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White middle-class identities and urban schooling 

Title: White middle-class identities and urban schooling Authors: Diane Reay, Gill Crozier, David James Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Call Number: HT690.G7 R43 2011 From the Publisher: Decades of neo-liberal reforms have established a market in secondary schooling, where 'choice' and 'diversity' are expected to drive up standards and maximize individual responsibility. This is known to favour …

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NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children 

Title: NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children Authors: Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2009 Call Number: HQ772 .B8455 2009 About the Book: The central premise of this book by Bronson (What Should I Do with My Life?) and Merryman, a Washington Post journalist, is that many of modern society's most popular strategies …

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Bedtime stories and book reports 

Title: Bedtime stories and book reports : connecting parent involvement and family literacy Author: Catherine Compton-Lilly & Stuart Greene (eds.) Publisher: New York: Teachers College Press, c2011 Call no.: LB1048.5 .B436 2011 From the Publisher: This book brings together the newest research on parent involvement and family literacy--two strands of research that rarely exist in …

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Babies Without Borders 

Title: Babies without borders : adoption and migration across the Americas Author: Karen Dubinsky Publisher: New York: NYU Press Check it Out! From the Publisher: While international adoptions have risen in the public eye and recent scholarship has covered transnational adoption from Asia to the U.S., adoptions between North America and Latin America have been …

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Humanizing the Zeitgeist 

It can be said that Renee Cherow-O’Leary, Founder and President of Education for the 21st Century, began -- to use her expression --by “mining the zeitgeist” or spirit of the age.  With enthusiasm she exhibited a stack of modern magazines, citing examples of  hot articles, among them “Hooked on Gadgets and Paying a Mental …

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