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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Still Divided Academyby Stanley Rothman; April Kelly-Woessner; Matthew Woessner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • The Bee Eaterby Richard Whitmire

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.95

    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 is... more...

  • Feel-Bad Educationby Alfie Kohn

    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...