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- Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 22.95
As students navigate learning and begin to establish a sense of self, local surroundings can have a major influence on the range of choices they make about who they are and who they want to be. This book investigates how various constructions of identity can influence educational achievement for African American students, both within and outside school.... more...
- The Floating Press 1917; US$ 4.99
Self-made man and renowned Baptist minister Russell Conwell helped to usher in a paradigm shift in Christian thinking in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries -- and also managed to help remake the self-help genre in the process. The Key to Success is a comprehensive overview of Conwell's philosophy, and it's chock-full of ideas that will... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 98.00
The oldest HBCU, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, was founded in 1837 by Quaker philanthropist Richard Humphreys as the Institute for Colored Youth. By 1902, at least 85 such schools had been established and, in subsequent years, the total grew to 105. Today approximately 16 percent of America's black college students are enrolled in HBCUs. Historically... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 29.00
Contemporary American colleges are increasingly queer places, where significant steps toward inclusion of BGLT students have been made. Tracing the journey of BGLT students' emergence, which parallels the modern gay rights movement in America, this monograph provides an overview of data and theory derived from studying BGLT students and student movements... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 18.92
"Zoff" zu Hause, Alkoholexzesse in der Familie, Arbeitslosigkeit der Eltern, Vernachlässigung, Armut, aber auch die Pubertät, Schulangst, Mobbing und gar nicht so selten körperliche und psychische Gewalt belasten viele Mädchen und Jungen in Deutschland. Ihnen fehlt alles, was zu einer gesunden Entwicklung wichtig scheint. Torkeln diese Kinder... more...
- African American Images 2009; US$ 9.99
With a surprisingly honest and hard-hitting approach, this scathing indictment of the modern black family postulates that a lack of appreciation for literacy in the African American household is the true cause of low scores on today's standardized tests. Arguing that television, video games, rap music, and sports are all distractions from much-needed... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 24.95
When Huston Diehl began teaching a fourth-grade class in a "Negro" elementary school in rural Louisa County, Virginia, the school?s white superintendent assured her that he didn't expect her to teach "those children" anything. She soon discovered how these low expectations, widely shared by the white community, impeded her students' ability to learn.... more...
- Sourcebooks 2011; US$ 23.99
"The best college guide you can buy." -USA Today For more than 25 years, this leading guide to more than 310 colleges and universities-fully updated and expanded every year-has been an indispensable source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, the Fiske Guide to Colleges delivers an insider's... more...
- Crown House Publishing 2009; US$ 16.03
The Little Book of Values explores twenty-two values that can be taught through schools and indeed the whole community. The book will inspire you by using examples of where values are being used by children and adults in schools already and shares practical tools to stimulate discussion and philosophical debate. It will also help people to take stock... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
Reverence is a forgotten virtue in teaching and learning. When taken in a broader spiritual sense, it is often associated with a mute and prim solemnity. The essays gathered here examine reverence as a way to understand some of the spiritual dimensions of classroom teaching. more...