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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95
How do educators engage students in community action projects without telling them what to think, how to think, or what to do? Is it possible to integrate social justice organizing into the curriculum without imposing one?s political views on students? In Actions Speak Louder than Words , longtime activist and teacher educator Celia Oyler delves... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 29.00
Take an in-depth look at adult learning and education for citizenship and civic engagement. This issue presents the foundational connections between the adult education and civic engagement movements. It’s filled with studies on adult learning for participatory or deliberate democratic change and engagement at the local grassroots level. Contributors... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
An Adventure in Service-Learning argues that education can provide not just knowledge and skills but it can also encourage the development of values and responsibility Service-Learning is a teaching method unlike any other. It allows students to use their classroom theory to help others through relevant service or volunteering activity. In so doing,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; 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...
- Monthly Review Press 2013; US$ 17.00
America?s latest war, according to renowned social critic Henry Giroux, is a war on youth. While this may seem counterintuitive in our youth-obsessed culture, Giroux lays bare the grim reality of how our educational, social, and economic institutions continually fail young people. Their systemic failure is the result of what Giroux identifies as ?four... more...
- Gabler Verlag 2007; US$ 59.99
Die Autorinnen und Autoren untersuchen systematisch die Arbeitsbedingungen von Lehrerinnen und Lehrern in Deutschland und der Schweiz und geben Handlungsempfehlungen. Im Besonderen wird aufgezeigt, welchen Beitrag die Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie in Bezug auf Analyse, Bewertung und Gestaltung für den Schulkontext leisten kann. Fallbeispiele... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 45.00
Becoming an Engaged Campus offers campus leaders a systematic and detailed approach to creating an environment where public engagement can grow and flourish. The book explains not only what to do to expand community engagement and how to do it, but it also explores how to document, evaluate, and communicate university engagement efforts. Praise... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
How can we create effective partnerships between home, school and the community? How can the relationships and communication between families and school be strengthened? How can families help schools to improve behaviour in their children, both at home and at school? Using a tried and tested framework that has been successfully implemented... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 14.00
Four-year-old Eli plays alone at the shore, inventing dramas out of sand and water. He is Builder, Fireman, Protector, and Scout, overcoming waves and conquering monsters. Enter Marianne and doll, Mother and Baby, eager to redefine Eli as a good father and homesteader. Their separate visions intertwine in a search for a common ground on which howling... more...