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  • Blackboardby Lewis Buzbee

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    A captivating meditation on education from the author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop In Blackboard , Lewis Buzbee looks back over a lifetime of experiences in schools and classrooms, from kindergarten to college and beyond. He offers fascinating histories of the key ideas informing educational practice over the centuries, which have shaped... more...

  • Canada 2014by Wayne C. Thompson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 18.99

    The contents in this volume are organized into sections dealing with Canada?s culture; geography; people; history; political system (including the constitution, monarchy, parliament, legal and court system, federalism and the provinces, parties and elections); defense; economy; the future; and a comprehensive bibliography.... more...

  • In History and in Educationby Richard Aldrich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This tribute from historian and educationists to the work and influence of Peter Gordon, Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education in London, is grouped round the central theme of the educational history of the 19th and 20th centuries. more...

  • The Limits of Reform in the Enlightenmentby Harvey Chisick

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.50

    Examining the attitudes toward the education of the lower classes in eighteenth- century France, Harvey Chisick uncovers severe limitations to enlightened social thought. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished... more...

  • The Origins of the Center for Hellenic Studiesby Eric N. Lindquist

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    A case study in American philanthropy, this book describes the beginnings of the Center for Hellenic Studies, a research institute established in 1961 in Washington, D.C. as an outpost of Harvard University. Each year eight post-doctoral fellows come from all over the world to live at the center and do research in ancient Greek literature, philosophy,... more...

  • Call to Purposeby Matthew Hartley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 184.00

    A decade ago, the majority of liberal arts colleges, suffering from a decline in resources, drifted from their traditional missions. This study looks at three insitutions and suggests that a clear mission is more than a common goal. more...

  • Understanding Curriculumby Scott Webster; Ann Ryan

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 64.00

    A critical introduction to contemporary curriculum theory and practice, outlining both traditional and progressive approaches in order to reconceptualise curriculum. more...

  • A History of Foreign Students in Britainby Hilary David Perraton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Foreign students have travelled to Britain for centuries and, from the beginning, attracted controversy. This book explores changing British policy and practice, and changing student experience, set within the context of British social and political history. more...

  • The King's Englishby Kingsley Amis

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    A Parthian shot from one of the most important figures in post-war British fiction, The King's English is the late Kingsley Amis's last word on the state of the language. More frolicsome than Fowler's Modern Usage, lighter than the Oxford English Dictionary , and brimming with the strong opinions and razor-sharp wit that made Amis so popular--and... more...

  • A Lever Long Enoughby Robert McCaughey

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    In this comprehensive social history of Columbia University?s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Robert McCaughey combines archival research with oral testimony and contemporary interviews to build both a critical and celebratory portrait of one of the oldest engineering schools in the United States. McCaughey follows the evolving,... more...