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- Beacon Press 2004; US$ 16.00
Time magazine has called him'perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores.' And the Washington Post says he is 'the most energetic and charismatic figure standing in the way of a major federal effort to make standardized curriculums and tests a fact of life in every U.S. school.' In this new collection... more...
- Beacon Press 2002; US$ 17.00
Teaching the lessons of New York's most famous public school, Deborah Meier provides a widely acclaimed vision for the future of public education. With a new preface reflecting on the school's continuing success. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 41.95
After all the hours of studying, reading and preparation, the nights spent revising and the writing and re-writing of assignments, ?success? for university students can often be represented with a single grade or digit, summing up a wide range of activities. The authors of this timely book ask how fair that assessment is. This book is about a long-ignored... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00
This book describes the unfolding of a global phenomenon: the legal prohibition of physical punishment of children. Until thirty years ago, this near-universal practice was considered appropriate, necessary and a parental right. But a paradigm shift in conceptions of childhood has led to a global movement to redefine it as violence and as a violation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00
Much has been written about globalization and the challenge of preparing young people for the new world of work and life in times of complexity and continuous change. However, few works have examined how globalization has and will continue to shape education in the East. This volume discusses education within the context of globalization and examines... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95
In our current education system too many high school students wind up with too few choices. Students are locked into what is decided for them by a broken system. Too often, they are handed a diploma that holds an empty promise. This practical field book is filled with effective tools from The Education TrustWest. Diploma Matters helps school... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 28.99
Much of the common knowledge about standardized tests is simply wrong, and these misunderstandings have led to the distortion of the education of children and the judgments made about them. The Myths of Standardized Tests debunks these assumptions, proposing better ways to judge the success of our schools and offering readers suggestions for ways they... more...
- SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 17.95
All trainee teachers hoping to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) need to pass a computerised numeracy skills test. The test is designed to ensure they have a sound grasp of numeracy skills such as mental arithmetic and interpreting statistics, and can apply these in their work. This book outlines the test requirements and explains the essential... more...
- R&L Education 2011; US$ 28.99
This book takes a developmental perspective at the use of scoring rubrics to assess student work. Citing developmental characteristics of each age, the author presents examples and adaptations of assessment rubrics on a variety of subjects for teachers from kindergarten through adult/college. After a presentation of foundation information on rubrics,... more...