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Among Schoolchildren , Kidder, Tracy
1 Among Schoolchildren  Kidder, Tracy
0395475910 / 9780395475911 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st trade printing hardcover with dustjacket 1989 Houghton Mifflin. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 340 pages. Language: English. 'Many readers have come to expect that anything authored by Kidder will be of high merit. This latest nonfiction work is no exception. It tells in detail the story of a young teacher's daily life and work in the Kelly School, a part of the Holyoke, Massachusetts school system. From September to June, Chris Zajac, a caring, dedicated teacher struggles with the nearly superhuman task of teaching inner-city children, many from impoverished and broken homes. Her pupils are often ill-fed, victims of severe neglect, or worse. Readers will become engrossed in her daily battle to teach these youngsters. ... Kidder allows the reader to savor the small daily victories and taste the angst of failure. A warm, honest, refreshingly positive look inside a classroom.'--Annette V. Janes, Library Journal. Keywords: Pulitzer Prize-winning author, education, Flats.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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An Introduction to High School Teaching , Colvin, Stephen Sheldon
2 An Introduction to High School Teaching  Colvin, Stephen Sheldon
Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover 1917 The Macmillan Co. NO DUSTJACKET. Previous owner's name (George Harvey Genzmer [writer and critic??]) written on first blank page. Faint stains to front cover. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. Dark-green cloth-covered boards with bright gilt titles on spine. 451 pages; Indexes. Language: English. '[P]ractical help to those young men and women in our colleges and universities who are soon to enter upon the work of high school teachers. ... What ought the beginning high school teacher most of all to know in advance of entering upon his profession?'--from Preface. Keywords: secondary education, educator, pedagogy, educational psychology, class management, instruction, discipline, student, pupil, method, study, lesson, early 20th century. No ISBN.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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Beyond the Ivory Tower: Social Responsibilities of the Modern University , Bok, Derek
3 Beyond the Ivory Tower: Social Responsibilities of the Modern University  Bok, Derek
0674068998 / 9780674068995 Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1982 Harvard University Press. Heavy edgewear to jacket: crumpling; small rips. Front flyleaf has long gift inscription to unnamed party from noted academic Chuck [Charles] Herrmann, thanking the recipient 'for your leadership of Ohio State'. Otherwise clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. Price clipped from jacket flap. Great reading / research copy. 318 pages; Index. Language: English. '[E]xamines the complex ethical and social issues facing modern universities today, and suggests approaches that will allow the academic institution both to serve society and to continue its primary mission of teaching and research.'--from the publisher. Keywords: higher education, college, student, academia, freedom, pedagogy, racial inequality, moral development, autonomy, social injustice, access, innovation, technology, aim, objective.  
Price: 9.00 USD
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Children First: What Society Must Do--and Is Not Doing--for Children Today , Leach, Penelope
4 Children First: What Society Must Do--and Is Not Doing--for Children Today  Leach, Penelope
0517174855 / 9780517174852 Good.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition HARDCOVER with dustjacket Knopf 1994. Remainder mark at bottom edge. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. Average wear. 303pp, Index, Notes. Language: English. 'By Leach's estimate, rich Western nations spend more on beer and cigarettes than on controlling major childhood diseases or providing basic education for all children, family planning and maternity services. In a sane, compelling brief for society's most vulnerable and dependent citizens, this London-based child psychologist, author of the bestselling Your Baby and Child, argues for child-focused socioeconomic policies that address homelessness, poverty, schooling, daycare and parents' need to spend more time with their children. Such policies, she contends, are not only affordable but, in the long run, cost-effective. She urges employers to allow part-time or more flexible working hours for parents and advocates the creation of child-places, daycare centers in each community, run partly by parents and available to everyone. Both visionary and pragmatic, her thoughtful report--informed by comparisons of childrearing and public policies in the U.S., Britain, Sweden and Australia--is a constructive manifesto.'--Publishers Weekly, 1994.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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Fateful Choices: Healthy Youth for the 21st Century , Hechinger, Fred M.
5 Fateful Choices: Healthy Youth for the 21st Century  Hechinger, Fred M.
0809044404 / 9780809044405 Very Good.  
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1992 Hill & Wang. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 255pp. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. Keywords: public, health, hygiene, sociology, United States, American.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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Guiding Lights: The People Who Lead Us Toward Our Purpose in Life, Liu, Eric
6 Guiding Lights: The People Who Lead Us Toward Our Purpose in Life Liu, Eric
0375508635 / 9780375508639 Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 2004 Random House. 1 page is creased. Otherwise, only light wear. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 218 pages. Language: English. 'This book documents the stories of 15 mentors as well as the very personal journey of a former Clinton speechwriter, journalist, and author (The Accidental Asian, 1998). Two years in the researching and writing, this is a riveting analytical description of how great teachers made a difference and how they work their magic. The 15 stories are as disparate as American lives: Ivana Chubbuck, a Hollywood acting coach, who's instructed Halle Berry and Eriq LaSalle; eurhythmics teacher Bob Abramson, who helps students release their inner musician; and chef Alice Waters, of Berkeley's Chez Panisse, who gives to youngsters a real sense of what food and agriculture mean. The five common lessons that Liu extracts are, perhaps, not world shattering, but they do help define and refine what the best of mentors should be: one-on-one listeners, unblockers of barriers and negative self-images, interpreters of commingling relationships, designers of great cultures, and enablers of role switching, allowing students to experience teaching. The very worthwhile outcome of 24 months of thought and study,'--Barbara Jacobs, Booklist. Keywords: education, learning, mentorship. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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7 How to Study  Griswold, David H.
0883341573 / 9780883341575 Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 1st edition 1983. Superclean; no marks or creases; binding tight. Light buckling to pages. 148pp, Bibliography. Language: English.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus , D'Souza, Dinesh
8 Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus  D'Souza, Dinesh
0029081009 / 9780029081006 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1991 Free Press. Very clean; unmarked. Light edge-crumpling to jacket. 319pp, Index, Notes. Language: English. From publisher: 'Is Political Correctness chilling freedom of thought and speech on American campuses today? Is multicultural activism splitting the university on moral grounds, creating not a truly diverse community but balkanized tribal enclaves? Based on extensive research at 6 major universities, Illiberal Education is a hugely controversial, powerful polemic that examines the most important and divisive questions confronting American education today. Dinesh D'Souza argues that by charging universities with being structurally racist, sexist, and class-biased, a coalition of student activists, junior faculty, and compliant administrators have imposed their own political ideals on admissions, hiring, curriculum, and even personal conduct, while eschewing the goals of liberal education.'  
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Miracle in East Harlem: The Fight for Choice in Public Education  Fliegel, Seymour; MacGuire, James
0812920392 / 9780812920390 Very Good.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1993 Times. Clean; unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. SIGNED BY AUTHOR Fliegel on 1st blank page. 243pp, Index. Language: English. 'In 1973, Community School District 4 in East Harlem was, by many parameters, the worst school district in New York City. Only 16% of the students read at grade level, and truancy was rife. 15 years later, 63% of students were reading at grade level, and parents from outside the district were enrolling their children in its schools. How a small band of educators accomplished the feat--which garnered for one principal a MacArthur prize--is exhaustively recounted by Fliegel, who served as the first director of District 4's Office of Alternative Schools, and MacGuire, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Among the dramatis personae are a cavalcade of Board of Education figures, including ex-school chancellor Anthony Alvarado and [then] present chancellor Joseph Fernandez. The authors present a depressing picture of Board of Ed politics and bureaucracy. The key to District 4's success, we're shown in this inspiring study, was the establishment of mini-schools with specialized curriculums and allowing students to choose which school to attend.'--Publishers Weekly, 1993.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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Monk's Reflections: A View from the Dome , Malloy, Edward A.
10 Monk's Reflections: A View from the Dome  Malloy, Edward A.
0740701169 / 9780740701160 Like New.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1999 Andrews McMeel Publishing. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; appears unread. Only light store shelfwear; gift-giving condition. 216 pages. Language: English. By Rev. Edward 'Monk' Malloy, the 16th president of the University of Notre Dame. 'The book falls into three parts: The University President, in which Father Malloy explains the president's role; Academia and the Life of the Mind, in which he examines the practices of teaching and scholarship in the contemporary university setting; and The Collegiate World, in which he comments on the nonacademic facets of college life, including athletics, residentiality, and religion. Father Malloy writes in a warm, personable tone, often touching on his own life experiences. He is not afraid to voice strong opinions, but he does so in a compassionate manner that speaks well of him both as a priest and a president, and that makes for an eminently readable book. Notre Dame alumni are among the most dedicated and loyal in America, and will certainly be eager to read about Father Malloy's experiences.'--from the publisher.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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No More Public School, Bennett, Harold
11 No More Public School Bennett, Harold
0394707680 / 9780394707686 Good. 
Paperback. 1st softcover printing 1972 Random House. Black mark from a marker on margin of 1 page. Otherwise very clean. Front cover corner creased; light creases to some page corners; spine uncreased. Pages bright; binding tight. Great vintage reading/research copy. 138 pages; black-and-white diagrams. Language: English. Some information is outdated, but the book retains many useful tips for homeschooling or starting a small alternative private school. Keywords: home, schooling, education, educate, teach, teaching, domestic, pedagogy, 1970s, Seventies, '70s. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Ocean Hill-Brownsville: Schools in Crisis -- A Case History, Levine, Naomi B.; Cohen, Richard
12 Ocean Hill-Brownsville: Schools in Crisis -- A Case History Levine, Naomi B.; Cohen, Richard
Paperback. Acceptable. 
Mass-market paperback published 1969 by Popular Library. Noticeable average wear: age-tanning to cover and pages. Otherwise, very clean; no marks; spine uncreased. Binding is holding, but book should be handled with care because of the fragility of old paperbacks. 160 pages; no photos. Afterword by Mario Fantini. Language: English. 'For two months in the fall of 1968, a battle raged in the city of New York with deep implications for parents, children and teachers all over urban America. ... [It was] a controversy that had no easy solution: a controversy over a new word in the educational vocabulary: DECENTRALIZATION.' -- from back cover. Keywords: politics, history, NYC, Brooklyn, 1960s, board of education, school district, union, UFT. No ISBN. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Our Children Are Dying , Hentoff, Nat
13 Our Children Are Dying  Hentoff, Nat
0670002100 / 9780670002108 Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 1967 Viking Compass. Noticeable wear to cover: edges rubbed; corners worn; light creases. Previous owner's name on 1st blank page. Otherwise very clean; pages bright; binding tight. Great reading / research copy. 141 pages. Language: English. Introduction by John Holt. A briefer version first appeared in The New Yorker as 'The Principal'. '[T]he story of Dr. Elliott Shapiro, the tireless and controversial former principal of P.S. 119 in central Harlem (now P.S. 92 in its new building on the same street), and his crusade in education.'--from back cover. Keywords: educator, reform, reformer, New York City, urban, slum, ghetto, public school, minority, student, black, African American, Puerto Rican, teacher, teaching, 1960s, Sixties.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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Science through Recreation , Goodrich, Warren
14 Science through Recreation  Goodrich, Warren
Very Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 1964 Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Light edgewear and age-tanning to cover. Very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. 108 pages; Glossary; black-and-white illustrations by the author. Carleen Maley Hutchins, Science Consultant. Language: English. A project of the National Recreation Association's Advisory Committee for the Special Project on Receation and Science. No additional printings indicated. Fun and games for children, incorporating and/or illuminating scientific principles of aerodynamics, physics, mathematics, engineering, meteorology, etc. Keywords: education, educational, scouting, Boy Scout, Girl Scout, troop, leader, recreational, teaching, Sixties, '60s, 1960s, vintage. No ISBN.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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Skit Book No. 1: Another Pack-O-Fun Helping Hand for Busy Leaders , Clapper, Edna N.
15 Skit Book No. 1: Another Pack-O-Fun Helping Hand for Busy Leaders  Clapper, Edna N.
Good.  
Paperback. Softcover booklet with stapled binding 1961 Clapper Pub. Co, Park Ridge, Illinois. Age-tanning to cover edges. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 32 pages. Language: English. Vintage ideas for short dramatic skits and sketches for children, designed for use by Scout troops, recreation leaders, teachers, parents, etc. Keywords: acting, act, drama, choral speaking, charades, pantomime, boys, girls, juvenile, retro, nostalgia, Sixties, 1960s, '60s. No ISBN.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students and Their High School , Freedman, Samuel G.
16 Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students and Their High School  Freedman, Samuel G.
0060162546 / 9780060162542 Acceptable.  
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket Book-of-the-Month Club edition 1990. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear; small rip to back jacket. 431pp. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'This engrossing narrative of one year in the life of New York City's Seward Park High School will bring bravos from all readers. Freedman's approach in depicting the daily activities of one teacher--Jessica Siegel--and the students, faculty, parents, and administrators who touch her life is forthright and honest. Siegel's self-doubts, triumphs, and unfailing desire to lead her students to help themselves out of a life of poverty is all the more inspiring because, even though the victories may be small, she returns each year to meet the same situations, with new faces. While Tracy Kidder's Among Schoolchildren depicts similar situations with elementary school children, Small Victories is a more powerful, damning indictment of the intellectual, racial, and educational prejudice wrought by the system. Perhaps Freedman's title contains one answer to educational reform--small victories won by dedicated teachers, with the emphasis on dedicated. A memorable book.'--Annelle R. Huggins, Library Journal, 1990.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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Spirited Minds: African American Books for Our Sons and Our Brothers , Givens, Archie
17 Spirited Minds: African American Books for Our Sons and Our Brothers  Givens, Archie
0393317390 / 9780393317398 Very Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 1997 W.W. Norton. Superclean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only light shelfwear. 140pp. Introduction by Gordon Parks. Language: English. 'This annotated bibliography describes 107 books that tell stories of being African American and male. Identified by type and age range of appeal, from picture books and reading for Grade 1 to adult reading, the selections include autobiographies, biographies, novels, short stories, history, drama, and poetry. Among them are classics such as James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and contemporary children's books such as Irene Smalls's Jonathan and His Mommy. Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. appear as authors or subjects or both. Compiled under the auspices of the Minnesota-based Givens Foundation for African American Literature to further its mission to celebrate and promote African American literature and history, the book aims to stimulate reading among black males and to expand public awareness of African American writers. Highly recommended...'--Thomas J. Davis, Library Journal, 1997.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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Tales Out of School: Joseph Fernandez's Crusade to Rescue American Education , Fernandez, Joseph A.; Underwood, John
18 Tales Out of School: Joseph Fernandez's Crusade to Rescue American Education  Fernandez, Joseph A.; Underwood, John
0316279188 / 9780316279185 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1993 Little, Brown. GIFT INSCRIPTION (amusingly, with grammatical error) BY AUTHOR, former Chancellor of NYC Schools. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. Light-to-average wear. 278pp, Index. Language: English. NOTE: Large size; cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope. 'The embattled chancellor of the New York City school system tells his story (with the aid of Underwood, a former writer for Sports Illustrated ) in a punchy style that reflects his hometown, streetwise origins. Born to Spanish-speaking parents in Harlem, Fernandez experienced early on the failures and inadequacies of schools. Shuttling between parochial and public schools, he joined for a time the street culture of drugs and gangs, before finding redemption in the military where he finally earned his high school diploma. His interest in mathematics whetted, he began, with a supportive wife and family, a process of continuous education that helped him achieve the American dream. In Florida, he started his career as a teacher, was promoted to principal then superintendent. As he tells it, he made his mark on the Dade County school system through his program of School Based Management--a program aimed at giving greater power to teachers, principals and parents, rather than to the educational bureaucracy. His apparent success there propelled him to his current position, the toughest job in American education. Fernandez is candid about many things, including his shaky tenure, but defensive about his programs and pragmatic approaches. Still, his is a lively, nondeferential story told from the front lines.'--Publishers Weekly, 1992.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Teaching the Young Child: A Handbook of Open Classroom Practice  Rounds, Susan
080523571X / 9780805235715 Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket--NOT the revised edition--1975 Agathon. Previous owner's name on 1st blank page. 1 page creased. Jacket corners chipped. Very clean; pages brigh; bindng tight. 230 pages. Language: English. '[D]etailed guide to organizing a stimulating and workable open classroom for kindergartners and first graders.'--from jacket flap. Reading readiness, math, art, songs, cooking, more.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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The American Secondary School and Some of Its Problems , Sachs, Julius
20 The American Secondary School and Some of Its Problems  Sachs, Julius
Acceptable.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover 1912 The Macmillan Company. No dustjacket. Fair condition: Previous owner's name/address penciled on first free endpaper. Some pencil markings scattered throughout text. Some page corners creased; some page bottoms uncut. Age-tanning to pages, but text legible. Binding is solid. Edges and corners show wear. 295 pages; Index; Appendix. Language: English. Dark-blue cloth-covered boards with red lettering on front, gilt lettering on spine. Overview of the status of United States secondary school education in the early 20th century -- teachers, teaching, educational policy, public and private high schools, the continuation school, educational experts. The Teachers' Professional Library series. No ISBN.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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