diverse, international perspectives on literacy and deaf education made it stand out to the Choice editors.
“A key strength is that the book offers insight into regions often overlooked, such as Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and examines themes ranging from reading intervention programs to visual learning techniques. Such diverse perspectives enrich the collection while deepening readers’ understanding of how to make reading more pleasurable for all deaf students worldwide,” Choice wrote about the book.
To learn more about Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2021, visit https://www.choice360.org/choice-pick/choice-outstanding-academic-titles.