The Teacher Wars Book
Score: 4.5
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The Teacher Wars


  • Author : Dana Goldstein
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345803627

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The Teacher Wars Book Description :

"A brilliant young scholar's history of 175 years of teaching in America shows that teachers have always borne the brunt of shifting, often impossible expectations. In other nations, public schools are one thread in a quilt that includes free universal child care, health care, and job training. Here, schools are the whole cloth. Today we look around the world at countries like Finland and South Korea, whose students consistently outscore Americans on standardized tests, and wonder what we are doing wrong. Dana Goldstein first asks the often-forgotten question: "How did we get here?" She argues that we must take the historical perspective, understanding the political and cultural baggage that is tied to teaching, if we have any hope of positive change. In her lively, character-driven history of public teaching, Goldstein guides us through American education's many passages, including the feminization of teaching in the 1800s and the fateful growth of unions, and shows that the battles fought over nearly two centuries echo the very dilemmas we cope with today. Goldstein shows that recent innovations like Teach for America, merit pay, and teacher evaluation via student testing are actually as old as public schools themselves. Goldstein argues that long-festering ambivalence about teachers--are they civil servants or academic professionals?--and unrealistic expectations that the schools alone should compensate for poverty's ills have driven the most ambitious people from becoming teachers and sticking with it. In America's past, and in local innovations that promote the professionalization of the teaching corps, Goldstein finds answers to an age-old problem"--

Building a Better Teacher  How Teaching Works  and How to Teach It to Everyone  Book
Score: 3
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Building a Better Teacher How Teaching Works and How to Teach It to Everyone


  • Author : Elizabeth Green
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2014-08-04
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393244151

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Building a Better Teacher How Teaching Works and How to Teach It to Everyone Book Description :

A New York Times Notable Book "A must-read book for every American teacher and taxpayer." —Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World Launched with a hugely popular New York Times Magazine cover story, Building a Better Teacher sparked a national conversation about teacher quality and established Elizabeth Green as a leading voice in education. Green's fascinating and accessible narrative dispels the common myth of the "natural-born teacher" and introduces maverick educators exploring the science behind their art. Her dramatic account reveals that great teaching is not magic, but a skill—a skill that can be taught. Now with a new afterword that offers a guide on how to identify—and support—great teachers, this provocative and hopeful book "should be part of every new teacher’s education" (Washington Post).

The War Against Boys Book
Score: 4
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The War Against Boys


  • Author : Christina Hoff Sommers
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501125423

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The War Against Boys Book Description :

An updated and revised edition of the controversial classic--now more relevant than ever--argues that boys are the ones languishing socially and academically, resulting in staggering social and economic costs. Girls and women were once second-class citizens in the nation's schools. Americans responded w ith concerted efforts to give girls and women the attention and assistance that was long overdue. Now, after two major waves of feminism and decades of policy reform, women have made massive strides in education. Today they outperform men in nearly every measure of social, academic, and vocational well-being. Christina Hoff Sommers contends that it's time to take a hard look at present-day realities and recognize that boys need help. Called "provocative and controversial . . . impassioned and articulate" ("The Christian Science M"onitor), this edition of "The War Against Boys" offers a new preface and six radically revised chapters, plus updates on the current status of boys throughout the book. Sommers argues that the problem of male underachievement is persistent and worsening. Among the new topics Sommers tackles: how the war against boys is harming our economic future, and how boy-averse trends such as the decline of recess and zero-tolerance disciplinary policies have turned our schools into hostile environments for boys. As our schools become more feelings-centered, risk-averse, competition-free, and sedentary, they move further and further from the characteristic needs of boys. She offers realistic, achievable solutions to these problems that include boy-friendly pedagogy, character and vocational education, and the choice of single-sex classrooms. "The War Against Boys" is an incisive, rigorous, and heartfelt argument in favor of recognizing and confronting a new reality: boys are languishing in education and the price of continued neglect is economically and socially prohibitive.

Color in the Classroom Book

Color in the Classroom


  • Author : Zoe Burkholder
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2011-10-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199751723

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Color in the Classroom Book Description :

Although nearly forgotten today, this educational reform movement represents an important component of early civil rights activism that emerged alongside the domestic and global tensions of wartime. Drawing on hundreds of first-hand accounts written by teachers nationwide, the author traces the influence of this anthropological activism on the way that teachers understood, spoke, and taught about race. She explains how and why teachers readily understood certain theoretical concepts, such as the division of race into three main categories, while they struggled to make sense of more complex models of cultural diversity and structural inequality. As they translated theories into practice, teachers crafted an educational discourse on race that differed significantly from the definition of race produced by scientists at mid-century. Schoolteachers and their approach to race were put into the spotlight with the Brown v.

Profiles  2  World War II Book

Profiles 2 World War II


  • Author : Aaron Rosenberg
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-12-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545564182

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Profiles 2 World War II Book Description :

Full-color series--six bios in one! It takes more than one person to bring about change and innovation. Find out how key players from yesterday and today influenced and interacted with each other during some of the world's most memorable periods. So much more than just your typical biography, Profiles focuses on six of the most prominent figures during World War II. This book includes all of the biographical information kids need to know (background, family, education, accomplishments, etc.) about FDR, Churchill, Eisenhower, Hitler, Stalin, and Hirohito. Photographs, maps, and quotes will be interwoven throughout the text.

History on Trial Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

History on Trial


  • Author : Gary B. Nash
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679767503

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History on Trial Book Description :

An incisive overview of the current debate over the teaching of history in American schools examines the setting of controversial standards for history education, the integration of multiculturalism and minorities into the curriculum, and ways to make history more relevant to students. Reprint.

Great Escapes of World War II Book

Great Escapes of World War II


  • Author : George Sullivan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Escapes
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 0590410245

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Great Escapes of World War II Book Description :

True stories of seven daring escapes by prisoners of war during World War II.

Teaching and Its Predicaments Book

Teaching and Its Predicaments


  • Author : David K. Cohen
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-31
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674051102

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Teaching and Its Predicaments Book Description :

Since Socrates, teaching has been a difficult and even dangerous profession. Why is teaching such hard work? In this provocative, witty, sometimes rueful book, Cohen writes about the predicaments that teachers face and explores what responsible teaching can be. He focuses on the kind of mind reading teaching demands and the resources it requires.

The journal of Scott Pendleton Collins Book
Score: 4
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The journal of Scott Pendleton Collins


  • Author : Walter Dean Myers
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 0545050669

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The journal of Scott Pendleton Collins Book Description :

A fictionalized account of the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France, told through the journal entries of a seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia.

World War II Book

World War II


  • Author : Sean Callery
  • Publisher : Scholastic Reference
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN 10 : 0545479754

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World War II Book Description :

A visual guide to the epic conflict in which millions gave their lives in the cause of freedom. Includes cutaway illustrations, maps, time lines, and infographics.