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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...
- 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 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 25.95
Making Reform Work is a practical narrative of ideas that begins by describing who is saying what about American higher educationùwho's angry, who's disappointed, and why. Robert Zemsky argues that improving higher education will require enlisting faculty leadership, on the one hand, and, on the other, a strategy for changing the higher... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 24.95
At one time, universities educated new generations and were a source of social change. Today colleges and universities are less places of public purpose, than agencies of personal advantage. Remaking the American University provides a penetrating analysis of the ways market forces have shaped and distorted the behaviors, purposes, and ultimately... more...