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Computers, Cognition, and Writing Instruction
Computers, Cognition, and Writing Instruction (August 1990)
Marjorie Montague - Author

"Educators will be faced soon, if they are not now, with questions on how to integrate the computer into the curriculum, and one of the first questions will be how to utilize the computer in teaching writing. This book represents a pioneering effort in this direction." -- D. LaMont Johnson, Texas Tech University

Marjorie Montague provides both the philosophical and theoretical background for research in computer-assisted composition, as well...(Read More)
Changing Education
Changing Education (July 1990)
Women as Radicals and Conservators
Joyce Antler - Editor
Sari Knopp Biklen - Editor

"By combining history, theory, philosophy, case studies and monographs with broader issues, Changing Education shows how educational experience and knowledge are deeply gendered. One of its strengths--indeed the excitement of women's studies in general--is its breadth and interdisciplinary nature. It pays attention to such issues in feminist theory andwomen's studies as women's culture and the sameness versus difference debate; at the sa...(Read More)
City Choices
City Choices (July 1990)
Education and Housing
Kenneth K. Wong - Author

City Choices argues that both economic concerns and political factors can be synthesized in a new framework in city policymaking. This synthesis is based on a systematic empirical study of policymaking in two large cities. Using numerous governmental documents and conducting extensive interviews with local, state, and federal officials, the author examines how the two cities have implemented both federal redistributive and development progr...(Read More)
Exiles and Communities
Exiles and Communities (July 1990)
Teaching in the Patriarchal Wilderness
Jo Anne Pagano - Author

This book is a meditation on the profession of teaching from the perspective of a woman whose intellectual identity as teacher and writer is inseparable from her whole life as a woman. Pagano brings the methods and insights of feminist psychoanalytic literary criticism to bear on a reading of her own educational practice in order to reach a transformed understanding of the educational enterprise. She raises serious questions: How are we implicated...(Read More)
John Dewey and the Paradox of Liberal Reform
John Dewey and the Paradox of Liberal Reform (July 1990)
William Andrew Paringer - Author

This book provides a fresh critique of John Dewey and the progressive tradition and warns against the superficial renaissance of Deweyan philosophy present in many of today's modern liberal educational reform movements. Challenging the four pillars of Dewey's pragmatism --science, nature, democracy, experience --Paringer argues for a critical or radical education praxis that more sensitively comes to grips with the difficulties of the nuclearized...(Read More)
Religious Fundamentalism and American Education
Religious Fundamentalism and American Education (April 1990)
The Battle for the Public Schools
Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. - Author

For the past twenty-five years, 'ultra-fundamentalist' Christians have put increasing pressure on American public education to conform exclusively with their own philosophy and vision of education and culture. Eugene Provenzo considers and addresses the impact that the fundamentalist movement has had on such issues as censorship, textbook content, Creationism versus Evolution, the family and education, school prayer, and the state regulation of Chr...(Read More)
The High Status Track
The High Status Track (April 1990)
Studies of Elite Schools and Stratification
Paul W. Kingston - Editor
Lionel S. Lewis - Editor

"Elite preparatory schools and elite colleges have been neglected in the sociological literature. The research contained in this book suggests that recruitment to elite positions operates differently from recruitment to middle-class positions. This is highly significant." -- C. Hurn, University of Massachusetts

The essays in this groundbreaking volume significantly advance our understanding of the process by which an elite school education ...(Read More)
Dropouts From Schools
Dropouts From Schools (November 1989)
Issues, Dilemmas, and Solutions
Lois Weis - Editor
Eleanor Farrar - Editor
Hugh G. Petrie - Editor

"An excellent and comprehensive discussion of the dropout problem. It raises issues in an insightful manner." -- Carl A. Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The authors examine the major groups within the dropout population, the myriad of factors within schools that lead to dropping out, and the larger social and economic context within which dropping out occurs. The resulting synthesis of knowledge and perspectives provided here will en...(Read More)
The Character of American Higher Education and Intercollegiate Sport
The Character of American Higher Education and Intercollegiate Sport (November 1989)
Donald Chu - Author

"This book focuses on a vitally important topic -- the educational integrity of intercollegiate athletics. Chu not only relates intercollegiate athletics to the historical development of higher education, but emphasizes the political forces that both motivated and, in a sense, spoiled this institution. The book is not written as dry report; rather, more as commentary from a factual basis." -- Philip Smith

Intercollegiate sport is too...(Read More)
Change and Effectiveness in Schools
Change and Effectiveness in Schools (August 1988)
A Cultural Perspective
Gretchen B. Rossman - Editor
Dick Corbett - Editor
William A. Firestone - Editor

The quest for more effective schools has perhaps never been more challenging than it is today. Here, the authors consider and investigate that challenge from the cultural perspective.

Rossman, Corbett, and Firestone examined three high schools in the midst of change. Teachers and administrators consented to grant the authors a year in each of their respective settings in order to understand better their unique system of norms, beliefs, and v...(Read More)
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