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  • Taking Measure of Charter Schoolsby Julian R. Betts; Paul T. Hill; June Ahn; Larry Angel; Dominic J. Brewer; Laura S. Hamilton; Jeffrey R. Henig; Robin J. Lake; Patrick J. McEwan; Robert B. Olsen; Lydia Rainey; Brian M. Stecher; Y Emily Tang; Andrew C. Zau

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 33.99

    This book breaks new ground on how policymakers and journalists can fairly assess charter school performance. The editors and authors show how good approaches to charter school assessment would also work for regular public schools, which is important because of the requirements of No Child Left Behind. more...

  • What's Wrong with Our Schoolsby Michael C. Zwaagstra; Rodney A. Clifton; John C. Long

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 26.99

    This book examines the status of public education in North America and exposes many of the absurd instructional practices found in all-too-many schools. Written by three experienced educators, this book provides readers with a direct window into public education. The language is straightforward, the case studies based on real events, and the research... more...

  • White Urban Teachersby Audrey Lensmire

    R&L Education 2012; US$ 18.99

    Stories of the lives of white teachers, as white teachers, too often simplify the complexities and conflicts of their work with students of color. Drawing on in-depth interviews with five white teachers, as well as on her own experiences, Audrey Lensmire provides generous, complex, and critical accounts of white teachers, against the backdrop... more...

  • The 12 Laws of Urban School Leadershipby Sean B. Yisrael

    R&L Education 2012; US$ 19.99

    The 12 Laws of Urban School Leadership was written to give urban school principals strategies for successfully implementing change, and achieving systemic reforms. The book also gives aspiring and novice principals a window into the real issues that affect the prinicpalship, and the circumstances that can determine success or failure. Veteran... more...

  • Early Childhood Educationby Harry Morgan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 38.99

    Harry Morgan lays the foundations of what early childhood education is by integrating the history of the field with the philosophy and theories behind this discipline. With lucid and engaging prose, Morgan delineates the beginnings of early childhood education and how it has become an important field of study in education today. In this updated edition,... more...

  • Trapped in Mediocrityby Katherine Baird

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 34.99

    Katherine Baird, an economist, clearly spells out how our educational system is trapped in mediocrity. She points the direction to where we need to go to get out of the trap and carefully examines each factor that has lead to the current state in education. more...

  • Saving the Schoolby Michael Brick

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    In the race to save a failing public high school, one principal finds that making the numbers is only the beginning   Being principal of Reagan High in Austin, Texas, was no dream assignment. Test scores were low, dropout rates were high, and poverty was endemic. But when Anabel Garza took the job, she started something no one expected. Racing... more...

  • Comparative Educationby Carlos Alberto Torres; Robert F. Arnove

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 48.99

    Comparative Education examines the common problems facing education systems around the world as the result of global economic, social, and cultural forces. Issues related to the governance, financing, provision, processes, and outcomes of education systems for differently situated social groups are described and analyzed in specific regional, national,... more...

  • Foundations of Modern School Practicesby Corey Lock

    R&L Education 2011; US$ 23.99

    This is a book is of educational ideas, commentaries, and observations from the past. The passages recorded here come from educational writings that were produced between 1880 and 1935?a time period that began with spirited calls for school reform and ended with a new and different concept of what it meant to be educated. It was this new concept... more...

  • Hotchkissby Ernest Kolowrat

    New Amsterdam Books 1998; US$ 34.99

    This engaging chronicle asks and answers the question, 'How has Connecticut's Hotchkiss School managed to accomodate a hundred years of unprecedented change?' more...