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The Practice of School Reform
The Practice of School Reform (October 2009)
Lessons from Two Centuries
James Nehring - Author
Larry Cuban - Foreword by

Provides practical advice for educators struggling for change.

Former high school teacher, school leader, activist, consultant, and now professor of education James Nehring combines vivid case studies with practical suggestions to describe how the system works to thwart good schools and what educators can do to improve them. In this book he paints the big picture of school reform in the United States, deftly distil...(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)
 
 
The First Time Effect
The First Time Effect (January 2009)
The Impact of Study Abroad on College Student Intellectual Development
Joshua S. McKeown - Author

A fresh look at study abroad programs on American college and university campuses.

Study abroad programs on American college and university campuses are booming, with a national goal of sending abroad one million students within ten years. In this timely and thought-provoking look at the benefits of studying abroad, Joshua S. McKeown moves beyond the acknowledged cultural and li...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Inquiry
The Politics of Inquiry (January 2009)
Education Research and the "Culture of Science"
Benjamin Baez - Author
Deron Boyles - Author

2009 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Argues against the “culture of science” currently dominating education discourse and in favor of a more critical understanding of various modes of inquiry.

In The Politics of Inquiry, Benjamin Baez and Deron Boyles critique recent trends in education research to argue against the “culture of science.” Using the ...(Read More)
 
 
School Choice Policies and Outcomes
School Choice Policies and Outcomes (October 2008)
Empirical and Philosophical Perspectives
Walter Feinberg - Editor
Christopher Lubienski - Editor

Provides a clear assessment of all sides of the school choice debate.

Perhaps no school reform has generated as much interest and controversy in recent years as the proposal to have parents select their children’s schools. Opponents of school choice fear that rolling back the government’s role will lead to profit-driven financial scandals, sectarianism, and increased class and racial isolation. Sch...(Read More)

 
 
Jimmy Carter as Educational Policymaker
Jimmy Carter as Educational Policymaker (August 2008)
Equal Opportunity and Efficiency
Deanna L. Michael - Author

Analyzes educational reform in the second half of the twentieth century through the political career of Jimmy Carter and his influence on educational policy.

The United States is once again actively pursuing educational reform with the expressed goals of increasing efficiency and improving the quality of education, while leaving no child behind. Although these themes have been recast in contemporary terms, this boo...(Read More)
 
 
Grade Inflation
Grade Inflation (July 2008)
Academic Standards in Higher Education
Lester H. Hunt - Editor

An authoritative and provocative discussion of the key issues surrounding grade inflation and its possible effects on academic excellence.

This book provides a provocative look at the issues and controversies surrounding grade inflation, and, more generally, grading practices in American higher education. The contributors confront the issues from a number of different disciplines and varying points of view. Topics ...(Read More)
 
 
Expelling Hope
Expelling Hope (July 2008)
The Assault on Youth and the Militarization of Schooling
Christopher G. Robbins - Author

2008 AESA Critics’ Choice Award

Demonstrates the many devastating and interrelated threats that punitive policies like “zero tolerance” pose to youth, schooling, and democracy.

Expelling Hope raises critical questions about the effects of punitive policies, particularly “zero tolerance,” and repressive social relationships on youth (of color) and public scho...(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)
 
 
Always at Odds?
Always at Odds? (April 2008)
Creating Alignment between Faculty and Administrative Values
Mary C. Wright - Author

How faculty and administrators at research universities can create a shared sense of values.

In surveys, research university faculty often report that they value teaching more than their departments do. This incongruence holds implications for job satisfaction, stress, time spent on teaching, organizational continuity, and even student evaluations. Using an interactionist view of organizations, Mary C. Wright ...(Read More)

 
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