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Big Ideas for Little Kids 

Title: Big ideas for little kids: teaching philosophy through children's literature Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2009 Check It Out: B52 .W378 2009 From the Publisher: Written in a clear and accessible style, this book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during …

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The Art of Not Being Governed 

Title: The art of not being governed : an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia Author: By James C. Scott Publishing: Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, c2009 Check It Out:  DS523.3 .S36 2009 From the Publisher: For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the …

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Debating Moral Education 

Debating moral education: rethinking the role of the modern university Editors: Elizabeth Kiss and J. Peter Euben Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2010. Check it Out: LC311 .D43 2010 From the Publisher: After decades of marginalization in the secularized twentieth-century academy, moral education has enjoyed a recent resurgence in American higher education, with the …

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How Does it Feel to be a Problem? 

How does it feel to be a problem?: being young and Arab in America Author: Moustafa Bayoumi Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008 Check It Out:  E184.A65 B35 2008 From the Publisher: Just over a century ago, W.E.B. Du Bois posed a provocative question in his classic The Souls of Black Folk: “How …

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The Idea of Justice 

The Idea of Justice Author: Amartya Sen Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009 Check It Out: JC578 .S424 2009 From the Publisher: Social justice: an ideal, forever beyond our grasp; or one of many practical possibilities? More than a matter of intellectual discourse, the idea of justice plays a real …

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The Collected Prose: 1948-1998 

Title: The collected prose: 1948-1998 Author: Zbigniew Herbert Publisher: : Ecco, c2010 Check It Out: DF78 .H46813 2010 From the Publisher: Polish poet and essayist Zbigniew Herbert easily stands beside Nobel Prize laureates Milosz and Szymborska as part of a remarkable literary tradition. Though Herbert is very much an Eastern European writer, the urgency, vitality, …

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Why Our Schools Need the Arts 

Title: Why our schools need the arts Author: Jessica Hoffmann Davis Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2008 Check It Out: LB1591.5.U57 D38 2008 From the Publisher: This inspiring book leads the way to a new kind of advocacy—one that stops justifying the arts as useful to learning other subjects, and argues instead for …

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The Flat World and Education 

Title: The flat world and education: how America's commitment to equity will determine our future Author: Linda Darling-Hammond Publisher:  New York : Teachers College Press, c2010 Check It Out: LC213 .D37 2010 c.2 From the Publisher: Today in the United States only 1 in 10 low-income kindergarteners goes on to graduate from college. At a …

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True American 

True American : Language, Identity, and the Education of Immigrant Children Author: Rosemary C. Salomone Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010 Check it Out:  LC3731 .S24 2010 From the Publisher: How can schools meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of newcomers? Do bilingual programs help children transition into American life, …

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To Teach 

Title: To teach: the journey of a teacher Author: William Ayers ; foreword by Sonia Nieto ; afterword by Mike Rose Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2010 Check it Out:  LB1025.3 .A94 2010 c.3 From the Publisher: To Teach is the now-classic story of one teacher’s odyssey into the ethical and intellectual …

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The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower 

Title: The Third Reich in the ivory tower: complicity and conflict on American campuses Author: Stephen H. Norwood Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009. Check It Out:  LA227.1 .N67 2009 From the Publisher: This is the first systematic exploration of the nature and extent of sympathy for Nazi Germany at …

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The Literature Polic 

Title: The literature police: apartheid censorship and its cultural consequences Author:  Peter D. McDonald Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009 Check It Out:  Z658.S6 M33 2009 From the Publisher: 'Censorship may have to do with literature', Nadine Gordimer once said, 'but literature has nothing whatever to do with censorship.' As …

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Playing for Keeps 

Playing for keeps : life and learning on a public school playground Authors: Deborah Meier, Brenda S. Engel, and Beth Taylor Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2010 Check It Out: LD7501.B6 M45 2010 c.2 From the Publisher: Why is play important in the lives of children? What crucial aspects of learning are being …

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Forbidden Language 

Title: Forbidden language: English learners and restrictive language policies Editors: Patricia Gándara and Megan Hopkins Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2010 Check it Out:  LC2672.4 .F67 2010 From the Publisher: Pulling together the most up-to-date research on the effects of restrictive language policies, this timely volume focuses on what we know about …

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The Fabulous Imagination: On Montaigne’s Essays 

Title: The fabulous imagination: on Montaigne's Essays Author: Lawrence D. Kritzman Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2009 Check It Out: PQ1643 .K75 2009 Recommendations: “This is one of the few books on Montaigne that fuses analytical skill with humane awareness of why Montaigne matters.”—Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of Humanities, Yale University From the …

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Acquired: The Marketplace of Ideas (2010) 

Title: The marketplace of ideas: reform and resistance in the American university Author: Louis Menand Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c2010 Check It Out:  LB2322.2 .M45 2010 From the Publisher: Has American higher education become a dinosaur? Why do professors all tend to think alike? What makes it so hard for colleges …

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Jenny’s Story 

Title: Jenny's story: taking the long view of the child: Prospect's philosophy in action Authors: Patricia F. Carini & Margaret Himley ; with Carol Christine, Cecilia Espinosa, and Julia Fournier Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2010 Check It Out:  LB1115 .C278 2010 c.2 From the Publisher: By carefully documenting how space was …

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Freire, Teaching, and Learning 

Title: Freire, teaching, and learning: culture circles across contexts Author: Mariana Souto-Manning Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, c2010 Check It Out: LC196.5.U6 S68 2010 From the Publisher: In this book, Paulo Freire's culture circles cross linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic borders to work across contexts in the U.S. (early education, pre-service and in-service teacher education) …

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The Politics of Happiness 

Title: The politics of happiness: what government can learn from the new research on well-being Author: Derek Bok Publisher: Princeton: Princeton University Press, c2010 Check it Out: HN60 .B63 2010 From the Publisher: During the past forty years, thousands of studies have been carried out on the subject of happiness. Some have explored the levels …

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Class Wars? 

Title: Class war?: what Americans really think about economic inequality Author: Benjamin I. Page, Lawrence R. Jacobs. Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009. Check It Out: E-Book From the Publisher: Recent battles in Washington over how to fix America’s fiscal failures strengthened the widespread impression that economic issues sharply divide average citizens. …

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