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  • Managing Change or Living with Change?by Dr Howard Stevenson

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    The papers collected in this e-book make no claim as to how to ‘do’ change management, but rather they seek to address weaknesses in the change management literature identified above by providing a broader and more complex analysis of the processes of change. The papers presented are deliberately diverse, drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe and... more...

  • The Almanac of American Education 2008by Deirdre A. Gaquin

    Bernan Press 2008; US$ 74.99

    The Almanac of American Education helps users understand and compare the quality of education at the national, state, and county levels. Compiled from official U.S. government and reliable private sources, the book contains historical and current data, insightful analysis, and useful graphs that provide compelling insights into the state of education... more...

  • Crisis on Campusby Mark C. Taylor

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 24.00

    A provocative look at the troubled present state of American higher education and a passionately argued and learned manifesto for its future. In Crisis on Campus, Mark C. Taylor?chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University and a former professor at Williams College?expands on and refines the ideas presented in his widely read and hugely... more...

  • Tishaby Robert Specht

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99

    The author tells the story as told to him of Anne Hobbs, a woman who went to Alaska in the 1920's to teach, but who had trouble due to her kindness to the Indians there. more...

  • Schools for a New Centuryby Dwight W Allen

    ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 150.00

    This book presents optimistic alternatives to the current educational reform movement, which has not produced substantial improvement. Dwight W. Allen advocates structural reform of education in virtually every aspect--organization, staff, curriculum, and political accountability. His central proposal is for the establishment of a national system of... more...

  • Beyond Liberation and Excellenceby David Purpel; H. Svi Shapiro

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 126.95

    The authors' goal is to explore how an alternative, politically viable public discourse on education can be constructed. They examine the kinds of conditions, concerns, and subjectivities that must be attended to in order to develop an effective and resonant new language that can re-focus the purposes of education in this society. The authors'... more...

  • America Goes to Schoolby Robert M. Hardaway

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 106.95

    This book documents the shocking state of public education in the United States, including the high rates of school violence, the decline in student achievement, and the politicization of the educational process. By comparing the performance of public schools with private schools (which spend less than half per capita than public counterparts), the... more...

  • Reforming New Zealand Secondary Educationby Roger Openshaw

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 100.00

    This timely book argues that the New Zealand educational reforms were the product of longstanding unresolved educational issues that came to a head during the profound economic and cultural crisis of the 1970s and early 1980s. more...

  • A Room for Learningby Tal Birdsey

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    ?Sometimes I have thought that this school is like the only place where the lilies are considered at all?? In this stirring account of a teacher and his fourteen students tucked away in the Green Mountains of Vermont, educator Tal Birdsey fervently documents the founding year of his small junior high school with wit and humility. Part memoir,... more...

  • Academic Units in a Complex, Changing Worldby Deanna de Zilwa

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    This book uses case studies of academic units from Australian public universities to explore the reasons why those units respond in different ways to similar contemporary challenges. The 'academic units' - departments, schools and faculties - in the world's public universities may be their own administrative fiefdoms, but the wider environment... more...