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  • Beyond Liberation and Excellence: Reconstructing the Public Discourse on Educationby David Purpel; H. Svi Shapiro

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 140.00

    The authors' goal is to explore how an alternative, politically viable public discourse on education can be constructed. They examine the kinds of conditions, concerns, and subjectivities that must be attended to in order to develop an effective and resonant new language that can re-focus the purposes of education in this society. The authors' agree... more...

  • America Goes to School: Law, Reform, and Crisis in Public Educationby Robert Hardaway

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 118.00

    This book documents the shocking state of public education in the United States, including the high rates of school violence, the decline in student achievement, and the politicization of the educational process. By comparing the performance of public schools with private schools (which spend less than half per capita than public counterparts), the... more...

  • Reforming New Zealand Secondary Educationby Roger Openshaw

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 100.00

    This timely book argues that the New Zealand educational reforms were the product of longstanding unresolved educational issues that came to a head during the profound economic and cultural crisis of the 1970s and early 1980s. more...

  • The Five-Year Partyby Craig Brandon

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2010; US$ 14.95

    Colleges look much the same as they did five or ten years ago, but a lot has changed behind the scenes. While some mixture of study and play has always been part of college life, an increasing number of schools have completely abandoned the idea that students need to learn or demonstrate that they've learned. Financial pressures have made college... more...

  • Exploring the Myths and the Realities of Today's Schoolsby Richard P. McAdams

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 34.99

    This sympathetic look at the daily work life of our educators directly confronts issues with our changing student population, teacher unions, poor family dynamics, financial inequities, and student performance on international achievement tests. The author offers data and insights that counter the conventional wisdom that significant improvements will... more...

  • Academic Units in a Complex, Changing Worldby Deanna de Zilwa

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    This book uses case studies of academic units from Australian public universities to explore the reasons why those units respond in different ways to similar contemporary challenges. The 'academic units' - departments, schools and faculties - in the world's public universities may be their own administrative fiefdoms, but the wider environment... more...

  • 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...

  • Betrayedby Laurie H. Rogers

    R&L Education 2011; US$ 36.99

    Betrayed aims to tell the truth of public education - from the perspective of a parent who has fought the education bureaucracy. more...

  • The Still Divided Academyby Stanley Rothman; April Kelly-Woessner; Matthew Woessner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 42.99

    Drawing on data collected in a specially commissioned public opinion survey as well as other recent research on higher education, Rothman, Kelly-Woessner, and Woessner, create an incredibly readable presentation of both the similarities and differences between those running our universities and those attending them. The authors manage to remain impressively... more...

  • A Wake Up Call for Schoolsby Patricia Anne Duncan Parrish

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 20.99

    This book provides onsite observations, research-based premises, and quantitative recommendations for a step-by-step realignment of the focus of public education-education of each student for contributory productivity in the international marketplace of the twenty-first century more...