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  • Making the Gradeby Tony Wagner

    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...

  • American Schoolsby William H. Cosby; Dwight Allen

    Grand Central Publishing 2000; US$ 9.99

    From Bill Cosby, actor, entertainer, and "New York Times" bestselling author of "Fatherhood" and "Congratulations (Now What?)" comes a groundbreaking eBook with the potential to reinvent education in America. Exchanging comedy for community activism, Bill Cosby teams up with Dwight Allen, Eminent Professor of Education Reform at Old Dominion University,... more...

  • Gone for Goodby Stuart Rojstaczer

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 54.99

    As a series of engaging essays, this book is laced with personal anecdotes about what it means to be a professor, a science professor in particular, and how the American university has changed now that the era of exponential growth in federal funding is over. Its central purpose is to try to stimulate discussion and challenge the status quo. more...

  • American Student’s Freedom of Expressionby E.G. Williamson

    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...

  • Learning Not Schoolingby Lyn Lesch

    R&L Education 2009; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • Rise and Fall of American Public Schools, The: The Political Economy of Public Education in the Twentieth Centuryby Robert Franciosi

    ABC-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...

  • Ohio's Education Reform Challengesby Jr. Chester E. Finn; Jr. Terry Ryan; Michael B. Lafferty

    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...

  • Gute Schulen in schlechter Gesellschaftby Wiebke Lohfeld

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 39.99

    Franz Hamburger Die öffentliche Diskussion über Schulen und Bildung setzt seit den PISA-Studien deutliche negative Akzente; überwiegend werden Vorzüge der Schulen in an- ren Ländern thematisiert. Die fachliche Auseinandersetzung hebt Leistungen und Versäumnisse gleichermaßen hervor, betont allerdings in besonderem Maße den Reformbedarf. Einen Schwerpunkt... more...

  • Der Übergang von Kindern aus der Familie in die Schuleby Katrin Sill

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 39.99

    Mit einem Geleitwort von Hans-Ludwig Schmidt und Bernd Birgmeier more...

  • Bildungsreform 2000 - 2010 - 2020by vbw-Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtscha

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 39.99

    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...