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- R&L Education 2010; US$ 32.99
This book examines the status of public education in North America and exposes many of the absurd instructional practices found in all-too-many schools. Written by three experienced educators, this book provides readers with a direct window into public education. The language is straightforward, the case studies based on real events, and the research... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 141.19
Oxford, the Collegiate University addresses the possible shift in balance of authority at one of the world's greatest universities, and arrives at a positive conclusion. Oxford will continue to remain an effective collegiate university and, while its identity will change, its core values persist. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 184.63
Crossing Borders in East Asian Higher Education examines issues that have emerged as higher education systems across East Asia confront and adapt to the changing economic, social, and educational environments in which they now operate. more...
- Beacon Press 2004; US$ 16.00
Few writers ask us to question our fundamental assumptions about education as provocatively as Alfie Kohn. Time magazine has called him'perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores.' And the Washington Post says he is 'the most energetic and charismatic figure standing in the way of a major federal... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 50.95
After all the hours of studying, reading and preparation, the nights spent revising and the writing and re-writing of assignments, ?success? for university students can often be represented with a single grade or digit, summing up a wide range of activities. The authors of this timely book ask how fair that assessment is. This book is about a long-ignored... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
This book describes the unfolding of a global phenomenon: the legal prohibition of physical punishment of children. Until thirty years ago, this near-universal practice was considered appropriate, necessary and a parental right. But a paradigm shift in conceptions of childhood has led to a global movement to redefine it as violence and as a violation... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 141.19
Around the world, vocational education programs have seen a renewed interest in apprenticeships. This volume discusses that interest and analyzes from various perspectives the steps towards the implementation of innovative apprenticeship programs. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
Much has been written about globalization and the challenge of preparing young people for the new world of work and life in times of complexity and continuous change. However, few works have examined how globalization has and will continue to shape education in the East. This volume discusses education within the context of globalization and examines... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.50
In our current education system too many high school students wind up with too few choices. Students are locked into what is decided for them by a broken system. Too often, they are handed a diploma that holds an empty promise. This practical field book is filled with effective tools from The Education TrustWest. Diploma Matters helps school... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 42.99
Much of the common knowledge about standardized tests is simply wrong, and these misunderstandings have led to the distortion of the education of children and the judgments made about them. The Myths of Standardized Tests debunks these assumptions, proposing better ways to judge the success of our schools and offering readers suggestions for ways they... more...