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- Wiley 2009; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.50
The new building blocks for learning in a complex world This important resource introduces a framework for 21st Century learning that maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world. 21st Century content includes the basic core subjects of reading, writing, and arithmetic-but also emphasizes global awareness, financial/economic... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 6.79
Pillars of the Republic is a pioneering study of common-school development in the years before the Civil War. Public acceptance of state school systems, Kaestle argues, was encouraged by the people's commitment to republican government, by their trust in Protestant values, and by the development of capitalism. The author also examines the opposition... more...
- Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 23.95
US education is in crisis. This history and analysis of the education system is an essential primer for parents, teachers, and school administrators, as well as parent?teacher organizations, education majors, education administration majors, the media, politicians, and everyone who wants to see American schools do a better job. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00
Well-educated citizens are valuable assets in today's competitive global economy, but many observers contend the United States lags behind other developed nations in providing quality education to students. Millions of students drop out or graduate unprepared for a job or higher education. Dropout rates and school failure are highest in low-income... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 31.95
This book provides a guide for a long-overdue public dialogue about why and how we need to reinvent our nation's schools. How has the world changed for our children; what do all students need to know in light of these changes; how do we hold students and schools accountable for results; what do good schools look like; and what must leaders do to create... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1966; US$ 67.50
How much freedom of expression do students have on American campuses? Does the extent of freedom vary with the geographical location of the college or university? Does the type of institution -- public or private, large or small, church-sponsored or nonsectarian -- have a bearing on the amount of freedom a student may exercise? Such questions are of... more...
- R&L Education 2009; US$ 32.99
Drawing on his experiences from founding and directing a private school for students age six to fourteen, Lyn Lesch presents a new model for education in which learning for students increasingly occurs in the world of adult expertise, with classroom teachers taking on the role of conduits that not only prepare students to learn from professionals working... more...
The Rise and Fall of American Public Schools: The Political Economy of Public Education in the Twentieth CenturyABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 79.00
This volume provides a comprehensive and balanced survey of the state of American public education. It examines the trend in the quality of the public schools over the past 100 years, and reviews the possible reasons for a decline in quality. The work focuses on the importance of local control in American public education and how it has been steadily... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 35.00
Using Ohio's example, this book explores the push for innovation and reform in the form of charters, vouchers, and other alternatives, as well as continuing efforts to revive broken school systems in the face of political opposition and economic decline. more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 13.73
Das deutsche Bildungssystem steht mit Blick auf die Auswirkungen aktueller Veränderungen der Gesellschaft - demografischer Wandel, Diversität, Globalisierung, Migration u.a. - vor weitreichenden Herausforderungen. Im letzten Jahrzehnt wurden bereits zahlreiche Reformmaßnahmen eingeleitet, um die Leistungsfähigkeit des Bildungssystems zu verbessern.... more...