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Stand for the Best: What I Learned after Leaving My Job as CEO of H&R Block to Become a Teacher and Founder of an Inner-City Charter School

by Thomas M. Bloch

Thirteen years ago, Tom Bloch was CEO of H&R Block, the groundbreaking tax organization. The son of the company’s founder, he was a happily married 41-year-old executive, but something was missing from his...


Realising Learning: Teachers' professional development through lesson and learning study

by Keith Wood & Saratha Sithamparam

The best professional development for teachers focuses on issues they encounter in the classroom. It is collaborative, school-based, learning-focused and supports teachers in solving problems of pedagogy in...


Foucault and a Politics of Confession in Education

by Andreas Fejes & Katherine Nicoll

In liberal, democratic and capitalist societies today, we are increasingly invited to disclose our innermost thoughts to others. We are asked to turn our gaze inwards, scrutinizing ourselves, our behaviours...


The Philosophy of Physical Education: A New Perspective

by Steven A. Stolz

The discipline area of physical education has historically struggled for legitimacy, sometimes being seen as a non-serious pursuit in educational terms compared to other subjects within the school curriculum....


Research Methods for Education, second edition

by Peter Newby

Research Methods for Education, Second Edition takes the student by the hand and guides them through the complex subject of research methods in an engaging, witty and clear way. The book covers the philosophical approaches...


Handbook of Research on Science Education, Volume II

by Norman G. Lederman & Sandra K. Abell

Building on the foundation set in Volume I-a landmark synthesis of research in the field-Volume II is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art new volume highlighting new and emerging research perspectives.

The contributors,...


I Learn from Children: An Adventure in Progressive Education

by Caroline Pratt & Ian Frazier

“A lucid presentation of what progressive education can accomplish.”—The New York Times

How should schools prepare students for the Information Age? The successful worker of the future – a creative, independent...


Engaging Students through Social Media: Evidence-Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs

by Reynol Junco

Using social media to enhance learning outcomes, engagement, and retention

Although research shows that most of today's college students adopt and use social media at high rates, many higher education professionals...


Risk Management in Student Affairs: Foundations for Safety and Success

by Thomas E. Miller & Roger W. Sorochty

A comprehensive, accessible guide to the policies and practices of risk management in higher education

Student affairs staff at all types of colleges and universities need to be equipped to help manage risk and...


Think Again: A Philosophical Approach to Teaching

by John L. Taylor

Contemporary education is held captive by an obsession with assessment. The culture of 'teaching-to-the-test' and 'spoon-feeding' has distorted the purpose of teaching and destroyed the joy of free enquiry....


In History and in Education: Essays presented to Peter Gordon

by Richard Aldrich

This tribute from historian and educationists to the work and influence of Peter Gordon, Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education in London, is grouped round the central theme of the educational history...


Handbook of Research on Teacher Education: Enduring Questions in Changing Contexts

by Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Sharon Feiman-Nemser & D. John McIntyre

Co-Published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group and the Association of Teacher Educators.

The Handbook of Research on Teacher Education was initiated to ferment change in education based on solid evidence....


Inequity in Education: A Historical Perspective

by MEYERS/MILLER

Inequity in Education represents the latest scholarship investigating issues of race, class, ethnicity, religion, gender, and national identity formation that influenced education in America throughout its history....


School Finance Elections: A Comprehensive Planning Model for Success

by Don E. Lifto

This book represents a marriage of research and successful practice, presenting a comprehensive planning model for school leaders preparing for and conducting school finance elections. Information presented...


Call to Purpose: Mission-Centered Change at Three Liberal Arts Colleges

by Matthew Hartley

A decade ago, the majority of liberal arts colleges, suffering from a decline in resources, drifted from their traditional missions. This study looks at three insitutions and suggests that a clear mission is...


Call to Purpose: Mission-Centered Change at Three Liberal Arts Colleges

by Matthew Hartley

A decade ago, the majority of liberal arts colleges, suffering from a decline in resources, drifted from their traditional missions. This study looks at three insitutions and suggests that a clear mission is...


Lopsided Schools: Case Method Briefings

by Gerard Giordano

Lopsided Schools introduces readers to the case method. It is intended for school administrators, instructors, guidance counselors, teacher trainers, school board members, parents, and the general public. It...


Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

by Lisa Scherff

The authors in this edited volume reflect on their experiences with culturally relevant pedagogy-as students, as teachers, as researchers-and how these experiences were often at odds with their backgrounds and/or...


Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda

by Olaf Zawacki-Richter & Terry Anderson

Online Distance Education provides a systematic overview of the major issues, trends, and areas of priority in research on online distance education. Intended as a primary reference and guide for educators,...


A Simple Guide to Socratic Parenting

by Laurie Gray

Learn how your children can benefit from the powerful, compassionate, and effective techniques of Socratic parenting in this guide that draws from ancient wisdom to create a new paradigm for modern parents....