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  • Health and Wellbeing in Childhoodby Susanne Garvis; Donna Pendergast

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 64.00

    Written by a team of experts, Health and Wellbeing in Childhood is an essential resource for students, educators and carers. more...

  • The Public School Phenomenonby Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    The public schools of England have long been praised and reviled in equal measure. Do they perpetuate elites and unjust divisions of social class? Do they improve or corrupt young minds and bodies? Should they be abolished? Are they in fact the form of education we would all wish for our children if we could only afford the fees? Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy's... more...

  • Irish Educationby Antonia McManus

    The History Press 2014; US$ 7.28

    In this important work, the author analyses the contributions that Minsters for Education made to the Irish education system between the years 1919 and 1999. Covering the social, economic and political realities of the time, and taking in the involvement of the OECD, what emerges is a picture of how Irish education has been shaped over the twentieth... more...

  • The Teacher Warsby Dana Goldstein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    In her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American education, Dana Goldstein finds answers in the past to the controversies that plague our public schools today. Teaching is a wildly contentious profession in America, one attacked and admired in equal measure. In The Teacher Wars , a rich, lively, and unprecedented history of public school... more...

  • The Guardiansby Geoffrey Kabaservice

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    How liberalism and one of the most dramatic eras in American history were shaped by an influential university president and his powerful circle of friends Yale?s Kingman Brewster was the first and only university president to appear on the covers of Time and Newsweek, and the last of the great campus leaders to become an esteemed national figure.... more...

  • Der Pädagogenstaatby Michael Geiss

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 70.00

    Die öffentliche Schule kann auf verschiedene Weise beaufsichtigt und verwaltet werden. Ob sie durch demokratisch legitimierte Laienbehörden, bürokratische Organisationen oder professionelle Agenturen kontrolliert werden soll, ist in Geschichte und Gegenwart umstritten. Im Zentrum der Studie stehen Organisationspraxis und Behördenkommunikation in der... more...

  • The Harvard-Yenching Institute and Cultural Engineeringby Shuhua Fan

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    Through an empirical, multi-archival study of a transnational foundation?the Harvard-Yenching Institute (HYI) from the 1920s to the early 1950s?this book presents the story of transplanting Western/American humanities scholarship into Asia/China and addresses central questions in U.S.-China relations. more...

  • 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...

  • Sacrifice and Survivalby R. Eric Platt

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 44.95

    Sacrifice and Survival recounts the history and development of Jesuit higher education in the American South. R. Eric Platt examines in Sacrifice and Survival the history and evolution of Jesuit higher education in the American South and hypothesizes that the identity and mission of southern Jesuit colleges and universities may have functioned... more...

  • The Heart and Mind in Teachingby Alyssa Magee Lowery; William Hayes

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 27.99

    In this book, authors Alyssa Magee Lowery and William Hayes trace the history of teaching from Greek philosophy to twenty-first century educational issues in an effort to provide some perspective in the long art versus science debate, ultimately finding that the two components may be able to coexist peacefully. . more...