This non-exhaustive reading list discusses the origins of affirmative action, the question of race vs. class, and the effects of meritocracy.
In the wake of the college admissions scandal, scholars go back to the drawing board to answer this most central question.
Are children’s drawings meaningless scribbles or serious creative work? Western scholars and child psychologists have debated this topic for years.
Young children have a unique sense of the world that can be difficult for grown-up architects to grasp.
In the early 1900s, immigration and child labor laws resulted in growing numbers of schoolchildren. Gardens were seen as a way to keep them under control.
In the early-to-mid 20th century, foster children in Canada and elsewhere were placed in practice homes and cared for by home economics students.
White American women have long played significant roles in maintaining racist practices. One sociologist calls the phenomenon "social mothering."
Some teachers are adapting to the internet age by trying to understand the "new literacies" of today's students.
The average student is bored about 1/3 of the time. But that might have more to do with the kids' temperaments than with school itself.
New books and scholarship from UNC Press, The University of Texas Press, and Oxford University Press.