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Faithful to the Task at Hand
Faithful to the Task at Hand (June 2012)
The Life of Lucy Diggs Slowe
Carroll L.L. Miller - Author
Anne S. Pruitt-Logan - Author

The story of Lucy Diggs Slowe, a pioneering African American figure in sports and education.

Born just twenty years after the end of slavery and orphaned at the age of five, Lucy Diggs Slowe (1885–1937) became a seventeen-time tennis champion and the first African American woman to win a major sports title, a founder of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and the first Dean of Women at Howard University. She p...(Read More)
 
 
SUNY at Sixty
SUNY at Sixty (February 2010)
The Promise of the State University of New York
John B. Clark - Editor
W. Bruce Leslie - Editor
Kenneth P. O'Brien - Editor
Nancy L. Zimpher - Foreword by

A close examination of the history, accomplishments, and potential of the State University of New York system.

The State University of New York is America’s largest comprehensive public university system, with sixty-four campuses, including community colleges, colleges of technology, university colleges, research universities, medical schools, academic medical  centers, and specialized campuses in field...(Read More)
 
 
At Home in the World
At Home in the World (July 2009)
Human Nature, Ecological Thought, and Education after Darwin
Eilon Schwartz - Author

Explores how Darwin’s theory of human nature can inform educational philosophy.

Challenging conventional understanding of humans as selfish and competitive at their core, At Home in the World asserts that we have evolved as a profoundly social species, biologically related to the rest of the natural world, and at home on the only planet for which we are adapted to live. Eilon Schwartz traces the history...(Read More)
 
 
California in a Time of Excellence
California in a Time of Excellence (March 2009)
School Reform at the Crossroads of the American Dream
James Andrew LaSpina - Author

Follows California’s efforts at reforming the public school system from 1983 to the present.

California in a Time of Excellence follows the Golden State’s efforts to reform its public school system from 1983 to the present. Beginning with progressive curriculum reform initiatives that were launched even before the National Commission on Excellence in Education (NCEE) issued A Nation at Risk ...(Read More)
 
 
Thought Knows No Sex
Thought Knows No Sex (June 2008)
Women's Rights at Alfred University
Susan Rumsey Strong - Author

Grounded in student experiences at nineteenth-century Alfred University, this social history explores the origins of women’s higher education and the rural roots of reform.

“The essential powers of the spirit are neither masculine nor feminine, but human, sexless. Thought knows no sex.” — Jonathan Allen, President, Alfred University (1867–1892)

One of the na...(Read More)
 
 
When the Pot Boils
When the Pot Boils (May 2008)
The Decline and Turnaround of Drexel University
David A. Paul - Author

Tells the story of the decline and near bankruptcy of a major American university, and how its dramatic turnaround was quickly achieved.

When the Pot Boils examines the decline and near bankruptcy of Drexel University in the late 1980s and early 1990s and its subsequent dramatic turnaround. David A. Paul provides an in-depth analysis of the multiple factors that contributed to this process, including the ...(Read More)
 
 
Teacher and Comrade
Teacher and Comrade (March 2008)
Richard Dudley and the Fight for Democracy in South Africa
Alan Wieder - Author

A biographical/narrative study of oppression, racism, and resistance in twentieth-century South Africa through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico.

Teacher and Comrade explores South African resistance in the twentieth century, before and during apartheid, through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico who spent thirty-nine years in the classroom and his entire life fighting for democracy. ...(Read More)
 
 
Why Community Matters
Why Community Matters (August 2007)
Connecting Education with Civic Life
Nicholas V. Longo - Author

Provides a fresh perspective on the undeniable relationship between education reform and democratic revitalization.           

Providing a new perspective on the undeniable relationship between education reform and democratic revitalization, Nicholas V. Longo uncovers and examines practical models in which communities play an essential role in teaching the ar...(Read More)
 
 
Teachers United
Teachers United (April 2007)
The Rise of New York State United Teachers
Dennis Gaffney - Author

The inspiring history of NYSUT, New York State’s largest union, and a powerful progressive force in the state and in the country.

This book tells the story of the rise of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), New York State’s largest union. Using first-hand accounts by rank-and-file teachers as well as leaders, Dennis Gaffney documents how teachers, once underpaid and hopelessly divided, finally organ...(Read More)
 
 
Stories of the Eight-Year Study
Stories of the Eight-Year Study (March 2007)
Reexamining Secondary Education in America
Craig Kridel - Author
Robert V. Bullough Jr. - Author
John I. Goodlad - Foreword by

Winner of the 2008 AERA Division B Outstanding Book Award

An in-depth analysis of one of the most important educational experiments of the twentieth century.

Presenting the first complete history of the Progressive Education Association’s Eight-Year Study, which took place during the 1930s and the 1940s, this book corrects common misinterpretations of one of the most impor...(Read More)

 
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