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The Aims of Higher EducationProblems of Morality and Justice

The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice

Harry Brighouse and Michael McPherson (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259345
eISBN:
9780226259512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259512.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

The book is a collection of essays about ethical issues arising in selective higher education. The chapters, all by distinguished scholars, including one eminent university president, address the ... More

Class WarfareClass, Race, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools

Class Warfare: Class, Race, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools

Lois Weis, Kristin Cipollone, and Heather Jenkins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226134895
eISBN:
9780226135083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135083.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Competition around U.S. college admissions, particularly at the most selective colleges and universities, has never been greater, and recent research suggests that where one attends college matters ... More

The Classrooms All Young Children NeedLessons in Teaching from Vivian Paley

The Classrooms All Young Children Need: Lessons in Teaching from Vivian Paley

Patricia M. Cooper

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226115238
eISBN:
9780226115252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115252.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Teacher and author Vivian Paley is highly regarded by parents, educators, and other professionals for her original insights into such seemingly everyday issues as play, story, gender, and how young ... More

College ChoicesThe Economics of Where to Go, When to Go, and How to Pay for It

College Choices: The Economics of Where to Go, When to Go, and How to Pay for It

Caroline M. Hoxby (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355351
eISBN:
9780226355375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355375.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Aspiring college students and their families have many options. A student can attend an in-state or an out-of-state school, a public or private college, a two-year community college program or a ... More

Connecting in CollegeHow Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success

Connecting in College: How Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success

Janice M. McCabe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226409498
eISBN:
9780226409665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226409665.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

What types of friendship networks do students form? Who forms which type? What academic and social outcomes are attached to them? And how they impact students after college? These are some of the ... More

A Democratic Constitution for Public Education

A Democratic Constitution for Public Education

Paul T. Hill and Ashley E. Jochim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226200545
eISBN:
9780226200712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226200712.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The book focuses on governance of K-12 public schools. Governance – the work of institutions that set the rules under which schools must operate – can protect children and prevent misuse of public ... More

Distinguishing DisabilityParents, Privilege, and Special Education

Distinguishing Disability: Parents, Privilege, and Special Education

Colin Ong-Dean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226630007
eISBN:
9780226630021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630021.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Students in special education programs can have widely divergent experiences. For some, special education amounts to a dumping ground where schools unload their problem students, while for others, it ... More

Education Policy in Developing Countries

Education Policy in Developing Countries

Paul Glewwe (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Economists and other researchers have accumulated abundant evidence that education increases workers’ productivity and thus increases their incomes. Education also leads to improvements in health and ... More

Education, Justice, and Democracy

Education, Justice, and Democracy

Rob Reich and Danielle Allen (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226012629
eISBN:
9780226012933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012933.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

Education is a contested topic, and not just politically. For years scholars have approached it from two different points of view: one empirical, focused on explanations for student and school ... More

Empowering Science and Mathematics Education in Urban Schools

Empowering Science and Mathematics Education in Urban Schools

Angela Barton, Edna Tan, Erin Turner, and Maura Varley Gutiérrez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226037974
eISBN:
9780226037998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037998.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Math and science hold powerful places in contemporary society, setting the foundations for entry into some of the most robust and highest-paying industries. However, effective math and science ... More

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