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  • 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...

  • Educationby Evelyn E Cowie

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    This volume contains both text and contemporary document which together look at the history of education from the French Revolution to the late twentieth century. The connection between text and documents is closely preserved so that the volume both explains and illustrates the important issues and problems and at the same time poses questions for... more...

  • Blackboardby Lewis Buzbee

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    A captivating meditation on education from the author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop In Blackboard , Lewis Buzbee looks back over a lifetime of experiences in schools and classrooms, from kindergarten to college and beyond. He offers fascinating histories of the key ideas informing educational practice over the centuries, which have shaped... more...

  • Letters to a Serious Education Presidentby Seymour B. Sarason

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 27.95

    In this second edition of his original insightful collection of letters to the first president of the 21st century, Seymour B. Sarason details how to rethink school reform. more...

  • Understand Irish History: Teach Yourselfby Finbar Madden

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 8.99

    Understand Irish History is a comprehensive guide to a fascinating history. You will explore Irish reformation and restoration, culture, religion and society as well as more recent conflicts and their impact. Taking you from ancient Ireland to the present day, it will give you an understanding of the background to events that have dominated the headlines... more...

  • Understand the Middle East (since 1945): Teach Yourselfby Stewart Ross

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 8.99

    Understand the Middle East (since 1945)is an essential guide to one of the world's most turbulent regions. It examines the origins and development of the events which have dominated the headlines for the last six decades. Covering everything from religion and politics in the aftermath of the Second World War to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, war... more...

  • The RoutledgeFalmer Guide to Key Debates in Educationby Dennis Hayes

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 46.95

    In this lively and challenging book over 40 contributors have written short, accessible, informed and lively articles for students, teachers and others involved in education. more...

  • We Must Take Charge!by Chester E. Jr. Finn

    Free Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    According to leading education analyst Chester Finn, a paradox lies at the heart of our educational trouble. While Americans commonly acknowledge that public schools in general are a disaster, polls consistently show that most parents, teachers, and administrators think their local schools and their own children are doing just fine. The implications... more...

  • Charter Schoolsby Jeanne M. Powers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    This book begins with the claims of policymakers and explores charter schools at each stage of the policymaking process, from legislation to implementation. Powers carefully and thoroughly examines how features of schools' policy contexts shape the ways that charter school reform unfolds at schools, providing a nuanced portrait of the schools participating... more...

  • The Market Approach to Educationby John F. Witte

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 35.00

    Milwaukee, one of the nation's most segregated metropolitan areas, implemented in 1990 a school choice program aimed at improving the education of inner-city children by enabling them to attend a selection of private schools. The results of this experiment, however, have been overshadowed by the explosion of emotional debate it provoked nationwide.... more...