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"Proof," Policy, and Practice

Understanding the Role of Evidence in Improving Education

by Paul E. Lingenfelter

How can we “fix” our schools? Improve graduation rates in college? What works?<br /><br />These are questions that make the headlines and vex policy makers, practitioners, and educational researchers. While they strive to improve society, there ...

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#EdJourney

A Roadmap to the Future of Education

by Grant Lichtman

<b>Your formula for managing innovation and transforming learning</b> <p><i>#EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education</i> is a refreshing change from the negativity so common in the world of education today. Over the course of a 3-month ...

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8 Must-Ask Questions to Get the Best Education for YOUR Child - and How to Evaluate the Answers [minibook]

by Joanne McEachen

<p>Don&apos;t waste another precious day of your child&apos;s education!</p><p>We’ve got 8 cut-to-the-chase questions you can use to start a learner-focused conversation with your local school. Don’t be afraid to ask them!</p><p>If all parents ...

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A Case For Homeschooling: 95 Theses Against the School System

by Andrew Bushard

<p>Teachers act like pricks! Teachers make stupid rules! Teachers lie and manipulate! Schools drug kids! School is like jail! If you would like to break free from the school system, read this book!</p> ...

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A Curriculum of Fear

Homeland Security in U.S. Public Schools

by Nicole Nguyen

<DIV><P>Welcome to Milton High School, where fear is a teacher’s best tool and every student is a soldier in the war on terror. A struggling public school outside the nation’s capital, Milton sat squarely at the center of two trends: growing ...

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A Democratic Constitution for Public Education

by Paul T. Hill & Ashley E. Jochim

<div>America’s education system faces a stark dilemma: it needs governmental oversight, rules and regulations, but it also needs to be adaptable enough to address student needs and the many different problems that can arise at any given ...

ISBN: 9780226200712

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A Good Investment?

Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School

by Amy Brown

<DIV><P>Select students and teachers worked the room at a fundraising event for a New York City public high school Amy Brown calls College Preparatory Academy. It was their job to convince wealthy attendants that College Prep, with its largely ...

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A Guide to Direct Instruction

by Don Steely

<p>To the consternation of popularized educational theories, Direct Instruction consistently and convincingly outperforms every theory, program, and procedure they espouse. Proponents of those theories continue to vilify and disparage Direct ...

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A New Deal for the Humanities

Liberal Arts and the Future of Public Higher Education

by Gordon Hutner, Feisal G. Mohamed, Roger L. Geiger & others

<DIV>Many in higher education fear that the humanities are facing a crisis. But even if the rhetoric about “crisis” is overblown, humanities departments do face increasing pressure from administrators, politicians, parents, and students. In <I>A

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A New Deal for the Humanities: Liberal Arts and the Future of Public Higher Education

by Hutner, Gordon

<DIV><I>A New Deal for the Humanities </I>brings together twelve prominent scholars who shed light on the many concerns swirling around the humanities today&mdash;exploring the history of the liberal arts in America, their present state, and ...

ISBN: 9780813573267

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A School of Our Own

The Story of the First Student-Run High School and a New Vision for American Education

by Samuel Levin & Susan Engel

<div><I>A School of Our Own</I> tells the remarkable story of the Independent Project, the first student-run high school in America. Founder Samuel Levin, a high school junior who had already achieved international fame for creating Project ...

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A Search for Better University Education

Experiment at Malaspina

by Gary Bauslaugh

Many people have something to say about what is wrong with our universities, but Gary Bauslaugh spent decades trying to do something about it. In this compelling, entertaining, and highly informative memoir, Bauslaugh doesn’t just relate his own

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Aboriginal Student Engagement and Achievement

Educational Practices and Cultural Sustainability

by Lorenzo Cherubini

Aboriginal people want an education that reflects their cultural values and linguistic heritages, an education that will foster their children's engagement and identity and not marginalize them as learners. This book turns the spotlight on a ...

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Academic Freedom at American Universities

Constitutional Rights, Professional Norms, and Contractual Duties

by Philip Lee

<span><span>This book details the legal and historical development of institutional and professorial academic freedoms to better understand the relationship between these concepts. While some judges and scholars have focused on the divergence of

ISBN: 9781498501019

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Achieve the College Dream

You Don't Need to Be Rich to Attend a Top School

by Maria Carla Chicuen

<span><span>Students with few resources rarely apply to top colleges. Even when they have the academic and extracurricular merits to be admitted to institutions like Harvard, Yale and Princeton, these students usually opt for less selective ...

ISBN: 9781475827361

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Against Capitalist Education

What is Education for?

by Nadim Bakhshov

<span><span>Out there in the so-called real world the education system is being crushed by the demands of capitalism and, in turn, is crushing those who pass through it, reducing them, diminishing them. The dream of the economic functioning ...

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Ain’t Nobody Be Learnin’ Nothin’

The Fraud and The Fix for High-Poverty Schools

by Caleb Rossiter

<p>America’s most challenged families are segregated into high-poverty schools. Despite a 20-year experiment in nationwide school reform, few students make it over the slippery bridge to the middle class. In this book you will meet the ...

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Allama Mashriqi: A Founder of Islamia College (Peshawar, Pakistan) - In Celebration of Islamia College's Platinum Jubilee (1913-2013)

by Yousaf, Nasim

<p>In 2013, Islamia College, one of the iconic learning institutions of Pakistan, marked its Platinum Jubilee. Islamia College first opened its doors to students in 1913 in Peshawar, a Muslim dominated province, where most men were illiterate ...

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America's Schools at a Turning Point: And how we THE PEOPLE can help shape their future

by Corky O'Callaghan

<p>The education of America's children is critical to our nation and local communities, but sweeping reforms have left teachers demoralized, children frustrated, and families disenfranchised. <i>America's Schools at a Turning Point: And how we ...

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American Heroes: Students Who Learn

by Will Clark

<p>Thomas Jefferson warned us of the danger of not targeting a patriotic purpose for education, even while the U.S. Constitution was being written. One of his major concerns was that if citizens were not educated to recognize tyranny they might ...

ISBN: 9781311724922

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