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- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99
The American Dream and the Public Schools examines issues that have excited and divided Americans for years, including desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, and ability grouping. While these are all separate problems, much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing--an apparent conflict between policies... more...
- R&L Education 2009; US$ 35.99
Restoring Honor to Public Schools: A Teacher's Vision for American Education, draws upon its author's thirty years of experience to offer an insider's look at teaching and learning, providing thoughtful and achievable recommendations for honoring teachers and teaching and restoring civility and intelligence to our nation's discourse about education. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 58.95
The follow up to the bestseller Learning To Succeed , this book examines one of the key themes of its predecessor, how schools in disadvantaged areas can be effective. An essential purchase for anyone interested in education. more...
- Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 2005; US$ 58.95
Peter Smagorinsky and Joel Taxel analyze the ways in which the perennial issue of character education has been articulated in the United States, both historically and in the current character education movement that began in earnest in the 1990s. The goal is to uncover the ideological nature of different conceptions of character education. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 39.00
Urban Education in the United States examines the development of schools in the large cities of the USA. John Rury, a well-known historian of education, introduces and highlights the most significant and classic essays dealing with urban schooling in this collection. Urban Education in the United States will provide an introduction to critical... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
When Locke High School opened its doors in 1967, the residents of Watts celebrated it as a sign of the changes promised by Los Angeles. But four decades later, first-year Teach for America recruits Rachelle, Phillip, Hrag, and Taylor are greeted by a school that looks more like a prison, with bars, padlocks, and chains all over. With little training... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50
The problems commonly associated with inner-city schools were not nearly as pervasive a century ago, when black children in most northern cities attended school alongside white children. In Schools Betrayed , her innovative history of race and urban education, Kathryn M. Neckerman tells the story of how and why these schools came to serve black... more...