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- Greenwood Publishing Group 2001; US$ 132.00
This volume brings together scholars working on ethnographic policy studies to debate and provisionally chart the methodological and theoretical parameters of such a project. It is divided into three sections on theory, methods, and experiences, and features field experiences and case studies. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2001; US$ 130.00
A discussion of indigenous Chinese cultural practices, such as face practices, and their role in civic discourse. It shows that Chinese character and identity are primarily functions of communication, and so these practices are important in reconstructing Chinese identity in the 21st century. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2004; US$ 103.00
In this collection of studies of historically black colleges and universities, Brown (director, Frederick Patterson Research Institute of the United Negro College Fund) and Freeman (education, Dillard U.) seek to rectify the omission of those institutions from higher education research. The studies analyze the relevance of black colleges for black more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2003; US$ 77.00
Three approaches to the reform of urban school governance are discussed and analyzed, using data from seven large cities (Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York), national trends, and a statewide analysis of Maryland's school accountability system. The first approach, systems reform, focuses on improving... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2003; US$ 95.00
The primary purpose of this study is to learn from the experiences of schools across the U.S. that are engaged in a largely process-oriented reform strategy. Schools vary in their capacity for productive self-reflection. The authors examine the process of self-assessment that many schools engaged in during this time of widespread public attention to... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2003; US$ 85.00
The author accounts for South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy from a rhetorical perspective. Based on an exhaustive analysis of hundreds of public statements made by South Africa's leaders from 1985 to the present, Moriarty shows how key constructions of the political scene paved the way for negotiations, elections, and national reconciliation.... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2003; US$ 92.00
Visual information processing in humans with intellectual disabilities and in animals is presented, for conceptual and methodological reasons. Much of the evolutionary path of higher primate species has involved the development of sophisticated visual systems that interact with complex, higher-order cognitive processes. Key questions in cognitive science... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 1998; US$ 100.00
This critique of the theory and practice of contemporary liberalism argues that a corrupted understanding of human dignity prevails on contemporary American life and, as a result, the country's civic and political practice is riddled with confusion and frustration. more...