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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Errors in Evidence-Based Decision Making: Improving and Applying Research Literacy

by Robert W. Janke & Bruce S. Cooper Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 25, 2014)

This is a research methods textbook for students who fear research textbooks. The diversity of topics in this book permits application to research methods courses in these academic fields: Economics, Education,...


Political Will and Improving Public Schools: Seven Reflections for Americans to Consider

by Daniel Heller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 25, 2014)

The essays in this book deal with situations or issues in public education which we need to address. While some of these situations seem clear and almost obvious, making the necessary changes and admitting the...


Inventing Imaginary Worlds: From Childhood Play to Adult Creativity Across the Arts and Sciences

by Michele Root-Bernstein Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 18, 2014)

How can parents, educators, business leaders and policy makers nurture creativity, prepare for inventiveness and stimulate innovation? One compelling answer, this book argues, lies in fostering the invention...


Common Sense: What It Means to Be a Teacher

by Michael Gose Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 11, 2014)

In the spirit of Thomas Paine, this second edition uses “Common Sense” to tell what is really going on with students, teachers, and schools. (Hint: the reality is actually a lot more optimistic than commonly...


Navigating the Doctoral Journey: A Handbook of Strategies for Success

by Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw & Lucinda S. Spaulding Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 11, 2014)

This co-edited book provides doctoral candidates with a practical, cross-discipline handbook for successfully navigating the doctoral process – from initial program selection to the final dissertation defense...


To Be Honest: Championing Academic Integrity in Community Colleges

by Karén Clos Bleeker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 30, 2007)

An erosion of confidence in higher education institutions, particularly community colleges, is coming at a time when it can be ill-afforded as education costs increase and federal and public funding decrease....


College Success Guaranteed 2.0: 5 Rules for Parents

by Malcolm Gauld Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 09, 2014)

Many parents have asked for tips on how they might optimize their son or daughter’s college experience. Hence, Malcolm formulated College Success Guaranteed 2.0:5 Rules for Parents, these five simple rules...


Hanging Out and Hanging On: From the Projects to the Campus

by Elsa Nunez Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 07, 2014)

Hanging Out and Hanging on: From the Projects to the Campus chronicles the progress of students from Hartford and Manchester, Connecticut, who are enrolled in the Dual College Enrollment Program (DCEP) at Eastern...


Opportunity and Hope: Transforming Children's Lives through Scholarships

by Naomi Schaefer Riley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2014)

In Opportunity and Hope, prominent journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley chronicles the lives of 10 representative stories of how Children’s Scholarship Fund alumni who—because of the educational opportunities...


Life after College: Ten Steps to Build a Life You Love

by Tori Randolph Terhune & Betsy A. Hays Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2014)

Transitioning from college to “real life” has never been easy. Life After College aims to help recent grads successfully adjust to life beyond college. Focusing on more than just success in the workplace,...


The Emotional Growth of Teens: How Group Counseling Intervention Works for Schools

by William L. Fibkins Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

This book is designed as a nuts and bolts guide for school counselors. Fibkins highlights for secondary school counselors the "how’s" and "why’s" for using group counseling intervention to help the increasing...


A Toolkit for Deans

by Dianne Dorland & Patricia Mosto Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 09, 2014)

This book provides foundational thoughts on situations where deans find themselves when managing up, managing their peers and themselves, or managing down. The case studies and scenarios are useful for thinking...


Words Matter: Teacher Language and Student Learning

by D Mandel D Glazer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 05, 2013)

Words Matter: Teacher Language and Student Learning is a tool for teachers. It encourages readers to reflect on their actions and reactions during everyday classroom activities and evaluate how their oral language...


Community College Student Success: From Boardrooms to Classrooms

by Vanessa Smith Morest Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 19, 2012)

This book analyzes the emerging body of research on student success in an accessible and readable way that community college leaders will find interesting and relevant. To illustrate the connections between...


How Parents Can Help Kids Improve Test Scores: Taking the Stakes Out of Literacy Testing

by Steven Schneider Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 18, 2013)

Steven Schneider's newly revised second edition of How Parents Can Help Kids Improve Test Scores: Taking the Stakes Out of Literacy Testing highlights the most recent literacy initiatives in America since the...


Signs of Grace: Meditations on the Notre Dame Campus

by S. S. C. Ayo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 21, 2007)

In Signs of Grace Father Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C., a Holy Cross priest and a professor in the Program of Liberal Studies at Notre Dame explores some of the places on the campus made famous by television and movies,...


Talking Science: Language and Learning in Science Classrooms

by Wolff-Michael Roth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 26, 2005)

This book is about the fundamental nature of talk in school science. Wolff-Michael Roth articulates a view of language that differs from the way science educators generally think about it. While writing science...


Teaching the Violent Past: History Education and Reconciliation

by Elizabeth A. Cole, Thomas Sherlock, Penney Clark & Alison Kitson et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 04, 2007)

During an armed conflict or period of gross human rights violations, the first priority is a cessation of violence. For the cease-fire to be more than a lull in hostilities and atrocities, however, it must be...


Five Generations of a Mexican American Family in Los Angeles: The Fuentes Story

by Christina Chavez Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 09, 2007)

Five Generations of a Mexican American Family in Los Angeles is an insider account of a multigenerational working-class Mexican American family in Los Angeles to explain Chicanos' persistent social status despite...


Beyond Diversity Day: A Q&A on Gay and Lesbian Issues in Schools

by Ed. D Lipkin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 11, 2003)

Beyond Diversity Day is a handbook for teachers, counselors, administrators, policy makers, parents, and students who want to understand and affirm sexuality differences; promote and protect the well-being of...


Between Hope and Despair: Pedagogy and the Remembrance of Historical Trauma

by Claudia Eppert, Sharon Rosenberg, Roger I. Simon & Julie Salverson et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2000)

At the end of a century of unfathomable suffering, societies are facing anew the question of how events that shock, resist assimilation, and evoke contradictory and complex responses should be remembered. Between...


The First-Year Urban High School Teacher: Holding the Torch, Lighting the Fire

by Carl Weinberg & Paul J. Weinberg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 13, 2008)

This book presents the experiences of a new math teacher in an urban high school and an analysis of these experiences by a veteran professor and critic of urban education in the United States.


The Educated Person: Toward a New Paradigm for Liberal Education

by D. G. Mulcahy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 27, 2008)

The central argument of this book is that the interrelated ideas of the educated person and a liberal education are in need of serious rethinking. The book contributes to this rethinking through an analysis...


The Power of Community: Mobilizing for Family and Schooling

by Concha Delgado-Gaitan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2001)

Fifteen years ago, Concha Delgado-Gaitan began literacy research in Carpinteria, California. At that time, Mexican immigrants who labored in nurseries, factories, and housekeeping had almost no voice in how...


Critical Reasoning and Philosophy: A Concise Guide to Reading, Evaluating, and Writing Philosophical Works

by M. Andrew Holowchak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2011)

Critical Reasoning and Philosophy is an innovative and clearly written handbook that teaches students how to read critically, think critically while they read, and write thoughtful, sound arguments in response....


America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-Blind Politics: Education, Incarceration, Segregation, and the Future of the U.S. Multiracial Democracy

by Joshua Bassett, Curtis Ivery, Marc Mauer & Erica Frankenberg et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2011)

In America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-blind Politics, Ivery and Bassett combine their own experience in the field of civil rights with contributions of urban studies experts to provide an overview...


Tongue-Tied: The Lives of Multilingual Children in Public Education

by Otto Santa Ana Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2004)

Tongue-Tied is an anthology that gives voice to millions of people who, on a daily basis, are denied the opportunity to speak in their own language. First-person accounts by Amy Tan, Sherman Alexie, bell hooks,...


Land Your Dream Career: Eleven Steps to Take in College

by Tori Randolph Terhune & Betsy A. Hays Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 22, 2013)

It is clear that the path from college to work has changed dramatically in recent years—current statistics show that half of young college graduates are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t...


A Sanctuary of Their Own: Intellectual Refugees in the Academy

by Raphael Sassower Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 30, 2000)

What is at stake in compromising the Enlightenment ideals of a liberal education with new educational policies engendered by a neo-liberalized, global marketplace? Richly grounding his arguments in the social...


Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local

by Robert F. Arnove, Carlos Alberto Torres & Stephen Franz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 20, 2012)

Editors Robert F. Arnove and Carlos Alberto Torres, along with new coeditor Stephen Franz, have assembled the key scholars in comparative education, bringing a new edition of their groundbreaking book. To be...


First in the World: Community Colleges and America's Future

by J. Noah Brown Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 26, 2012)

From his unique vantage point as President and CEO of the Association of Community College Trustees, J. Noah Brown writes about the intersection between community colleges and America’s need to regain economic...


Searching for Higher Education Leadership: Advice for Candidates and Search Committees

by Jean A. Dowdall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2009)

This book provides a unique point of view and insightful comments on the complex and often daunting process of the academic executive search.


Prairie Town: Redefining Rural Life in the Age of Globalization

by Jacqueline Edmondson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2003)

Prairie Town describes the contemporary rural condition and efforts to sustain rural life in one small Minnesota community at the turn of the 21st century. The book considers the rural literacies that circulate...


Research on Schools, Neighborhoods and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility

by William F. Tate Iv, Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Miguel Ceja & Anna K. Chmielewski et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 07, 2012)

This volume focuses on research and theoretical developments related to the role of geography in education, human development, and health. Multiple disciplinary perspectives provide the strengths and problems...


Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local

by Carlos Alberto Torres & Robert F. Arnove Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2007)

Comparative Education examines the common problems facing education systems around the world as the result of global economic, social, and cultural forces. Issues related to the governance, financing, provision,...


Education Roads Less Traveled

by Mitch Pearlstein Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2019)

Every year, large numbers of American young people who are not terribly interested in attending a four-year college reluctantly enroll anyway, effectively pressured by combinations of parents, peers, teachers,...


Combating Hatred

by Terrance L. Furin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 14, 2018)

Combating Hatred describes actual events of deep-seated hatred and social injustice found in schools. It then examines educators’ responses to this hatred. Through their actions these leaders became transformational...


Rethinking Everything

by Neil Bright Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 30, 2018)

Combining widely-accepted concepts of human behavior with elements from Rational Emotive Therapy, Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, and most prominently Transactional Analysis, the second edition...


Handbook of Comparative Education Law

by Charles J. Russo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 30, 2018)

Each of the four volumes in this set, as well as each volume independently, provide comparative analyses for researches, practitioners, and students of the law and education in examining law and education in...


Coming to Grips with Higher Education

by Michael T. Nietzel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2018)

The American university faces many challenges. It has become too costly and inefficient. It fails too many students. It spends too much time and money on matters that should not be its priorities. It clings...


Leading from the Trenches

by Stephen V. Newton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2018)

School leaders know that instructional leadership is a crucial aspect of education. However, many of those leaders lack the knowledge and credibility to lead this work. Leaders must be empowered to enter into...


Queer Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the English Language Arts Curriculum

by Paula Greathouse, Brooke Eisenbach & Joan F. Kaywell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 22, 2018)

This text offers 6th - 12th grade ELA educators guided instructional approaches for including queer-themed young adult (YA) literature in the English language arts classroom. Chapters are authored by leading...