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Diversity Challenged

Evidence on the Impact of Affirmative Action
Edited by Gary Orfield

This book explores what is known about how increasing minority enrollment changes and enriches the educational process.


Double the Numbers

Increasing Postsecondary Credentials for Underrepresented Youth
Edited by Richard Kazis, Joel Vargas, and Nancy Hoffman

Double the Numbers explores policies that are likely to serve as building blocks in any "next phase" of education reform that tackles the dual problems of high school completion and postsecondary access and success.


Dropouts in America

Confronting the Graduation Rate Crisis
Gary Orfield

Only half of our nation's minority students graduate from high school along with their peers. For many groups—Latino, black, or Native American males—graduation rates are even lower. As states hasten to institute higher standards and high-stakes tests in the effort to raise student achievement, this situation is likely to worsen, particularly among minority students. Yet this educational and civil rights crisis remains largely hidden from public view.


Educating English Learners

What Every Classroom Teacher Needs to Know
Joyce W. Nutta, Carine Strebel, Kouider Mokhtari, Florin M. Mihai, and Edwidge Crevecoeur-Bryant

In Educating English Learners, Joyce W. Nutta and her colleagues offer practical tools for helping schools and teachers successfully integrate English learners into mainstream classrooms. Drawing on the One Plus model presented in their award-winning book, Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners, the authors now turn their attention to the needs of K–12 teachers who typically have two or three English learners in their classrooms.


Education and the Environment

Creating Standards-Based Programs in Schools and Districts
Gerald A. Lieberman, foreword by Richard Louv

In this timely book, curriculum expert Gerald A. Lieberman provides an innovative guide to creating and implementing a new type of environmental education that combines standards-based lessons on English language arts, math, history, and science with community investigations and service learning projects.


Education and the Obama Presidency

A Special Issue of the Harvard Educational Review

This special issue of the Harvard Educational Review considers the challenges and opportunities facing President Barack Obama in his efforts to reform educational policy and practice in the United States.


Education and War

Edited by Elizabeth E. Blair, Rebecca B. Miller, and Mara Casey Tieken

This timely book examines the complex and varied relations between educational institutions and societies at war. Drawn from the pages of the Harvard Educational Review, the essays provide multiple perspectives on how educational institutions support and oppose wartime efforts


Education for a Multicultural Society

Edited by Kolajo Paul Afolabi, Candice Bocala, Raygine C. DiAquoi, Julia M. Hayden, Irene A. Liefshitz, and Soojin Susan Oh

In influential and often groundbreaking articles from the Harvard Educational Review, the volume surveys multicultural education’s founding arguments and principles, describes its subsequent evolution, and looks toward its future role and impact.


Education Past and Present

Reflections on Research, Policy, and Practice
Edited by Megin Charner-Laird, Morgaen L. Donaldson, and Soo Hong

In Education Past and Present: Reflections on Research, Policy, and Practice, leading scholars comment on developments in the field of education over the past seventy-five years.


Education Policy and Practice

Bridging the Divide
Edited by Suzanne Plaut and Nancy S. Sharkey

The book addresses a number of pressing issues: how race, culture, power, and language affect actual classrooms and pedagogies; the social processes and school structures that can either hinder or support student learning; and the extent to which teachers have-or should have-control over their day-to-day instructional practices and decisions about their students.