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  • Becoming World Wiseby Richard Slimbach

    Stylus Publishing 2010; US$ 17.99

    This book is intended to help the new generation of ethical and educational travelers make the most of their international experience, and show them how to broaden their cultural horizons while also making a contribution to their host community. Richard Slimbach offers a comprehensive framework for pre-field preparation that includes, but goes beyond,... more...

  • Social Justice in Educationby Barry L. Bull

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 36.00

    Are American schools socially just institutions? Using the methods of political philosopher John Rawls, this book answers that question by arguing for four principles that express the basic purposes that Americans hold for their schools?principles of Personal Liberty, Democracy, Equal Opportunity, and Economic Growth. more...

  • Knowledge Society vs. Knowledge Economyby Hebe Vessuri

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 31.00

    A discussion of the tension between education and science. more...

  • Race in the Schoolyardby Amanda Lewis

    Rutgers University Press 2003; US$ 24.95

    Race in the Schoolyard takes us to a place most of us seldom get to see in action+ our children's classrooms+ and reveals the lessons about race that are communicated there. more...

  • Teaching Environmental Literacyby Heather L. Reynolds; Eduardo S. Brondizio; Jennifer Meta Robinson

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 18.65

    To prepare today's students to meet growing global environmental challenges, colleges and universities must make environmental literacy a core learning goal for all students, in all disciplines. But what should an environmentally literate citizen know? What teaching and learning strategies are ... more...

  • Radical Possibilitiesby Jean Anyon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    The core argument of Jean Anyon?s classic Radical Possibilities is deceptively simple: if we do not direct our attention to the ways in which federal and metropolitan policies maintain the poverty that plagues communities in American cities, urban school reform as currently conceived is  doomed to fail. With every chapter  thoroughly revised and... more...

  • Television and Youth Cultureby jan jagodzinski

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 34.00

    This book explores youth in postmodern society through a Lacanian lens. Jagodzinski explores the generalized paranoia that pervades the landscape of television. Instead of dismissing paranoia as a negative development, he claims that youth today labour within the context of paranoia to find their identities. more...

  • Literacy and Educationby James Paul Gee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Literacy and Education tells the story of how literacy?starting in the early 1980s?came to be seen not as a mental phenomenon, but as a social and cultural one. In this accessible introductory volume, acclaimed scholar James Paul Gee shows readers how literacy "left the mind and wandered out into the world." He traces the ways a sociocultural view... more...

  • The Politics of Education Expansion and Inequalityby Karl Kitching

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The marketised and securitised shaping of formal education sites in terms of risk prevention strategies have transformed what it means to be a learner and a citizen. In this book, Karl Kitching explores racialised dimensions to suggest how individuals and collectives are increasingly made responsible for their own welfare as ?good? or ?bad? students,... more...

  • Women's Career Development Throughout the Lifespanby Jenny Bimrose; Mary McMahon; Mark Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Women's careers have been a topic of research and discussion in many disciplines including sociology, business, industrial, organisational and vocational psychology, and career guidance. Despite the introduction of equal employment legislation in many countries, women?s patterns of career development continue to reflect structural labour market disadvantage.... more...