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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99
This book details, and provides a systematic critique of, the shaky assumptions at the foundation of the market-based reform initiatives that dominate the contemporary education scene. It names and exposes the motives and methods of the powerful philanthropists, politicians, business moguls, and education entrepreneurs who are behind the reform movement.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Springer 2007; US$ 69.95
Part of a series which offers a compendium of integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. This book focuses on twelve general areas that encompass the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00
Discusses the management of transformational change in higher education as a key element of success. This volume explores transformational change in a range of institutions from small teaching and community colleges to large comprehensive research universities. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 33.00
In many OECD countries, tertiary education systems have experienced rapid growth over the last decade. With tertiary education increasingly seen as a fundamental pillar for economic growth, these systems must now address the pressures of a globalising economy and labour market. Within governance frameworks that encourage institutions, individually... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00
Few people have as much experience helping students cope with college life as Douglas Stone, a long-time Harvard residential adviser and coauthor of Difficult Conversations , and Elizabeth Tippett, recent Harvard graduate and founding director of the university?s peer mediation program. In Real College , they join forces to help students deal with... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 39.95
A topical and provocative volume that invites consideration of the most fundamental issues concerning future educational provision: what is the purpose of our schools, and what should we do in them? Cutting-edge research by contributors who are leading figures internationally in philosophy and education, for whom these issues have been particular... more...