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- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
In these seventeen essays, distinguished senior scholars discuss the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and scrutinize a variety of obstacles to such inquiry that they have encountered in their personal and professional experience. Their discussion of threats to freedom traverses a wide disciplinary and institutional, political... more...
- Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 46.99
This book argues that the core content of academic freedom?the principle of supporting and extending open intellectual enquiry?is essential to realizing the full public value of higher education. John Higgins emphasizes the central role that the humanities, and the particular forms of argument and analysis they embody, bring to this task. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
There are dozens of myths surrounding educational reform today, maintaining the school?s role in economic competitiveness, the deficiency of teachers, the benefits of increased testing, and the worthiness of privatization. In this volume, the editors argue that this discussion has been co-opted to reflect the values and worldviews of special interest... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
In most countries in the world, school education is the business of the state. Even if forms and functions differ, the imparting of elementary knowledge is universally regarded as a public function. Yet this is neither self-evident nor self-explanatory. The degree of involvement of state agencies in the supervision, financing and organization of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
The 1980s were an important decade for educational inquiry. It was the moment of the ?linguistic turn,? with its emphasis on the role of language as a constructor of reality, a structuring agent for institutions such as schools, and a medium for translating knowledge into elements of power for processes of social regulation. Drawing on the work and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95
This work sets out the broad guidelines for effective strategic planning. It investigates key features necessary for success and provides suggestions for the development of a strategic plan that is relevant for the individual school. more...
- Beobachter-Edition 2014; US$ 25.99
Welche Möglichkeiten bietet das Hochschulbildungssystem in der Schweiz? Was gilt es bei Studien- und Hochschulwahl zu beachten? Wie läuft das Studium ab, und wie ist der Schritt in die Arbeitswelt anzupacken? Dieser Ratgeber liefert Mittelschulabgängern und Erstsemestrigen Antworten auf die grundlegenden Fragen: Warum, was und wo studieren? Er beleuchtet... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
The volume The Law that Educates explores the little?researched phenomenon of the state as an educational agent. Six essays and discussions examine the state as educator of its citizens from different perspective, beginning with the Early Modern Age and continuing through the 20th century to today?s national and European legal systems.... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 74.99
In this book, Sean Noah Walsh applies Herbert Marcuse?s observations on counterrevolution to recent developments in education politics. Seemingly disparate issues such as the exercise of state power to reorganize curricula, the derision of intellectuals, the permeation of consumerism into the collegiate experience, and the expansion of online teaching... more...