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- R&L Education 2003; US$ 36.99
This clear and thoughtful discussion of the concept of professional learning communities covers the research, provides a self-assessment, real-life case studies, and a summary. It is a one-stop resource for educators working to build strong work teams to improve student achievement. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 25.00
In this vital new book, the famed filmmaker tells how his passion for education reform led him to learn that there are five tested, indispensable keys to transforming America?s underperforming schools. When he was scouting locations for a film, M. Night Shyamalan spent time in two Philadelphia-area schools?one a welcoming institution, the other... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
This book provides a comprehensive and critical guide to the new and experienced teachers on the teaching and learning of science. It combines an overview of current research with an account of curriculum changes to provide a valuable and practical guide to the business of classroom teaching. The book gives helpful advice and ideas for exploring... more...
- R&L Education 2012; US$ 17.99
This book explores ways in which educational leaders can apply the wisdom of the Tao in their day-to-day work in schools. It offers an alternative to the standard ways of western thinking to give the leader more possibilities when confronting a situation. We tend to value immediate and decisive action, winning, directing, and getting one?s way.... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 59.99
This book, with its attention to literature and the visual arts as well as traditional non-fiction sources, provides a distinctive, wide-ranging exploration of utopia and education. Utopia is examined not as a model of social perfection but as an active, ongoing, imaginative educational process ? the building of better worlds. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
This book explores Hui (one of the Muslim minority groups in China) students? lived experiences in an elementary school in central P. R. China from the perspectives of philosophical foundations of education and the sociology of education, the impact of their experiences on their identity construction, and what schooling means to Hui students. The... more...
- R&L Education 2013; US$ 28.99
Democracies Always in the Making develops Barbara Thayer-Bacon?s relational and pluralistic democratic theory, as well as translates that socio-political philosophical theory into educational theory and recommendations for school reform in American public schools. Democracy is a goal, an ideal which we must continually strive for that can guide... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 23.99
Paulo Freire's critical pedagogy has had a profound influence on contemporary progressive educators around the globe as they endeavor to rethink education for liberation and the creation of more humane global society. For Freire, maintaining a sense of historicity, that is, the origins from which our thinking and practice emerges, is essential... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 32.95
Ten years ago, bell hooks astonished readers with Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom . Now comes Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope - a powerful, visionary work that will enrich our teaching and our lives. Combining critical thinking about education with autobiographical narratives, hooks invites readers to extend... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1986; US$ 51.95
The sociology of education is concerned not just with the abstract theory but with the day-to-day experiences of pupils and teachers. In this up-to-date account of the main developments in the subject, Karen Chapman shows how education offers a rich and varied field for sociologists, one easily accessible for study. She begins by setting the subject... more...