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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Education System in Malawiby Mathieu Brossard

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 24.99

    A Country Status Report (CSR) is a detailed analytical document of the education sector drawn up by national teams, the results of which are validated by the Government. The main purpose of the CSR is to enable decision-makers to orient their national policy on the basis of a factual diagnosis of the overall education sector and to provide relevant... more...