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Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood
Summerhill School
A New View of Childhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0312141378
A guide to experimental education, originally published in 1960 and expanded for the 1990s, features a discussion on how American education lags behind the rest of the world and what people can do to change that
How Harvard Rules
How Harvard Rules
Paperback      ISBN: 0896082830
Looks at Harvard's history and administration, discusses the influence of corporations, and assesses Harvard's current ideology
Scribble Scrabble--Learning to Read and Write: Success With Diverse Teachers, Children, and Families
Scribble Scrabble--Learning to Read and Write
Success With Diverse Teachers, Children, and Families
Paperback      ISBN: 0807738824
Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
Savage Inequalities
Children in America's Schools
Paperback      ISBN: 0060974990
An account of the inequity in the American educational system examines the deplorable conditions in which inner-city children are educated
The Soul of Education: Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion, and Character at School
The Soul of Education
Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion, and Character at School
Paperback      ISBN: 0871203731
Offers practical advice on how schools can create a place for spirituality in the classroom.
A Woman's Education
A Woman's Education
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679421009
The third book in the author's continuing memoir, which began with Road from Coorain and True North focuses on her tenure as the first woman president of Smith College. 40,000 first printing.
Break-Through Rapid Reading
Break-Through Rapid Reading
Paperback      ISBN: 073520019x
Based on the discoveries of Evelyn Wood, a speed reading expert reveals the secrets of an increased reading rate and improved retention skills through a series of graded drills and exercises
For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence
For Your Own Good
Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0374522693
An analysis of the roots of violence examines the impact of traditional child rearing practices on human violence in adulthood
Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education
Cultivating Humanity
A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education
Paperback      ISBN: 0674179498
How can higher education today create a community of critical thinkers and searchers for truth that transcends the boundaries of class, gender, and nation? Martha C. Nussbaum, philosopher and classicist, argues that contemporary curricular reform is already producing such "citizens of the world" in its advocacy of diverse forms of cross-cultural studies. Her vigorous defense of "the new education" is rooted in Seneca's ideal of the citizen who scrutinizes tradition critically and who respects the ability to reason wherever it is found--in rich or poor, native or foreigner, female or male. Drawing on Socrates and the Stoics, Nussbaum establishes three core values of liberal education--critical self-examination, the ideal of the world citizen, and the development of the narrative imagination. Then, taking us into classrooms and campuses across the nation, including prominent research universities, small independent colleges, and religious institutions, she shows how these values are (and in some instances are not) being embodied in particular courses. She defends such burgeoning subject areas as gender, minority, and gay studies against charges of moral relativism and low standards, and underscores their dynamic and fundamental contribution to critical reasoning and world citizenship. For Nussbaum, liberal education is alive and well on American campuses in the late twentieth century. It is not only viable, promising, and constructive, but it is essential to a democratic society. Taking up the challenge of conservative critics of academe, she argues persuasively that sustained reform in the aim and content of liberal education is the most vital and invigorating force in higher education today.
Headmaster: Frank L.Boyden of Deerfield
Headmaster
Frank L.Boyden of Deerfield
Paperback      ISBN: 0374514968
A portrait of the educator who served as Deerfield's headmaster for sixty-six years illuminates Boyden's role in building the country school into a respected and prestigious academy.