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The Educated Person: Toward a New Paradigm for Liberal Education

by D. G. Mulcahy

The central argument of this book is that the interrelated ideas of the educated person and a liberal education are in need of serious rethinking. The book contributes to this rethinking through an analysis...


The Pivotal Year: How Freshmen Can Become Sophomores

by Robert L. Marshall

Offers interventions and resources that can make a positive impact upon ninth grade success in high schools around the country.


Literacy as a Moral Imperative: Facing the Challenges of a Pluralistic Society

by Rebecca Powell

In this important book on literacy and teaching practices, education scholar and former schoolteacher Rebecca Powell argues that the decisions we make about literacy in a pluralistic society are fundamentally...


Stop High-Stakes Testing: An Appeal to America's Conscience

by Dale Johnson, Bonnie Johnson & Steve Farenga

Stop High-Stakes Testing: An Appeal to America's Conscience is a compelling indictment of the use of high-stakes assessments with punitive consequences in our public schools. The authors trace the history of...


The Girl That Lived In the Mirror

by Perry Ritthaler & Ashley Pompu

Imagination is something magical that happens to a little girl named Michele. The magic mirror deep inside her mind is where Michele can be free to live her life. Every day Michele plays in her bedroom with...


Small Schools, Big Ideas: The Essential Guide to Successful School Transformation

by Mara Benitez, Jill Davidson & Laura Flaxman

Small Schools, Big Ideas shows how the principle-based and equity-focused model from the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) can be used to redesign existing schools and create new schools that prepare students...


Trapped in Mediocrity: Why Our Schools Aren't World-Class and What We Can Do About It

by Katherine Baird

Katherine Baird, an economist, clearly spells out how our educational system is trapped in mediocrity. She points the direction to where we need to go to get out of the trap and carefully examines each factor...


Engaging in Action Research

by Jim Parsons, Kurtis Hewson, Lorna Adrian & Nicole Day

You don't need a tweed jacket to be a researcher—in thousands of schools across North America, practicing teachers conduct studies on best practices, alternative approaches, and effective learning strategies....


Common Formative Assessment: A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at Work

by Kim Bailey & Chris Jakicic

Teams that engage in designing, using, and responding to common formative assessments are more knowledgeable about their own standards, more assessment literate, and able to develop more strategies for helping...


How to Learn a Foreign Language

by Pimsleur

In this entertaining and groundbreaking book, Dr. Paul Pimsleur, creator of the renowned Pimsleur Method, the world leader in audio-based language learning, shows how anyone can learn to speak a foreign language....


Understanding Institutional Diversity in American Higher Education

by Michael Harris

Institutional diversity serves as one of the fundamental hallmarks of American higher education. After a long history of support for many institutional types, the past 40 years have seen a decline in institutional...


Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World

by Rosalind Wiseman

Books for a Better Life Award Winner

Here is a landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult...


Administrative Discretion in Education

by Michael Manley-Casimir & Alesha D. Moffat

Every day, discretion shapes the decisions that run our schools, colleges, and universities. Every day, it alters the lives and futures of students, educators, and administrators. It’s hard to overstate the...


Comics to Classics: A Guide to Books for Teens and Preteens

by Arthea J. S. Reed

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Afaan Oromo as Second Language

by Ibsaa Guutama

The earliest registered civilization is probably the civilization of Cushitic speaking peoples spearheaded by ancient Egypt. The Oromo are of the Cushitic speaking stock. Missing links of that civilization are...


Rethinking Sexual Identity in Education

by Susan Birden

Rethinking Sexual Identity in Education responds to the wide-spread abuse of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning persons (LGBTQs) in diverse educational environments by utilizing published narratives...


Professional Values and Practices for Teachers and Student: Meeting the Qts Standards

by Mike Cole

Drawing on the success of the first, second and third editions of Professional Values and Practice for Teachers and Student Teachers, this fully updated, comprehensive and accessible fourth edition provides...


Cutting Class: Socioeconomic Status and Education

by Joe L. Kincheloe & Shirley R. Steinberg

In these vivid, thought-provoking essays, leading scholars draw from their own life experiences to explore the ways in which socio-economic class has shaped their lives and educational practices. Some experienced...


Preparing Principals for a Changing World: Lessons From Effective School Leadership Programs

by Linda Darling-Hammond

Preparing Principals for a Changing World provides a hands-on resource for creating and implementing effective policies and programs for developing expert school leaders. Written by acclaimed author and educator...


Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan

by Greg Mortenson

From the author of the #1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian's efforts to promote peace through education

In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson...