Education

Philosophy of Education

Nel Noddings

Fourth Edition • July 28, 2015 • 284 pages

Print: $39.00 USD/$50.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

Philosophy of Education introduces students to the evolution of educational thought, from the founding fathers to contemporary theorists, with consideration of both analytic and continental traditions. This classic text, originally designed to give the education student a comprehensive look at philosophical thought in relation to teaching, learning, research, and educational…

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Words: The Foundation of Literacy

Dale D. Johnson; Bonnie Johnson

First Edition • July 1, 2012 • 256 pages

Print: $32.00 USD/$62.50 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

Written by respected authorities in the fields of education and literacy studies, Words: The Foundation of Literacy is a groundbreaking book for teachers, administrators, and education students. Dale and Bonnie Johnson present a fresh, inspiring reminder of why studying language—from word origins to word structure—is such a vital first step…

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Thinking About Schools: A Foundations of Education Reader

Edited by Eleanor Blair Hilty

First Edition • March 1, 2011 • 560 pages

Print: $63.00 USD/$81.99 CAD • Ebook: $39.99 USD/$39.99 CAD

Designed specifically for students with little or no education background, Thinking About Schools is an essential collection of classic and contemporary readings that provides a complete, balanced overview of educational foundations. Anchored in classic scholarship from the 1960s to today, this book also incorporates a number of thought-provoking popular essays…

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Kinderculture: The Corporate Construction of Childhood

Edited by Shirley R. Steinberg

Third Edition • January 1, 2011 • 320 pages

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This book reveals the profound impact that our purchasing-obsessed culture has on our children and argues that corporate marketing to youth has reshaped the experience of childhood into something that is prefabricated. Top scholars in education, sociology, and cultural studies contribute insightful essays that students, parents, and educators will find…

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School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Preparing Educators and Improving Schools

Joyce L. Epstein

Second Edition • November 1, 2010 • 656 pages

Print: $59.00 USD/$56.50 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$42.99 CAD

Student Economy Edition available. How can teachers and administrators be prepared to create partnerships with families and communities? Nationwide, rhetoric in favor of parent involvement is high, but the quality of most programs still is low. Part of the problem is that most teacher education, administrative training, and other education…

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Christotainment: Selling Jesus through Popular Culture

Edited by Shirley R. Steinberg; Joe L. Kincheloe

First Edition • February 10, 2009 • pages

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For more than two thousand years Christian expansion and proselytizing was couched in terms of “defending the faith.” Until recently in the United States, much of that defense came in the form of reactions against the “liberal” influences channeled through big-corporate media such as popular music, Hollywood movies, and network…

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Literacies of Power: What Americans Are Not Allowed to Know, With New Commentary by Shirley Steinberg, Joe Kincheloe, and Peter McLaren

Donaldo Macedo

First Edition • January 24, 2006 • 272 pages

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Literacies of Power illustrates the many ways American schools, media, and other social institutions perpetuate ignorance. In this new, expanded edition, Donaldo Macedo shows why so-called common culture literacy is a form of dominant cultural reproduction that undermines independent thought and goes against the best interests of our students. Offering a…

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Teachers As Cultural Workers: Letters to Those Who Dare Teach

Paulo Freire

Expanded Edition, With New Commentary by Peter McLaren, Joe L. Kincheloe, and Shirley Steinberg • April 11, 2005 • 240 pages

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In Teachers as Cultural Workers, Freire speaks directly to teachers about the lessons learned from a lifetime of experience as an educator and social theorist. Freire’s words challenge all who teach to reflect critically on the meaning of the act of teaching as well as the meaning of learning. He shows why…

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Expect Miracles: Charter Schools and the Politics of Hope and Despair

Kristina Berger; Peter W. Cookson Jr

First Edition • August 1, 2003 • 208 pages

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Charter schools are the most significant educational experiment in the last two decades. In Expect Miracles, Peter W. Cookson, Jr. and Kristina Berger focus on the current trend toward deregulation in public education. The issue of deregulation is of critical importance because the spirit of entrepreneurship that is behind deregulation…

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Giving Kids the Business: The Commercialization of America's Schools

Alex Molnar

First Edition • August 22, 2001 • 240 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$52.50 CAD

The commercialization of public education is upon us. With much fanfare and plenty of controversy, plans to cash in on our public schools are popping up all over the country. Educator and award-winning commentator Alex Molnar has written the first book to both document the commercial invasion of public education…

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