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  • The End of the Rainbowby Susan Engel

    The New Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    Susan Engel is a professor of developmental psychology at Williams College, where she is also the founder and director of the Williams Program in Teaching. She is the author of four previous books, The Stories Children Tell , Context is Everything , Real Kids , and Red Flags or Red Herrings . She lives in New Marlborough, Massachusetts. 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 with this issue of New Directions for Higher Education . Campuses have always experienced an ebb and flow of activism, and the recent displays of student activism on American campuses show that protesters remain a vibrant subculture in American higher education. From rising tuition... 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

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    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...

  • Successful Failureby Herne Varenne; Ray Mcdermott

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 29.99

    In this controversial work, Hervé Varenne and Ray McDermott explore education as cultural phenomenon—a construct of artifice and reality we impose upon ourselves. The authors discuss in five case studies how the American education system defines and measures success and failure, why there is polarization between suburban schools and urban schools,... more...

  • Neoliberalizing Educational Reformby

    SensePublishers 2015; US$ 49.99

    ?In this era, when ?commonsense? in educational discourse is so deeply framed by neoliberalism, we must better understand both the uniquely situated and the insidiously interconnected nature of so-called reforms. Thank you to Keith M. Sturges and colleagues for illuminating exactly this in their important and hard-hitting new book that reveals not... more...

  • America's Failing Schoolsby W. James Popham

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95

    In America's "Failing" Schools , W. James Popham provides parents and teachers explanations of No Child Left Behind as a whole, walking them through the implications for standardized testing in particular, in language that is uncomplicated and straightforward. Popham offers definitions of the law and its key terms, explanations of what it really means... more...

  • Beyond Nostalgiaby Terri Seddon; Lawrence Angus

    Australian Council for Educational Research 2000; US$ 34.95

    Enormous change to Australian education over the past decade has created a maelstrom of debate among politicians, teachers and academics about the direction of education. Beyond nostalgia: reshaping australian education distils this ongoing debate into a concise account of developments in education, and provides a positive framework for finding... more...

  • Schooling Americaby Patricia Albjerg Graham

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    Presented by America's educational historian, this book provides an history of the American education. It uses an array of sources, including student diaries, popular magazines, PTA minutes, and more, to show us what Americans have demanded from the schools. more...

  • The Art of Teachingby Jay Parini

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99

    Becoming an effective teacher can be quite painful and exhausting, taking years of trial and error. In The Art of Teaching , writer and critic Jay Parini looks back over his own decades of trials, errors, and triumphs, in an intimate memoir that brims with humor, encouragement, and hard-won wisdom about the teacher's craft. more...