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  • 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$ 47.76

    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...

  • Teachers of the Foothill Provinceby W. John Chalmers

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1968; Not Available

    This book tells the story of the Alberta Teachers' Association itself, and its long and sturdy efforts to improve the position of teachers and the quality of education in the province.  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$ 212.44

    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...

  • 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...