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  • The Retreat from Public Educationby Orit Ichilov

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 129.00

    This book first offers a general analysis of the social and educational consequences of the privatization of schools. Then, as a case study for the role of public schooling in nation building, it specifically analyzes the public education system of Israel. more...

  • Education in Political Scienceby Anja P. Jakobi; Kerstin Martens; Klaus Dieter Wolf

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    This pioneering volume is devoted to the analysis of education from the perspective of political science, applying the full range of the discipline?s analytical perspectives and methodological tools. The contributions demonstrate how education policy can be explored systematically from a variety of political science perspectives: comparative politics,... more...

  • Power, Voice and the Public Goodby Rodney K.M. Hopson

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 104.99

    Shows how education and schooling respond to and are driven by larger global networks, demands, and discourses are explored. This book addresses ways of looking at the hope and promise of education and schooling in spite of the advent, realities, and comp more...

  • Globalizing Education, Educating the Localby Ian Stronach

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a critical and deconstructive account of global discourses on education, arguing that these overblown ?hypernarratives? are neither economically, technically nor philosophically defensible. Nor even sane. Their ?mythic economic instrumentalism? mimic rather than meet the economic needs of global capitalism in ways that the Crash... more...

  • The Impact of International Achievement Studies on National Education Policymakingby Alexander W. Wiseman

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 141.99

    The chapters in this volume will: discuss the uses of international achievement study results as a tool for national progress as well as an obstacle; provide recommendations for ways that international achievement data can be used in real-world policymaking situations; and discuss what the future of international achievement studies holds. more...

  • Complexityby Tom P. Abeles

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 199.00

    We are at a seminal transition point for many institutions. The dinosaurs took millennia to disappear or transform. We should not expect the period of transformation for universities to take that long. And, as with some dinosaurs, we should expect that some will survive relatively unchanged. But for most, in a world made global by the electronic network,... more...

  • The CIA on Campusby Philip Zwerling

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    Former CIA Personnel Director F.W.M. Janney once wrote, "It is absolutely essential that the Agency have available to it the greatest single source of expertise: the American academic community." To this end, the Central Intelligence Agency has poured tens of millions of dollars into universities to influence research and enlist students... more...

  • Internal Evaluation in the 21st Centuryby Boris B. Volkov; Michelle E. Baron

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.00 US$ 25.13

    Nowadays, a considerable amount of evaluation work is implemented internally?both nationally and across the world. As such, it is exceedingly important for evaluators and organizations to be aware of the issues in designing and implementing internal evaluation to realize its potential for enhancing organizational growth, competitive advantage, and... more...

  • Marxism/Structuralism/Education (RLE Edu L)by Madan Sarup

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This interdisciplinary textbook provides an introduction to the many theoretical developments and controversies which took place in the sociology and politics of education during the 1970s and 80s. The book Discusses the arguments concerning humanist and structuralist Marixsm. Provides a clear and concise introduction to structuralism and... more...

  • World Yearbook of Education 2012by Gita Steiner-Khamsi; Florian Waldow

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The phenomenon of "travelling reforms" has become an object of great professional interest and intensive academic scrutiny. The fact that the same set of educational reforms is transferred from one country to another made scholars wonder whether policy transfer has increased as a result of globalization. But also the fact that policy makers increasingly... more...