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Title: The marketplace of ideas: reform and resistance in the American university Author: Louis Menand Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c2010 Check It Out:  LB2322.2 .M45 2010 From the Publisher: Has American higher education become a dinosaur? Why do professors all tend to think alike? What makes it so hard for colleges to decide which subjects should be requi...
Title: Jenny's story: taking the long view of the child: Prospect's philosophy in action Authors: Patricia F. Carini & Margaret Himley ; with Carol Christine, Cecilia Espinosa, and Julia Fournier Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2010 Check It Out:  LB1115 .C278 2010 c.2 From the Publisher: By carefully documenting how space was made for Jenny—a child who didn’...
Title: Freire, teaching, and learning: culture circles across contexts Author: Mariana Souto-Manning Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, c2010 Check It Out: LC196.5.U6 S68 2010 From the Publisher: In this book, Paulo Freire's culture circles cross linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic borders to work acros...
In First Monday's most recent issue, Sara Kjellberg reports on the study she did on the use of blogs among researchers. Researchers felt that blogs supported many elements of their professional lives. Blogs allowed them to discuss smaller topics which they feel are important, but may not have enough content for a more traditionally published paper. Along those same lines, regular blog posting encourages researchers to stay current with trends and issues that may only tangentially relate to thei...
Title: The politics of happiness: what government can learn from the new research on well-being Author: Derek Bok Publisher: Princeton: Princeton University Press, c2010 Check it Out: HN60 .B63 2010 From the Publisher: During the past forty years, thousands of studies have been carried out on the subject of happiness. Some have explored the levels of happiness or dissatisfaction associated with t...
Title: Class war?: what Americans really think about economic inequality Author: Benjamin I. Page, Lawrence R. Jacobs. Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009. Check It Out: E-Book From the Publisher: Recent battles in Washington over how to fix America’s fiscal failures strengthened the widespread impression that economic issues sharply divide average citizens. Inde...
Title: The death and life of the great American school system: how testing and choice are undermining education Author: Diane Ravitch Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2009 Check It Out:  LA217.2 .R38 2009 c.4 From the Publisher: A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart fr...
Title: Hope and despair in the American city: why there are no bad schools in Raleigh Author: Gerald Grant Publisher: Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009 Check It Out: LB2822.83.N8 G73 2009 From the Publisher: In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5–4 verdict in the case of Milliken v...
Title: Courts and kids : pursuing educational equity through the state courts Author: Michael Rebell Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2009 Check it Out: LC213.2 .R427 2009 c.3 Recommendations: “Having devoted his professional life to the pursuit of educational equity through court litigation, Mich...