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related podcast iconThe Allure of Order Jal Mehta In The Allure of Order, Associate Professor Jal Mehta recounts the many attempts — and failures — to reform the U.S. education system over the past century. The problem, he contends, is that reformers are coming at the problem backwards: Rather than focusing on the accountability of a teaching force that has failed, we should be concentrating instead on building a strong, skilled, and expert profession from the beginning.

Anytime, Anywhere: Student-Centered Learning for Schools and Teachers Nancy Hoffman, Rebecca Wolfe, and Adria Steinberg For years educators have argued for a transition from the traditional way of teaching to student-centered learning, focusing on the needs of each individual student. Anytime, Anywhere, cowritten by Adjunct Lecturer Nancy Hoffman, highlights research and practices that support the premise that students learn best when they have a true stake in their own learning.

The Big Disconnect Catherine Steiner-Adair with Teresa Barker In a time where technology is at our fingertips and access to information is quick, how do we maintain a personal connection to our children and guide them through the transition into adulthood? In The Big Disconnect, Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.M.'77, Ed.D.'84, explores how the Internet and other media are changing childhood and family dynamics, and suggests ways in which parents can prepare their children for "meaningful life in the digital age."

Contesting the Myth of a 'Post Racial' Era Dorinda Carter Andrews and Franklin Tuitt Education scholars come together in Contesting the Myth to explore the implications of race and racism in education in the Obama era. Through examinations of policy, practice, research, equity, and access, Dorinda Carter Andrews, Ed.M.'01, Ed.D.'05, and Franklin Tuitt, C.A.S.'96, Ed.M.'97, Ed.D.'03, dismiss the notion of a post-racial United States and demonstrate how far there is to go to improve access and opportunity for students of color.

Sex Ed for Caring Schools Sharon Lamb Striving to go beyond the health education provided by most schools and to address topics that are of genuine concern to today's teens, Sex Ed for Caring Schools by Sharon Lamb, Ed.M.'80, Ed.D.'88 — and its online counterpart — outlines the controversies surrounding sex education and presents a curriculum that encourages students to think, talk, and write about the "moral and relational issues underlying sex in society today."

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Anytime, Anywhere: Student-Centered Learning for Schools and Teachers Adjunct Lecturer Nancy Hoffman, Rebecca Wolfe, and Adria Steinberg

The Big Disconnect Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.M.'77, Ed.D.'84, with Teresa Barker

The Multiplier Effect Liz Wiseman, Lois Allen, and Elise Foster, Ed.M.'06; 2013

Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education Lois Hetland, Ed.M.92, Ed.D.'00; Ellen Winner; Shirley Veenema; and Kimberly Sheridan, Ed.M.'06; 2013

Visible Learners Mara Krechevsky, Ben Mardell, Melissa Rivard, Ed.M.'02;  and Daniel Wilson, Ed.M.'94, Ed.D.'07; 2013

The Military Parent's Complete Guide to Public, Private, and Charter Schools Frederick Birkett, Ed.M.'95; 2013

The Snows of Serbia: A Child Soldier in the  Great War Stevan Idjidovic Stevens, with Edith S. Stevens and Ernest W. Kimmel, Ed.M.'61; 2012

Sex Ed for Caring Schools Sharon Lamb, Ed.M.'80, Ed.D.'88; 2013

Everyday Artists: Inquiry and Creativity in the Early Childhood Classroom Dana Frantz Bentley, Ed.M.'05; 2013

Neglected Essentials of Teaching Daniel Smith, Ed.M.'13; 2012

Writing Instruction That Works Arthur Applebee, M.A.T.'70, and Judith Langer

Show Me What You Know: Exploring Student Representations Across STEM Disciplines Barbara Brizuela, Ed.D.'01, an Brian Gravel; 2013

The Education of the Hispanic Population Billie Gastic, Ed.M.'01, and Richard Verdugo; 2013

The Allure of Order Associate Professor Jal Mehta

Contesting the Myth of a 'Post-Racial' Era Dorinda Carter Andrews, Ed.M.'01, Ed.D.'05, and Franklin Tuitt, C.A.S.'96, Ed.M.'97, Ed.D.'03

Britain's War on Poverty Jane Waldfogel, Ed.M.'79; 2010

The Theory of Everything J.J. Johnson, Ed.M.'06; 2012

Choices & Challenges Priscilla Wohlstetter, Ed.M.'76, Joanna Smith, and Caitlin Farrell; 2013

From Data to Action Milbrey McLaughlin, Ed.M.'71, Ed.D.'73, and Rebecca London; 2013

Surviving Your Child's Adolescence Carl Pickhardt, Ed.M.'66; 2013

Smart Leaders, Smart Teams Roger Schwarz, Ed.M.'81; 2013

Leading Instructional Rounds in Education Thomas Fowler-Finn, with a foreword by Lecturer Lee Teitel; 2013