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  • The Art of Teachingby Jay Parini

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99

    Becoming an effective teacher can be quite painful and exhausting, taking years of trial and error. In The Art of Teaching , writer and critic Jay Parini looks back over his own decades of trials, errors, and triumphs, in an intimate memoir that brims with humor, encouragement, and hard-won wisdom about the teacher's craft. more...

  • Inside Mrs. B.'s Classroomby Leslie Baldacci

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 32.00

    A respected journalist turned-teacher reveals what's really happening in America's schools In 1999, Chicago Sun-Times veteran Leslie Baldacci left her prestigious, twenty-five year career to teach at a public school in one of Chicago's roughest South Side neighborhoods. As she later commented, "I thought I knew rough. I thought I had answers.... more...

  • Tishaby Robert Specht

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99

    The author tells the story as told to him of Anne Hobbs, a woman who went to Alaska in the 1920's to teach, but who had trouble due to her kindness to the Indians there. more...

  • The Bee Eaterby Richard Whitmire

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.95

    The inside story of a maverick reformer with a take-no-prisoners management style Hailed by Oprah as a "warrior woman for our times," reviled by teachers unions as the enemy, Michelle Rhee, outgoing chancellor of Washington DC public schools, has become the controversial face of school reform. She has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, and... more...

  • The Old Boys Networkby John Rae

    Short Books 2011; US$ 11.99

    John Rae was one of the most charismatic and controversial figures in British education. His reputation as a great reformer was forged during his 16 years as headmaster of Westminster School, in the 1970s and early 1980s. And his candid account of that turbulent period – recorded at the time in handwritten diaries – seems as fresh and relevant... more...

  • Klassiker der Pädagogikby Bernd Dollinger

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 29.95

    zu einer eigentümlichen Spezies Bernd Dollinger 1 Einleitung Es gibt unterschiedliche Meinungen darüber, was ?Klassiker? sind und wie sie ihren Status zugesprochen bekommen. Als Überblick über die pädagogische Klassikerdiskussion seien im Folgenden drei idealtypische Deutungen unt- schieden, die Auskunft über die Wesensart dieser Spezies versprechen:... more...

  • Schools in the Landscapeby Edith M. Ziegler

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    This richly researched and impressively argued work is a history of public schooling in Alabama in the half century following the Civil War. It engages with depth and sophistication Alabama?s social and cultural life in the period that can be characterized by the three ?R?s: Reconstruction, redemption, and racism. Alabama was a mostly rural, relatively... more...

  • Educators of the Mediterranean? ?Up Close and Personalby

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 69.95

    ?A score of prominent educators from South Europe and the Middle East and North Africa region speak about their upbringing, their educational and professional journeys, their academic achievements, and their struggles in order to enhance democracy, justice and equity in their countries and across the Mediterranean. The interviews in this volume shed... more...

  • Autoethnography, Self-Narrative and Teacher Educationby Mike Hayler

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 49.95

    Autoethnography, Self-Narrative and Teacher Education examines the professional life and work of teacher educators. In adopting an autoethnographic and life-history approach, Mike Hayler develops a theoretically informed discussion of how the professional identity of teacher educators is both formed and represented by narratives of experience. The... more...

  • Leaders in the Historical Study of American Educationby

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 49.95

    This volume consists of twenty six autobiographical essays by leading historians of American education which document the enormous variety of paths taken to get into this field. A companion to earlier volumes on philosophy of education and curriculum studies, the historians in this volume reflect a wide variety of interests that underlay accomplishment... more...