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  • The End of Educationby Neil Postman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    In this comprehensive response to the education crisis, the author of Teaching as a Subversive Activity returns to the subject that established his reputation as one of our most insightful social critics. Postman presents useful models with which schools can restore a sense of purpose, tolerance, and a respect for learning. more...

  • Smart Kids, Bad Schoolsby Brian Crosby

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    In Smart Kids, Bad Schools, award-winning author and educator Brian Crosby draws on his twenty years as a high school English teacher to offer a candid appraisal of why our schools are failing and what we must do to save them. Crosby's no-holds-barred critique of the broken education system leaves no stone unturned: he is unapologetic and uncompromising... more...

  • New Learningby Mary Kalantzis; Bill Cope

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 72.00

    Fully updated and revised, the second edition of New Learning explores the contemporary debates and challenges in education. more...

  • Centre and Periphery in Histories of Educationby Peter Rushbrook

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 199.00

    This ebook studies the peripheries of education histories versus the 'centre', focusing on indigenous and non-indigenous education in Australia and New Zealand. One author also discusses the Colombo Plan scholars in New Zealand and other articles focus on libraries and also wider topics within the centre/periphery paradigm more...

  • History Education and National Identity in East Asiaby Edward Vickers

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Visions of the past are crucual to the way that any community imagines itself and constructs its identity. This edited volume contains the first significant studies of the politics of history education in East Asian societies. more...

  • Advanced Educational Foundations for Teachersby Donald K. Sharpes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.95

    Sharpes' approach synthesizes historical, philosophical, and cultural standpoints. The text contains practical teaching applications alongside theory and an integrated emphasis of diversity and other multicultural themes. It also covers the history of schooling from ancient times to the present, including biographies of major non-Western figures as... more...

  • Blair's Educational Legacy?by Geoffrey Walford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The United Kingdom General Election on 1st May 1997 gave a landslide victory to a re-vitalised Labour Party. Tony Blair became Prime Minister with a huge Commons majority of 179 over all other parties. Such a majority meant that extensive changes of policy could be implemented with little effective opposition. During the election campaign Tony... more...

  • Education in the United Kingdomby Liam Gearon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    This accessible book provides a basic understanding of the structure and organization of education in the United Kingdom in a time of rapid change and devolved government. It is designed as an introductory guide and reference work for all with an interest in education, including trainee and newly qualified teachers, university lecturers, school-based... more...

  • Old School Still Matters: Lessons from History to Reform Public Education in Americaby Brian Fife

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Despite dramatic, sweeping changes in recent decades, a strong case can be made for guiding the reformation of contemporary public education in the United States on common school ideology of the nineteenth century. The author argues that the common school remains a public institution capable of preparing America's youth to contribute to the community... more...

  • A History of the Sociology of Childhoodby Berry Mayall

    Institute of Education Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    This concise book gives a history of how the sociology of childhood has developed, from its post-war beginnings in the USA to its development in the UK and continental Europe, considering the links between sociological and rights agendas and considering research in many languages. more...