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Religious Education: Educating for Diversity (Key Debates in Educational Policy)
Religious Education: Educating for Diversity (Key Debates in Educational Policy)
by L. Philip Barnes
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Religious Education: Educating for Diversity raises issues that are central to the theory and practice of education, and in particular religious education, in modern liberal democracies characterized by diversity in its different forms. What kind of... (read more)

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The Devil's Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West
The Devil's Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West
by Michael Walsh
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In the aftermath of World War II, America stood alone as the worlds premier military power. Yet its martial confidence contrasted vividly with its sense of cultural inferiority. Still looking to a defeated and dispirited Europe for intellectual and... (read more)

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School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It
School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It
by Steve Gruenert
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This guide illustrates how to define, assess, and transform school culture. It explains the concept of school culture, the strengths and weaknesses of specific cultures, and how to influence and shape a new one. It discusses the difference between... (read more)

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Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era
Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era
by Tony Wagner
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From two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship, an urgent call for the radical re-imagining of American education so that we better equip students for the realities of the twenty-first century economy. Today more than ever, we prize academic... (read more)

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The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?
The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?
by Dale Russakoff
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Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul... (read more)

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Rac(e)Ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms
Rac(e)Ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms
by Richard Milner Iv
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In this incisive and practical book, H. Richard Milner IV provides educators with a crucial understanding of how to teach students of color who live in poverty.... (read more)

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The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism
The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism
by Mark Bauerlein
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In 1987, Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind was published; a wildly popular book that drew attention to the shift in American culture away from the tenants that made America—and Americans—unique. Bloom focused on a breakdown... (read more)

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"Multiplication Is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other People's Children
"Multiplication Is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other People's Children
by Lisa Delpit
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Lisa Delpits Other Peoples Children—which has sold more than a quarter-million copies to date—is a paradigm-shifting, highly acclaimed exploration of the cultural slippage between white teachers and students of color. In her long-awaited and... (read more)

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Shaping School Culture: Pitfalls, Paradoxes, and Promises
Shaping School Culture: Pitfalls, Paradoxes, and Promises
by Terrence E. Deal
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Terrence E. Deal has been a professor at Stanford, Harvard, and Vanderbilt Universities and is the former Irving R. Melbo Professor of Education at the Rossier School of the University of Southern California. He is coauthor of the best-sellers, Leading... (read more)

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Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School
Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School
by Mica Pollock
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"Teachers and parents often want to act on the issue of racism, but dont know how. This one-of-a-kind volume is the blueprint; no one should teach another day without reading it." —Tim Wise, author of White Like Me... (read more)

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Tinkering Toward Utopia: A Century of Public School Reform
Tinkering Toward Utopia: A Century of Public School Reform
by David B. Tyack
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First Recipient of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize, Harvard University Press... (read more)

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Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
by Melba Pattill Beals
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In 1957, well before Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech, Melba Pattillo Beals and eight other teenagers became iconic symbols for the Civil Rights Movement and the dismantling of Jim Crow in the American South as they integrated Little... (read more)

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No More Taking Away Recess and Other Problematic Discipline Practices
No More Taking Away Recess and Other Problematic Discipline Practices
by Gianna Cassetta
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Frustrated by ongoing difficult student behavior? You're not alone: classroom management issues are a leading cause of teacher burnout. But there is a solution. No More Taking Away Recess and Other Problematic Discipline Practices shows how to promote... (read more)

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Rethinking Schools : an Agenda for Change (95 Edition)
Rethinking Schools : an Agenda for Change (95 Edition)
by David P. Levine
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Rethinking Schools includes sections on rethinking language arts and social studies curricula, testing and tracking, national education policy, antibias and multicultural education, and building school communities. These articles are practical essays by... (read more)

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How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
by Paul Tough
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In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of... (read more)

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Creating Innovators: the Making of You (12 Edition)
Creating Innovators: the Making of You (12 Edition)
by Wagner Tony
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Advice for raising resourceful, resilient, and responsible children--based on the latest child development research. “Success” is a popular buzzword in discussions about children. But instead of prescribing what success looks ... (read more)

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Pre-K Debated (11 Edition)
Pre-K Debated (11 Edition)
by Edward Zigler
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Targeted or universal pre-K? Direct instruction or learning through play? These and other debates are heating up as more and more young children across the country gain access to pre-K programs. Now there's a single volume that spotlights today's most... (read more)

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The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--And What We Can Do about It
The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--And What We Can Do about It
by Tony Wagner
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In The Global Achievement Gap, education expert Tony Wagner situates our school problems in the larger context of the demands of the global knowledge economy. He illustrates that even in our best schools, we dont teach or test the skills that matter most... (read more)

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The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom
The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom
by Lisa Delpit
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Now in paperback, The Skin That We Speak takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly charged war of idioms and presents todays teachers with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English that we speak, in what Black Issues... (read more)

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Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate (14 Edition)
Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate (14 Edition)
by Greg Lukianoff
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For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at Americas colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free society. Drawing on a decade of experience battling for freedom of speech on campus, First Amendment... (read more)

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