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Rethinking Schools: An Agenda for Change
Rethinking Schools: An Agenda for Change
by David 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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Understanding Homosexuality
Understanding Homosexuality
by Arthur Lipkin
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A comprehensive book that explores the issues surrounding homosexuality and education and advises a course of action to promote tolerance and provide equal opportunity for homosexual students.... (read more)

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Sustaining School Improvement: Reform in Turbulent Times (Co-Published with the American Association of School Administrators)
Sustaining School Improvement: Reform in Turbulent Times (Co-Published with the American Association of School Administrators)
by Steven J. Gross
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Narrating the activities of an imaginary school district, Gross (Temple University) combines multiple ethical paradigms and turbulence theory into a guiding framework for a leadership mentoring program, and outlines a mentorship model for cultivating... (read more)

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School Effectiveness: Fracturing the Discourse (Master Classes in Education)
School Effectiveness: Fracturing the Discourse (Master Classes in Education)
by Louise Morley
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This book traces the development of the school effectiveness debate and raises key questions about how it has become a dominant discourse in theories of educational change today.... (read more)

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Ohio's Education Reform Challenges (Education Policy)
Ohio's Education Reform Challenges (Education Policy)
by Chester E. Finn, Jr.
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Charter schools have emerged as one of the central policy debates in U.S. education--and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute team has been a key participant in this debate since day one, both nationally and in Ohio. Despite President Obamas call for... (read more)

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Marketing Schools, Marketing Cities: Who Wins and Who Loses When Schools Become Urban Amenities
Marketing Schools, Marketing Cities: Who Wins and Who Loses When Schools Become Urban Amenities
by Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara
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Discuss real estate with any young family and the subject of schools is certain to come upandmdash;in fact, it will likely be a crucial factor in determining where that family lives. Not merely institutions of learning, schools have increasingly become a... (read more)

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American Post-Conflict Educational Reform: From the Spanish-American War to Iraq
American Post-Conflict Educational Reform: From the Spanish-American War to Iraq
by Noah W. Sobe
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This edited volume brings together historians of education and comparative education researchers to study the educational reconstruction projects that Americans have launched in post-conflict settings across the globe. For well over a century Americans... (read more)

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Not for Profit (10 Edition)
Not for Profit (10 Edition)
by Martha C. Nussbaum
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"Martha Nussbaum is the most erudite and visionary scholar writing on higher education today. Once again, she has laid out a novel and compelling argument with all of the clarity and rigor we expect from her writing. Not for Profit reminds us all that... (read more)

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Saving Schools (10 Edition)
Saving Schools (10 Edition)
by Peterson Paul
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Saving Schools traces the story of the rise, decline, and potential resurrection of American public schools through the lives and ideas of six mission-driven reformers: Horace Mann, John Dewey, Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Shanker, William Bennett... (read more)

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Enigmas of Creation: Accident or Design?
Enigmas of Creation: Accident or Design?
by Michael Bodin
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Why is there something rather than nothing? A fundamental question which goes to the very heart of creation and existence. Yet there are only two realistic options: 'Intelligent Design', or 'Accident of Chance' - a choice between 'God' and 'Science... (read more)

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A Democratic Constitution for Public Education
A Democratic Constitution for Public Education
by Paul T. Hill
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Americaand#8217;s education system faces a stark dilemma: it needs governmental oversight, rules and regulations, but it also needs to be adaptable enough to address student needs and the many different problems that can arise at any given schooland#151... (read more)

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The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem
The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem
by Deborah Meier
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Teaching the lessons of New York's most famous public school, Deborah Meier provides a widely acclaimed vision for the future of public education. With a new preface reflecting on the school's continuing success.... (read more)

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School Improvement for the Next Generation
School Improvement for the Next Generation
by Stephen White
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School improvement, in its current form, has been around for generations and is used in schools all over the globe. Unfortunately, such widespread use has not created widespread results, despite the work of talented, informed professionals. While this... (read more)

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The Great American Education-Industrial Complex: Ideology, Technology, and Profit (Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Educatio)
The Great American Education-Industrial Complex: Ideology, Technology, and Profit (Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Educatio)
by Anthony G. Picciano
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The Great American Education-Industrial Complex examines the structure and nature of national networks and enterprises that seek to influence public education policy in accord with their own goals and objectives. In the past twenty years, significant... (read more)

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#Edjourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education
#Edjourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education
by Grant Lichtman
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Your formula for managing innovation and transforming learning #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education is a refreshing change from the negativity so common in the world of education today. Over the course of a 3-month solo road trip across the... (read more)

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Monash Papers on Southeast Asia #63: Dilemmas of Public University Reform in Malaysia
Monash Papers on Southeast Asia #63: Dilemmas of Public University Reform in Malaysia
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Sato, a postgraduate student in educational studies at Oxford U., examines recent reforms in public universities in Malaysia. She interviewed academics from these universities to gather information about the processes and implications of public... (read more)

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Re-Imagining Schools: The Selected Works of Elliot Eisner
Re-Imagining Schools: The Selected Works of Elliot Eisner
by Elliot W. Eisner
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Elliot Eisner has spent the last forty years researching, thinking and writing about some of the enduring issues in arts education, curriculum studies and qualitative research. He has compiled a career-long collection of his finest work including... (read more)

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Hardest Questions Aren't on the Test (10 Edition)
Hardest Questions Aren't on the Test (10 Edition)
by Linda F. Nathan
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The Boston Arts Academy comprises an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student body, yet 94 percent of its graduates are accepted to college. Compare this with the average urban district rate of 50 percent. How do they do it? This remarkable... (read more)

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State and Education Policy: The Academies Programme
State and Education Policy: The Academies Programme
by Helen M. Gunter
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This collection draws together contributions from leading researchers and participants to explore a major reform process of the state and education system in particular. The shift from welfare-based provision of public services to the quasi-market with... (read more)

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Assessment in the Classroom: Constructing & Interpreting Texts
Assessment in the Classroom: Constructing & Interpreting Texts
by George Cunningham
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Educational assessment, at one time a relatively uncontroversial subject, is now riven by a diversity of views. The most crucial division is between those who continue to believe in the effectiveness of objective assessment techniques and those who... (read more)

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