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- Melbourne University Press 2012; Not Available
Fay Marles has lived a life of firsts. As Victoria’s first Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, she played an instrumental role in the landmark case that resulted in Ansett employing its first female pilot. Over the next decade, she battled discrimination on many fronts, overseeing the commission’s rapid development and expansion. She went on to found... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95
This book is a concise social history of teaching from the colonial period to the present. By revealing the words of teachers themselves, it brings their stories to life. Synthesizing decades of research on teaching, it places important topics such as discipline in the classroom, technology, and cultural diversity within historical perspective. more...
- Westview Press 2008; US$ 33.99
In 1989, Chicago began an experiment with radical decentralization of power and authority. This book tells the story of what happened to Chicago?s elementary schools in the first four years of this reform. Implicit in this reform is the theory that expanded local democratic participation would stimulate organizational change within schools, which... more...
- Hoover Institution Press 2003; US$ 14.99
This book assesses the changes that have occurred in the twenty years since A Nation at Risk, which urged major reforms in American education, was issued by the National Education Commission. It offers recommendations based on three core principles—accountability, choice, and transparency—that can reinvigorate the system and rekindle America's confidence... more...
- Hoover Institution Press 2001; US$ 14.99
In this volume the eleven members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education provide a broad overview of the American education system—pulling together basic facts about its structure and operation, identifying key problems that hinder its performance, and offering perspectives on the requirements of genuine reform. more...
- SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 31.95
All students have the right to an excellent education Peter Cookson boldly describes a proposed education bill of rights for American students, including ideas on how to restructure the United States Department of Education. The book asserts that all children have the right to: Attend a school that is funded for 21 st -century excellence... more...
- R&L Education 2009; US$ 26.99
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...