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  • Zo vader, zo zoonby Erik Plug

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 12.00

    Veel onderzoekers vinden dat het opleidingsniveau van ouders, en met name van moeders, bepalend is voor het schoolsucces van kinderen. Maar gaat het hierbij om een correlatie of om een aangetoond causaal verband? Is het opleidingssucces van vaders en moeders daadwerkelijk verantwoordelijk voor het opleidingssucces van kinderen? Of zijn het de genen?... more...

  • Selfationby Johan Roeland

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    The once taken-for-granted notion of religion's inevitable decline in Northwestern Europe is increasingly contested. Instead of gradually disappearing, religion seems to become more subjective, personal and informed by private experience. This book addresses the merits of this influential understanding of religious changes, qualitative in-depth... more...

  • Dyslexia and Learning Styleby Tilly Mortimore

    Wiley 2008; US$ 63.95 US$ 57.56

    The first section of this research based but practical book has been updated to examine the most recent research in two key areas: dyslexia and the dyslexic experience and the major cognitive and learning styles.  In the light of increased controversy around the use of learning style theory in the educational arena, suggestions are made as to... more...

  • Breaking Outby Laura Fairchild Brodie

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    On July 26, 1996, the United States Supreme Court nullified the single-sex admissions policy of the Virginia Military Institute, the last all-male military college in America. Capturing the voices of female and male cadets, administrators, faculty, and alumni, Laura Brodie tells the story of the Institute's intense planning for the inclusion of women... more...

  • Forced to Fail: The Paradox of School Desegregationby Stephen Caldas; Carl Bankston

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00

    Caldas and Bankston provide a critical, dispassionate analysis of why desegregation in the United States has failed to achieve the goal of providing equal educational opportunities for all students. They offer case histories through dozens of examples of failed desegregation plans from all over the country. The book takes a very broad perspective... more...

  • Latino Students in American Schools: Historical and Contemporary Viewsby Valentina Kloosterman

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 96.00

    The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive historical and contemporary view of the education of Latinos in the United States. It is unique in that it provides readers with accurate information that will deepen their understanding and knowledge about Latinos from preschool to higher education, as well as in special education, gifted education,... more...

  • A Glorious Revolution for Youth and Communitiesby III George I. Whitehead; Andrew P. Kitzrow

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 33.00

    This book integrates the ideas of service-learning, positive youth development, and model communities into a book with a comprehensive message about making communities more democratic. Specifically, the authors argue that through service-learning an educator can teach higher-order thinking, such as information literacy, problem-solving, and critical... more...

  • Debating Special Educationby Michael Farrell

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    Debating Special Education is a provocative yet timely book examining a range of criticisms made of special education in recent years. Michael Farrell analyses several key debates in special education giving balanced critical responses to inform policy and practice for the future of special education. The book identifies possible limitations to... more...

  • Beyond Pedagogies of Exclusion in Diverse Childhood Contextsby Beth Blue Swadener; Carl A. Grant; Soula Mitakidou; Evangelia Tressou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    As a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars, drawing from experience in 12 countries, contributors to this volume share an anti-oppressive stance and have utilized an array of theories and research strategies to counter the persistent and growing number of exclusions in education - based on race, class, gender, ethnicity, language, dis/ability,... more...

  • Failing at Fairnessby Myra Sadker; David Sadker

    Scribner 2010; US$ 3.99

    Failing at Fairness, the result of two decades of research, shows how gender bias makes it impossible for girls to receive an education equal to that given to boys. Girls' learning problems are not identified as often as boys' are Boys receive more of their teachers' attention Girls start school testing higher in every academic subject, yet... more...