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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Hardball Leadershipby Mark Forner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 29.99

    How do you sufficiently progress beyond the status quo when an entire rural community views the status quo as sufficient progress? Educating children in poverty remains the most important educational challenge of our time. What few people know is this: the rate of child poverty in our nation?s rural communities is actually higher than it is in our... more...

  • Discipline Over Punishmentby Trevor Gardner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 23.99

    Discipline Over Punishment is an exploration of the transformative potential of restorative discipline practices in schools, ranging from the micro-level of one-on-one interactions with students to the macro-level of re-routing the school-to-prison pipeline and improving life outcomes for young people. Gardner, who continues to teach high school... more...

  • A Curriculum of Fearby Nicole Nguyen

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Welcome to Milton High School, where fear is a teacher?s best tool and every student is a soldier in the war on terror. A struggling public school outside the nation?s capital, Milton sat squarely at the center of two trends: growing fear of resurgent terrorism and mounting pressure to run schools as job training sites. In response, the school established... more...

  • Sociology in South Africaby R. Sooryamoorthy

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book is the first comprehensive account of the history and current state of South African sociology. Providing a holistic picture of the subject both as it is taught in universities and as a field of research, it reveals the trajectories of a discipline in a challenging socio-political context. With the support of historical and scientometric... more...

  • The Development of the Mechanics? Institute Movement in Britain and Beyondby Martyn Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; Not Available

    The Development of the Mechanics? Institute Movement in Britain and Beyond questions the prevailing view that mechanics? institutes made little contribution to adult working-class education from their foundation in the 1820s to 1890. The book traces the historical development of several mechanics? institutes across Britain and reveals that many... more...

  • Edmond Holmes and Progressive Educationby John Howlett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; Not Available

    Although considered a figure of great importance and influence by his contemporaries, Edmond Holmes has been consigned to relative obscurity in the progressive educational tradition. This book reinstates Holmes as a key figure in the history of progressive education, both as a school inspector and educational thinker, who was instrumental in forming... more...

  • Teacher Voiceby Russell J. (Joseph) Quaglia; Lisa L. Lande

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    Help teachers listen, learn, and lead for powerful school reform! Help teachers find their voice and positively influence meaningful school change with this inspiring guide from student aspirations pioneers Russell Quaglia and Lisa Lande. You?ll discover practical action steps, teacher interviews, in-depth research, and more. Using Quaglia?s three-part... more...

  • Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium (PROMS) 2015 Conference Proceedingsby Quan Zhang

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 349.00

    This book collects and organizes the original studies presented at PROMS 2015 conference on theories and applications of Rasch model. It provides useful examples of the Rasch model used to address practical measurement problems across a range of different disciplines including Item Response Theory (IRT), philosophy of measurement, dimensionality, the... more...

  • Postformal Educationby Jennifer M. Gidley

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.99

    This book explains why the current education model, which was developed in the 19th century to meet the needs of industrial expansion, is obsolete. It points to the need for a new approach to education designed to prepare young people for global uncertainty, accelerating change and unprecedented complexity.The book offers a new educational philosophy... more...

  • Scripted Bodiesby Kenneth J. Saltman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 35.95

    From drugging kids into attention and reviving behaviorism to biometric measurements of teaching and learning Scripted Bodies exposes a brave new world of education in the age of repression. Scripted Bodies examines how corporeal control has expanded in education, how it impacts the mind and thinking, and the ways that new technologies are integral... more...