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- RoutledgeFalmer 2003; US$ 47.95
When it comes to the issue of US education reform, hopeful politicians, liberal and conservative alike, have long touted the promises of 'standards-based accountability'. But do accountability-based reforms actually work? What happens when they encounter the formidable challenge of the comprehensive high school? The New Accountability explores the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 18.00
In 1961, a black veteran named James Meredith applied for admission to the University of Mississippi ? and launched a legal revolt against white supremacy in the most segregated state in America. Meredith?s challenge ultimately triggered what Time magazine called ?the gravest conflict between federal and state authority since the Civil War,? a crisis... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 40.00
The Los Angeles Times called the first volume of The Gold and the Blue "a major contribution to our understanding of American research universities." This second of two volumes continues the story of one of the last century's most influential figures in higher education. A leading visionary, architect, leader, and fighter for the University of... more...
- HarperCollins 2005; US$ 10.99
It is the richest, most influential, most powerful university in the world, but at the beginning of 2001, Harvard was in crisis. Students complained that a Harvard education had grown mediocre. Professors charged that the university cared more about money than about learning. And everyone worried that Harvard's outgoing president, Neil Rudenstine,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1997; US$ 61.95
This book is a practical guide to help primary school staff initiate, or further develop monitoring procedures for both the school curriculum and management. It shows how all members of staff can be involved in monitoring so that it becomes an integral feature of school development and improvement. Specific areas focused on include: * developing... more...
- Cato Institute 2005; US$ 14.00
Parents in many other countries have more freedom of choice in education than Americans do. In Chile, Sweden, and the Netherlands, they can choose private schools without financial penalty. As we expand school choice in the United States, reformers and policymakers should look beyond our borders and learn from the examples of other countries. Critics... more...
- Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 17.55
This book is a memoir and a history of Berkeley in the early Sixties. As a young undergraduate, Jo Freeman was a key participant in the growth of social activism at the University of California, Berkeley. The story is told with the "you are there" immediacy of Freeman the undergraduate but is put into... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 285.00
In this three volume set a team of 50 scholars assess the historical, social, cultural, political and administrative issues behind the school standards debate in America and offer suggestions for improvements that should benefit all. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 97.95
This book addresses prominent trends in learning disabilities in a systematic and comprehensive manner. The book?s major premise focuses on the early identification and intervention of learning disabilities which can positively impact a child?s academic performance by making achievement possible. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
A former Ivy League admissions officer, Joie Jager-Hyman follows five bright and eager high schoolers?students from diverse ethnic, social, and financial backgrounds?as they each put their best foot forward on the road they hope will lead them to the hallowed halls of Harvard University. At once a remarkable true story of dedication, achievement,... more...