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  • "Radical Academia" Understanding the Climates for Campus Activistsby Christopher J. Broadhurst; Georgianna L. Martin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00

    Take an in-depth look at campus activism in the 21st century with this issue of New Directions for Higher Education . Campuses have always experienced an ebb and flow of activism, and the recent displays of student activism on American campuses show that protesters remain a vibrant subculture in American higher education. From rising tuition... more...

  • Sacred Trustby Jr. Peter W. Cookson

    Corwin 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Inside Mrs. B.'s Classroomby Leslie Baldacci

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 32.00

    Chicago's public school system in the 1980sand '90s was a stark symbol of the nation's educational crisis. Grim reflections of their poverty-stricken neighborhoods, the city's schools were saddled with severe drug problems and the inevitable violence that results. Veteran Chicago Sun-Times journalist Leslie Baldacci was an expert on the subject.... 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...

  • 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...