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  • 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; Luca Godenzi; Norbert Grube; Barbara Caluori; Claudia Mäder

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 252.00

    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 by Pestalozzi's... 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...

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

    New Press, The 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...

  • Classroom Conversationsby Alexandra Miletta

    New Press, The 2008; US$ 24.95

    In Classroom Conversations , two generations of educators—a mother and daughter—point us to the great thinkers who have shaped their beliefs and practices in education, and who continue to influence teachers today. Nineteen essays by educators from Dewey to Delpit offer parents and new educators an education degree in a nutshell. The Milettas frame... more...

  • What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated?by Alfie Kohn

    Beacon Press 2004; US$ 16.00

    Time magazine has called him'perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores.' And the Washington Post says he is 'the most energetic and charismatic figure standing in the way of a major federal effort to make standardized curriculums and tests a fact of life in every U.S. school.' In this new collection... more...

  • The Power of Their Ideasby Deborah Meier

    Beacon Press 2002; US$ 17.00

    Teaching the lessons of New York's most famous public school, Deborah Meier provides a widely acclaimed vision for the future of public education. With a new preface reflecting on the school's continuing success. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Schooling and the Making of Citizens in the Long Nineteenth Centuryby Daniel Tröhler; Thomas S. Popkewitz; David F. Labaree

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 155.00

    This book is a comparative history that explores the social, cultural, and political formation of the modern nation through the construction of public schooling. It asks how modern school systems arose in a variety of different republics and non-republics across four continents during the long nineteenth century. more...

  • Thinking about Schoolsby Eleanor Blair Hilty

    Westview Press 2011; US$ 59.00

      Specifically developed for students without an education background, this collection of readings provides accessible, essential articles for professors and students of introductory Foundations of Education courses. more...