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- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 53.95
Griffith and Smith explore the innumerable, hidden, seemingly mundane tasks like getting kids ready for school, helping with homework, or serving on the PTA can all have profound effects on what occurs within school. Based on longitudinal interviews with mothers of school-age children, this book exposes the effects mothers' work has on educational... more...
- Wiley 2005; US$ 14.95
A must-have book for all parents! Parent Talk! provides practical advice to help parents communicate with their child and their child's school, featuring an easy, fast-moving format with sample role-playing situations, parent-to-parent tips, sample letters, and checklists to help you stay on track. Authors Cheli Cerra and Ruth Jacoby identify 52 common... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
With increasing focus on excellence in research and teaching, the service role of the individual academic is often neglected. This book calls for greater recognition of this important aspect of academic life, highlighting the importance of mentoring, committee work and pastoral care in the daily running of universities. Drawing from extensive examples... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 43.00
Educational Partnerships and the State is a compelling collection of essays by an international group of scholars that provides a critical exploration of the role of partnerships in contemporary educational reform. Their focus is on the expanding role that collaboration between the public and private sector has come to play in the governing of schools,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 30.00
If it takes a village to raise a child, Anne Wescott Dodd and Jean L.Konzal feel that it takes a community to make a school. They present a democratic vision of the public school where everyone plays a part in shaping our children, and consequently, our future. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 41.00
Government forces mean the notion of a 'community' school has become less defined by decisions on core curriculum. This collection explores the extent to which collective notions of school-community relations have prevented citizens from speaking openly about the tensions created where schools are imagined as communities. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 43.00
Advocates have positioned service-learning as a real-world, real-time opportunity for students to encounter academic knowledge in a meaningful and relevant manner. Service-learning in higher education settings offers a powerful alternative to traditional models of teaching and learning. Students are encouraged to develop links to local institutions,... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 51.00
Contends that genuine engagement, with the community and with civil society, can be uncertain and risky, but that it plays an essential role in managing higher education institutions. This book provides key reading for people interested in equity and diversity in higher education, including those studying aspects of higher education management. more...
- ASCD 2008; US$ 21.95
The past president of the National Urban League explores how to involve parents, media, civic organizations, businesses, and other community partners in successful efforts to inspire and award academic achievement in even the most challenged school districts. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
This volume represents a breakthrough discussion of the research issues surrounding innovative pedagogies. Using service-learning as its focus, it explores ways in which researchers and evaluators can study a teaching and learning approach that has multiple goals, including both academic and affective development. The chapter authors show how to study... more...