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The Bus KidsChildren's Experiences with Voluntary Desegregation

The Bus Kids: Children's Experiences with Voluntary Desegregation

Ira W. Lit

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300105797
eISBN:
9780300153279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300105797.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book offers a compelling and uniquely detailed examination of the experiences of kindergarten students in California participating in a voluntary school desegregation program. It focuses on the ... More

California DreamingReforming Mathematics Education

California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education

Suzanne Wilson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094329
eISBN:
9780300127539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094329.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book presents a history of efforts to reform mathematics education in California throughout the last two decades of the 20th century. That history is a contentious one, full of such fervour and ... More

A History of Yale's School of MedicinePassing Torches to Others

A History of Yale's School of Medicine: Passing Torches to Others

Gerard N. Burrow

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092073
eISBN:
9780300132885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092073.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book tells the story of the Yale University School of Medicine, tracing its history from its origins in 1810, when it had four professors and 37 students, to its present status as one of the ... More

Improving Literacy in AmericaGuidelines from Research

Improving Literacy in America: Guidelines from Research

Frederick J. Morrison, Heather Bachman, and Carol Connor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106459
eISBN:
9780300130256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106459.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

An alarmingly high number of American students continue to lack proficiency in reading, maths, and science. The various attempts to address this problem have all too often resulted in “silver bullet” ... More

Learning PolicyWhen State Education Reform Works

Learning Policy: When State Education Reform Works

David K. Cohen and Heather C. Hill

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089479
eISBN:
9780300133349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089479.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Education reformers and policymakers argue that improved students' learning requires stronger academic standards, stiffer state tests, and accountability for students' scores. Yet these efforts seem ... More

The Learning to Teach Through DiscussionThe Art of Turning the Soul

The Learning to Teach Through Discussion: The Art of Turning the Soul

Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120004
eISBN:
9780300155822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120004.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book presents a case study of two people learning to teach. It shows them engaging two groups of fourth-grade students in discussion about the meaning of texts—what the text terms “interpretive ... More

School Choice and the Question of AccountabilityThe Milwaukee Experience

School Choice and the Question of Accountability: The Milwaukee Experience

Emily Van Dunk and Anneliese M. Dickman

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099423
eISBN:
9780300127973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099423.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book refocuses the debate about school choice programs in America, with a non-partisan assessment of the nation's largest and longest-running private school voucher program—the high-profile ... More

Smiling Through the Cultural CatastropheToward the Revival of Higher Education

Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Jeffrey Hart

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Although the essential books of Western civilization are no longer central in our courses or in our thoughts, they retain their ability to energize us intellectually, states this book. It presents a ... More

The Winds of FreedomAddressing Challenges to the University

The Winds of Freedom: Addressing Challenges to the University

Gerhard Casper

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300196917
eISBN:
9780300207064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196917.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

As president of Stanford University, the author of this book established a reputation as a tireless, forward-thinking advocate for higher education. His speeches, renowned for their intelligence, ... More

Worlds Apart?Disability and Foreign Language Learning

Worlds Apart?: Disability and Foreign Language Learning

Tammy Berberi, Elizabeth C. Hamilton, and Ian Sutherland (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116304
eISBN:
9780300144994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116304.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Today's foreign language teachers are increasingly expected to be skilled in addressing multiple intelligences and differing learning styles, yet no reliable resources exist that consolidate the best ... More

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