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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

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

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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 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

<p>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 Language of Freedom and Teacher’s Authority

Case Comparisons from Turkey and the United States

by Peter McLaren, Barbara Torre Veltri, Joseph C. Wegwert & others

<p>A Language of Freedom and Teacher’s Authority: <em>Case Comparisons from Turkey and the United States</em> explores dimensions of authority that are deeply embedded in the profession of teaching. It examines critical dimensions of the ...

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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

<p>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 <em>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 ...

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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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A Social History of Educational Studies and Research

Past, Present – and Future?

by Gary McCulloch & Steven Cowan

<P><EM>A Social History of Educational Studies and Research</EM> examines the development of the study of education in the UK in its broader educational, social and political context since its early beginnings in the first part of the twentieth ...

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A Source Book of Royal Commissions and Other Major Governmental Inquiries in Canadian Education, 1787-1978

by Cary F. Goulson

<P>This is a comprehensive primary reference to a rich and often neglected storehouse of information on Canada's educational background.</P> <P>As the boundary between full-fledged royal commissions and other official governmental inquiries is ...

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Aboriginal Student Engagement and Achievement

Educational Practices and Cultural Sustainability

by Lorenzo Cherubini

<p>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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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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Achieving the Radical Reform of Special Education

Essays in Honor of James M. Kauffman

by Jean B. Crockett, Mike Gerber & Timothy J. Landrum

As a tribute to scholar and mentor James M. Kauffman and his prodigious influence on the education of children and youth with disabilities, <i>Achieving the Radical Reform of Special Education </i>highlights and examines issues central to the ...

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Adaptive Education

An Inquiry-Based Institution

by Robert VanWynsberghe & Andrew Christopher Herman

<p>The obstacles that prevent the latest educational research reaching the classroom are daunting: few channels to communicate the results of educational research, fewer opportunities for teachers to participate in research themselves, and ...

ISBN: 9781442630420

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Adaptive Implementation

Navigating the School Improvement Landscape

by Ryoko Yamaguchi

<span><span>After decades spent pondering basic questions about adopting or implementing ‘best practices’ in education, educators have assembled a canon of evidence-based strategies and programs that should consistently produce good outcomes. So

ISBN: 9781475833508

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Addicted to Reform

A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education

by John Merrow

<p><strong>The prize-winning PBS correspondent's provocative antidote to America’s misguided approaches to K-12 school reform</strong> </p> <p>During an illustrious four-decade career at NPR and PBS, John Merrow—winner of the George Polk Award,

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