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Progressive Education: A Critical Introduction

by John Howlett

How and why we should educate children has always been a central concern for governments around the world, and there have long been those who have opposed orthodoxy, challenged perception and called for a radicalization...


The Cognitive Classroom: Using Brain and Cognitive Science to Optimize Student Success

by Jerome L. Rekart

The Cognitive Classroom describes how cutting-edge and classic research findings from the fields of brain science and cognitive psychology may be applied to classroom teaching. Using the perspective and expertise...


Breaking the Mold of Education: Innovative and Successful Practices for Student Engagement, Empowerment, and Motivation

by Audrey Cohan & Andrea Honigsfeld

The compelling chapters shared in this volume—focused on innovation and transformation—will help thrust education and teacher action (rather than reaction) in a positive trajectory of change.


Booker T. Washington: The Architect of Progressive Education

by Donald Generals Jr.

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Booker T. Washington: The Architect of Progressive Education unveils Washington's contributions to the development and history of progressive education. It exposes the ignorance of his critics and...


Innovate: Lessons from the Underground Railroad

by Sybril Bennett

Innovate: Lessons from the Underground Railroad dares to compare the Internet and the UGRR as two of America's most innovative, effective, and disruptive networks. Think about it: both serve as platforms for...


The Buddha in the Classroom: Zen Wisdom to Inspire Teachers

by Donna Quesada

Donna Quesada had been teaching for about a dozen years when the first signs of burnout hit her. Rather than give into her frustration, she reached for Buddha’s teachings—the Zen wisdom that formed the basis...


Teaching That Changes Lives: 12 Mindset Tools for Igniting the Love of Learning

by Marilee G. Adams

Building on the success of her classic, bestselling book, Change Your Questions, Change Your Life, Marilee Adams shows in this new book how teachers and other education professionals can change their own and...


Multilevel and Longitudinal Modeling with IBM SPSS, Second Edition

by Ronald H. Heck, Scott L. Thomas & Lynn N. Tabata

This book demonstrates how to use multilevel and longitudinal modeling techniques available in the IBM SPSS mixed-effects program (MIXED). Annotated screen shots provide readers with a step-by-step understanding...


Planning Educational Facilities: What Educators Need to Know

by Glen I. Earthman

Planning Educational Facilities: What Educators Need to Know is a book about planning and the responsibilities educators have in the process of planning for educational facilities. The book covers every aspect...


New Methods on Literacy Research

by Peggy Albers, Teri Holbrook & Amy Flint

Literacy researchers at all stages of their careers are designing and developing innovative new methods for analyzing data in a range of spaces in and out of school. Directly connected with evolving themes in...


Overcoming Disadvantage in Education

by Stephen Gorard & Beng Huat See

Governments, local authorities, school leaders, and teachers all over the world want to improve the educational attainment and participation of all students, and to minimise any systematic differences in outcomes...


Teaching the Violent Past: History Education and Reconciliation

by Elizabeth A. Cole, Takashi Yoshida & Julian Dierkes

During an armed conflict or period of gross human rights violations, the first priority is a cessation of violence. For the cease-fire to be more than a lull in hostilities and atrocities, however, it must be...


Scale-Up in Education: Issues in Practice

by Barbara Schneider & Sarah-Kathryn McDonald

Scale-Up in Education, Volume 2: Issues in Practice explores the challenges of implementing and assessing educational interventions in varied classroom contexts. Included are reflections on the challenges of...


Differentiated Instruction: Content Area Applications and Other Considerations for Teaching in Grades 5-12 in the Twenty-First Century

by Ervin F. Sparapani

In the current standards-based, accountability-driven world of education, it is difficult for educators to use differentiated instruction to cater to the individual learning needs of each student. This book...


Out of the Revolution: The Development of Africana Studies

by Delores P. Aldridge & Carlene Young

In Out of the Revolution, Delores P. Aldridge and Carlene Young collect thirty-one of the nation's top scholars to provide a complete reference for understanding the impetus for, the development of, and future...


How Students Understand the Past: From Theory to Practice

by Elaine M. Davis

M. Elaine Davis presents a useful text that demonstrates the importance of contemporary learning theory and educational research to the development of effective programs in both formal and informal history and...


Fundamental Freedoms: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

by Facing History and Ourselves

Surveying Eleanor Roosevelt's early years and then concentrating on her life-long commitment as an activist, Fundamental Freedoms tells of Eleanor's pivotal role in creating the Universal Declaration of Human...


The Pull of the Earth: Participatory Ethnography in the School Garden

by Laurie Thorp

A literary ethnography of how a garden at an underserved school changed the educational environment.


Teacher Education, Diversity, and Community Engagement in Liberal Arts Colleges

by Lucy W. Mule

This book examines the promise of and issues related to preparing teachers for cultural diversity through community engagement in the liberal arts colleges. The field of teacher education and small liberal arts...


American Education: A History

by Jr., Jennings L. Wagoner & Wayne J. Urban

American Education: A History, 5e is a comprehensive, highly-regarded history of American education from pre-colonial times to the present. Chronologically organized, it provides an objective overview of each...