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- McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 12.95
How to Write Your College Application Essay guides prospective college students through the entire process of creating a thoughtful, organized essay--from selecting a topic to proofreading a final draft. It also gives the reader an insider's perspective on what the committee looks for in an essay. Includes sample essays and tips on style. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 25.00
Like Stephen Krashen's important work in The Power of Reading, Story Proof collects and analyzes research that validates the importance of story, story reading, and storytelling to the brain development and education of children and adults. more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 19.95
Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroom Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn. It reveals-the importance of story,... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Can one teacher truly make a difference in her students? lives when everything is working against them? Can a love for literature and learning save the most vulnerable of youth from a life of poverty? The Road Out is a gripping account of one teacher?s journey of hope and discovery with her students?girls growing up poor in a neighborhood that was... more...
- The Floating Press 1917; US$ 8.99
Marie L Shedlock discusses what storytelling is, the role of storytelling in culture, the crucial elements of storytelling and its possible outcomes. She also looks at the media used for storytelling in ancient times compared to the sophisticated multimedia storytelling of today's entertainment industry. She follows the changes to storytelling... more...
- The Floating Press 1916; US$ 7.95
John Dewey's Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education seeks to both critique and further the educational philosophies espoused by both Rousseau and Plato. Dewey found that Rousseau's ideas overemphasized the individual, whereas Plato's did the same with the society that the individual lived in. Dewey felt... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95
Rousseau wrote about the difficulty of being a good individual within an inherently corrupting collectivity: society. Emile deals specifically with education, and outlines a system which would allow for human goodness. He uses the fictional story of Emile and his tutor to outline his ideas. The book was banned and publicly burned on its publication,... more...
- The Floating Press 1911; US$ 6.99
Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher, prominent classical liberal political theorist, and sociological theorist of the Victorian era. The four essays on education which Herbert Spencer published in a single volume in 1861 were all written and separately published between 1854 and 1859. Their tone was aggressive and their proposals revolutionary;... more...
- The Floating Press 1918; US$ 6.99
The great difference between telling and reading is that the teller is free; the reader is bound. The book in hand, or the wording of it in mind, binds the reader. The story-teller is bound by nothing; he stands or sits, free to watch his audience, free to follow or lead every changing mood, free to use body, eyes, voice, as aids in expression. Even... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 39.00
The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) surveys collected data on students performance in reading, mathematics and science, as well as contextual information on students background, home characteristics and school factors which could influence performance. This publication includes detailed information on how... more...