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Women, Writing, and Prison: Activists, Scholars, and Writers Speak Out

by Tobi Jacobi & Kathleen Adams Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2014)

This collection includes voices and perspectives from prisoners, former prisoners, scholars, and activists to examine the invisible and closed system of incarceration that characterizes the massive U.S. prison...


Transforming Ice Age Schools: A Practical Guide for School Leaders

by Leighangela Brady & Lisbeth Johnson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 10, 2014)

Today’s educational system is frozen in time, stuck in traditions of the past. Transforming Ice Age Schools: A Practical Guide for School Leaders will resonate with educational leaders, especially site principals,...


Minding the Dream: The Process and Practice of the American Community College

by Gail O. Mellow & Cynthia M. Heelan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 07, 2014)

Minding the Dream provides challenging, reflective, and practitioner-based information about community colleges that is data-based, clear and accessible for the general reader as well as the scholar.


A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South

by Audrey Thomas McCluskey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

In the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century a small group of women overcame personal and professional hardships to gain national prominence as educational reformers and social activists. This book...


Teaching that Matters: Engaging Minds, Improving Schools

by Frank Thoms Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 04, 2014)

Teaching that Matters invites principals and teachers to make changes that will allow all students to succeed. By meeting innovative principals and teachers who engage students, this book will help you to learn...


Understanding and Creating Digital Texts: An Activity-Based Approach

by Richard Beach, Chris M. Anson, Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch & Thomas Reynolds Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

This book provides activities and examples that use technological tools to help students learn how to create digital texts. This book also provides a basis for creating novel classroom activities that encourage...


An Introduction to Multicultural Education: From Theory to Practice

by Chinaka S. DomNwachukwu Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2010)

This book demonstrates a balance between the principles and practice of multicultural education in the K-12 classroom, presenting multicultural education as a learner-centered pedagogy. The author provides pre-service...


The Indispensable University: Higher Education, Economic Development, and the Knowledge Economy

by Robert D. Holsworth, Eugene P. Trani & Timothy M. Kaine Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2010)

This book describes the innovative transformation of institutions of higher education (HEIs) across the world in response to the emerging realities of the twenty-first century global knowledge-based economy....


Leading the Campaign: Advancing Colleges and Universities

by Michael J. Worth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 15, 2010)

This book discusses fundamental campaign principles, but is not a how-to guide. Rather, its emphasis lies on the strategic decisions that a campaign requires and on campaign leadership.


The Importance of Average: Playing the Game of School to Increase Success and Achievement

by Stephen Farenga, Daniel Ness, Dale D. Johnson & Bonnie Johnson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2010)

The Importance of Average drives home the reality that average intellectual ability is not synonymous with mediocrity. Under the right conditions, average ability can potentially lead to professional excellence...


Action Research for Educators

by Daniel R. Tomal & Dennis J. Hastert Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2010)

This user-friendly book covers the principles and history of action research, ethical and legal considerations, methods for conducting both formal and informal action research, data collection methods, analysis...


Education Is Upside-Down: Reframing Reform to Focus on the Right Problems

by Eric Kalenze Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 08, 2014)

Education Is Upside Down urges readers wishing to improve American Education to more carefully consider the institution’s central mission, challenge long-accepted truths of practice, and question current reform...


The Pyramid Approach: A Framework for Raising Student Academic Achievement

by George Woodrow Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 08, 2014)

This book was designed by Dr. George Woodrow, Jr. for use by educators. The Pyramid is research-based; it aligns theory with professional practice, and strives to take what we know and provide a practical framework...


Extreme Teaching

by Keen Babbage Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 08, 2014)

Extreme Teaching is a practical, realistic, energetic, and optimistic book, filled with ideas, case studies, penetrating questions, intriguing answers, and many topics for the reader to analyze. This book provides...


Creating Educational Access, Equity, and Opportunity for All: Real Change Requires Redesigning Public Education to Reflect Today's World

by Everette W. Surgenor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 17, 2014)

This book explains how the mismatch between function and form is creating circumstances that are putting the future of public education at risk, leading to system dysfunction, deregulation, and privatization....


Fixing Truancy Now: Inviting Students Back to Class

by Jonathan Shute & Bruce S. Cooper Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 24, 2014)

Author Bruce S. Cooper looks at truancy as an indication that curricula and pedagogy are not serving students’ needs, especially for ethnic minorities and English language learners. This book explores different...


Vital Witnesses: Using Primary Sources in History and Social Studies

by Mark Newman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 29, 2014)

The strong push to use primary sources in teaching history and social studies creates a need among teachers for more information on what they are and how they can be used effectively in the classroom. Vital...


The Music and Literacy Connection

by Dee Hansen, Elaine Bernstorf & Gayle M. Stuber Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 24, 2014)

The second edition of The Music and Literacy Connection expands our understanding of the links between reading and music by examining those skills and learning processes that are directly parallel for music...


The Common Core in Grades K-3: Top Nonfiction Titles from School Library Journal and The Horn Book Magazine

by Roger Sutton & Daryl Grabarek Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2014)

The Common Core in Grades K–3 is the second in a series of comprehensive tools to tap into the vast flow of recently published books for children and teens, offering recommendations of exemplary titles for...


Sociocultural Issues in Physical Education: Case Studies for Teachers

by Sara Barnard Flory, Amy Tischler & Stephen Sanders Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 17, 2014)

Sociocultural Issues in Physical Education: Case Studies for Teachers helps teachers increase their sociocultural awareness and knowledge in order to consider how students’ experiences are shaped in and through...


The Evolution of Teaching: A Guidebook to the Advancement of Teaching, Teacher Education, and Happier Careers for Early Career Teachers

by Rich Waters Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

This text assists teachers in reconceiving the teaching profession in ways that will make it more personally satisfying while acknowledging that the work of teachers in the twenty-first century must necessarily...


Student Mobility: Creating an Environment for Social and Academic Success

by Jane Stavem Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 17, 2014)

Student mobility is an issue that affects school districts large and small across the nation. Schools can do very little to control the causes of mobility, but a great deal can be done to reduce the negative...


The Gestalt of Leadership: A Handbook for Leaders in Education

by Peter Lorain Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 17, 2014)

This book supports educators who work to realize the mission: to educate all children so that they all may become thoughtful, independent, successful and happy adults; ones who make positive contributions to...


Curriculum at Your Core: Meaningful Teaching in the Age of Standards

by Lauren Porosoff Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 19, 2014)

Curriculum at Your Core is a practical guide to designing curriculum that meets standards, serves personal and institutional values, and intentionally leads to successful student learning.


Creating a Culture of Learning: Moving Towards Student-Centered Learning

by Glenn Meeks Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 12, 2014)

This book offers an internal strategic planning process facilitating movement toward district wide student-centered learning. The “Best Practice” subjects discussed during the planning process, and covered...


Teaching Kids to Think Critically: Effective Problem-Solving and Better Decisions

by Clifton Chadwick Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 12, 2014)

This book is based on a series of simple psychological concepts that helps to empower parents to play a much more active role in engaging their children in critical thinking.


The Wrong Emphasis: Kids Learn What Adults Teach

by John Elling Tufte Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2014)

In the world of high-octane curriculum, assessment, and accountability, educators too often neglect educational realities. This book examines the current status of public education in America, the associated...


Novum Organum II: Going beyond the Scientific Research Model

by Chris Edwards Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

This timely book has come to formalize these methods, build upon Bacon’s scientific research model, and to ultimately go beyond it.


Catastrophic School Violence: A New Approach to Prevention

by Jared M. Scherz & Donna Scherz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2014)

This book delves deep into school culture and the school shooter. The authors generate a more comprehensive picture of school violence including the personal, interpersonal, and environmental factors that help...


Expressive Writing: Classroom and Community

by Kathleen Adams Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2014)

Expressive writing is life-based writing that focuses on authentic expression of lived experience, with resultant insight, growth and skill-building. This volume offers practical advice on how to teach writing...


Role Plays and Creative Activities: Teaching Social Skills and Self-Understanding

by Christopher Glenn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 17, 2014)

Role Plays and Creative Activities: Teaching Social Skills and Self-Understanding presents over 150 role plays, micro role plays (role plays that run for a few minutes), creative activities, and guided imagery...


Enjoying Literature: Classroom Ready Materials for Teaching Fiction and Poetry Analysis Skills in the High School Grades

by Arlene F. Marks Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 04, 2014)

ENJOYING LITERATURE focuses on the close reading and analysis of prose fiction, poetry, and short nonfiction, and may be implemented alone or in tandem with STORY CRAFTING and/or WORDSMITHING.


Wordsmithing: Classroom Ready Materials for Teaching Nonfiction Writing and Analysis Skills in the High School Grades

by Arlene F. Marks Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 04, 2014)

WORDSMITHING focuses on the creation, production and sharing of a variety of nonfiction writing projects.


Language-Based Approaches to Support Reading Comprehension

by Francine Falk-Ross Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 09, 2014)

In this book, Falk-Ross and the contributing authors offer their different perspectives on supporting English language learners through specific strategies for assessment and instruction. It presents specific...


Inside the Team: Questions and Answers Facing Teacher Leaders

by Janet Burgess & Donna Bates Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 09, 2014)

Inside the Team: Questions and Answers Facing Teacher Leaders is a book for K-12 teachers and leaders who face dilemmas leading teams of peers. Using Q/A scenarios and building context for leadership in practice,...


Workbook for Preventing Catastrophic School Violence

by Jared M. Scherz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 10, 2014)

This workbook offers a comprehensive review of existing violence prevention programs, which can help schools evaluate their existing programs and select the right approach for them. Author Dr. Jared M. Scherz...


Practical Parenting and Learning Disabilities: A Simple Guide for Teachers and Parents

by Susan Maynard Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 10, 2014)

This guide is broken into two parts: the first helps parents establish limits and guidelines for what their children are and are not allowed to do; the second helps to identify learning styles and learning disabilities...


Leading Ethically in Schools and Other Organizations: Inquiry, Case Studies, and Decision-Making

by Bruce H. Kramer & Ernestine K. Enomoto Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 09, 2014)

This book provides the foundation for understanding ethical language as well as probing the tensions in problem solving and ethical decision-making.


The Nurturing Teacher: Managing the Stress of Caring

by Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs & Stephanie Paterson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2010)

This book tackles the concerns of stressed teachers. Whether from nurturance suffering (stress related to caring for students) or from the piles of paperwork yet to be tackled, the author helps the reader sort...


The Still Divided Academy: How Competing Visions of Power, Politics, and Diversity Complicate the Mission of Higher Education

by Stanley Rothman, April Kelly-Woessner & Matthew Woessner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2010)

Drawing on data collected in a specially commissioned public opinion survey as well as other recent research on higher education, Rothman, Kelly-Woessner, and Woessner, create an incredibly readable presentation...


Empowering Excellence: Creating Positive, Invigorating Classrooms in a Common Core Environment

by Jeff Halstead Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

Teachers, administrators, and education professors will find ideas that will transform classrooms into places where students are filled with confidence and empowered to strive for excellence.


Reflectivity and Cultivating Student Learning: Critical Elements for Enhancing a Global Community of Learners and Educators

by Edward G. Pultorak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 03, 2014)

Reflectivity and Cultivating Student Learning includes theory, research, and practice appropriate for teacher educators, teacher candidates, classroom teachers, school administrators, and educational researchers....


Why School Communication Matters: Strategies From PR Professionals

by Kitty Porterfield & Meg Carnes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 07, 2014)

Why School Communication Matters is an easy-to-use reference for the communication dilemmas that superintendents, principals, and other school leaders face today as they lead faculty and staff, parents and students,...


Education is Special for Everyone: How Schools can Best Serve all Students

by Janet Mulvey, Bruce S. Cooper, Kathryn Accurso & Karen Gagliardi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 07, 2014)

This book researches and reports on issues of current practice: e.g., teacher preparation, placement of students with special needs, implications for the average and above in the classroom and the financial...


Developing Mathematical Thinking: A Guide to Rethinking the Mathematics Classroom

by Jonathan D. Katz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 07, 2014)

The goal of this book is to begin to change the way students experience mathematics in the middle and high school classrooms. In this book you will find a theoretical basis for this approach to teaching mathematics,...


Principal Leadership in Taiwan Schools

by Roger C. Shouse & Kuan-Pei Lin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2010)

In reaction to globalization, Taiwan has attempted to restructure its schools along more western lines in at attempt to attain legitimacy on the world stage. As a result, Taiwan principals, once kings within...


Teachers as Servant Leaders

by Joe D. Nichols Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2010)

In today's political environment with the emphasis on testing, standards, and accountability, teachers can easily feel frustrated by the amount of time and resources left over for teaching-for guiding students...


Leading from the Middle: A Case-Study Approach to Academic Leadership for Associate and Assistant Deans

by Tammy Stone & Ph. D Coussons-Read Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2011)

This book examines the often overlooked and always challenging position of associate/assistant dean. While readers may find themselves saying, 'I wish someone had told me that!' Stone and Coussons-Read infuse...


Classroom Assessment in Action

by Mark D. Shermis & Francis J. DiVesta Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2011)

Classroom Assessment in Action clarifies the multi-faceted roles of measurement and assessment and their applications in a classroom setting. Comprehensive in scope, Shermis and Di Vesta explain basic measurement...


The Deuce and a Half iPad: An Educator's Guide for Bringing Discovery, Engagement, Understanding, and Creativity into Education

by Carrie Thornthwaite Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 22, 2014)

This book is part of a two-book set that allows educators to realize the full potential of the iPad.