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  • 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...

  • Saving the Schoolby Michael Brick

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    In the race to save a failing public high school, one principal finds that making the numbers is only the beginning   Being principal of Reagan High in Austin, Texas, was no dream assignment. Test scores were low, dropout rates were high, and poverty was endemic. But when Anabel Garza took the job, she started something no one expected. Racing... more...

  • We Must Take Charge!by Chester E. Jr. Finn

    Free Press 2008; Not Available

    According to leading education analyst Chester Finn, a paradox lies at the heart of our educational trouble. While Americans commonly acknowledge that public schools in general are a disaster, polls consistently show that most parents, teachers, and administrators think their local schools and their own children are doing just fine. The implications... more...

  • We Must Take Charge!by Chester E. Jr. Finn

    Free Press 2008; Not Available

    According to leading education analyst Chester Finn, a paradox lies at the heart of our educational trouble. While Americans commonly acknowledge that public schools in general are a disaster, polls consistently show that most parents, teachers, and administrators think their local schools and their own children are doing just fine. The implications... more...

  • White Urban Teachersby Audrey Lensmire

    R&L Education 2012; US$ 18.99

    Stories of the lives of white teachers, as white teachers, too often simplify the complexities and conflicts of their work with students of color. Drawing on in-depth interviews with five white teachers, as well as on her own experiences, Audrey Lensmire provides generous, complex, and critical accounts of white teachers, against the backdrop... more...

  • McGraw-Hill's 500 U.S. History Questions, Volume 1: Colonial to 1865: Ace Your College Examsby Stephanie Muntone

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 16.00

    A wealth of essential facts in the Q-and-A format that you want! This book is the ideal way to sharpen your skills and prepare for exams Get the question-and-answer practice you need with McGraw-Hill's 500 College U.S. History I Questions to Know by Test Day . Organized for easy reference and intensive practice, the questions cover all essential... more...

  • Literaciesby Mary Kalantzis; Bill Cope

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 58.00

    An introduction to literacy pedagogy within today's new media environment. more...