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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 24.00
A provocative look at the troubled present state of American higher education and a passionately argued and learned manifesto for its future. In Crisis on Campus, Mark C. Taylor?chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University and a former professor at Williams College?expands on and refines the ideas presented in his widely read and hugely... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 84.00
The authors' goal is to explore how an alternative, politically viable public discourse on education can be constructed. They examine the kinds of conditions, concerns, and subjectivities that must be attended to in order to develop an effective and resonant new language that can re-focus the purposes of education in this society. The authors' agree... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 118.00
This book documents the shocking state of public education in the United States, including the high rates of school violence, the decline in student achievement, and the politicization of the educational process. By comparing the performance of public schools with private schools (which spend less than half per capita than public counterparts), the... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 118.00
This book presents optimistic alternatives to the current educational reform movement, which has not produced substantial improvement. Dwight W. Allen advocates structural reform of education in virtually every aspect--organization, staff, curriculum, and political accountability. His central proposal is for the establishment of a national system... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 100.00
This timely book argues that the New Zealand educational reforms were the product of longstanding unresolved educational issues that came to a head during the profound economic and cultural crisis of the 1970s and early 1980s. more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2010; US$ 14.99
Colleges look much the same as they did five or ten years ago, but a lot has changed behind the scenes. While some mixture of study and play has always been part of college life, an increasing number of schools have completely abandoned the idea that students need to learn or demonstrate that they've learned. Financial pressures have made college... more...
- R&L Education 2010; US$ 37.99
This sympathetic look at the daily work life of our educators directly confronts issues with our changing student population, teacher unions, poor family dynamics, financial inequities, and student performance on international achievement tests. The author offers data and insights that counter the conventional wisdom that significant improvements will... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 127.37
Based on case studies from Australian public universities, this volume explores the fabric of academic units and their efforts to deal with change. The text develops new frameworks for the adaptation and resistance to changing environments and serves as a guide for university executives and faculty. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 49.99
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...