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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Encounter Books 2013; US$ 5.99
Economist Herb Stein famously said that something that can't go on forever, won't. For decades now, America has been putting ever-growing amounts of money into its K-12 education system, while getting steadily poorer results. Now parents are losing faith in public schools, new alternatives are appearing, and change is on the way. The K-12 Implosion... more...
- Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 10.40
Hauptbeschreibung Der Zugang zu Bildung ist eine wesentliche Voraussetzung, um an der Entwicklung unserer Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft teilzuhaben. Das deutsche Bildungssystem hat jedoch mit Blick auf Chancengerechtigkeit und gelingende Integration noch Entwicklungsbedarf. Die internationale Recherche zum Carl Bertelsmann-Preis 2008 hat exemplarisch... more...
- 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...