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  • Schools as Imagined Communitiesby Sherman Dorn; Barbara J. Shircliffe; Deirdre Cobb-Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 41.00

    Government forces mean the notion of a 'community' school has become less defined by decisions on core curriculum. This collection explores the extent to which collective notions of school-community relations have prevented citizens from speaking openly about the tensions created where schools are imagined as communities. more...

  • Higher Education, Policy, and the Global Competition Phenomenonby Val D. Rust; Laura Portnoi; Sylvia S. Bagley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    This book inquires about the processes through which different higher education systems have determined national higher education policies related to competitiveness, as well as the strategies they have adopted to enhance their global competitiveness. more...

  • The Engaged Campusby Dan W. Butin; Scott Seider

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 40.00

    The Engaged Campus offers a set of emerging best practices and articulation of critical issues for faculty and administrators committed to developing, strengthening, or expanding majors or minors in community engagement at their respective institutions. more...

  • Stubborn Rootsby Prudence L. Carter

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 23.99

    What are the features of the school environment that make students' of color incorporation greater at some schools than at others? Prudence L. Carter seeks to answer this basic but bedeviling question through a rich comparative analysis of the organizational and group dynamics in eight schools located within four cities in the United States and... more...

  • Equity and Excellence in Educationby Kris Van den Branden; Piet Van Avermaet; Mieke Van Houtte

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    Throughout the world, equity and excellence in education is a major issue of concern. International comparative studies such as those carried out by OECD (PISA) have launched a worldwide debate on the effectiveness of educational systems (macro level), schools (meso level) and teachers (micro level) in terms of enhancing equity and excellence. Inspired... more...

  • Education Reconfiguredby Jane Roland Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95

    As philosophers throughout the ages have asked: What is justice? What is truth? What is art? What is law? In Education Reconfigured , the internationally acclaimed philosopher of education, Jane Roland Martin, now asks: What is education? In answer, she puts forward a unified theory that casts education in a brand new light. Martin?s "theory of education... more...

  • Conceptualising Women’s Working Livesby Wendy Patton

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Theoretical work on the career development of women has travelled a journey from critique to creation. Early work responded to and criticised a literature that focused on theorising male roles in a workplace that was conceptualised as providing vertical career paths primarily for middle class males. More recently theorists are creating new constructions... more...

  • The Ecology of Schoolby David Zandvliet

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    This book describes and documents one school?s experiences in achieving their environmental literacy goals through the development of a place-based learning environment. Through this iniative, a longitudinal, descriptive case study began at the Bowen Island Community School to both support and advocate for ecological literacy, while helping the school... more...

  • Decision Making for Student Successby Benjamin L. Castleman; Saul Schwartz; Sandy Baum

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    Each year, many students with affordable college options and the academic skills needed to succeed do not enroll at all, enroll at institutions where they are not well-positioned for success, or drop out of college before earning a credential. Efforts to address these challenges have included changes in financial aid policy, increased availability... more...

  • Democratizing Higher Educationby Patrick Blessinger; John P. Anchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    Higher education systems around the world are undergoing fundamental change and reform due to external pressures?including internationalization of higher education, increased international competition for students, less reliance on public funding, and calls to create greater access opportunities for citizens. How are higher education systems evolving... more...