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  • 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...

  • The Uncertain Triumphby Hugh Davis Graham

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Using the Kennedy and Johnson archives to analyze the evolution of educational policy from the perspective of the executive branch, Graham finds that the central theme was executive planning through presidential task forces. Mission agencies, clientele groups, and congressional committees produced a cascade of education programs in the 1960s as the... more...

  • Where Everybody Looks Like Meby Ron Stodghill

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 15.99

    A richly reported account of the forces threatening America's historic black colleges and universities?and how diverse leaders nationwide are struggling to keep these institutions and black culture alive for future generations. American education is under siege, and few parts of the system are more threatened than black colleges and universities.... more...

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

    R&L Education 2012; US$ 21.99

    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...

  • 1805-1809by Rebekka Horlacher; Daniel Tröhler; Sandra Aebersold; Carla Aubry; Barbara Caluori; Luca Godenzi; Norbert Grube; Claudia Mäder

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 266.00

    The second volume of letters to Pestalozzi covers the years between 1805 and 1809 and contains almost 400 letters. In the Napoleonic era in Europe "education of the people" became an important issue on the national agenda, making Pestalozzi's method a matter of practical relevance. Furthermore, the letters reveal the counterarguments faced... more...

  • Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2013by Alexander W. Wiseman; Emily Anderson

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 114.95

    This inaugural volume is a forum for stakeholders and scholars to examine current trends and identify future directions in comparative and international education, using several essays as a context for discussion and analysis. It provides an analytic overview of published work in the field, with discussions of education theory, policy and practice. 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... more...

  • Britain and Scandinaviaby Anthony P R Howatt; Anthony Howatt; Richard C Smith; Richard Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 515.00

    This volume forms part of a five volume set charting the progress of the nineteenth century movement, which was instrumental in establishing international guidelines for the teaching of modern languages. It was during this period that for the first time, co-operation between phoneticians and teachers culminated in the publication of works that were... more...

  • Cambridge Anthropologyby Alan Macfarlane

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    There are very few inside accounts of academic departments, their history and ethnography. The Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge constitutes an appropriate case study to fill this gap. Having emerged from the work of figures such as Maine, Robertson Smith, Rivers and Haddon through to more recent international scholars... more...

  • City Kids, City Schoolsby William Ayers; Gloria Ladson-Billings; Gregory Michie; Ruby Dee

    The New Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    Of the approximately 50 million public school students in the United States, more than half are in urban schools. A contemporary companion to City Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row , this new and timely collection has been compiled by four of the country?s most prominent urban educators. Contributors including Sandra Cisneros, Jonathan... more...