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  • The Jeanes Teacher in the United States, 1908-1933by Lance G. E. Jones

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    Most educators have heard of the Jeanes Teachers and know something of their work as supervisors of black rural schools in the southern states. The present volume--historical, descriptive, and critical--is an account of the Jeanes movement from its inception down to 1933. Here is an excellent answer to the question of what can be done for Afro-American... more...

  • I am five and I go to schoolby Helen May

    Otago University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    The twentieth century was a time of great change in early years education. As the century opened, the use of Froebel's kindergarten methods infiltrated more infant classrooms. The emergence of psychology as a discipline, and especially its work on child development, was beginning to influence thinking about how infants learn through play. While there... more...

  • Failureby Vicki Alger

    Independent Institute 2016; US$ 20.99

    For nearly 100 years the federal government left education almost entirely in the hands of the citizenry and state and local governments. But in 1979, with the creation of the US Department of Education, a sprawling bureaucracy with 153 programs, 5,000 employees, and an annual budget of approximately $70 billion, the federal government intruded itself... more...

  • One World, Many Knowledgesby Tar Halvorsen; Peter Vale

    African Minds 2016; US$ 33.00

    Various forms of academic co-operation criss-cross the modern university system in a bewildering number of ways, from the open exchange of ideas and knowledge, to the sharing of research results, and frank discussions about research challenges. Embedded in these scholarly networks is the question of whether a global template' for the management of... more...

  • Making a Difference in Urban Schoolsby Jane Gaskell; Benjamin Levin

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; US$ 29.95

    Making a Difference in Urban Schools evaluates how school and community leaders have worked to change urban education in Canada for the better over the past fifty years. more...

  • The Transformation of Women?s Collegiate Educationby Patrick Dilley

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 47.53

    This book examines the life of Virginia Gildersleeve, the dean of Barnard College from 1911 to 1947, who dedicated her life to expanding women?s collegiate opportunities to match those of men, and to allow women entry into professional and graduate programs. Gildersleeve was the first academic to use the media to define for the American public... more...

  • Re-Imagining Comparative Educationby Peter Ninnes; Sonia Mehta

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    The original essays included here, by up and coming scholars in the field, illustrate the potential and diversity of post-foundational ideas as applied to comparative education concerns. more...

  • Radical Reformsby Christopher Chapman; Helen Gunter

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book draws on the lessons from one of the most intensive periods of educational reform in any country during recent times. The post-1997 English experience, under a New Labour government, is used to illustrate the opportunities and challenges associated with attempting to develop a world class education system. Such reforms are fiercely contested... more...

  • Education in Sierra Leoneby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 14.99

    Recently emerging from a decade-long civil war, Sierra Leone is making a remarkable recovery. The future holds great promise as well as many challenges for the education system in Sierra Leone. The rapid expansion of enrollments in primary school after the war will place pressure on the secondary school level and careful planning will be required to... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 211.41

    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...