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- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 37.14
Casual reference to moral education or the manner in which young people should be brought up to behave may provoke a range of responses depending on the context and the personalities and ideological perspectives of those present. In the past, these responses sometimes included a Rousseauesque assertion of the inherent goodness of all human beings,... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00
Historically black colleges and universities have influenced African American lives since 1837. This work provides a past and present look at their role in higher education, addressing why these institutions exist, how effective they've been, and if they are still necessary. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 55.95
How much can we reasonably expect from education? This book, written by a philosopher of education, casts new light on this question by seeing values education, not as a separate activity within schools, but as an aspect of education that both reflects the surrounding climate of values and can help to change it. Graham Haydon argues that all of us... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99
Based on interviews with many successful young black women and their families, Overcoming the Odds provides a wealth of information about how and why they have succeeded--what motivates them, how their backgrounds and family relationships have shaped them, even how it feels to be a high academic achiever. They also discuss the challenges of moving... more...
- BRILL 2005; US$ 64.00
Education is Latinos' number one concern. This volume offers an analysis of why many are underachieving, while pointing to the role of religion in helping Latinos improve their academic outlook. Parents, researchers and practitioners will benefit from understanding the importance of religion in the educational experience of Hispanics. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 45.00
Part of ABC-CLIO's ''Contemporary Education Issues'' series, this reference handbook on African American education written in an easy-to-follow format and laden with essential details reaches out to both beginners and scholars. Jackson, a former elementary school teacher who is now on the faculty at the Union Institute, Cincinnati, covers a wide range... more...
- Temple University Press 2005; US$ 40.50
Marvin Wachman's parents were Russian Jewish immigrants with little formal education. Yet they instilled in their son the values of education, self-improvement, and perseverance. Because of Wachman's beliefs in human progress, he learned not only how to survive in hard times, but how to flourish. A newly minted PhD, Wachman served in World War II... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95
Drawing on her extensive teaching experience, Lorna Cork explores the day-to-day needs and expectations of black parents and their children in education. Exclusion rates of black children in the UK and around the world continue to rise, highlighting that something is very wrong with the way their teaching and learning is supported in today?s schools.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
Present-day America is perceived by many as immersed in a moral crisis, with national identity fractured and uncertainty and anxiety about the future. Public schools in this country are, historically and still today, the major institution charged with preserving and teaching the symbols of national identity and a morality that is the concrete expression... more...