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- Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 159.00
Based on case studies from Australian public universities, this volume explores the fabric of academic units and their efforts to deal with change. The text develops new frameworks for the adaptation and resistance to changing environments and serves as a guide for university executives and faculty. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 24.95 US$ 14.97
The inside story of a maverick reformer with a take-no-prisoners management style Hailed by Oprah as a "warrior woman for our times," reviled by teachers unions as the enemy, Michelle Rhee, outgoing chancellor of Washington DC public schools, has become the controversial face of school reform. She has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, and... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 49.99
Drawing on data collected in a specially commissioned public opinion survey as well as other recent research on higher education, Rothman, Kelly-Woessner, and Woessner, create an incredibly readable presentation of both the similarities and differences between those running our universities and those attending them. The authors manage to remain impressively... more...
- R&L Education 2010; US$ 22.99
This book provides onsite observations, research-based premises, and quantitative recommendations for a step-by-step realignment of the focus of public education-education of each student for contributory productivity in the international marketplace of the twenty-first century more...
- Beacon Press 2011; US$ 15.00
Mind-opening writing on what kids need from school, from one of education?s most outspoken voices Almost no writer on schools asks us to question our fundamental assumptions about education and motivation as boldly as Alfie Kohn. The Washington Post says that ?teachers and parents who encounter Kohn and his thoughts come away transfixed, ready... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 40.00
A contemporary look at both the rituals fostered in our education system that reproduce inequalities between students and how we can change these techniques to promote equity in and outside the classroom. more...
- Midpoint Trade Books 2008; US$ 14.99
The American public school system, once the envy of the world, is now a cesspool of political correctness, ineptitude and violence, yet its administrators demand - and receive - far more funding per child than do higher-performing private and religious schools. From "teachers" who can barely comprehend English to the elevation of foreign... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 48.00 US$ 41.60
Praise for Saving Higher Education "At last a book that answers one of higher education's most burning questions: How do we provide America a cheaper, faster undergraduate experience without cheating on the old family recipe and compromising standards? At a time when challenges of college value, quality, and mission are high on the public agenda... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 19.95 US$ 13.97
Inspirational stories of engaging, real-life educational experiences Everyone has a personal learning story, a time when they became actively engaged in their own education. Maybe it was an especially challenging teacher, or a uniquely supportive environment, or a collaborative classroom. In Faces of Learning , both well-known public figures, such... more...