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  • Beautiful Childby Torey Hayden

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 8.32

    In the tradition of David Pelzer's A Child Called 'It' comes the unsettling story of a mute, almost catatonic seven?year?old and the special education teacher who tries to save her from the silence and abuse of her world. Hayden has chronicled experiences from her long career as a special education teacher in several books, including One Child... more...

  • Fighting, Loving, Teachingby Emily A. Daniels

    Springer 2013; US$ 69.95

    Despite challenges and continuing inequalities surrounding urban education, there are instances which provide a counter narrative to the dominant discourses of failure. Urban educators who engage conscious caring and "armed love" in their practice are an example of this. This qualitative instrumental case study examines the practices of two... more...

  • Inside Mrs. B.'s Classroomby Leslie Baldacci

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 32.00

    Chicago's public school system in the 1980sand '90s was a stark symbol of the nation's educational crisis. Grim reflections of their poverty-stricken neighborhoods, the city's schools were saddled with severe drug problems and the inevitable violence that results. Veteran Chicago Sun-Times journalist Leslie Baldacci was an expert on the subject.... more...

  • The Bee Eaterby Richard Whitmire

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.95

    The inside story of a maverick reformer with a take-no-prisonersmanagement style Hailed by Oprah as a "warrior woman for our times," reviled byteachers unions as the enemy, Michelle Rhee, outgoing chancellor ofWashington DC public schools, has become the controversial face ofschool reform. She has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, andis currently... more...

  • The Old Boys Networkby John Rae

    Short Books 2011; US$ 14.57

    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 today... more...

  • Klassiker der Pädagogikby

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 29.95

    Von Rousseau bis Herbart, über Diesterweg, Natorp, Nohl und Mollenhauer bis Luhmann werden in diesem Band die Grundlegungen der Pädagogik der modernen Gesellschaft dargestellt. Neben einer biografischen Orientierung im jeweiligen soziokulturellen Kontext werden die zentralen Aussagen der klassisch gewordenen pädagogischen Akteure dokumentiert. Ergänzt... 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 Ronald G Sultana

    Springer 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... more...

  • Leaders in the Historical Study of American Educationby Wayne J. Urban

    Springer 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...