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Girls in Power
Girls in Power (August 2006)
Gender, Body, and Menstruation in Adolescence
Laura Fingerson - Author

A consideration of menstruation in the lives of teenage girls—and in the lives of teenage boys.

Girls in Power offers a fascinating and unique look at the social aspects of menstruation in the lives of adolescent girls—and also in the lives of adolescent boys. Although there has been much research on other aspects of gender and the body, this is one of the few books to examine menstruation and t...(Read More)
Triple Takes on Curricular Worlds
Triple Takes on Curricular Worlds (July 2006)
Mary Aswell Doll - Author
Delese Wear - Author
Martha L. Whitaker - Author

Three women educators from three different academic disciplines write their “takes” on a range of topics not usually found in curriculum studies.

Triple Takes on Curricular Worlds is a groundbreaking exploration of curriculum studies that offers a new understanding of the “selves” educators bring to work. Three educators from three different disciplines write on issues not usually fo...(Read More)
Graduating Class
Graduating Class (June 2006)
Disadvantaged Students Crossing the Bridge of Higher Education
Latty L. Goodwin - Author
Lois Weis - Foreword by

Students from poor and working-class families struggle to succeed and graduate from an elite university.

In Graduating Class, Latty L. Goodwin tells the story of a group of students from poor and working-class families who struggle against all odds to graduate from an elite university. The author explores the lived experiences of an engaging group of college students and shares their stories of trials and tribu...(Read More)
Making Modern Lives
Making Modern Lives (May 2006)
Subjectivity, Schooling, and Social Change
Julie McLeod - Author
Lyn Yates - Author

Examines the effects of schooling on young people’s values, choices, and identities.

Making Modern Lives
looks at how young people shape their lives as they move through their secondary school years and into the world beyond. It explores how they develop dispositions, attitudes, identities, and orientations in modern society. Based on an eight-year study consisting of more than 350 in-depth interviews with you...(Read More)
From Center to Margins
From Center to Margins (May 2006)
The Importance of Self-Definition in Research
Diane S. Pollard - Editor
Olga M. Welch - Editor
Christine E. Sleeter - Foreword by

Considers perspectives from a diverse group of women educational researchers of color who center their discussion within the margins rather than from the center.

In From Center to Margins, women educational researchers of color, trained in mainstream Euro-American traditions, interpret the experiences of those, including themselves, who are marginalized by these very traditions. Deliberately looking at research...(Read More)
Inquiry and Education
Inquiry and Education (April 2006)
John Dewey and the Quest for Democracy
James Scott Johnston - Author

Provides a central role for Dewey’s talk of education and how it fits into his overall philosophy.

Inquiry and Education offers a lucid and challenging interpretation of John Dewey, his critics, and his supporters. Thematically organized, the book focuses on four of Dewey’s preeminent concerns—inquiry, growth, community, and democracy—and their close association with formal education. This book f...(Read More)
Grappling with the Good
Grappling with the Good (February 2006)
Talking about Religion and Morality in Public Schools
Robert Kunzman - Author

2007 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Asks whether public schools can and should help students discuss moral disagreements, even when religion is involved.

Weaving together history, philosophy, and curriculum, Grappling with the Good offers a vision of public education in which students learn to engage respectfully with the diversity of beliefs about how to live together in society...(Read More)
Culturally Contested Pedagogy
Culturally Contested Pedagogy (November 2005)
Battles of Literacy and Schooling between Mainstream Teachers and Asian Immigrant Parents
Guofang Li - Author

Advocates for a greater cultural understanding of minority beliefs in literacy education and a more critical examination of mainstream instructional practices.

The voices of teachers, parents, and students create a compelling ethnographic study that examines the debate between traditional and progressive pedagogies in literacy education and the mismatch of cross-cultural discourses between mainstream schools ...(Read More)

Citizen Teacher
Citizen Teacher (July 2005)
The Life and Leadership of Margaret Haley
Kate Rousmaniere - Author

FINALIST - 2006 History of Education Society’s Outstanding Book Award

2005 AESA Critics’ Choice Award presented by the American Educational Studies Association

The first book-length biography of Margaret Haley (1861–1939) focuses on her political vision, her activities as a public school activist, and her life as a charismatic woman leader.

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Education Empire
Education Empire (July 2005)
The Evolution of an Excellent Suburban School System
Daniel L. Duke - Author

Traces the organizational history of Fairfax County public schools in Virginia, from 1954–2004, revealing the system's record of academic success.

Despite the fact that more than one-half of the students in the United States are educated in suburban schools, relatively little is known about the development of suburban school systems. Education Empire chronicles the evolution of Virginia's Fairfax County publ...(Read More)
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