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  • Lit Upby David Denby

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 30.99

    A bestselling author and distinguished critic goes back to high school to find out whether books can shape lives It's no secret that millions of American teenagers, caught up in social media, television, movies, and games, don't read seriously-they associate sustained reading with duty or work, not with pleasure. This indifference has become a... more...

  • (De)Standardisierung von Bildungsverläufen und -strukturenby Livia Makrinus; Katrin Otremba; Christian Rennert; Janine Stoeck

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 29.99

    Wissenschaftliche und bildungspolitische Diskurse sind seit geraumer Zeit durch Gegensätzlichkeiten gekennzeichnet, die sich im Spannungsfeld einer zunehmenden Standardisierung und Destandardisierung bewegen. Diese, insbesondere die Bildungssysteme und -institutionen kennzeichnenden Dynamiken sind eingebettet in eine zunehmende Pluralisierung individueller... more...

  • Abbotsholmeby Cecil Reddie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Originally published in 1900 As well as being a history of Abbotsholme School this volume also examines the general question of the English national education at the turn of the last century. The material includes: The foundation of Abbotsholme, 1889 Answers to the Royal Commission on "Secondary" education, 1894 British, French,... more...

  • Advancing Equity and Achievement in America's Diverse Schoolsby Camille M. Wilson; Sonya Douglass Horsford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Advancing Equity and Achievement in America?s Diverse Schools illustrates how educators, students, families and community partners can work in strategic ways to build on social, cultural, and ethnic diversity to advance educational equity and achievement. By drawing on the latest data on demographic change, constructions of culture and cultural... more...

  • Aristotle Dictionaryby Thomas Kiernan

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    At long last a comprehensive tool in English for a better understanding of the most basic terms in Aristotle?s philosophy. Interested readers, students and scholars of philosophy and of the general intellectual background of Western culture need no longer be handicapped by a lack of knowledge of Greek and Latin. A careful comparison of the original... more...

  • Art Of Drama Teaching, Theby Fleming

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    This book provides a multitude of practical ideas for teachers and student teachers of drama and for those who are interested in using drama to teach other subjects. It takes the form of a detailed discussion of twenty-five drama techniques, each accompanied by practical examples of lessons and illustrated by an extract from a play. more...

  • Assessing Studentsby Derek Rowntree

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 58.95

    Assessment methods can largely determine what and how students learn, so it is vital that our assessment methods are appropriate to our true educational purposes. This book examines the issues underlying assessment procedures, such as truth, fairness, trust, humanity and social justice and goes on to consider the five key dimensions of assessment:... more...

  • Beautiful Risk of Educationby Gert J. J. Biesta

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 31.95

    This is a book about what many teachers know but are increasingly being prevented from talking about: that real education always involves a risk. The risk is there because, as W. B. Yeats has put it, education is not about filling a bucket but about lighting a fire. It is there because students are not to be seen as objects to be moulded and disciplined,... more...

  • Better Worldsby Peter Roberts; John Freeman-Moir

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 39.99

    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...

  • Beyond Critiqueby Bradley A. Levinson; Jacob P. K. Gross; Christopher Hanks; Julia Heimer Dadds; Kafi Kumasi; Joseph Link

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    This book introduces educational practitioners, students, and scholars to the people, concepts, questions, and concerns that make up the field of critical social theory. It guides readers into a lively conversation about how education can and does contribute to reinforcing or challenging relations of domination in the modern era. Written by a group... more...