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  • Your Phd Companionby Nick Green; Stephen Marshall

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    This book guides you through doctoral study from the student's point of view - the challenges, pitfalls, and ups and downs that you're likely to encounter in the course of your PhD. Inside you'll find: - Advice on doing research - Examples of PhD problems and their resolution - Reflections on life as a PhD student - Insights into how the academic system... more...

  • Fires in the Bathroomby Kathleen Cushman

    The New Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    Preface ďAND THEN THEY SET FIRES IN THE BATHROOM, WHILE SHE WAS TRYING TO BE SO FRIENDLY." It?s a safe bet that in random high schools all over the United States, some kid has just set the bathroom wastebasket on fire. And deep down, all of us know why. Anyone who has made it out of their teens most likely remembers the feelings of anonymity... more...

  • Human Resources Administrationby Richard Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 74.95

    Enhanced and updated, this Fourth Edition of Richard E. Smith?s highly successful text examines the growing role of the principal in planning, hiring, staff development, supervision, and other human resource functions. The Fourth Edition includes new sections on ethics, induction, and the role of the mentor teacher. This edition also introduces "From... more...

  • My Freshman Yearby Rebekah Nathan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    After fifteen years of teaching anthropology at a large university, Rebekah Nathan had become baffled by her own students. Their strange behavior?eating meals at their desks, not completing reading assignments, remaining silent through class discussions?made her feel as if she were dealing with a completely foreign culture. So Nathan decided to do... more...

  • Privilegeby Shamus Rahman Khan

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    As one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, has long been the exclusive domain of America's wealthiest sons. But times have changed. Today, a new elite of boys and girls is being molded at St. Paul's, one that reflects the hope of openness but also the persistence of inequality. ... more...

  • Situated Ethics in Educational Researchby Helen Simons; Robin Usher

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 61.95

    Ethics has traditionally been seen as a set of general principles which can be applied in a range of situations. This book argues that in fact ethical principles must be shaped within different research practices and hence take on different significances according to varying research situations. The book develops the notion of situated ethics and explores... more...

  • Excellent Sheepby William Deresiewicz

    Free Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation?s top schools should be?but aren?t?providing: ?The ex-Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless students (those ?sheep?), pushy parents, and admissions mayhem? ( People ). As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students,... more...

  • Reign of Errorby Diane Ravitch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, ?whistle-blower extraordinaire? ( The Wall Street Journal ), author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System †(?Important and riveting?? Library Journal ),† The Language Police †(?Impassioned . .... more...

  • Social Skills Games for Childrenby Deborah Plummer; Jannet Wright; Jane Serrurier

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 29.95

    This book is designed to foster successful social strategies for children aged 5-12, and will help adults to understand and reflect on children's social skills. It covers the theory behind the games, and includes a broad range of enjoyable activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups. more...

  • Why Don't Students Like Schoolby Daniel T. Willingham

    Wiley 2009; US$ 19.95

    Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroom Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn. It reveals-the importance of story,... more...