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  • Del Otro Ladoby Susan V. Meyers

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    In Del Otro Lado: Literacy and Migration across the U.S.-Mexico Border , author Susan V. Meyers draws on her year-long ethnographic study in Mexico and the United States to analyze the literacy practices of Mexican-origin students on both sides of the border. Meyers begins by taking readers through the historical development of the rural Mexican... more...

  • The Exceptional Teacher's Handbookby Carla F. Shelton; Alice B. Pollingue

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    The first year in the career of a special education teacher is filled with expectation and promise. Addressing the most common needs of beginning special education teachers, The Exceptional Teacher's Handbook helps new educators move confidently from preplanning to post-planning for the entire school year. The authors present a step-by-step management... more...

  • Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writingby Lisa Meeks; Elise Geither

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 26.95

    Improving the writing skills of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an important factor in helping them to make a smooth transition from high school to the increased expectations of university. This book offers practical guidance and writing exercises for educators to use to help students to get their thoughts and knowledge down in writing. more...

  • Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragonby Yong Zhao

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.95

    The secrets behind China's extraordinary educational system – good, bad, and ugly Chinese students' consistently stunning performance on the international PISA exams— where they outscore students of all other nations in math, reading, and science—have positioned China as a world education leader. American educators and pundits have... more...

  • Understanding and Responding to the Experience of Disabilityby Jill Porter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Understanding and Responding to the Experience of Disability informs readers about current understandings of disability and ways of recognizing the needs that arise from the lived experience of impairment in schools. While most schools have clear procedures in place with respect to identifying children with special educational needs, the same is... more...

  • Handbook of Education Politics and Policyby Bruce S. Cooper; James G. Cibulka; Lance D. Fusarelli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.95

    Written by a mix of established and rising stars in school politics, policy, law, finance, and reform this comprehensive Handbook provides a three part framework that helps organize this relatively new and loosely organized field of study.  A central theme running through the book is how to harness politics to school equity and improvement. ... more...

  • Education and the Stateby Carla Aubry; Michael Geiss; Veronika Magyar-Haas; Jürgen Oelkers

    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...

  • Understanding Language and Literacy Developmentby Xiao-lei Wang

    Wiley 2014; US$ 44.95

    Understanding Language and Literacy Development: Diverse Learners in the Classroom offers effective supporting strategies to address the cultural and linguistic diversity of students in contemporary classrooms. Discusses learners with different linguistic abilities—infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence—by suggesting... more...

  • Globalization of Educationby Joel Spring

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Continuing Joel Spring?s reportage and analysis of the intersection of global forces and education, this text offers a comprehensive overview and synthesis of current research, theories, and models related to the topic. Written in his signature clear, narrative style, Spring introduces the processes, institutions, and forces by which schooling has... more...

  • Adult Learning in Modern Societiesby H. P. Blossfeld; E. Kilpi-Jakonen; D. Vono de Vilhena

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    As industrial societies increasingly evolve into knowledge-based economies, the importance of education as a lifelong process is greater than ever. This comprehensive book provides a state-of-the-art analysis of adult learning across the world and within varying institutional contexts. The expert contributors examine the structures of formal and non-formal... more...