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- 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 2012; US$ 165.00
This book focuses on important theoretical and policy debates on educational reform, with detailed analyses of reforms in 11 countries. It also explores the effects of geographical location, political ideology, and economic structure on shaping educational reform. Individual case studies are included on Australia, Cote d'Ivoire, England, Hungary, Israel,... 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...