Educating Australia: Government, Economy and Citizen Since 1960 Simon Marginson

This is the first comprehensive history of the Australian education systems, programs and policies in the period since 1960.

An important focus of the book is the discussion of the extension ...

The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom Lisa Delpit

The Skin That We Speak takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly charged war of idioms and presents today's teachers with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of Engl...

What's Math Got to Do with It?: Helping Children Learn to Love Their Least Favorite Subject--and Why It's Important for America Jo Boaler

A recent assessment of mathematics performance around the world ranked the United States twenty-eighth out of forty countries in the study.

Based on her research, she presents concrete soluti...

Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through The Dark World of Compulsory Schooling John Taylor Gatto

If you are just beginning to suspect there may be a problem with schooling (as opposed to educating as Gatto would say), then youll not likely find a better expose of the problem than Weapons of Ma...

Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas Seymour Papert

The book that started the computer revolution in schoolsComputers have completely changed the way we teach children.

Papert argues that children are more than capable of mastering computers, ...

Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America Paul Tough

What would it take?That was the question that Geoffrey Canada found himself asking. What would it take to change the lives of poor childrennot one by one, through heroic interventions and occasiona...

A Different Kind of Teacher: Solving the Crisis of American Schooling John Taylor Gatto

In 1991, shortly after receiving both the New York State and New York City Teacher of the Year Awards, John Gatto resigned to begin a new career as an education reform advocate. In this collection ...

Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom Daniel T. Willingham

this book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learnrevealing the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building kno...

Units Of Study For Teaching Writing: Grades 3 5 Lucy Calkins

We start the year by teaching children some of the biggest ons they'll ever learn.

We help children realize that the small moments of their lives can be compelling stories, and we help them f...

The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey Into How the World's Poorest People Are Educating Themselves James Tooley

While researching private schools in India for the World Bank, and worried he was doing little to help the poor, Tooley wandered into the slums of Hyderabad's Old City.

Named after Mahatma Ga...

The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing Alfie Kohn

In The Homework Myth, nationally known educator and parenting expert Alfie Kohn systematically examines the usual defenses of homework--that it promotes higher achievement, "reinforces" learning, a...

Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites Mitchell L. Stevens

Stevens explains how elite colleges and universities have assumed their central role in the production of the nation's most privileged classes. This book makes clear that, for better or worse, thes...

Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers' Understandng Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States Liping Ma

But, they give few examples of the knowledge teachers need to support teaching, particularly the kind of teaching demanded by recent reforms in mathematics education.This book describes the nature ...

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise and Other Bribes Alfie Kohn

Drawing on a wealth of psychological research, Alfie Kohn points the way to a more successful strategy based on working with people instead of doing things to them.

"Do rewards motivate peopl...

Race in the Schoolyard: Negotiating the Color Line in Classrooms and Communities Amanda E. Lewis

The book showcases the talents of a gifted fieldworker whose theoretically rich work sits on the cutting edge of a growing body of scholarship examining the social worlds of children.

School ...

How Children Fail John Holt

First published in the mid 1960s, How Children Fail began an education reform movement that continues today.

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Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools Jonathan Kozol

National Book Award-winning author Jonathan Kozol presents his shocking account of the American educational system in this stunning "New York Times" bestseller, which has sold more than 250,000 har...

A Framework for Understanding Poverty Ruby K. Payne

If you work with people from poverty, some understanding of how different their world is from yours will be invaluable.

Whether you're an educator--or a social, health, or legal services prof...