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  • America Goes to Schoolby Robert M. Hardaway

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 106.95

    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...

  • A Room for Learningby Tal Birdsey

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    ?Sometimes I have thought that this school is like the only place where the lilies are considered at all?? In this stirring account of a teacher and his fourteen students tucked away in the Green Mountains of Vermont, educator Tal Birdsey fervently documents the founding year of his small junior high school with wit and humility. Part memoir,... 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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • The Bee Eaterby Richard Whitmire

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.95

    The inside story of a maverick reformer with a take-no-prisoners management style Hailed by Oprah as a "warrior woman for our times," reviled by teachers unions as the enemy, Michelle Rhee, outgoing chancellor of Washington DC public schools, has become the controversial face of school reform. She has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, and is... 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...