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  • Volunteer Work, Informal Learning and Social Actionby

    SensePublishers 2013; US$ 49.99

    Since most research on work focuses on paid work, and most literature on education concentrates on schools, it is not surprising that studies on the relations between work and learning emphasize the relations between paid employment and organized education. This unique book deals with an area that has been rarely covered in the literature on work and... more...

  • In Safe Handsby

    Institute of Education Press 2008; US$ 32.95

    Voluntary service learning for teachers in schools in India, Sri Lanka and Africa has been developed by Hope University for 20 years. This account by staff and students provides a model for schools in the developing world to work in partnership with charities and universities in the west to improve practice in the schools and in teacher training. more...

  • Small Schools, Education, and the Importance of Communityby Tim L. Adsit

    R&L Education 2011; US$ 30.99

    This book focuses on three successful approaches for using the school as a catalyst for community development and revitalization, particularly in rural areas. The strategies also work well in suburban and urban areas. Succesful case studies are also included. more...

  • Education and Corporate Social Responsibilityby Jamilah Ahmad; David Crowther

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 114.95

    This volume examines the practice of embedding corporate social responsibility into academic curricula. more...

  • After the Bellby Karen Albright; Dalton Conley

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Since the publication of the Coleman report in the US many decades ago, it has been widely accepted that the evidence that schools are marginal in the grand scheme of academic achievement is conclusive. Despite this, educational policy across the world remains focused almost exclusively on schools. With contributions from such figures as Jeanne Brooks-Gunn,... more...

  • How to Handle Hard-to-Handle Parentsby Maryln S. Appelbaum

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 27.95

    Discover strategies for positive partnering with all parents?even the difficult ones!   Creating successful relationships with all parents, including the most hard-to-handle ones, can be challenging for any educator. This book provides sample forms, letters, scenarios, and vignettes, plus techniques for involving families whose first language... more...

  • Schools and Communityby Dr James Arthur; Richard Bailey

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    Communitarianism, as a movement, is clearly a dominant theme within New Labour's educational policy. How does this affect education and the life and work of schools? Research has shown that there is a correlation between academic achievement and the strength of community life and awareness within a school. The aim of this book, therefore, is to introduce... more...

  • Gender and Education in Chinaby Paul J. Bailey

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Gender and Education in China analyzes the significance, impact and nature of women's public education in China from its beginnings at the turn of the twentieth century. Educational change was an integral aspect of the early twentieth century state-building and modernizing reforms implemented by the Qing dynasty as a means of strengthening the foundations... more...

  • Building Partnerships for Service-Learningby Barbara Jacoby and Associates

    Wiley 2003; US$ 42.00

    It is clear that service-learning has the potential to yield tremendous benefits to students, communities, and institutions of higher education. Increased student learning has been well documented. As communities gain new energy to meet their needs and greater capacity to capitalize on their assets, service-learning enables higher education to fulfill... more...

  • Student Engagement Techniquesby Elizabeth F. Barkley

    Wiley 2009; US$ 42.00

    Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning ischallenging educators across the country,yet good advice on how toaccomplish this has not been readily available. Student EngagementTechniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachersa dynamic model for engaging students and includes over one hundredtips, strategies, and... more...