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  • That Used to Be Usby Thomas L. Friedman; Michael Mandelbaum

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 17.99

    America is in trouble. We face four major challenges on which our future depends, and we are failing to meet them?and if we delay any longer, soon it will be too late for us to pass along the American dream to future generations. In That Used to Be Us , Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one... more...

  • Still Failing at Fairnessby David Sadker; Karen R. Zittleman

    Scribner 2009; US$ 16.00

    Despite decades of effort to create fair classrooms and schools, gender bias is alive and well, and in some ways growing. School practices continue to send boys and girls down different life paths, too often treating them not as different genders but as different species. Teachers and parents often miss the subtle signs of sexism in classrooms. Through... more...

  • I Got Schooledby M. Night Shyamalan

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 25.00

    I Got Schooled offers a look at America?s educational achievement gap that could only have come from an outsider. Famed director M. Night Shyamalan has long had a serious interest in education. The founda­tion he and his wife started once gave college scholarships to promising inner-city students, but Shyamalan realized that these scholarships... more...

  • Higher Education?by Andrew Hacker; Claudia Dreifus

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 15.99

    What's gone wrong at our colleges and universities?and how to get American higher education back on track A quarter of a million dollars. It's the going tab for four years at most top-tier universities. Why does it cost so much and is it worth it? Renowned sociologist Andrew Hacker and New York Times writer Claudia Dreifus make an incisive... more...

  • A Short Course in Intellectual Self Defenseby Normand Baillargeon; Andrea Schmidt; Charb

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    What is the relationship between democracy and critical thinking? What must a citizen in a democracy know to make the word democracy meaningful? In A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense, historian and educator Normand Baillargeon provides readers with the tools to see through the spin and jargon of everyday politics and news reporting in order... more...

  • The Shame of the Nationby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 16.00

    ?The nation needs to be confronted with the crime that we?re committing and the promises we are betraying. This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable.? Over the past several years, Jonathan Kozol has visited nearly 60 public schools. Virtually everywhere, he finds... more...

  • Awareness Mattersby Claudia Finkbeiner; Agneta Svalberg

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    This collection argues that being aware of and reflecting on language form and language use is a powerful tool, not only in language learning, but also in wider society. It adopts an interdisciplinary stance: one chapter argues the need for Language Awareness in business contexts, while another examines the role of critical cultural awareness and... more...

  • Education in Britainby Ken Jones

    Wiley 2016; US$ 74.95

    In the decades after 1944 the four nations of Britain shared a common educational programme. By 2015, this programme had fragmented: the patterns of schooling and higher education in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England resembled each other less and less. This new edition of the popular Education in Britain traces and explains this process... more...

  • Education in the Comanche Nationby Linda Sue Warner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    This collection delivers an altogether unique perspective of research on American Indian/Alaska Native education policy and practice by creating a cultural lens, framed as tribal core values, to allow readers to rethink research on and about tribal populations. The policies that affect American Indian education often create a disconnect between an... more...

  • Mittagsfreizeit an Ganztagsschulenby Osnabrücker Forschungsgruppe

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 29.99

    DasBuch ist eine erste konzentrierte Darstellung zur zeitlich längsten Pause anSchulen im Ganztagsmodus. In der Diskussion um die Entwicklung vonGanztagsschulen werden die unterschiedlichen Funktionen, die die Mittagspausefür Lehrkräfte und Jugendliche hat, nicht in ihren eigentlichen Bedeutungenthematisiert. Aus den wenigen wissenschaftlichen Untersuchungen... more...