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  • Aiming For The Skiesby Fay Marles

    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...

  • Can Schools Survive?by Keen Babbage

    R&L Education 2014; US$ 38.99

    Can Schools Survive? raises essential questions about the current status of schools and about the future of schools. The book explores vital questions to answer and considers actions to take so schools can begin to thrive. more...

  • The Normal Accident Theory of Educationby Andrew K. Milton

    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...

  • Getting It Rightby Patricia Anne Duncan Parrish

    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...

  • Charting Chicago School Reformby Anthony Bryk; Penny Bender Sebring; David Kerbow; Sharon Rollow; John Easton

    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...

  • Bye Bye, Little Red Schoolhouseby Justin A. Collins

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 24.99

    This book presents a timely discussion for educational leaders, policymakers, and the interested public of how students engage subject matter. more...

  • Political Will and Improving Public Schoolsby Daniel Heller

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 22.99

    The essays in this book deal with situations or issues in public education which we need to address. While some of these situations seem clear and almost obvious, making the necessary changes and admitting the truth to ourselves is not necessarily going to happen easily. more...

  • "Radical Academia" Understanding the Climates for Campus Activistsby Christopher J. Broadhurst; Georgianna L. Martin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00

    Take an in-depth look at campus activism in the 21st century withthis issue of New Directions for Higher Education . Campuses have always experienced an ebb and flow of activism, andthe recent displays of student activism on American campuses showthat protesters remain a vibrant subculture in American highereducation. From rising tuition costs... more...

  • Remaking Collegeby Mitchell Stevens; Michael Kirst

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Between 1945 and 1990 the United States built the largest and most productive higher education system in world history. Over the last two decades, however, dramatic budget cuts to public academic services and skyrocketing tuition have made college completion more difficult for many. Nevertheless, the democratic promise of education and the global... more...

  • Geschichte der Universität Unter den Lindenby Heinz-Elmar Tenorth; Charles McClelland; Heinz-Elmar Tenorth

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Auf Initiative Wilhelm von Humboldts durch Friedrich Wilhelm III. am 16. August 1809 zur Gründung beschlossen, nahm die "Alma Mater Berolinensis" im Winter 1810/11 ihren Forschungs- und Lehrbetrieb auf, seit 1828 bis 1945 unter dem Namen "Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität". Ihre eigenständige Gestalt und die nationale wie internationale Bedeutung und... more...