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  • Academic Units in a Complex, Changing Worldby Deanna de Zilwa

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    This book uses case studies of academic units from Australian public universities to explore the reasons why those units respond in different ways to similar contemporary challenges. The 'academic units' - departments, schools and faculties - in the world's public universities may be their own administrative fiefdoms, but the wider environment... 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...

  • Betrayedby Laurie H. Rogers

    R&L Education 2011; US$ 33.99

    Betrayed aims to tell the truth of public education - from the perspective of a parent who has fought the education bureaucracy. more...

  • The Still Divided Academyby Stanley Rothman; April Kelly-Woessner; Matthew Woessner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 38.99

    Drawing on data collected in a specially commissioned public opinion survey as well as other recent research on higher education, Rothman, Kelly-Woessner, and Woessner, create an incredibly readable presentation of both the similarities and differences between those running our universities and those attending them. The authors manage to remain impressively... more...

  • A Wake Up Call for Schoolsby Patricia Anne Duncan Parrish

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 18.99

    This book provides onsite observations, research-based premises, and quantitative recommendations for a step-by-step realignment of the focus of public education-education of each student for contributory productivity in the international marketplace of the twenty-first century more...

  • Feel-Bad Educationby Alfie Kohn

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 15.00

    Mind-opening writing on what kids need from school, from one of education?s most outspoken voices   Almost no writer on schools asks us to question our fundamental assumptions about education and motivation as boldly as Alfie Kohn. The Washington Post says that ?teachers and parents who encounter Kohn and his thoughts come away transfixed, ready... more...

  • From Crayons to Condomsby Steve Baldwin; Karen Holgate

    Midpoint Trade Books 2008; US$ 14.99

    The American public school system, once the envy of the world, is now a cesspool of political correctness, ineptitude and violence, yet its administrators demand - and receive - far more funding per child than do higher-performing private and religious schools. From "teachers" who can barely comprehend English to the elevation of foreign... more...

  • Saving Higher Educationby Martin J. Bradley; Robert H. Seidman; Steven R. Painchaud

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.00

    Colleges and universities are under pressure from the government, students, and parents to make higher education more efficient and cost-effective. Based on Southern New Hampshire University’s highly successful competency-based three-year bachelors degree program—the longest running in the country—this book provides a blueprint for... more...

  • Faces of Learningby Sam Chaltain

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.95

    Inspirational stories of engaging, real-life educational experiences Everyone has a personal learning story, a time when they became actively engaged in their own education. Maybe it was an especially challenging teacher, or a uniquely supportive environment, or a collaborative classroom. In Faces of Learning , both well-known public figures, such... more...

  • The Idea of the American Universityby Bradley C.S. Watson; John Agresto; William B. Allen; Michael P. Foley; Gary D. Glenn; Susan E. Hanssen; Mark C. Henrie; Peter Augustine Lawler; William Mathie; S.J. James V. Schall; Bradley C. S. Watson; Peter Wood

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    As John Henry Newman reflected on 'The Idea of a University' more than a century and a half ago, Bradley C. S. Watson brings together some of the nation's most eminent thinkers on higher education to reflect on the nature and purposes of the American university today. Their mordant reflections paint a picture of the American university in crisis. This... more...