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  • The Almanac of American Education 2014-2015by Deirdre A. Gaquin; Gwenavere W. Dunn

    Bernan Press 2015; US$ 77.99

    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...

  • Reclaiming the Teaching Professionby J. Amos Hatch

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    This book details, and provides a systematic critique of, the shaky assumptions at the foundation of the market-based reform initiatives that dominate the contemporary education scene. It names and exposes the motives and methods of the powerful philanthropists, politicians, business moguls, and education entrepreneurs who are behind the reform movement.... more...

  • The Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tseringby Melvyn C. Goldstein; William R Siebenschuh; Tashi Tsering

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This captivating autobiography by a Tibetan educator and former political prisoner is full of twists and turns. Born in 1929 in a Tibetan village, Tsering developed a strong dislike of his country's theocratic ruling elite. As a 13-year-old member of the Dalai Lama's personal dance troupe, he was frequently whipped or beaten by teachers for minor infractions.... more...

  • Culture X Goes to Schoolby II Edward S. Ebert; Darlene M. Maxwell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 54.99

    Floors that generate power, the electronic wall, mix-?n-match modular school buildings, along with the Education Congress of the States and the 622 Curriculum are among the suggestions offered by Ebert and Maxwell in this provocative view toward revolutionizing one of the oldest institutions in the United States: Public Education. more...

  • The End of the Rainbowby Susan Engel

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 25.95

    Amid the hype of Race to the Top, online experiments such as Khan Academy, and bestselling books like The Sandbox Investment , we seem to have drawn a line that leads from nursery school along a purely economic route, with money as the final stop. But what price do we all pay for the increasingly singular focus on wage as the outcome of education?... more...

  • Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universitiesby David Karp

    Good Books 2015; US$ 4.95

    Here?s a call to colleges and universities to consider implementing restorative practices on their campuses, ensuring fair treatment of students and staff, while minimizing institutional liability, protecting the campus community, and boosting morale. From an Associate Dean of Student Affairs who has put these models to work on his campus. more...

  • A College For Appalachiaby P. David Searles

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd was a New England woman with a mission in life. In 1916 she settled on Caney Creek in Eastern Kentucky, determined to bring higher education to this remote corner of Appalachia. The school she founded, now Alice Lloyd College, continues to serve the area and its people and to stand as a tribute to Lloyd's remarkable energy,... more...

  • The Gates Open Slowlyby Frank L. McVey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Education in Kentucky has developed slowly, and even now the state ranks low in the nation in providing public funds for the development of its human resources. In this book the author, who was president of the University of Kentucky from 1917 to 1940, traces the tortuous path of education in the state from the pioneer log schoolhouse to the modern... more...

  • The University in the American Futureby Thomas B. Stroup

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In these four notable essays based on Centennial lectures, four eminent scholars analyze the tensions affecting university education today and the forces which will shape the American university of the future. Kenneth D. Benne, director of the Human Relations Center of Boston University, describes the fragmentation which has come to characterize... more...

  • The Little White Schoolhouseby Ellis F. Hartford

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 18.00

    Few institutions have been held in such fond regard and recalled in such nostalgic terms as the little red schoolhouse. It ranks with the old oaken bucket, the little brown church in the vale, and the pictures of the old home place that millions of people have carried in that "inward eye" mentioned by Wordsworth on that long-past spring day. But the... more...