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Education and Social Change: Contours in the History of American Schooling

by John L. Rury

This brief, interpretive history of American schooling focuses on the evolving relationship between education and social change. Like its predecessors, this new edition investigates the impact of social forces...


Spirituality in College Students' Lives: Translating Research into Practice

by Alyssa Bryant Rockenbach & Matthew J. Mayhew

Spirituality in College Students' Lives draws on data from a large-scale national survey examining the spiritual development of undergraduates and how colleges and universities can be more effective in facilitating...


Reclaiming Knowledge: Social Theory, Curriculum and Education Policy

by Johan Muller

Reclaiming Knowledge asserts the necessity of a strong view of knowledge for a robust sociology of knowledge, for both researching the curriculum and developing policy. Divided into four sections or investigations,...


Stimulated Recall Methodology in Second Language Research

by Susan M. Gass & Alison Mackey

The methodology of introspection, and especially of stimulated recall, is gaining increasing popularity in second language research. This book provides a "how-to" guide for researchers considering using this...


Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement: Theoretical Perspectives

by Barry J. Zimmerman & Dale H. Schunk

This volume brings together internationally known researchers representing different theoretical perspectives on students' self-regulation of learning. Diverse theories on how students become self-regulated...


Constructing Measures: An Item Response Modeling Approach

by Mark Wilson

Constructing Measures introduces a way to understand the advantages and disadvantages of measurement instruments, how to use such instruments, and how to apply these methods to develop new instruments or adapt...


Making Minds Less Well Educated Than Our Own

by Roger C. Schank

In the author's words: "This book is an honest attempt to understand what it means to be educated in today's world." His argument is this: No matter how important science and technology seem to industry or government...


Latent Variable Models: An Introduction to Factor, Path, and Structural Equation Analysis

by John C. Loehlin

This book introduces multiple-latent variable models by utilizing path diagrams to explain the underlying relationships in the models. This approach helps less mathematically inclined students grasp the underlying...


Funds of Knowledge: Theorizing Practices in Households, Communities, and Classrooms

by Norma Gonzalez, Luis C. Moll & Cathy Amanti

The concept of "funds of knowledge" is based on a simple premise: people are competent and have knowledge, and their life experiences have given them that knowledge. The claim in this book is that first-hand...


The Challenge of English in the National Curriculum

by Peter King & Robert Protherough

The Challenge of English in the National Curriculum considers how particular aspects of a national curriculum can be reconciled with the best practice of the English teaching tradition. The authors are all practising...


Issues in Teaching Using Ict

by Marilyn Leask

Written for student teachers learning to teach in primary and secondary schools and newly qualified teachers, this book has been designed to engage with a wide range of issues related to ICT teaching. It presents...


Designing Video and Multimedia for Open and Flexible Learning

by Jack Koumi

This is a comprehensive, practical guide to the most effective use of video and multimedia in open and distance learning. Illustrated throughout, it considers pedagogic design principles for the highest quality...


Critical Thinking: An Exploration of Theory and Practice

by Jennifer Moon

In this book, Jennifer Moon explores and clarifies critical thinking and provides practical guidance for improving student learning and supporting the teaching process.

Key themes covered include:

  • different...


Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement

by John Hattie

This unique and ground-breaking book is the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. It builds a story about the power of teachers,...


Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense

by David Guterson

An honest, perceptive discussion of children, education, and our common life as a nation by the bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars. A high school English teacher, Guterson and his wife educate their...


Horace's Hope: What Works for the American High School

by Theodore R. Sizer

From America's "most prominent school reformer" (LOS ANGELES TIMES) comes a stirring personal meditation on what works-and what doesn't-in our high schools today. Revisiting America's classrooms, Sizer assesses...


The Knowledge Deficit: Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children

by E. D., Professor of English Hirsch

The Knowledge Deficit illuminates the real issue in education today -- without an effective curriculum, American students are losing the global education race. In this persuasive book, the esteemed education...


Uncommon Learning: Thoreau on Education

by Henry David Thoreau

"It is only when we forget our learning that we begin to know," Thoreau wrote. Ideas about education permeate Thoreau's writing. Uncommon Learning brings those ideas together in a single volume for the first...


The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead

by David Callahan

You're standing at an ATM. It can't access account information but allows unlimited withdrawals. Do you take more than your balance? David Callahan thinks most of us would. While there have always been those...


Ricoeur, Identity and Early Childhood

by Sandy Farquhar

In Western society, early childhood education is under increasing scrutiny as early education is becoming integral to economic growth and development. This scrutiny, however, is diminishing the concern for the...