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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 21.99
In the world of high-octane curriculum, assessment, and accountability, educators too often neglect educational realities. This book examines the current status of public education in America, the associated political landscape, and the latest philosophies aimed at improving test scores, and offers straightforward advice for parents and educators.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99
American higher education is at a crossroads. Technological innovations and disruptive market forces are buffeting colleges and universities at the very time their financial structure grows increasingly fragile. Disinvestment by states has driven up tuition prices at public colleges, and student debt has reached a startling record-high of one trillion... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
This is a must-have resource for busy educators involved in creating, improving, or reevaluating their school mission statements. The authors provide numerous examples of mission statements from a diverse range of preK-12 schools, offering readers an extremely valuable resource for developing an understanding of various themes and ideas in American... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 49.99
?Strukturen und Entwicklungen von Bildungssystemen werden wesentlich durch deren Umweltbeziehungen beeinflusst. Die Autorinnen und Autoren des Sammelbandes stellen eine neue, richtungsweisende Perspektive auf strukturelle Kopplungen des Bildungssystems zur Diskussion. Dieses Theoriekonzept betont das Spannungsverhaltnis von Eigendynamik und wechselseitiger... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 22.99
The essays in this book deal with situations or issues in public education which we need to address. While some of these situations seem clear and almost obvious, making the necessary changes and admitting the truth to ourselves is not necessarily going to happen easily. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
Currently, both the status quo of public education and the "No Excuses" Reform policies are identical. The reform offers a popular and compelling narrative based on the meritocracy and rugged individualism myths that are supposed to define American idealism. This volume will refute this ideology by proposing Social Context Reform, a term coined by... more...
- New Press, The 2014; US$ 26.95
Studies suggest that up to half of high school dropouts leave school because their classes are boring or irrelevant to their lives and aspirations. Yet the majority of U.S. schools continue their attempts to engage some 50 million students through conventional methods such as lectures, note-taking, and rote learning, often with dismal results. In... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99
In the spirit of Thomas Paine, this second edition uses ?Common Sense? to tell what is really going on with students, teachers, and schools. (Hint: the reality is actually a lot more optimistic than commonly portrayed in the media.) more...