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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
This is a must-have resource for busy educators involved in creating, improving, or reevaluating their school mission statements. The authors provide numerous examples of mission statements from a diverse range of preK-12 schools, offering readers an extremely valuable resource for developing an understanding of various themes and ideas in American... more...
- RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95
This report describes California?s K?12 public schools-specifically, their student population, the resources they are provided (finances, teachers, facilities), and their outcomes. It describes both student academic achievement and outcomes that schools may influence and that are inadequately captured in test scores. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99
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...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 24.00
A respected journalist turned-teacher reveals what's really happening in America's schools In 1999, Chicago Sun-Times veteran Leslie Baldacci left her prestigious, twenty-five year career to teach at a public school in one of Chicago's roughest South Side neighborhoods. As she later commented, "I thought I knew rough. I thought I had answers.... more...