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Powers of the MindThe Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America

Powers of the Mind: The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America

Donald N. Levine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475530
eISBN:
9780226475783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475783.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

It is one thing to lament the financial pressures put on universities, quite another to face up to the poverty of resources for thinking about what universities should do when they purport to offer a ... More

Producing SuccessThe Culture of Personal Advancement in an American High School

Producing Success: The Culture of Personal Advancement in an American High School

Peter Demerath

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226142395
eISBN:
9780226142425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226142425.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Middle- and upper-middle-class students continue to outpace those from less privileged backgrounds. Most attempts to redress this inequality focus on the issue of access to financial resources, but ... More

Realizing Educational RightsAdvancing School Reform through Courts and Communities

Realizing Educational Rights: Advancing School Reform through Courts and Communities

Anne Newman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071749
eISBN:
9780226071886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071886.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In this book, Anne Newman addresses urgent moral and policy questions about educational justice in a democratic society. She focuses on two questions that arise at the intersection of political ... More

The Reorder of ThingsThe University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference

The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference

Roderick A. Ferguson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672783
eISBN:
9781452947112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672783.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In the 1960s and 1970s, minority and women students at colleges and universities across the United States organized protest movements to end racial and gender inequality on campus. African American, ... More

Saving Alma MaterA Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

James C. Garland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

America's public universities educate 80% of the nation's college students. But in the wake of rising demands on state treasuries, changing demographics, growing income inequality, and legislative ... More

School Guidance and CounsellingTrends and Practices

School Guidance and Counselling: Trends and Practices

Pattie Y. Y. Luk-Fong and Yuk Ching Lee-Man (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888083411
eISBN:
9789888268634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083411.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to school guidance and counselling services in Hong Kong. It draws extensively on current research in the field, with a special emphasis on how ... More

School PrincipalManaging in Public

School Principal: Managing in Public

Dan C. Lortie

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226493480
eISBN:
9780226493503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

When we think about school principals, most of us imagine a figure of vague, yet intimidating authority—for an elementary school student, being sent to the principal's office is roughly on par with a ... More

Schooling SelvesAutonomy, Interdependence, and Reform in Japanese Junior High Education

Schooling Selves: Autonomy, Interdependence, and Reform in Japanese Junior High Education

Peter Cave

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226367729
eISBN:
9780226368054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368054.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This book is an ethnography of lower secondary education in contemporary Japan, exploring the competing demands of autonomy, group socialization, and control in junior high school. It is based on ... More

Schools BetrayedRoots of Failure in Inner-City Education

Schools Betrayed: Roots of Failure in Inner-City Education

Kathryn M. Neckerman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226569604
eISBN:
9780226569628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226569628.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The problems commonly associated with inner-city schools were not nearly as pervasive a century ago, when black children in most northern cities attended school alongside white children. This history ... More

The Seeds We PlantedPortraits of a Native Hawaiian Charter School

The Seeds We Planted: Portraits of a Native Hawaiian Charter School

Noelani Goodyear-Ka'opua

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680474
eISBN:
9781452947969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680474.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Sovereign pedagogies provides an ethnographic study of Hālau Kū Māna, a public charter school that makes ʻŌiwi Hawaiʻi (Indigenous Hawaiian) culture its educational foundation. I chart connections ... More

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