Library of Education

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
— Dr. Seuss

Chair:
Guillermo De Los Reyes, University of Houston
Board of Syndics, Library of Education
 
Westphalia Press’s Library of Education has many historical works illustrating the development of schooling and universities. How schools and colleges have evolved and about the struggles as subject areas joining the pantheon of learning is often overlooked in curriculum and policy studies. Students and teachers are unaware, as are administrators, of how course topics have been created, changed, and even died. The result is a resistance to necessary evolution, based on the idea that “things have always been that way.” By illustrating the changes, these works strengthen the case for re-examination of how education is meeting current challenges. These titles are, among other things, friends to the administrator who wishes to justify policy innovation.
 

教育图书馆

威斯特伐利亚出版社(Westphalia Press)的教育图书馆(Library of Education)有许多描述学校教育和大学发展的历史著作。在课程和政策研究中,学校和学院的发展史以及作为学科领域加入学习荟萃的奋斗过程往往被忽视。学生、教师以及管理员都不知道课程主题是如何创建、更改甚至消亡的。结果则出现了对必要发展的抵制,后者基于“事情向来如此”的观点。通过阐明这些变革,这些著作加强了对“教育如何应对当前挑战”的重新审视。除了其他事物外,这些著作也是那些希望维护政策创新的管理者的益友。

John Harvard and His Times

by Henry C. Shelley Purchase Henry C. Shelley prefaced this work on John Harvard by stating, “Among the names graven on the foundation stones of American history none is so deeply carved or is so rich in promise of endurance as that of John Harvard.…

A History of Harvard

by Alfred K. Moe Purchase Alfred K. Moe wrote of this entertaining volume in 1896: “In the short sketch of the College in these pages the endeavor has been to show that Harvard is not so serious an institution as some may have tried to…

Hannah More

by Charlotte M. Yonge Purchase Hannah More was born in 1745 in the village of Fishponds, located near Bristol. Her father was a teacher, which helped to ensure that Hannah and her siblings were educated. She was once engaged, but the nuptials did not take…

Speech and Manners for Home and School

by Miss E. S. Kirkland Purchase E. S. Kirkland wrote books intended for children regarding domesticity in general. Her most popular book was Six Little Cooks, aiming to teach children how to cook, along with some specially selected recipes. When first released, Speech and Manners…

The Women of the French Salons

by Amelia Gere Mason Purchase through Amazon  Amelia Gere Mason developed Women of the French Salons by creating an archive of oral histories of women who participated in the salons. She also poured through letters, original manuscripts, memoirs and other writings of participants. Mason credits…

Stanford Patriarchs: Preliminary Notes on the Prosopographical Significance of the Beards, Dundrearies, and Muttonchops of the First (Rather Anonymous) Trustees of Stanford University, with the Rare Bancroft Company Edition of the Founding Documents

by Paul Rich Purchase through Amazon  Stanford University is a product of the Gilded Age, when robber barons turned their attention to culture. The original Stanford trustees were commemorated in the now rare Bancroft commemorative souvenir volume, which is presented with a commentary by Professor…

The Design of Life: Development from a Human Perspective

by Dr. Norman S. Rose PhD Purchase through Amazon “The spiral is the pattern of all things in the universe that move and grow.” With those words, Dr. John Waskom would take his audience through time and space, through cosmos and microcosm, through human anatomy,…

New Ideas for Online Learning: Keeping up with the Changes

Edited by Melissa Layne Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace  |  Open Access Can a growing number of students in distance education reach such levels that conventional education is permanently changed? Does online education reflect the current economic crisis? Are faculty becoming less and less…

New Ideas for Online Learning: Keeping up with the Changes

Edited by Melissa Layne Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Can a growing number of students in distance education reach such levels that conventional education is permanently changed? Does online education reflect the current economic crisis? Are faculty becoming less and less conventional, while adjunct…

Harvard University Songs

by E. F. DuBois Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Eugene Floyd DuBois (1882-1959) studied medicine at Columbia after doing his undergraduate work at Harvard and graduating in 1903. At Harvard he was business editor of the Harvard Lampoon, the humor magazine, and rowed. He…

Rigorous Grading Using Microsoft Word AutoCorrect: Plus Google Docs

by Erik Bean Ed.D. Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace This is the Word AutoCorrect booklet you’ve been wanting! It’s the 21st century and teaching and technology have combined for a better student and faculty experience. Whether you’re a full-time professor, adjunct instructor for a dozen…

Harvard Episodes

by Charles Macomb Flandrau Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace When this book first appeared in 1897, the student newspaper the Harvard Crimson, was upset: “With the exception of Haydock, all the characters are unmanly, snobbish, morbid or unhappy. That such characters exist in every…

Old Time Schools and School Books

by Clifton Johnson Purchase on Amazon |  Purchase on CreateSpace Primers and other early American schoolbooks were often lost due to years of use, neglect and eventually becoming outdated. Thankfully, Clifton Johnson, in Old Time Schools and School-Books, is able to draw from his vast collection…

Surviving Education’s Internet Revolution

Edited by Melissa Layne Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Melissa Layne, Ed.D., is the Director of Research Methodology and Editor-in- Chief for Internet Learning at American Public University System. Layne earned her doctoral degree in reading (digital literacies) from Sam Houston University in…

Understanding Internet Policies and Complexities

Edited by Melissa Layne Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Melissa Layne, Ed.D., is the Director of Research Methodology and Editor-in- Chief for Internet Learning at American Public University System. Layne earned her doctoral degree in reading (digital literacies) from Sam Houston University in…

Misunderstood Children

Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace by Elizabeth Harrison Elizabeth Harrison (1849-1927) founded the National Louis University in Chicago, originally meeting in the Art Institute. She was a friend of Maria Montessori, with whom she spent time in Rome in 1912-13, and of Jane…

Designing, Adapting, Strategizing in Online Education

 Edited and Introduced by Phil Ice This volume emerged from the increasingly well known International Scientific Conference on eLearning and Software for Education, an event which wrestles with the development of technology for teaching and is indeed thoroughly international in the education leaders who participate.…

Gilded Play: Mary J. Jacques’s Pranks and Pastimes

Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Devin Proctor During America’s late nineteenth-century, parlor games were a dominant leisure activity of the upper classes. The ‘Gilded Age,’ as Mark Twain termed it, was characterized by the separation between leisurely wealth and…

Why Kindergarten Matters: Elizabeth Harrison’s A Study of Child Nature

Purchase through Amazon   Elizabeth Harrison was one of the founders of kindergarten education in the United States and a crusader for higher teaching standards in the primary schools.  Her work contributed to the founding of National Louis University in Chicago and the Parent-Teacher Association…

The Essence of Harvard: Charles W. Eliot’s Harvard Memories

Purchase through Amazon   Edited and Introduced by Paul Rich Charles W. Eliot was the longest tenured Harvard president and one of the founders of the modern American university. He became an iconic figure in American life, called upon for opinions on virtually every subject…

The Idea of the Digital University

Purchase through Amazon   By Frank McClusky & Melanie Winter It is widely believed that college is not what it used to be. Politicians are calling for a full-scale overhaul of higher education. The public is losing its confidence in higher education. It is argued that…