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Education's End
Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life



This book makes a passionate plea to revive the humanities’ lost tradition of preparing young people to address life’s most important question, what living is for. Tony Kronman explores how political correctness and the research ideal have led the humanities astray, and he argues that the study of life’s meaning is an essential component in higher education.


2007   320 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300122886
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Education's End
Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life



This book makes a passionate plea to revive the humanities’ lost tradition of preparing young people to address life’s most important question, what living is for. Tony Kronman explores how political correctness and the research ideal have led the humanities astray, and he argues that the study of life’s meaning is an essential component in higher education.


2008   320 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300143140
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The Yale Book of Quotations


This reader-friendly quotation book is unique in its focus on modern and American quotations.  It is also the first to use state-of-the-art research methods to capture famous quotations and to trace sources of quotations to their true origins.  It contains more than 12,000 entries not only from literary and historical sources but also from popular culture, sports, computers, po...

2006   1104 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300107982
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Writing for Science


This exceptional book encompasses the entire range of writing skills that today’s students and professional scientists may need to employ. Detailed chapters offer practical advice and many extended examples of such forms of scientific writing as laboratory notes, abstracts, research reports, resumes, dissertations, journal articles, grant proposals, and more.

2006   352 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300117936
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The Elements of Teaching


In this inspiring book two distinguished educators describe the intellectual, moral, and emotional qualities of successful teachers, along the way encouraging those who teach to understand the components of their noble art.

1999   160 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300078558
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The Elements of Learning


This engaging and helpful book is both a thoughtful celebration of the learning process and a practical guide to becoming a better student. Written by the acclaimed authors of the Elements of Teaching, it discusses the qualities a student needs to get the most out of education and aspects of the environment—teachers, curriculum, and the transition from school to college—that contribute to a...

2001   198 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300084528
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The Red Pencil
Convictions from Experience in Education



This engaging and important book is a critique of American education wrapped in a memoir. Drawing on fifty years of experience as an educator, Theodore R. Sizer identifies crucial areas of failure in public education and offers guidelines for creating a new educational system to meet each child’s particular needs and potential.

2005   160 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300109771
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Using Technology in Teaching


This welcome book offers down-to-earth advice for busy teachers on how best to use instructional technology. Organized around such specific goals and tasks as communication with students, distribution of course materials, or collaborative learning, the guide shows when and how technology can help teachers at all instructional levels to meet everyday challenges. A CD-ROM accompanies the book.

2005   256 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300103946
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Tuned In and Fired Up
How Teaching Can Inspire Real Learning in the Classroom



What can teachers do to inspire their students? Sam Intrator provides detailed portraits of powerful learning episodes in a high school classroom and suggests numerous practical ideas to help teachers cultivate their own seemingly magical learning moments.

2005   192 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300107661
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Leave No Child Behind
Preparing Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s World



Reclaiming the highly politicized exhortation to “leave no child behind,” Dr. James Comer here details his School Development Program, a proven model that for thirty-five years has demonstrated how public schools can enable students from all backgrounds to learn at a high level and prepare for a fulfilling adult life.

2005   352 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300109672
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Keeping Track
How Schools Structure Inequality, Second Edition



Selected by the American School Board Journal as a “Must Read” book when it was first published and named one of 60 “Books of the Century” by the University of South Carolina Museum of Education for its influence on American education, this provocative, carefully documented work shows how tracking—the system of grouping students for instruction on the basis of ability—reflects the cl...

2005   352 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300108309
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