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- R&L Education 2001; US$ 28.99
This book explains how traditional teaching, testing and schooling developed. It describes a more powerful approach to education that engages student brains much more effectively. It shows how great schools and ordinary people from around the world use this 'guided experience' approach. And it explains why public education resists change, no matter... more...
- Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 7.28
This book focuses on what it is like to be a young Maori person in a New Zealand secondary school classroom today. It presents and discusses narratives drawn from the voices of Maori secondary students, their whanau, principals and teachers. Whether you are a student, a parent, a principal or a teacher, this book will help you to examine your own... more...
- Hoover Institution Press 2003; US$ 14.99
This book assesses the changes that have occurred in the twenty years since A Nation at Risk, which urged major reforms in American education, was issued by the National Education Commission. It offers recommendations based on three core principles—accountability, choice, and transparency—that can reinvigorate the system and rekindle America's confidence... more...
- Hoover Institution Press 2001; US$ 14.99
In this volume the eleven members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education provide a broad overview of the American education system—pulling together basic facts about its structure and operation, identifying key problems that hinder its performance, and offering perspectives on the requirements of genuine reform. more...
- R&L Education 2013; US$ 31.99
This book analyzes each major reform--No Child Left Behind, Common Core State Standards, grading schools, evaluating teachers, failing students, vouchers, charters, online virtual charters-- and finds them seriously wanting. We conclude with reforms that work actually helping teachers, kids, parents and communities. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 64.99
This book looks at literature that features young adults who either identify themselves as artists or use the arts in very intentional ways to help create a sense of self in their adolescent lives. The authors examine a number of books featuring teens who engage in music, poetry, painting, and various other means of artistic expression. more...
- R&L Education 2013; US$ 26.99
By addressing the current issues that contemporary school systems face -- including teacher unions, school reforms, the U.S. Department of Education, technology, NCLB, teachers under scrutiny, teacher tenure, boosting parent engagement, failing schools, and the realities of what works and what doesn?t in the charter school realm -- Rebuilding Schools... more...
- Melbourne University Press 2012; Not Available
Fay Marles has lived a life of firsts. As Victoria’s first Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, she played an instrumental role in the landmark case that resulted in Ansett employing its first female pilot. Over the next decade, she battled discrimination on many fronts, overseeing the commission’s rapid development and expansion. She went on to found... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95
This book is a concise social history of teaching from the colonial period to the present. By revealing the words of teachers themselves, it brings their stories to life. Synthesizing decades of research on teaching, it places important topics such as discipline in the classroom, technology, and cultural diversity within historical perspective. more...