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Schooling Students Placed at Risk: Research, Policy, and Practice in the Education of Poor and Minority Adolescents

by Mavis G. Sanders & Will J. Jordan

This book examines historical approaches and current research and practice related to the education of adolescents placed at risk of school failure as a result of social and economic conditions. One major goal...


Teachers Investigate Their Work: An Introduction to Action Research Across the Professions

by Herbert Altricher, Allan Feldman & Peter Posch

Teachers Investigate Their Work introduces the methods and concepts of action research through examples drawn from studies carried out by teachers. The book is arranged as a handbook with numerous sub-headings...


Routledge International Companion to Education

by Miriam Ben-Peretz, Sally Brown & Bob Moon

The Routledge International Companion to Education addresses the key issues underpinning the rethinking and restructuring of education at the beginning of the new millennium. The volume contains over fifty major...


You Are Not Special

by David McCullough, Jr. & Jr., David McCullough

A profound expansion of David McCullough, Jr.'s popular commencement speech—a call to arms against a prevailing, narrow, conception of success viewed by millions on YouTube—You Are (Not) Special is a love...


Jews at Williams: Inclusion, Exclusion, and Class at a New England Liberal Arts College

by Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft

A study of anti-Semitism, assimilation, and class—the forces that governed Jewish participation in elite higher education for the first two-thirds of the twentieth century


Writing against the Curriculum: Anti-Disciplinarity in the Writing and Cultural Studies Classroom

by Randi Gray Kristensen & Ryan M. Claycomb

Writing against the Curriculum responds to the popularity of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and similar programs in U.S. higher education. Essays by administrators, faculty, and librarians-teaching introductory...


Teacher-Student Relationships: Crossing into the Emotional, Physical, and Sexual Realms

by Ernest J. Zarra

Teachers and teenage students are becoming involved in inappropriate sexual relationships, often leading to devastation and arrest. Teacher-Student Relationships: Crossing into the Emotional, Physical, and Sexual...


The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College

by Stefanie Weisman

Groundbreaking advice on how to excel in college from a top student and former valedictorian

Stefanie Weisman was a top student all her life. But it was not because she was a "natural" or smarter than her classmates-in...


Surveys and Experiments in Education Research

by James F. McNamara

Explores how to define problems, recognize research design issues, and how to interpret data from surveys. Designed to serve the information needs of researchers, analysts, and administrators needing statistical...


Education! Education! Education!

by Stephen Prickett & Patricia Erskine-Hill

The essays in this book criticise the new positivism in education policy, whereby education is systematically reduced to those things that can be measured by so-called 'objective' tests. School curricula have...


The Social Politics of Research Collaboration

by Gabriele Griffin, Katarina Hamberg & Britta Lundgren

The past two decades have seen an increasing emphasis on large and interdisciplinary research configurations such as research networks, and centers of excellence including those in Social Sciences and Humanities...


Reframing Educational Research: Resisting the 'what works' agenda

by Valerie Farnsworth & Yvette Solomon

It is generally agreed that the problem of research use in education is multifaceted, involving a combination of issues attributed not only to the user end but also to the production end of research itself....


The Resegregation of Schools: Education and Race in the Twenty-First Century

by Jamel K. Donnor & Adrienne Dixson

Access to a quality education remains the primary mechanism for improving one's life chances in the United States, and for children of color, a "good education" is particularly linked to their individual and...


Debunking the Middle-Class Myth: Why Diverse Schools Are Good for All Kids

by Eileen Gale Kugler & Gary Orfield

This book offers a unique perspective on what every educator, parent, and community leader should know about reaping the rich harvest of our diverse schools. Included are anecdotes from Kugler's personal experience...


Quantitative Methods In Educational And Social Research Using Spss

by Andy Tolmie & Daniel Muijs

The aim of this book is to bridge the gap between introductory and more advanced 'technical' books on quantitative methods, helping the reader to progress clearly.


World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

by John Hunter

Award-winning teacher and high-profile public speaker John Hunter offers insights into conflict resolution and collective problem-solving gleaned from his many years teaching kids through the “world peace...


Party School: Crime, Campus, and Community

by Karen G. Weiss

Examines the culture of the “party school” and the criminal behaviors that result from it


A Handbook of Statistics and Quantitative Analysis for Educational Leadership

by John W. Mulcahy & Jess L. Gregory

This handbook is an approachable reference for all levels of educational leadership. The topics are presented with a clarity that makes the mathematics accessible, even if the reader has not had prior training...


Changing School Culture for Black Males

by Jawanza Kunjufu

Addressing the many unique academic challenges that face black males—from low self-esteem, absenteeism, fatherlessness, and gangs to not accepting middle-class values, the impact of hip-hop culture, and drugs—this...


Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Delectable Essays

by Brad Wolfe & Rebecca Stern

Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Delectable Essays will inspire students to think differently about the much feared assignment in elementary and middle schools around the country: essay writing. 

Rebecca Stern’s...