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Educational books

Education in Wicklow, From Parish Schools to National Schools

In 1825, every school in the country was documented by a Parliamentary Inquiry. This showed that while the hedge school was still the main provider of education, there were a significant number of purpose-built schools in County Wicklow. This book investigates the origins of these purpose-built schools. While some came from the eighteenth century, most…

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Educational Repository and Family Monthly

Educational Repository and Family Monthly

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Political Education, National Policy Comes of Age

This fascinating chronicle is the only book to cover public K-12 education policy in the modern era. Featuring a chapter on the US federal law No Child Left Behind, this book looks at the major organizations, interest groups, and policy makers who influenced federal policy including Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reaga, Bill C…

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The Great American Education-industrial Complex, Ideology, Technology, and Profit

The Great American Education-Industrial Complex examines the structure and nature of national networks and enterprises that seek to influence public education policy in accord with their own goals and objectives. In the past twenty years, significant changes have taken place in the way various interest groups seek to influence policies and practices in public education…

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The Politics of Education, Culture, Power, and Liberation

“Contributes to a radical formulation of pedagogy through its revitalization of language, utopianism, and revolutionary message. . . . The book enlarges our vision with each reading, until the meanings become our own.” Harvard Educational Review “Constitutes the voice of a great teacher who has managed to replace the melancholic and despairing discourse of the…

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Education and the Cult of Efficiency

Raymond Callahan’s lively study exposes the alarming lengths to which school administrators went, particularly in the period from 1910 to 1930, in sacrificing educational goals to the demands of business procedures. He suggests that even today the question still asked is: “How can we operate our schools?” Society has not yet learned to ask: “How…

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Education at War, The Fight for Students of Color in America’s Public Schools

Education at War: The Fight for Students of Color in America’s Public Schools, attempts to shape educational research and practice to more explicitly consider the relationship between education, capitalism and war, and more specifically, its’ impact on students of color. The authors, as a whole, contend that the contemporary specter of war has become a…

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Sports books

Ethics in Sport-3rd Edition,

Ethics in Sport, Third Edition, offers 32 essays by well-known authors. These essays explore the roots of the ethical and moral dilemmas so prevalent in sport culture today. Nearly half the essays are new to this edition.

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Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise-4th Edition,

Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, Fourth Edition, reflects the latest developments in the field of sport and exercise psychology and presents various applications in a range of physical activity settings.

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Education in America

“Education in America introduces readers to social inequality in education in the U.S. The book highlights findings from current, rigorous sociological research, covering patterns and trends in inequality in education by socioeconomic background, race, and gender, and framing them in the context of current issues and controversies such as expanded accountability and school choice policies.…