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  • 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...

  • Integration gelingt durch faire Bildungschancenby Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 9.70

    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...

  • Bildungsgerechtigkeitby Peter J. Brenner

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2010; US$ 12.51

    "Bildungsgerechtigkeit" ist zu einem Schlüsselbegriff der Bildungsdebatte in Deutschland geworden. Eine angemessene Tiefenschärfe hat das Thema aber bislang weder in der politischen noch in der wissenschaftlichen Diskussion gewonnen. Die Aufmerksamkeit konzentriert sich im Gefolge der Pisa-Studien auf die Unterschicht- und Migrationsproblematik.... more...

  • Successful Failureby Herne Varenne; Ray Mcdermott

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 29.99

    In this controversial work, Hervé Varenne and Ray McDermott explore education as cultural phenomenon—a construct of artifice and reality we impose upon ourselves. The authors discuss in five case studies how the American education system defines and measures success and failure, why there is polarization between suburban schools and urban schools,... 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...

  • America's 'Failing' Schoolsby W. James Popham

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95

    In America's "Failing" Schools , W. James Popham provides parents and teachers explanations of No Child Left Behind as a whole, walking them through the implications for standardized testing in particular, in language that is uncomplicated and straightforward. Popham offers definitions of the law and its key terms, explanations of what it really means... more...

  • California's K-12 Public Schoolsby Stephen J. Carroll; Cathy Krop; Jeremy Arkes; Peter A. Morrison

    RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95

    This report describes California?s K?12 public schools-specifically, their student population, the resources they are provided (finances, teachers, facilities), and their outcomes. It describes both student academic achievement and outcomes that schools may influence and that are inadequately captured in test scores. more...

  • Schooling Americaby Patricia Albjerg Graham

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    Presented by America's educational historian, this book provides an history of the American education. It uses an array of sources, including student diaries, popular magazines, PTA minutes, and more, to show us what Americans have demanded from the schools. more...

  • The Art of Teachingby Jay Parini

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Becoming an effective teacher can be quite painful and exhausting, taking years of trial and error. In The Art of Teaching , writer and critic Jay Parini looks back over his own decades of trials, errors, and triumphs, in an intimate memoir that brims with humor, encouragement, and hard-won wisdom about the teacher's craft. more...

  • Inside Mrs. B.'s Classroomby Leslie Baldacci

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 24.00

    A respected journalist turned-teacher reveals what's really happening in America's schools In 1999, Chicago Sun-Times veteran Leslie Baldacci left her prestigious, twenty-five year career to teach at a public school in one of Chicago's roughest South Side neighborhoods. As she later commented, "I thought I knew rough. I thought I had answers.... more...