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Language and Limits
Language and Limits (January 1998)
Resisting Reform in English Studies
Myron C. Tuman - Author

Presents a clear and forceful counter-statement about tensions and trends in contemporary English studies, offering at the same time a carefully reasoned critique of rationalistic forces within education and culture generally.

"Language and Limits tackles an important issue, the role of critical thinking (in the neo-Marxist sense) and opposes to it, an approach that uses a broader appeal, the appeal of the imaginative apprehens...(Read More)
 
 
Multiple Perspectives on Play in Early Childhood Education
Multiple Perspectives on Play in Early Childhood Education (January 1998)
Olivia N. Saracho - Editor
Bernard Spodek - Editor

While teachers value children's play, they often do not know how to guide that play to make it more educational. This volume reflects current research in the child development and early childhood education fields.

Play has been part of early childhood programs since the initial kindergarten developed by Friedreich Froebel more than one hundred and fifty years ago. While research shows that most teachers value children's ...(Read More)
 
 
Classroom Discipline in American Schools
Classroom Discipline in American Schools (December 1997)
Problems and Possibilities for Democratic Education
Ronald E. Butchart - Editor
Barbara McEwan - Editor

CHOICE 1998 Outstanding Academic Book
Breaks the silence regarding modes of classroom control, bringing contemporary political, moral, and democratic perspectives to bear on the issues.
For both teachers and the public, school discipline and classroom management are acute problems in contemporary schools, often taking precedence over issues of curriculum and pedagogy. Yet, surprisingly, discipline and management have escaped su...(Read More)
 
 
Poetic Knowledge
Poetic Knowledge (December 1997)
The Recovery of Education
James S. Taylor - Author

Reveals the neglected mode of knowing and learning, from Socrates to the middle ages and beyond, that relies more on the integrated powers of sensory experience and intuition, rather than on modern narrow scientific models of education.

"There are relatively few persons who can analyze as clearly and as lucidly the writings of Aristotle, Plato, and Acquinas as does this author. Like Taylor's educational philosophy, he seeks to move his...(Read More)
 
 
Teaching Ethics and Values in Public Administration Programs
Teaching Ethics and Values in Public Administration Programs (December 1997)
Innovations, Strategies, and Issues
James S. Bowman - Editor
Donald C. Menzel - Editor

Provides fresh perspectives on the teaching of ethics and values in public affairs, administration, and business in America's schools of higher education.



This book offers a comprehensive selection of the latest work on teaching ethics in public administration. It presents in-depth original studies on contemporary innovations, strategies, and issues in ethics instruction and examines the most recent efforts to design ethics-edu...(Read More)
 
 
The Political Discourse of Anarchy
The Political Discourse of Anarchy (December 1997)
A Disciplinary History of International Relations
Brian C. Schmidt - Author

CHOICE 1998 Outstanding Academic Book

A disciplinary history of the field of international relations from its emergence in the mid-1800s until the outbreak of World War II.

This detailed disciplinary history of the field of international relations examines its early emergence in the mid-nineteenth century to the period beginning with the outbreak of World War II. It demonstrates that many of ...(Read More)
 
 
Educational Opportunity in an Urban American High School
Educational Opportunity in an Urban American High School (November 1997)
A Cultural Analysis
Patrick James McQuillan - Author

Focusing on issues of equity and opportunity in one urban high school, the book reveals how prominent American cultural values--in particular, students', teachers', and administrators' conceptions of educational opportunity--undermined the education that students received.

"A chilling account of the force of inertia American schools can mount in the face of reform. I dare anyone to sit down and read this book through wit...(Read More)
 
 
Choosing Colleges
Choosing Colleges (November 1997)
How Social Class and Schools Structure Opportunity
Patricia M. McDonough - Author

Examines the everyday experiences of high school seniors as they choose their colleges and demonstrates that college choice is a more complex social and organizational reality than has been previously understood.

Based on interviews with students, parents, and counselors as well as case studies of the college guidance environments of a working-class public school, an upper-middle-class public school, a private preparato...(Read More)
 
 
Participatory Action Research
Participatory Action Research (November 1997)
International Contexts and Consequences
Robin McTaggart - Editor

Presents an engaging introduction to the international conversation about enhancing social and educational practice using participatory action research.

“This rich and diverse collection of essays adds to our understanding of the potential of action research through its strong international perspective on this important topic.” — Dwight L. Rogers, School of Education, University of North Carolina —Cha...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey
John Dewey (October 1997)
Rethinking Our Time
Raymond D. Boisvert - Author

1998 American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Titles

CHOICE 1998 Outstanding Academic Book

A concise, eminently readable introduction to the thought of America's most prominent philosopher.

Written in a manner accessible to non-specialists, this book provides an introduction to all areas central to John Dewey's philosophy: aesthetics, social and ...(Read More)
 
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