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  • Rethinking the Future of the Universityby David Lyle Jeffrey; Dominic Manganiello

    University of Ottawa Press 1998; US$ 12.99

    This distinguished collection of essays, edited under the direction of David Lyle Jeffrey and Dominic Manganiello, emerged from the discussions that surrounded the 1995-1996 McMartin Lectures. Dedicated to studying the relationship and contributions of historic Christian thought to the intellectual life of university disciplines, this series of lectures... more...

  • Feel-Bad Educationby Alfie Kohn

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 15.00

    Mind-opening writing on what kids need from school, from one of education?s most outspoken voices   Almost no writer on schools asks us to question our fundamental assumptions about education and motivation as boldly as Alfie Kohn. The Washington Post says that ?teachers and parents who encounter Kohn and his thoughts come away transfixed, ready... more...

  • From Crayons to Condomsby Steve Baldwin; Karen Holgate

    Midpoint Trade Books 2008; US$ 14.99

    The American public school system, once the envy of the world, is now a cesspool of political correctness, ineptitude and violence, yet its administrators demand - and receive - far more funding per child than do higher-performing private and religious schools. From "teachers" who can barely comprehend English to the elevation of foreign... more...

  • Faces of Learningby Sam Chaltain

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.95

    Inspirational stories of engaging, real-life educational experiences Everyone has a personal learning story, a time when they became actively engaged in their own education. Maybe it was an especially challenging teacher, or a uniquely supportive environment, or a collaborative classroom. In Faces of Learning , both well-known public figures, such... more...

  • Reconceptualising Evaluation In Higher Educationby Murray Saunders; Roni Bamber; Paul Trowler

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 57.00

    There is high investment in projects that enhance the quality of teaching and learning within the higher education sector. These projects require evaluation, but the higher education sector has not conceptualized such evaluation work. This book aims to aid understanding, drawing on a set of evaluative practices to foster understanding. more...

  • 21st Century Skillsby Bernie Trilling; Charles Fadel

    Wiley 2009; US$ 19.95

    The new building blocks for learning in a complex world This important resource introduces a framework for 21st Century learning that maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world. 21st Century content includes the basic core subjects of reading, writing, and arithmetic-but also emphasizes global awareness, financial/economic... more...

  • Assessment Reform in Educationby Rita Berry; Bob Adamson

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    This book discusses the recent assessment movements in the eastern and western worlds with particular focuses on the policies, implementation, and impacts of assessment reform on education. A new perspective of assessment sees assessment as a means to enhance learning. This book examines the tensions, challenges and outcomes (intended and unintended)... more...

  • OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Australia 2011by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2011; US$ 42.00

    This book provides, for Australia, an independent analysis of major issues facing its educational evaluation and assessment framework, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches. It shows how student assessment, teacher appraisal, school evaluation and system evaluation can bring about real gains in performance across Australia's... more...

  • Schools in the Landscapeby Edith M. Ziegler

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 41.50

    This richly researched and impressively argued work is a history of public schooling in Alabama in the half century following the Civil War. It engages with depth and sophistication Alabama’s social and cultural life in the period that can be characterized by the three “R”s: Reconstruction, redemption, and racism. Alabama was... more...

  • We're Losing Our Mindsby Richard P. Keeling; Richard H. Hersh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 27.00

    America is being held back by the quality and quantity of learning in college. Many graduates cannot think critically, write effectively, solve problems, understand complex issues, or meet employers' expectations. The only solution - making learning the highest priority in college - demands fundamental change throughout higher education. more...