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Schooling in Capitalist America (Rev 11 Edition)
Schooling in Capitalist America (Rev 11 Edition)
by Samuel Bowles
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"This seminal work . . . establishes a persuasive new paradigm."—Contemporary Sociology No book since Schooling in Capitalist America has taken on the systemic forces hard at work undermining our education system. This classic reprint is an... (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 (2ND 09 Edition)
Shaping School Culture: Pitfalls, Paradoxes, and Promises (2ND 09 Edition)
by Terrence E. Deal
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A Guide for Shaping Your School's Culture In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of their classic book, Shaping School Culture, Terrence Deal and Kent Peterson address the latest thinking on organizational culture and change and offer new ideas... (read more)

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Liberty & Learning: Milton Friedman's Voucher Idea at Fifty
Liberty & Learning: Milton Friedman's Voucher Idea at Fifty
by Robert Enlow
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Fifty years ago, Milton Friedman had the ground-breaking idea to improve public education with school vouchers. By separating government financing of education from government administration of schools, Friedman argued, parents at all income levels would... (read more)

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Charter Schools (07 Edition)
Charter Schools (07 Edition)
by Jack Buckley
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"Charter Schools: Hope or Hype? is the most complete study to date of whether charter schools are likely to improve education for inner-city children. Buckley and Schneider look at all sides of the issue in a balanced, exhaustive approach. The arguments... (read more)

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Learning to Teach in an Age of Accountability
Learning to Teach in an Age of Accountability
by Arthur T. Costigan
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This book documents the brave new world of teacher, administrator, school, and student accountability that has swept across the United States in recent years. Its particular vantage point is the perspective of dozens of new teachers trying to make their... (read more)

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No Citizen Left Behind
No Citizen Left Behind
by Meira Levinson
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2013 Exemplary Research in Social Studies Education Award, National Council for the Social... (read more)

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Making Schools Work: New Evidence on Accountability Reforms
Making Schools Work: New Evidence on Accountability Reforms
by Barbara Bruns
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This book is about the threats to education quality in the developing world that cannot be explained by lack of resources. It reviews the observed phenomenon of service delivery failures in public education: cases where programs and policies increase the... (read more)

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A Teacher's Cry: Expose the Truth about Education Today
A Teacher's Cry: Expose the Truth about Education Today
by Lewis W. Diuguid
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The book is an examination of education from the inside. It is rooted in a four-year project in which I returned to high school and wrote about 100 columns published in The Kansas City Star from studying with the Class of 1999 at Washington High School... (read more)

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Emotional Well-Being in Educational Policy and Practice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Emotional Well-Being in Educational Policy and Practice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
by Kathryn (edt) Ecclestone
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Schools in numerous countries around the world have become key sites for interventions designed to enhance the emotional well-being of children and young people, offering new forms of pedagogy and curriculum knowledge informed in ad hoc and eclectic... (read more)

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Building and Connecting Learning Communities: The Power of Networks for School Improvement
Building and Connecting Learning Communities: The Power of Networks for School Improvement
by Steven Katz
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Illustrating how networked learning communities (NLCs) can impact school improvement, the authors examine formal/informal leadership roles, collaborative inquiry as an essential tool, and how NLCs support schoolwide accountability.... (read more)

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Tomorrow's Schools: Towards Integrity
Tomorrow's Schools: Towards Integrity
by Chris Watkins
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This book paints the picture of a new integrity for our schools. Themes addressed include: schools as place of learning and integrity; the curriculum; family, child and intercultural perspectives; community relations; and policy.... (read more)

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Beyond the Self-Managing School (Student Outcomes and the Reform of Education)
Beyond the Self-Managing School (Student Outcomes and the Reform of Education)
by Brian Caldwell
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The broad approach of local management of schools or the self-managing school is now widely accepted. In Britain there is even consensu between the three major political parties that the approach should be continued and extended. A key issue, though, is... (read more)

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How Schools Change: Lessons from Three Communities Revisited
How Schools Change: Lessons from Three Communities Revisited
by Tony Wagner
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In this compelling book, Tony Wagner analyzes the complex and often painful process of undertaking meaningful school reform by examining the experiences of three representative, yet very different schools in Massachsetts as they attempted to implement... (read more)

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Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinking: Educational Thought and Practice
Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinking: Educational Thought and Practice
by Richard R. Valencia
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Deficit thinking is a pseudoscience founded on racial and class bias. It blames the victim for school failure instead of examining how schools are structured to prevent poor students and students of color from learning. Dismantling Contemporary Deficit... (read more)

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Community Schools in Africa: Reaching the Unreached
Community Schools in Africa: Reaching the Unreached
by Deborah Glassman
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This book explores questions related to the recent establishment in Africa of community schools similar to those supported by Save the Children. The book addresses the serious doubts about realizing the Education for All and Millennium Development Goals.... (read more)

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Teaching the Digital Generation: No More Cookie Cutter High Schools
Teaching the Digital Generation: No More Cookie Cutter High Schools
by Frank S. Kelly
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This might well be THE contemporary manual for effective education reform. In a world where the future is now, schools are falling behind. It is a lag we can no longer afford.-Sean M. Nosek, PrincipalWestview Secondary School, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada... (read more)

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Elusive Equity: A Report on Superintendents' Perceptions of the Participation of Eligible Catholic School Students and Teachers in Ele
Elusive Equity: A Report on Superintendents' Perceptions of the Participation of Eligible Catholic School Students and Teachers in Ele
by Stephen Perla
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This volume examines how private Catholic schools are meeting the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as the No Child Left Behind Act.... (read more)

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Small Schools and Strong Communities: A Third Way of School Reform
Small Schools and Strong Communities: A Third Way of School Reform
by Kenneth A. Strike
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In this insightful book, Kenneth Strike develops a new vision of school reform. Arguing that good schools are first and foremost strong communities, Strike maintains that the small schools movement is the best hope to create such schools. He shows how... (read more)

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Case Studies in Educational Change
Case Studies in Educational Change
by David S. G. Carter
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This text, the second in a two-volume set examining the process of educational reform, describes case studies on the change process of education, as it impacts on the individual at work.; The authors provide interesting comparisons of similar changes... (read more)

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