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Reconstructing Democracy, Recontextualizing Dewey
Reconstructing Democracy, Recontextualizing Dewey (September 2008)
Pragmatism and Interactive Constructivism in the Twenty-first Century
Jim Garrison - Editor

Leading scholars challenge and reinvigorate the pragmatic method of John Dewey.

Focusing on issues of diversity, difference, and inclusion, leading scholars explore John Dewey’s pluralistic, deliberative, and communicative theory of democracy. They discuss the tensions between Dewey’s two criteria for a democratic society found in Democracy and Education; critique and recreate Deweyan demo...(Read More)

 
 
Grade Inflation
Grade Inflation (July 2008)
Academic Standards in Higher Education
Lester H. Hunt - Editor

An authoritative and provocative discussion of the key issues surrounding grade inflation and its possible effects on academic excellence.

This book provides a provocative look at the issues and controversies surrounding grade inflation, and, more generally, grading practices in American higher education. The contributors confront the issues from a number of different disciplines and varying points of view. Topics ...(Read More)
 
 
Teaching Nonmajors
Teaching Nonmajors (July 2008)
Advice for Liberal Arts Professors
P. Sven Arvidson - Author

Delivers uncomplicated and useful techniques for better teaching to nonmajors in liberal arts courses.

Teaching Nonmajors focuses on what dedicated teachers want to know—how can I teach better in the classroom? Unlike most books on teaching, this book delivers uncomplicated and immediately useful techniques and strategies for teaching required courses to nonmajors. Providing practical examples and b...(Read More)
 
 
Authority Is Relational
Authority Is Relational (May 2008)
Rethinking Educational Empowerment
Charles Bingham - Author

A must read for anyone who wants to think in depth about contemporary classrooms.

Written in an accessible and personal style, this innovative study of authority in education examines scenarios of authority in ways that problematize, augment, and redefine prevalent ideas of how it works. Usually seen as a thing that people have, the author suggests that authority should be understood instead as a relation that happ...(Read More)
 
 
Imitation and Education
Imitation and Education (April 2008)
A Philosophical Inquiry into Learning by Example
Bryan R. Warnick - Author

Brings together current research in philosophy, cognitive science, and education to uncover and criticize the traditional assumptions of how and why we should learn through imitation.

Imitation and Education provides an in-depth reassessment of learning by example that places imitation in a larger social context. It is the first book to bring together ancient educational thought and startling breakthroughs i...(Read More)
 
 
Latino Dropouts in Rural America
Latino Dropouts in Rural America (March 2008)
Realities and Possibilities
Carolyn Hondo - Author
Mary E. Gardiner - Author
Yolanda Sapien - Author

Latino high school students in rural communities talk about dropping out of school.

This book affords Latino high school dropouts from rural communities in Idaho the opportunity to tell their stories in their own words. It candidly reveals students’ school experiences, explores why students leave school, and looks at the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001). Four of the nine students interviewed for t...(Read More)
 
 
Ideas That Work in College Teaching
Ideas That Work in College Teaching (November 2007)
Robert L. Badger - Editor

Fifteen authors from thirteen different disciplines discuss their varied approaches to teaching.

As members of the faculty of the same college, the State University of New York at Potsdam, the fifteen contributors to this book have the unique experience of working from the same pool of students in order to explore how to improve teaching, enhance learning, and make the classroom more interesting. Together professo...(Read More)
 
 
Free School Teaching
Free School Teaching (June 2007)
A Journey into Radical Progressive Education
Kristan Accles Morrison - Author

Chronicles the author’s personal and professional journey within the American educational system.

Free School Teaching is the personal and professional journey of one teacher within the American educational system. Faced with mounting frustrations in her own traditional, middle school classroom and having little success in resolving them, Kristan Accles Morrison decided to seek out answers, first by i...(Read More)
 
 
Democratic Education Stretched Thin
Democratic Education Stretched Thin (February 2007)
How Complexity Challenges a Liberal Ideal
David J. Blacker - Author

Argues that the complexity of our pluralistic social world demands an enriched conception of democratic education.

Is a democratic education promoting the ideals of human equality and individual liberty still tenable in a postmodern world of increasingly diverse and competing interests? Drawing on contemporary political theorists, including Michael Walzer and John Rawls, and also on philosophers such as Descart...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey and Our Educational Prospect
John Dewey and Our Educational Prospect (November 2006)
A Critical Engagement with Dewey's Democracy and Education
David T. Hansen - Editor

2007 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

The first book-length study of Dewey’s extraordinary text.

These original essays focus on John Dewey’s Democracy and Education, a book widely regarded as one of the greatest works ever written in the history of educational thought. The contributors address Dewey’s still powerful argument that education is not a preparation f...(Read More)
 
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