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  • Education and Social Changeby John L. Rury

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 57.95

    This brief, interpretive history of American schooling focuses on the evolving relationship between education and social change. Like its predecessors, this new edition adopts a thematic approach, investigating the impact of social forces such as industrialization, urbanization, immigration, globalization, and cultural conflict on the development... more...

  • Schooling by Designby Grant Wiggins; Jay McTighe

    ASCD 2007; US$ 30.95

    The authors of Understanding by Design share a compelling strategy for creating schools that truly fulfill the central mission of education: to help students become "thoughtful, productive, and accomplished at worthy tasks." more...

  • Visible Learning for Teachersby John Hattie

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95

    In November 2008, John Hattie’s ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more than fifteen years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Visible Learning for Teachers takes the next step and... more...

  • The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarshipby George M. Marsden

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 13.99

    While other defining elements of a scholar's identity, such as race or gender, are routinely taken into consideration and welcomed as providing new perspectives, the perspective of the believing Christian is dismissed as irrelevant or, worse, antithetical to the scholarly enterprise. The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship demonstrates what... more...

  • Amazing Graceby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

    The author of Savage Inequalities, a New York Times best-seller, and Rachel and Her Children, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, tells the stories of a handful of children who have--through the love and support of their families and dedicated community leaders--not yet lost their battle with the perils of life in America's most hopeless,... more...

  • Savage Inequalitiesby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

    For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the... more...

  • Of Human Potential (Routledge Revivals)by Israel Scheffler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The concept of potential plays a prominent role in the thinking of parents, educators and planners the world over. Although this concept accurately reflects central features of human nature, its current use perpetuates traditional myths of fixity, harmony and value, calculated to cause untold mischief in social and educational practice. First published... more...

  • Diversity and Educationby Richard H. Milner

    Charles C Thomas 2008; US$ 45.95

    Diversity and Education: Teachers, Teaching, and Teacher Education exemplifies many of the major concepts and principles of multicultural education, individually and collectively. The goal of the book is to move beyond the surface to more deeply explore the intersections of diversity, equity and education. Theoretical, empirical, and practical discussion... more...

  • Key Issues in Education Policyby Stephen Ward; Christine E Eden

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 39.00

    This book looks at state involvement in education and education policy. It explains the role of education policy in the context of the general direction of government policy, politics and the economy. more...

  • Kompetenzen der Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklungby Inka Bormann; Gerhard de Haan

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 37.13

    In aktuellen OECD- und UNESCO-Dokumenten sowie dem Nationalen Aktionsplan für die UN-Dekade "Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung" wird gefordert, Kriterien und Standards zu entwickeln, mit denen die Qualität von nachhaltigkeitsbezogenen Bildungsprozessen weiter konkretisiert und der Kompetenzerwerb in formellen und informellen Kontexten festgestellt... more...