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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 33.00
In many OECD countries, tertiary education systems have experienced rapid growth over the last decade. With tertiary education increasingly seen as a fundamental pillar for economic growth, these systems must now address the pressures of a globalising economy and labour market. Within governance frameworks that encourage institutions, individually... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Bernan Press 2008; US$ 74.99
The Almanac of American Education helps users understand and compare the quality of education at the national, state, and county levels. Compiled from official U.S. government and reliable private sources, the book contains historical and current data, insightful analysis, and useful graphs that provide compelling insights into the state of education... more...
- R&L Education 2009; US$ 35.99
This book explores some of the unique characteristics of school reform and also focus on the role of poverty in reform including the negative effects of low-income neighborhoods on the youth who reside there, concluding that reducing poverty can lead to more positive academic behavior and success more...