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Educating Democracy
Educating Democracy (December 2009)
Alexis de Tocqueville and Leadership in America
Brian Danoff - Author

Revisionist analysis of the role of strong leadership in democracies, drawing primarily upon the work of Alexis de Tocqueville.

Do strong leaders inevitably undermine democracies? Drawing upon the insights of Alexis de Tocqueville, Brian Danoff offers a compelling, revisionist analysis of the role of leadership in democratic societies. Rather than focusing on effectiveness or character to assess the quality o...(Read More)
 
 
Writing-Based Teaching
Writing-Based Teaching (November 2009)
Essential Practices and Enduring Questions
Teresa Vilardi - Editor
Mary Chang - Editor

Offers candid, first-hand accounts of what it is like to make writing central to teaching in secondary schools and colleges.

Written by the team at Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking, this book is designed to provide practical guidance regarding the challenges and potential of writing-based teaching, and suggestions for how to adapt the practices to particular classroom situations. The contribu...(Read More)
 
 
The Making of a Family Saga
The Making of a Family Saga (October 2009)
Ginling College
Jin Feng - Author

Looks at China’s Ginling College, the women’s missionary institution of higher learning that developed a discourse of family, recasting the Chinese Confucian family ideal as a female and Christian one.

The institutional history of Ginling College is arguably a family history. Ginling, a Christian, women’s college in Nanjing founded by Western missionaries, saw itself as a family. The school’...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
 
African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher Education
African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher Education (September 2009)
Community Service, Service-Learning, and Community-Based Research
Stephanie Y. Evans - Editor
Colette M. Taylor - Editor
Michelle R. Dunlap - Editor
DeMond S. Miller - Editor

Looks at town-gown relationships with a focus on African Americans.

This book discusses race and its roles in university-community partnerships. The contributors take a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and multiregional approach that allows students, agency staff, community constituents, faculty, and campus administrators an opportunity to reflect on and redefine what impact African American identity—in the academ...(Read More)
 
 
A Measure of Failure
A Measure of Failure (September 2009)
The Political Origins of Standardized Testing
Mark J. Garrison - Author

2011 Critics Choice Award presented by the American Educational Studies Association (AESA)

2010 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Asks how and why standardized tests have become the ubiquitous standard by which educational achievement and intelligence are measured.

How did standardized tests become the measure of performance in our public sc...(Read More)
 
 
Intellectual Capital
Intellectual Capital (July 2009)
The Intangible Assets of Professional Development Schools
Carole G. Basile - Editor

Stories from participants in Professional Development Schools.

A Professional Development School (PDS) offers unique university-school relationships that can change the culture of learning and add value to students and the community. Initially created in the 1980s, the PDS movement is growing across the country and is now a respected teacher education model. In this book, Carole G. Basile has collected stories writ...(Read More)
 
 
Feel These Words
Feel These Words (June 2009)
Writing in the Lives of Urban Youth
Susan Weinstein - Author

An in-depth look at the creative writing practices of nine Chicago youths.

Feel These Words is the story of nine young people from Chicago—Jig, Crazy, TeTe, Mekanism, Robbie, Marta, Patricia, Jose, and Dave—who regularly write poetry and/or song lyrics, but not for school. The Writers, as author Susan Weinstein calls them, are skilled in a variety of literacy-centered discourses through whi...(Read More)
 
 
The Very Thought of Education
The Very Thought of Education (June 2009)
Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions
Deborah P. Britzman - Author

2009 Gary A. Olson Award, presented by JAC–a journal of rhetoric, culture, and politics

A startling reading of the educational enterprise through a psychoanalytic lens.

For anyone who has ever been to school, the very thought of education recalls an emotional world denounced. What happens then if we try to understand the emotional scenery of education? Author Deborah P. Britzman...(Read More)
 
 
College Life through the Eyes of Students
College Life through the Eyes of Students (May 2009)
Mary Grigsby - Author

Presents the perspectives of contemporary college students on their lives and educations.

The struggles and achievements of today’s college students are thrown into stark relief in this fascinating account of how such students make meaning of their lives. Author Mary Grigsby uses the voices of students themselves to discuss how they view, adjust to, and participate in the college student culture of a large mid...(Read More)
 
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