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- Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 11.95
"More than other local histories of campus activism during this period, Dissent in the Heartland introduces national themes and events, and successfully places Indiana University into that context. The research in primary sources, including FBI files, along with numerous interviews, is superior, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95
This book is an investigation of some of the policy issues related to the government's role in the reform of primary and secondary education in the United States. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95
This study analyzes how Jill Ker Conway, first woman president of Smith College, implemented programmatic initiatives and changes to Smith's institutional culture that fit with her vision for higher education. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 18.00
In 1961, a black veteran named James Meredith applied for admission to the University of Mississippi ? and launched a legal revolt against white supremacy in the most segregated state in America. Meredith?s challenge ultimately triggered what Time magazine called ?the gravest conflict between federal and state authority since the Civil War,? a crisis... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 53.95
"Standard-based accountability" has become a consistent buzzword emanating from the mouths of hopeful politicians-liberal and conservative-for almost twenty years. But does accountability work? The New Accountability explores the current wave of assessment-based school accountability reforms, which combine two traditions in American education-public... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 22.99
Early twentieth-century Harvard was the country's oldest and richest university, but not necessarily its outstanding one. By the century's end, it was widely regarded as the nation's, and the world's, leading institution of higher education. With verve, humor, and insight, Morton and Phyllis Keller tell the story of that rise: a tale of compelling... more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 26.95
Richard C. Atkinson?s eight-year tenure as president of the University of California (1995?2003) reflected the major issues facing California itself: the state?s emergence as the world?s leading knowledge-based economy and the rapidly expanding size and diversity of its population. As this selection of President Atkinson?s speeches and papers reveals,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 35.00
The University of Minnesota is unique for its combination of land grant mission and research focus, urban and rural campuses, the size of its student body, and the breadth of its programs, from agricultural extension through organ transplants. This history of the University?s past fifty years is a narrative account of the challenges and triumphs that... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
A former Ivy League admissions officer, Joie Jager-Hyman follows five bright and eager high schoolers?students from diverse ethnic, social, and financial backgrounds?as they each put their best foot forward on the road they hope will lead them to the hallowed halls of Harvard University. At once a remarkable true story of dedication, achievement,... more...