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- Counterpoint 2012; US$ 15.95
Julia and her adopted brother, David, are sixteen-years-old. Julia is white. David is black. It is the mid-1980s and their family has just moved to rural Indiana, a landscape of cottonwood trees, trailer parks, and an all-encompassing racism. At home are a distant mother?more involved with her church?s missionaries than her own children?and a violent... more...
- D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95
This engaging history of a university?and an era?traces the formative years of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. SFU was born in a period of ferment and flux, when ideas about education were changing so rapidly and the western world was starting to feel the impact of student activism, the Civil Rights movement and opposition to the Vietnam War.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95
A New York Times Notable Book A Daily Beast Best Book of the Year A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year From elementary school on, Walter Kirn knew how to stay at the top of his class: He clapped erasers, memorized answer keys, and parroted his teachers? pet theories. But when he launched himself eastward to an Ivy League university, Kirn... more...
- World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99
Evidence of gender inequity and inequality in terms of access, retention and performance in secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa raises many questions. While transition rates from primary to secondary are higher for girls than boys, and the repetition rates are lower, girls still significantly trail behind boys in terms of secondary GER. This... more...
- World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 19.99
In the effort to meet enrollment targets for compulsory education in Latin America, the drive to achieve universal coverage seems to have left education quality behind. In the face of meager student performance, understanding what and how students are learning have emerged as salient issues facing policy makers in a region that has already achieved... more...
- World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99
In a context of increased primary school enrollment rates, secondary education is appearing as the next big challenge for Latin American and East Asian countries. This report seeks to undertake a detailed diagnostic of secondary education in these two regions, understand some of the main constraints to the expansion and improvement of secondary education,... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 14.95
When Flora Roy accepted a teaching position at Waterloo College in 1948, she imagined it would be a temporary posting until she finished her dissertation and returned to Toronto or another large Canadian university. Little did she know that, as head of the English department, she would stay on and find herself involved in local controversies. ... more...
- World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 24.99
Latin America faces tremendous challenges, particularly those of development, poverty, and inequality. Education is widely recognized as one of the most critical means of defeating these challenges. Democratizing education, by improving both its coverage and quality, is critical to overcoming the social and economic inequality that plagues Latin America.... more...