Our Schools and Our Future: Are We Still at Risk?
by Paul E. Peterson
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press 2003
Number of pages: 378
This book assesses the changes that have occurred in the twenty years since "A Nation at Risk", which urged major reforms in American education, was issued by the National Education Commission. It offers recommendations based on three core principles - accountability, choice, and transparency - that can reinvigorate the system and rekindle America's confidence in public education.
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by T. C. Sharma - Sarup & Sons
Contents: Modifications of desired qualifications; Development of practice in teacher education; The educational and social setting; Normal schools; From normal schools to teacher colleges; Teacher education in colleges and universities; etc.
by B. Beiderwell, L.F. Tse, T. Lochhaas, N.B. deKanter - Flat World Knowledge
The focus of the book is on realistic, practical tools for the students who need them. This is a book designed, frankly, for students who may have difficulty with traditional college textbooks. The style is direct and to the point.
The objective of this book is to lift the fog of the various misunderstandings of college: credits, courses, assignments, studying, etc. It is somewhat slanted toward US students; however, many of the things can be applied to different colleges.
by W. M. Evers, H. J. Walberg - Hoover Institution Press
This book takes a hard look at the professional, technical, and public policy issues surrounding student achievement and teacher effectiveness -- and shows how testing and accountability can play a vital role in improving American schools.