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Preparing for Inclusive Teaching
Preparing for Inclusive Teaching (February 2005)
Meeting the Challenges of Teacher Education Reform
Elizabeth Bondy - Editor
Dorene D. Ross - Editor

A resource to help institutions navigate the choppy waters of reform.

Grounded in the reform effort of a large state university with a history of excellence in teacher education, this book provides teacher educators and institutions with a valuable resource for navigating the choppy waters of reform. Contributors, all involved in the reform process, tell the story of the University of Florida's efforts in the mid-1990...(Read More)
The War That Wasn't
The War That Wasn't (February 2005)
Religious Conflict and Compromise in the Common Schools of New York State, 1865-1900
Benjamin Justice - Author

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

2005 Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the New York State Archives presented by the Board of Regents and the New York State Archives

An ambitious and timely look at the role of religion in New York State's early public schools.

Historians of religion and p...(Read More)
Peking University
Peking University (December 2004)
Chinese Scholarship and Intellectuals, 1898-1937
Xiaoqing Diana Lin - Author

Discusses the first decades of Peking University and its role in shaping Chinese intellectual culture.

Peking University, founded in 1898, was at the center of the major intellectual movements of twentieth-century China. In this institutional and intellectual history, author Xiaoqing Diana Lin shows how the university reflected and shaped Chinese intellectual culture in an era of great change, one that saw both a surg...(Read More)
African Americans and College Choice
African Americans and College Choice (December 2004)
The Influence of Family and School
Kassie Freeman - Author
M. Christopher Brown II - Foreword by

Assesses the influence of family and school on African American students' college decision-making processes.

Acknowledging the disparity between the number of African American high school students who aspire toward higher education and the number who actually attend, this book uncovers factors that influence African American students' decisions regarding college. Kassie Freeman brings new insights to the current body ...(Read More)
Fit to Teach
Fit to Teach (November 2004)
Same-Sex Desire, Gender, and School Work in the Twentieth Century
Jackie M. Blount - Author

Honorable Mention, 2006 Outstanding Book Award presented by the History of Education Society

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

Examines the construction of gender in public school employment.

Jackie M. Blount offers a history of school workers in the United States ...(Read More)
Socialization to Civil Society
Socialization to Civil Society (November 2004)
A Life History Study of Community Leaders
Peter Robert Sawyer - Author

2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

Using a life history approach, looks at what influences citizens to participate in the voluntary associations that comprise and promote civil society.

While many political theorists argue that the problems and failures of American democracy are rooted in the decline of civil society, few examine how American institutions socialize citizens to parti...(Read More)
The Emancipatory Promise of Charter Schools
The Emancipatory Promise of Charter Schools (October 2004)
Toward a Progressive Politics of School Choice
Eric Rofes - Editor
Lisa M. Stulberg - Editor
Herbert Gintis - Foreword by

Offers a broad, multidisciplinary, and progressive look at school choice.

This book opens up a critical conversation among progressive educators of various generations, races, perspectives, and social locations concerning one specific school reform initiative—charter schools. Eric Rofes and Lisa M. Stulberg bring together scholars who both study and actively participate in school choice reform and charge them to ...(Read More)
Nurse Educators and Politics
Nurse Educators and Politics (September 2004)
Sondra Z. Koff - Author

Examines how nurse educators shape the political behavior of nurses.

Although they represent a significant majority of American health care providers, nurses have had only a limited influence on policy developments in the health care and political systems. Helping to understand why the profession has remained a "sleeping giant," Nurse Educators and Politics focuses on a primary socialization agent to ...(Read More)
Educating for a Culture of Social and Ecological Peace
Educating for a Culture of Social and Ecological Peace (August 2004)
Anita L. Wenden - Editor

Examines the overlapping aims, values, and concepts in peace and environmental education.

Acknowledging the dual notions of danger and opportunity that present themselves in contemporary social and ecological crises, this book explores how both peace and environmental education can transform the way we think and what we value. The book outlines the link between social violence and ecological degradation and the need to e...(Read More)
Shut Out
Shut Out (August 2004)
Low Income Mothers and Higher Education in Post-Welfare America
Valerie Polakow - Editor
Sandra S. Butler - Editor
Luisa Stormer Deprez - Editor
Peggy Kahn - Editor

Documents the economic, educational, and existential struggles that single mothers in poverty confront in the current welfare climate.

Shut Out portrays in vivid detail the economic, educational, and existential struggles that single mothers confront as they fight back against a welfare-to-work regime that denies them access to higher education and obstructs their aspirations as autonomous women, determined to exi...(Read More)
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