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  • Building a High-Quality Teaching Professionby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    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...

  • Making Reform Workby Robert Zemsky

    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...

  • Remaking the American Universityby Robert Zemsky; Gregory Wegner; William F. Massy

    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...

  • Sacred Trustby Jr. Peter W. Cookson

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 31.95

    All students have the right to an excellent education Peter Cookson boldly describes a proposed education bill of rights for American students, including ideas on how to restructure the United States Department of Education. The book asserts that all children have the right to: Attend a school that is funded for 21 st -century excellence... more...

  • Standing and Deliveringby Henry Gradillas; Jerry Jesness; Jaime Escalante

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 18.99

    In this book, Dr. Gradillas shares both his upbeat philosophy of education and the practical school management techniques that helped translate that philosophy into success for thousands of students over three decades. The book focuses on three areas that are key to the operation of an effective school: School climate, instruction, and curriculum.... more...

  • Understanding Educational Reform in Global Contextby Mark Ginsburg; Mark B. Ginsburg

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 165.00

    This book focuses on important theoretical and policy debates on educational reform, with detailed analyses of reforms in 11 countries. It also explores the effects of geographical location, political ideology, and economic structure on shaping educational reform. Individual case studies are included on Australia, Cote d'Ivoire, England, Hungary, Israel,... more...

  • Schoolhouse Shamsby Peter Downs

    R&L Education 2012; US$ 27.99

    Written by a parent and school board member, who first embraced many of the ideas of the modern school reform movement, Schoolhouse Shams lays bare much of the mythology and misinformation that underpin many of the failed school reform policies of the last decade. more...

  • Fighting, Loving, Teachingby Emily A. Daniels

    Springer 2013; US$ 69.95

    Despite challenges and continuing inequalities surrounding urban education, there are instances which provide a counter narrative to the dominant discourses of failure. Urban educators who engage conscious caring and "armed love" in their practice are an example of this. This qualitative instrumental case study examines the practices of two... more...

  • Performance and Accountability in Today's Classroomby Kimberly T. Strike

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 25.99

    This is a consumable workbook for new teachers or veteran teachers who may need instructional coaching. The first chapter includes an assessment instrument directly aligned to National Teacher Standards and requires the teacher to set goals, be attuned to accountability, and self-report on a quarterly basis. more...