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  • Re-Imagining Comparative Educationby Peter Ninnes; Sonia Mehta

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    The original essays included here, by up and coming scholars in the field, illustrate the potential and diversity of post-foundational ideas as applied to comparative education concerns. more...

  • Radical Reformsby Christopher Chapman; Helen Gunter

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book draws on the lessons from one of the most intensive periods of educational reform in any country during recent times. The post-1997 English experience, under a New Labour government, is used to illustrate the opportunities and challenges associated with attempting to develop a world class education system. Such reforms are fiercely contested... more...

  • Education in Sierra Leoneby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 14.99

    Recently emerging from a decade-long civil war, Sierra Leone is making a remarkable recovery. The future holds great promise as well as many challenges for the education system in Sierra Leone. The rapid expansion of enrollments in primary school after the war will place pressure on the secondary school level and careful planning will be required to... more...

  • The Education System in Malawiby Mathieu Brossard

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 24.99

    A Country Status Report (CSR) is a detailed analytical document of the education sector drawn up by national teams, the results of which are validated by the Government. The main purpose of the CSR is to enable decision-makers to orient their national policy on the basis of a factual diagnosis of the overall education sector and to provide relevant... more...

  • City Kids, City Schoolsby William Ayers; Gloria Ladson-Billings; Gregory Michie; Ruby Dee

    The New Press 2008; US$ 24.99

    Of the approximately 50 million public school students in the United States, more than half are in urban schools. A contemporary companion to City Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row , this new and timely collection has been compiled by four of the country’s most prominent urban educators. Contributors including Sandra Cisneros, Jonathan... more...

  • Classroom Conversationsby Alexandra Miletta

    The New Press 2008; US$ 24.99

    In Classroom Conversations , two generations of educatorsa mother and daughterpoint us to the great thinkers who have shaped their beliefs and practices in education, and who continue to influence teachers today. Nineteen essays by educators from Dewey to Delpit offer parents and new educators an education degree in a nutshell. The Milettas frame... more...

  • Taking Measure of Charter Schoolsby Julian R. Betts; Paul T. Hill; June Ahn; Larry Angel; Dominic J. Brewer; Laura S. Hamilton; Jeffrey R. Henig; Robin J. Lake; Patrick J. McEwan; Robert B. Olsen; Lydia Rainey; Brian M. Stecher; Y Emily Tang; Andrew C. Zau

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 39.50

    This book breaks new ground on how policymakers and journalists can fairly assess charter school performance. The editors and authors show how good approaches to charter school assessment would also work for regular public schools, which is important because of the requirements of No Child Left Behind. more...

  • What's Wrong with Our Schoolsby Michael C. Zwaagstra; Rodney A. Clifton; John C. Long

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 33.00

    This book examines the status of public education in North America and exposes many of the absurd instructional practices found in all-too-many schools. Written by three experienced educators, this book provides readers with a direct window into public education. The language is straightforward, the case studies based on real events, and the research... more...

  • What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated?by Alfie Kohn

    Beacon Press 2004; US$ 16.00

    Few writers ask us to question our fundamental assumptions about education as provocatively as Alfie Kohn. Time magazine has called him'perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores.' And the Washington Post says he is 'the most energetic and charismatic figure standing in the way of a major federal... more...

  • The End of Educationby Neil Postman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    In this comprehensive response to the education crisis, the author of Teaching as a Subversive Activity returns to the subject that established his reputation as one of our most insightful social critics. Postman presents useful models with which schools can restore a sense of purpose, tolerance, and a respect for learning. more...