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- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 54.99
As a series of engaging essays, this book is laced with personal anecdotes about what it means to be a professor, a science professor in particular, and how the American university has changed now that the era of exponential growth in federal funding is over. Its central purpose is to try to stimulate discussion and challenge the status quo. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1966; US$ 67.50
How much freedom of expression do students have on American campuses? Does the extent of freedom vary with the geographical location of the college or university? Does the type of institution -- public or private, large or small, church-sponsored or nonsectarian -- have a bearing on the amount of freedom a student may exercise? Such questions are of... more...
- R&L Education 2009; US$ 26.99
Drawing on his experiences from founding and directing a private school for students age six to fourteen, Lyn Lesch presents a new model for education in which learning for students increasingly occurs in the world of adult expertise, with classroom teachers taking on the role of conduits that not only prepare students to learn from professionals working... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 101.00
This volume provides a comprehensive and balanced survey of the state of American public education. It examines the trend in the quality of the public schools over the past 100 years, and reviews the possible reasons for a decline in quality. The work focuses on the importance of local control in American public education and how it has been steadily... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 31.00
Using Ohio's example, this book explores the push for innovation and reform in the form of charters, vouchers, and other alternatives, as well as continuing efforts to revive broken school systems in the face of political opposition and economic decline. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 35.00
A contemporary look at both the rituals fostered in our education system that reproduce inequalities between students and how we can change these techniques to promote equity in and outside the classroom. more...
- Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 11.65
Hauptbeschreibung Der Zugang zu Bildung ist eine wesentliche Voraussetzung, um an der Entwicklung unserer Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft teilzuhaben. Das deutsche Bildungssystem hat jedoch mit Blick auf Chancengerechtigkeit und gelingende Integration noch Entwicklungsbedarf. Die internationale Recherche zum Carl Bertelsmann-Preis 2008 hat exemplarisch... more...
- OECD Publishing 2011; US$ 33.00
This report presents the best current evidence about what can make teacher-oriented reforms effective and points to examples of reforms that have produced specific results, show promise or illustrate imaginative ways of implementing change. Its four chapters cover recruitment and initial preparation of teachers; teacher development, support, careers... more...
- Basic Books 2011; US$ 16.99
Award-winning author, public intellectual, and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch critiques a lifetime?s worth of school reforms and reveals the simple?yet difficult?truth about how we can create actual change in public schools more...