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  • Geschichte der Universität Unter den Lindenby Heinz-Elmar Tenorth; Charles McClelland

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Auf Initiative Wilhelm von Humboldts durch Friedrich Wilhelm III. am 16. August 1809 zur Gründung beschlossen, nahm die "Alma Mater Berolinensis" im Winter 1810/11 ihren Forschungs- und Lehrbetrieb auf, seit 1828 bis 1945 unter dem Namen "Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität". Ihre eigenständige Gestalt und die nationale wie internationale Bedeutung und... 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...

  • Reclaiming the Teaching Professionby J. Amos Hatch

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    This book details, and provides a systematic critique of, the shaky assumptions at the foundation of the market-based reform initiatives that dominate the contemporary education scene. It names and exposes the motives and methods of the powerful philanthropists, politicians, business moguls, and education entrepreneurs who are behind the reform movement.... 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...

  • Beyond Nostalgiaby Terri Seddon; Lawrence Angus

    Australian Council for Educational Research 2000; US$ 34.95

    Enormous change to Australian education over the past decade has created a maelstrom of debate among politicians, teachers and academics about the direction of education. Beyond nostalgia: reshaping australian education distils this ongoing debate into a concise account of developments in education, and provides a positive framework for finding... 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...

  • Higher Educationby John C. Smart

    Springer 2007; US$ 69.95

    Part of a series which offers a compendium of integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. This book focuses on twelve general areas that encompass the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. more...

  • Changing Academic Workby Elaine Martin

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 57.00

    Higher education serves a diverse range of students and is under closer government scrutiny and control. This book explores the competing tensions: the need to balance individualism with collaboration; and accountability with reward. It develops a set of principles to guide academic work. It aims to offer insight and guidance for academic staff. more...

  • Transformational Change in Higher Educationby M.B. d?Ambrosio; R.G. Ehrenberg

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    Discusses the management of transformational change in higher education as a key element of success. This volume explores transformational change in a range of institutions from small teaching and community colleges to large comprehensive research universities. more...