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  • The Common School and the Comprehensive Idealby Mark Halstead; Graham Haydon

    Wiley 2009; US$ 39.95

    A topical and provocative volume that invites consideration of the most fundamental issues concerning future educational provision: what is the purpose of our schools, and what should we do in them? Cutting-edge research by contributors who are leading figures internationally in philosophy and education, for whom these issues have been particular... more...

  • Managing Change or Living with Change?by Dr Howard Stevenson

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    The papers collected in this e-book make no claim as to how to ‘do’ change management, but rather they seek to address weaknesses in the change management literature identified above by providing a broader and more complex analysis of the processes of change. The papers presented are deliberately diverse, drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe and... more...

  • Education State Rankings 2008by Kathleen O'Leary Morgan; Scott Morgan

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 120.75

    Does your state make the grade? This new edition of Education State Rankings compares the 50 states in hundreds of preK-12 education categories. See how your state stacks up in reading and math scores, teachers’ salaries, graduation rates, per pupil spending, special education, class size and so much more. In addition, learn which state received... more...

  • 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...

  • Beyond Liberation and Excellenceby David Purpel; H. Svi Shapiro

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 126.95

    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'... more...

  • America Goes to Schoolby Robert M. Hardaway

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 106.95

    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...

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

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    This book uses case studies of academic units from Australian public universities to explore the reasons why those units respond in different ways to similar contemporary challenges. The 'academic units' - departments, schools and faculties - in the world's public universities may be their own administrative fiefdoms, but the wider environment... more...