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  • Behind the Gateby Fabio Lanza

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    On Sunday, May 4, 1919, thousands of students protested the Versailles treaty in Beijing. Seventy years later, another generation demonstrated in Tiananmen Square; climbing the Monument of the People's Heroes, these protestors stood against a relief of their predecessors, and merged with their own mythology while consciously deploying their activism.... more...

  • Managing God's Higher Learningby Dong Wang

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 38.99

    As the first co-educational institution of higher learning in China, Lingnan University made monumental strides in the education of Christian women, and it created a viable alternative to traditional Chinese models. Wang contends that Lingnan University found ways to adapt and 'layer' a Christian presence at a time when the nationalization and secularization... more...

  • Islamic Identity, Postcoloniality, and Educational Policyby Jeffrey Ayala Milligan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    Tensions between Muslim communities and state institutions are endemic in many parts of the world. For decades successive colonial and independent governments in the Philippines have deployed educational policy as a tool to mitigate one such conflict between Muslims and Christians, a conflict which has claimed more than 100,000 lives since the 1970's.... more...

  • Schooling for the Knowledge Eraby David Warner

    Australian Council for Educational Research 2006; US$ 34.95

    This book challenges people to re-think the role of schools in a global knowledge society. It reflects on the new standards required for young people to be successful in the Knowledge Era. For educators, parents, politicians and business people this book transcends current education practices that were largely established a century ago. It identifies... more...

  • Why Not the Best Schools? The Australia Reportby Evelyn Douglas; Jessica Harris

    Australian Council for Educational Research 2008; US$ 29.95

    Why Not the Best Schools?: The Australia Report is part of a set of six country reports that support Why Not the Best Schools? by Brian Caldwell and Jessica Harris (ACER Press 2008). Why Not the Best Schools? draws on the findings of the International Project to Frame the Transformation of Schools conducted in Australia, China, England, Finland, the... more...

  • Why Not the Best Schools? The China Reportby Yong Zhao; Ruhui Ni; Wei Qiu

    Australian Council for Educational Research 2009; US$ 29.95

    Why Not the Best Schools?: The China Report is part of a set of six country reports that support Why Not the Best Schools? by Brian Caldwell and Jessica Harris (ACER Press 2008). Why Not the Best Schools? draws on the findings of the International Project to Frame the transformation of Schools conducted in Australia, China, England, Finland, the United... more...

  • Jousting for the New Generationby David Loader

    Australian Council for Educational Research 2007; US$ 34.95

    In this new collection of essays, David Loader addresses a range of contemporary issues in education, and encourages critical dialogue about prevailing educational cultures. These ?jousts?, as he calls them, are challenges to the status quo, written to encourage verbal repartee, argument and counter-argument. Dipping into Jousting for the New Generation... more...

  • The Power of Positionby Timothy Weston

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 68.95

    Throughout the twentieth century, Beijing University (or Beida) has been at the center of China's greatest political and cultural upheavals?from the May Fourth Movement of 1919 to the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s to the tragic events in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Why this should be?how Beida's historical importance has come to transcend that of... more...

  • Cheche: Reminiscences of a Radical Magazineby Karim Hirji

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2010; US$ 29.95

    Cheche, a radical, socialist student magazine at the University of Dares Salaam, first came out in 1969. Featuring incisive analyses of key societal issues by prominent progressives, it gained national and international recognition in a short while. Because it was independent of authority, and spoke without fear or favor, it was banned after just a... more...

  • The University in Africa and Democratic Citizenshipby M. Luescher-Mamashela

    African Minds 2011; US$ 24.95

    Whether and how higher education in Africa contributes to democratisation beyond producing the professionals that are necessary for developing and sustaining a modern political system, remains an unresolved question. This report, then, represents an attempt to address the question of whether there are university specific mechanisms or pathways by which... more...