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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...

  • Klassiker der Pädagogikby Bernd Dollinger

    Springer Fachmedien 2007; US$ 29.95

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  • 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...

  • The Art of Teachingby Jay Parini

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    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$ 24.00

    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 is... 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...

  • Schools in the Landscapeby Edith M. Ziegler

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 41.50

    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... more...