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Straitjacket

Author : George Goens
ISBN : 1475805632
Genre : Education
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The straitjacket of centralized control and coercive approaches to the problems that public education is facing is not the solution, but actually is part of the problem. And where achievement is lower than desired this book brings attention to the root cause – lack of student preparation so that more resources can be put into catching these kids up, rather than into more tests, more curriculum development, and more administrative staff needed to comply with all of this complexity and growing regulations.

The Fog Of Reform

Author : George A. Goens
ISBN : 9781475826982
Genre : Education
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This book covers the fog of reform and getting back to the ideal of a place called school. The sections describe a new metaphor and approach to change and examine the forces and ideals that can bring about the schools children need. Principles and values transform organizations, not mandates and fear. Recipes for making schools into caring places for children do not exist. Great schools must be created one-by-one. Numbers don't create change; people and passion do.

I Got Schooled

Author : M. Night Shyamalan
ISBN : 9781476716459
Genre : Education
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"Famed director M. Night Shyamalan tells how his passion for education reform led him to the five indispensable keys to educational success in America's high-performing schools in impoverished neighborhoods"--

The Cancer Stage Of Capitalism

Author : John McMurtry
ISBN : 0745313477
Genre : Political Science
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In this bold look at the uncontrolled spread of global capitalism, John McMurtry, professor of philosophy at the University of Guelph, develops his analysis of modern capitalism as a cancer. Its invasive growth, he argues, threatens to break down our society's immune system and--if not soon restrained--could reverse all the progress that has been made toward social equity and stability.John McMurtry traces the causes of this global disorder back to the mutating assumptions of market theory that now govern the world's economy. He diagnoses the malaise as a pathologist would a biological cancer, tracking the delinked circuits of the global system's monetised growth as a carcinogenic disorder at the social level of life-organization. In the wide-lensed tradition of Adam Smith, Marx and Keynes, McMurtry cuts across academic disciplines and boundaries to penetrate the inner logic of the system's problems.Far from pessimistic, he argues that the way out of the global crisis is to be found in an evolving substructure of history which provides a common ground of resolution across ethnic and national divisions.

Urban Social Geography

Author : Paul L. Knox
ISBN : 0131249444
Genre : Science
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The new 5th edition of this highly respected and long-running text builds and improves upon the successful structure, thought-provoking writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Tracing urban social geography through its theoretical underpinnings to current debates, this new edition takes account of recent critical work while also presenting the foundations and development of the subject. It explicitly relates key issues to contemporary cultural and economic life in cities, producing coverage that is stimulating, relevant and engaging for students. Key Features Key questions and concepts for each chapter to help students identify and apply the key themes Written in a lively and accessible style designed to enthuse learners to study urban social geography in further depth Chapter summaries provide revision and reflection opportunities, annotated further reading encourages further investigation Highly illustrated throughout with new photographs and informative diagrams and tables Extensive glossary of key terms highlighted in the text and elaborated upon at the end New to edition New boxed features identifying key thinkers, key debates and key trends New final chapter covering post-modernism, film and the city, and the future of urban social geography Key film lists provide pointers for cinematic coverage of urban social geography Companion website containing annotated weblinks, essay questions and project assignments This text will be essential reading forstudents of urban geography, social geography, planning, sociology and of key interest more broadly within human geography and the social sciences. Paul Knox is University Distinguished Professor and Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. His recent books include "Urbanization" (Prentice Hall, 2005, with L. McCarthy) and "The Geography of the World Economy" (Routledge, 2003, with J. Agnew and L. McCarthy). Steven Pinch is a Professor of Human Geography and Deputy Head of the School of Geography at the University of Southampton. His recent research has focused on the relationships between knowledge and competitive advantage in the British motor sport industry and has been published in "Environment and Planning, Geoforum, Journal of Economic Geography" and "Regional Studies,"

Capitalism S Achilles Heel

Author : Raymond W. Baker
ISBN : 9780471748588
Genre : Business & Economics
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For over forty years in more than sixty countries, Raymond Baker has witnessed the free-market system operating illicitly and corruptly, with devastating consequences. In Capitalism’s Achilles Heel, Baker takes readers on a fascinating journey through the global free-market system and reveals how dirty money, poverty, and inequality are inextricably intertwined. Readers will discover how small illicit transactions lead to massive illegalities and how staggering global income disparities are worsened by the illegalities that permeate international capitalism. Drawing on his experiences, Baker shows how Western banks and businesses use secret transactions and ignore laws while handling some $1 trillion in illicit proceeds each year. He also illustrates how businesspeople, criminals, and kleptocrats perfect the same techniques to shift funds and how these tactics negatively affect individuals, institutions, and countries.

Lockdown America

Author : Christian Parenti
ISBN : 1859843034
Genre : Social Science
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A documented look at the criminal justice system in America, "Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis" gives a detailed, critical account of the realities of the prison system.

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