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- 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...
- R&L Education 2013; US$ 31.99
This book analyzes each major reform--No Child Left Behind, Common Core State Standards, grading schools, evaluating teachers, failing students, vouchers, charters, online virtual charters-- and finds them seriously wanting. We conclude with reforms that work actually helping teachers, kids, parents and communities. more...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2010; US$ 11.71
"Bildungsgerechtigkeit" ist zu einem Schlüsselbegriff der Bildungsdebatte in Deutschland geworden. Eine angemessene Tiefenschärfe hat das Thema aber bislang weder in der politischen noch in der wissenschaftlichen Diskussion gewonnen. Die Aufmerksamkeit konzentriert sich im Gefolge der Pisa-Studien auf die Unterschicht- und Migrationsproblematik.... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 64.99
This book looks at literature that features young adults who either identify themselves as artists or use the arts in very intentional ways to help create a sense of self in their adolescent lives. The authors examine a number of books featuring teens who engage in music, poetry, painting, and various other means of artistic expression. more...
- R&L Education 2013; US$ 26.99
By addressing the current issues that contemporary school systems face -- including teacher unions, school reforms, the U.S. Department of Education, technology, NCLB, teachers under scrutiny, teacher tenure, boosting parent engagement, failing schools, and the realities of what works and what doesn?t in the charter school realm -- Rebuilding Schools... more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 23.99
Analyses of education are too often developed for public consumption in a fast-moving political world. This book examines some of the deeper organizational reasons why things don?t work so well in school, as well as a look at some of things that do work. Most importantly, the book will explain how the social and cultural expectations of what schools... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 28.99
Getting it Right: Dynamic School Renewal, Fixing What?s Broken challenges citizens of this nation to right the wrongs in public education by elevating the graduation rate and by equipping every graduate with saleable skills for gainful employment in the marketplace and with foundation skills for postsecondary education success. more...