Recent Z Books
Ross: Education Under the Security State
Mar 27, 2009
Education under the Security State is a volume that vividly and bravely speaks to the crisis of our age. . . . It examines with analytical suppleness and great political verve contemporary conflicts around educational policy, revealing how both policy and pedagogy have been impacted by the increasing militarization, privatization, and corporatization of the security state as well as shifting dynamics within media culture. What becomes clear in Education under the Security State is that the real threat to the security state is not terrorism but the struggle for democracy.â€ - From the Foreword by Peter McLaren, University of California, Los Angeles
Educational standards and assessment practices are the engine driving the historic changes public schools are experiencing today. This dynamic collection of essays presents an overview of the origins and development of standards-based educational reform (SBER) and assessment; a description of SBER's essential elements; and a critical analysis of the means and ends of what is perhaps the most important reform effort U.S. schools have ever experienced.
Ross: Neoliberalism and Education Reform
Mar 26, 2009
This book has two primary goals: a critique of educational reforms that result from the rise of neoliberalism, and to provide alternatives to neoliberal conceptions of education problems and solutions.
The third edition of The Social Studies Curriculum thoroughly updates the definitive overview of the primary issues teachers face when creating learning experiences for students in social studies.
Ross: Marxismo e Educaco
Mar 25, 2009
Este livro Ã© sem dÃºvida um grande contributo ÃÂ literatura marxista, em geral e ÃÂ educaÃÂ§ÃÂ£o marxista, em particular.
Ross: Defending Public Schools (Vols. 1-4)
Mar 24, 2009
Defending Public Schools addresses the historical, current, and future context of public education in the United States. While the essays provide an overview of education and schooling issues, the overarching concern is that public schools are under attack and deserve to be defended.
Image and Education: Teaching in the Face of the New Disciplinarity explores the importance of the visual image in contemporary education. Kevin D. Vinson and E. Wayne Ross draw on a range of (post)disciplinary traditions, including the study of visual culture, cultural studies, media studies, and film studies, as well as an array of significant thinkers, such as Michel Foucault, Guy Debord, Jean Baudrillard, Marshall McLuhan, Roland Barthes, Mikhail Bahktin, and Daniel Boorstin. The authors take on the surveillance-based and spectacular conditions of (post)modern schools and society and pursue not only a radical critique of the Ã‚Â«disciplinary gazeÃ‚Â», but also the means by which teachers, students, and other interested stakeholders might resist its various conformative, anti-democratic, anti-collective, and oppressive potentialities.
In 1932 George Counts, in his speech, "Dare the School Build A New Social Order," explicitly challenged teachers to develop a democratic, socialistic society. In DSE we take seriously the question of what social studies educators can do to help build a democratic society in the face of current antidemocratic impulses of greed, individualism, and intolerance. The essays in this book respond to Counts' question in theoretical analyses of education and society, historical analyses of efforts since Counts' challenge, and practical analyses of classroom pedagogy and school organization. This book provides educators with ideas that challenge the taken-for-granted meanings of democracy, citizenship, culture, work, indoctrination, evaluation, standards, and curriculum within the purposes of social studies education.
Ross: Reflective Practice in Social Studies
Mar 23, 2009
Explorations of reflective practice and action research in social studies classrooms.
This book examines the relationship between teacher theorizing and teacher action as illustrated by the curricular and instructional practices of teachers. The authors show that all teaching is guided by theory developed by the teachers. Teachers could not begin to practice without some knowledge of the context of their practice and without ideas about what can and should be done in those circumstances. In this sense, teachers are guided by personal, practical theories that structure their activities and guide them in making decisions.
Rodriguez: Che: A Graphic Biography
Nov 10, 2008
A graphic biography of the most iconic revolutionary figure of the twentieth century...
Using primary source documents ranging from Rumsfeld’s “techniques chart” and Iraqi plaintiffs’ statements to the testimony of whistleblowers and key pieces of reportage, the book sets forth evidence of a torture program that took place throughout the world: in Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantánamo, secret CIA prisons, and other places unknown.
Richards: Business as a System of Power
Aug 04, 2008
Study into the rise of manufacturing peak associations and the concomitant rise of authoritarian political and economic institutions in totalitarian and democratic states.
Ragon: Un si bel espoir
Apr 24, 2008
Roman historique avec un grand I.
robinson: A Short, Sharp Shock
Oct 12, 2007
Ratner: Against War with Iraq: An Anti-War Primer
Oct 12, 2007
read: Anarchy and order;: Essays in politics
Oct 12, 2007
Oct 12, 2007