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  • Crisis on Campusby Mark C. Taylor

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 24.00

    A provocative look at the troubled present state of American higher education and a passionately argued and learned manifesto for its future. In Crisis on Campus, Mark C. Taylor?chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University and a former professor at Williams College?expands on and refines the ideas presented in his widely read and hugely... more...

  • Tishaby Robert Specht

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99

    The author tells the story as told to him of Anne Hobbs, a woman who went to Alaska in the 1920's to teach, but who had trouble due to her kindness to the Indians there. more...

  • Schools for a New Century: A Conservative Approach to Radical School Reformby Dwight Allen

    ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 118.00

    This book presents optimistic alternatives to the current educational reform movement, which has not produced substantial improvement. Dwight W. Allen advocates structural reform of education in virtually every aspect--organization, staff, curriculum, and political accountability. His central proposal is for the establishment of a national system... more...

  • Beyond Liberation and Excellence: Reconstructing the Public Discourse on Educationby David Purpel; H. Svi Shapiro

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 84.00

    The authors' goal is to explore how an alternative, politically viable public discourse on education can be constructed. They examine the kinds of conditions, concerns, and subjectivities that must be attended to in order to develop an effective and resonant new language that can re-focus the purposes of education in this society. The authors' agree... more...

  • America Goes to School: Law, Reform, and Crisis in Public Educationby Robert Hardaway

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 118.00

    This book documents the shocking state of public education in the United States, including the high rates of school violence, the decline in student achievement, and the politicization of the educational process. By comparing the performance of public schools with private schools (which spend less than half per capita than public counterparts), the... more...

  • Reforming New Zealand Secondary Educationby Roger Openshaw

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 100.00

    This timely book argues that the New Zealand educational reforms were the product of longstanding unresolved educational issues that came to a head during the profound economic and cultural crisis of the 1970s and early 1980s. more...

  • The Five-Year Partyby Craig Brandon

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2010; US$ 14.95

    Colleges look much the same as they did five or ten years ago, but a lot has changed behind the scenes. While some mixture of study and play has always been part of college life, an increasing number of schools have completely abandoned the idea that students need to learn or demonstrate that they've learned. Financial pressures have made college... more...

  • Exploring the Myths and the Realities of Today's Schoolsby Richard P. McAdams

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 34.99

    This sympathetic look at the daily work life of our educators directly confronts issues with our changing student population, teacher unions, poor family dynamics, financial inequities, and student performance on international achievement tests. The author offers data and insights that counter the conventional wisdom that significant improvements will... more...

  • Academic Units in a Complex, Changing Worldby Deanna de Zilwa

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 179.00

    Based on case studies from Australian public universities, this volume explores the fabric of academic units and their efforts to deal with change. The text develops new frameworks for the adaptation and resistance to changing environments and serves as a guide for university executives and faculty. more...

  • Rethinking the Future of the Universityby David Lyle Jeffrey; Dominic Manganiello

    University of Ottawa Press 1998; US$ 12.99

    This distinguished collection of essays, edited under the direction of David Lyle Jeffrey and Dominic Manganiello, emerged from the discussions that surrounded the 1995-1996 McMartin Lectures. Dedicated to studying the relationship and contributions of historic Christian thought to the intellectual life of university disciplines, this series of lectures... more...