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  • Cross, B. (1993, October). [Published Book Review of Free at Last:  A history of the civil rights movement and those who died in the struggle].  Educational Leadership, 51(2), 92.
  • Books/Monographs
  • Cross, B., Tredway, L., Alder, N., Metcalfe, E. (Eds.).  (2003). A look in social justice practices:  A primer for social justice.  Milwaukee:  The Urban Network to Improve Teacher Education.
  • Cross, B.  (1996, September).  [Published Book Review of Practicing what we teach:  Confronting diversity in teacher educationEducational Leadership 54(1), 87.
  • Cross, B.  (December 1997/January 1998).  [Published Book Review of Beyond Desegregation].  Educational Leadership, 55(4), 90-91.
  • Cross, B.  (2002).  The Overwhelming Presence of Whiteness in Teacher Education:  Race and Teaching in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Cleveland.  Milwaukee:  Rethinking Schools.
  • Applied Research Center.  (Contributing Author).  (2002).  Teacher Quality as Related to Education and Race.  An Analysis of No Child Left Behind.  Oakland, CA: Applied Research Center.
  •   Cross, B.  (2008).  African-American history and culture:  A grassroots interpretation of culturally relevant teaching for academic achievement  and college access.  In Putting a stop to dropouts:  Access and success in urban schools:  Pre-college through college.  Cincinnati:  Coalition of Urban Serving Universities, the Urban Educator Corps and the Center for Urban Education at the University of Cincinnati. 

  • Book Chapters 
  • Cross, B. (1995). The case for culturally coherent curriculum. The Coherent Curriculum. Beane, J. (Ed). Alexandria, VA: Yearbook of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  • Cross, B. (1998). Relationships Between Curriculum and Disengagement: Problems and Possibilities. In Speaking the Unpleasant: The Politics of Non-engagement in the Multicultural Education Terrain, O’Donnell, J. & Chavez, R. (Eds.). New York:  State University of New York Press.
  • Cross, B.  (2003).  The gift of lamentation.  In A look inside social justice practices:  A Primer for social justice.  The Urban Network to Improve Teacher Education.
  • Cross, B.  (2003).  Authentic Assessment.  In A look inside social justice practices:  A Primer for social justice.  The Urban Network to Improve Teacher Education.
  • Cross, B.  (2006). Education and the academic achievement of African-American Students.  In Teaching Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities:  Strategies for Second Language Learners in Inclusive Settings (Elva Duran, Editor), Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publisher.  .
  • Cross, B.   (2010) Messages to Teacher Educators from the Margins:  Teachers of Color on Equity in Diverse Classrooms.  (In Press) In Culture, curriculum and identity in education. Milner, H. R. (Ed).  New York:  Palgrave Macmillan.  
  • Cross, B.  (2010).  Anti-Racism Theory.  In Encylopedia of Curriculum Studies.  Craig Kridel (Ed.).  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publishing Company.  
  • Cross, B.  (2010).  Curriculum Studies, the Nature of.  In Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies.  Craig Kridel (Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publishing Company.   

  • Cross, B. (1993, May). How do we prepare teachers to improve race relations? Educational Leadership, 50(8), 64-65.
  • Cross, B. (1993, Spring). Teachers’ voice and power through middle school curriculum making. Tennessee Middle School Journal, 19(1), 26-31.
  • Cross, B. (1993, July 12). Two worlds, one classroom. In These Times, 17(17), 28-29.
  • Cross, B. & Clark-Jones, F. (1994, March). Violence: Bringing schools and communities together. Wisconsin School News, 13-15.
  • Cross, B. Educating America’s urban children and youth: An opportunity to strengthen society and schools. (1994, Spring). Forward, 13-18.
  • Cross, B. & Molnar, A. (1994, Summer). Global issues in curriculum development. (1994, Summer). Peabody Journal of Education, ~(4), 131-139.
  • Cross, B. & Reitzug, U. (1995, March). A community conversation about site-based management. Wisconsin School News, 42(11), 10-14.
  • Reitzug, U. & Cross, B. (1995, July). Constraint and facilitation in site-based management. International Journal of Educational Reform.
  • Cross, B. & Hill, J. (1995, July). Inside an African American Immersion School. Wisconsin School News 50(3), 23-27.
  • Schug, M. & Cross, B. (1996, October). Solving the Mystery of Teaching About the Economy. Business Education Forum.
  • Cross, B. & Reitzug, R. (1995, December/January). Urban schools and site-based management: Lessons from the field. Educational Leadership
  • Tiezzi, L. & Cross, B. (1997). Utilizing research on prospective teachers’ beliefs to inform urban field experiences. The Urban Review. 29(2), 113-125. 
  • Cross, B. (1997). What inner-city children say about character. National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook. 96(2), 120-126. 
  • Cross, B. (1997). Self-esteem and curriculum: Perspectives from urban teachers. Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 13(1), 70-91. 
  • Schug, M. & Cross, B. (1998). The dark side of curriculum integration in social studies. The Social Studies. 89(2), 54-57. 
  • Cross, B. (1999, Spring). America divided still. Rethinking Schools. 13(2), 37. 
  • Cross, B. (1999). High-stakes illusion of community. Myriad. 8(1), 2-3. 
  • Cross, B.  (2001).  Racial profiling and punishment in US public schools:  A Time for Action.  Oakland, CA:  Applied Research Center Special Issue.  
  • Cross, B.  (2003, Summer).  Learning or unlearning racism: How urban teachers transfer teacher education curriculum to classroom practices.  Theory Into Practice. 
  • Cross, B.  (2004).  Reclaiming public and critical thought toward an educational movement.  Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy.
  • Cross, B.  (2005).  New racism, reformed teacher education, and the same ole’ oppression.  Education Studies, 38(3). 
  •  Cross, B.  (2007).  Urban School Achievement Gap as a Metaphor To Conceal U.S. Apartheid Education.  Theory Into Practice.  46(3).   
  • Cross, B.  (2008, December).  African American History and Culture:  A Grassroots Interpretation of Culturally-Relevant Teaching for Academic Achievement and College Access.  Metropolitan Universities Journal:  An International Forum, 19(4). 

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