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God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom'

by William Buckley

“For God, for country, and for Yale…in that order,” William F. Buckley Jr. wrote as the dedication of his monumental work—a compendium of knowledge that still resonates within the halls of the Ivy League...


A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn't in Providing an Excellent Education for All

by Wendy Kopp

On Teach For America’s twentieth anniversary, its founder offers an inspiring summation of the lessons learned: The achievement gap can be closed, and there’s nothing elusive about what it will take


What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of A Good Fourth-Grade Education

by E.D. Jr Hirsch

Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders.

B & W photographs, linecuts, and maps throughout; two-color...


School Choice: The Moral Debate

by Alan Wolfe

School choice has lately risen to the top of the list of potential solutions to America's educational problems, particularly for the poor and the most disadvantaged members of society. Indeed, in the last few...


One Hundred Semesters: My Adventures as Student, Professor, and University President, and What I Learned along the Way

by William M. Chace

In One Hundred Semesters, William Chace mixes incisive analysis with memoir to create an illuminating picture of the evolution of American higher education over the past half century. Chace follows his own journey...


Troublemaker: A Personal History of School Reform since Sputnik

by Chester E. , Jr. Finn

Few people have been more involved in shaping postwar U.S. education reforms--or dissented from some of them more effectively--than Chester Finn. Assistant secretary of education under Ronald Reagan, and an...


The Flight from Reality in the Human Sciences

by Ian Shapiro

In this captivating yet troubling book, Ian Shapiro offers a searing indictment of many influential practices in the social sciences and humanities today. Perhaps best known for his critique of rational choice...


Kingdom of Children: Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement

by Mitchell Stevens

More than one million American children are schooled by their parents. As their ranks grow, home schoolers are making headlines by winning national spelling bees and excelling at elite universities. The few...


Universities in the Marketplace: The Commercialization of Higher Education

by Derek Bok

Is everything in a university for sale if the price is right? In this book, one of America's leading educators cautions that the answer is all too often "yes." Taking the first comprehensive look at the growing...


Contentious Curricula: Afrocentrism and Creationism in American Public Schools

by Amy J. Binder

This book compares two challenges made to American public school curricula in the 1980s and 1990s. It identifies striking similarities between proponents of Afrocentrism and creationism, accounts for their differential...


The School of Libanius in Late Antique Antioch

by Raffaella Cribiore

This book is a study of the fourth-century sophist Libanius, a major intellectual figure who ran one of the most prestigious schools of rhetoric in the later Roman Empire. He was a tenacious adherent of pagan...


Does God Belong in Public Schools?

by Kent Greenawalt

Controversial Supreme Court decisions have barred organized school prayer, but neither the Court nor public policy exclude religion from schools altogether. In this book, one of America's leading constitutional...


Handbook of School Counseling

by Hardin L.K. Coleman & Christine Yeh

The mission of this forty-eight chapter Handbook is to provide a comprehensive reference source that integrates counseling theory, research and practice into one volume. It is designed to meet the needs of entry-level...


The Source of the River: The Social Origins of Freshmen at America's Selective Colleges and Universities

by Douglas S. Massey, Camille Z. Charles & Garvey Lundy

African Americans and Latinos earn lower grades and drop out of college more often than whites or Asians. Yet thirty years after deliberate minority recruitment efforts began, we still don't know why. In The...


The Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know

by Mary W. George

To do solid academic research, college students need to look beyond the computer search engine. This short, practical book introduces students to the important components of the information-seeking process....


Urban Education: A Model for Leadership and Policy

by Karen Symms Gallagher, Rodney Goodyear & Dominic Brewer

Many factors complicate the education of urban students. Among them have been issues related to population density; racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity; poverty; racism (individual and institutional);...


An Integrated Play-Based Curriculum for Early Childhood

by Olivia N. Saracho

Play provides young children with the opportunity to express their ideas, symbolize, and test their knowledge of the world. It provides the basis for inquiry in literacy, science, social studies, mathematics,...


Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education

by Insung Jung & Colin Latchem

Quality assurance (QA) in open and distance learning (ODL) can be a contentious issue. Some argue that it should be judged by the same criteria and methods as face-to-face education, while others claim that...


The Essential Guide to RTI: An Integrated, Evidence-Based Approach

by Silvia L. DeRuvo

A practical, hands-on guide that helps teachers fulfill the promise of RTI

Filled with practical tools and step-by-step guidelines, this book shows teachers how to implement RTI effectively. This valuable resource...


Developing a Creative Curriculum

by Nick Owen

Placing Students at the Heart of Creative Learning shows teachers of key stages 2 and 3 how to introduce creativity into what is often seen as a prescriptive and stifling curriculum, and addresses the tensions...