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  • I Got Schooledby M. Night Shyamalan

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 25.00

    In this vital new book, the famed filmmaker tells how his passion for education reform led him to learn that there are five tested, indispensable keys to transforming America’s underperforming schools. I Got Schooled offers a look at America’s educational achievement gap that could only have come from an outsider. Famed director M. Night... more...

  • The Global Fourth Wayby Andrew Hargreaves; Dennis L. Shirley

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 29.95

    Learn from global lessons of successful educational change! Deep and lasting educational reform doesn’t happen overnight. This example-packed sequel to  The Fourth Way  draws upon inspiring examples unearthed by brand new research to challenge educational leaders, teachers, and policy makers to put proven strategies to work promoting student... more...

  • Better Worldsby Peter Roberts; John Freeman-Moir

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 38.99

    This book, with its attention to literature and the visual arts as well as traditional non-fiction sources, provides a distinctive, wide-ranging exploration of utopia and education. Utopia is examined not as a model of social perfection but as an active, ongoing, imaginative educational process — the building of better worlds. more...

  • Language, Culture, and Identity among Minority Students in Chinaby Yuxiang Wang

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book explores Hui (one of the Muslim minority groups in China) students’ lived experiences in an elementary school in central P. R. China from the perspectives of philosophical foundations of education and the sociology of education, the impact of their experiences on their identity construction, and what schooling means to Hui students. The... more...

  • Democracies Always in the Makingby Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon

    R&L Education 2013; US$ 35.00

    Democracies Always in the Making develops Barbara Thayer-Bacon’s relational and pluralistic democratic theory, as well as translates that socio-political philosophical theory into educational theory and recommendations for school reform in American public schools. Democracy is a goal, an ideal which we must continually strive for that can guide... more...

  • Education in Renaissance Englandby Kenneth Charlton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Covering both formal and informal education, this volume examines Renaissance education in England and Italy, set within the relevant social, political and historical context. more...

  • Gemeinsames Sorgerecht nicht miteinander verheirateter Elternby Karin Jurczyk; Sabine Walper

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 14.44

    Wie passen rechtliche Regelungen,  individuelles Verhalten sowie gesellschaftliches Verständnis von 'elterlicher Sorge' zusammen? Vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen juristischen Debatte um das gemeinsame Sorgerecht nicht miteinander verheirateter Eltern dokumentiert dieses Buch neueste wissenschaftliche Befunde. Vorgestellt werden unter anderem Auswertungen... more...

  • Education Quality and Social Justice in the Global Southby Leon Tikly; Angeline M. Barrett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    How we understand education quality is inextricably linked with perspectives on social justice. Questions of inclusion, relevance and democracy in education are increasingly contested, most especially in the global South, and improving the quality of education, particularly for the most disadvantaged, has become a topic of fundamental concern for... more...

  • Educational Leadership and Hannah Arendtby Helen M. Gunter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    The relationship between education and democratic development has been a growing theme in debates focussed upon public education, but there has been little work that has directly related educational leadership to wider issues of freedom, politics and practice. Engaging with ELMA through the work of Hannah Arendt enables these issues of power to be... more...

  • Bildung neu denken!by vbw — Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2013; US$ 19.26

    Bessere Bildung ist nicht zum Nulltarif zu haben. Qualität hat ihren Preis. Ein zukunftsfähiges deutsches Bildungssystem kostet rund 30% mehr als das heutige. Aber es ist finanzierbar. "Bildung neu denken! Das Finanzkonzept" schildert und berechnet die finanziellen Aspekte der in Deutschland notwendigen Bildungsreformen. more...