Education

James Garbarino: "See Jane Hit" (Penguin)

February 21, 2006

A leading authority on juvenile violence explains why we may be witnessing a tipping point in the changing nature of physical aggression in American girls.

Lynne Cheney: "A Time For Freedom" (Simon & Shuster)

November 30, 2005

By understanding the nation's past, young people will see that American freedom was not inevitable, Cheney argues. She discusses historical lessons and their bearing on current events.

Dr. LaSalle Leffall: "No Boundaries" (Howard)

November 18, 2005

Surgeon, oncologist, professor, and medical spokesman Lasalle Leffall believes "When you give people hope... you grant them one of the greatest of all human joys: the joy of anticipation." He joins Diane to talk about his new...

Michael Gurian: "The Minds of Boys" (Jossey-Bass)

September 9, 2005

Boys have specific learning needs which are often mismatched with current educational practices. Diane and her guest discuss how schools, parents, and communities can adapt to create a more comfortable and effective learning environment...

Barrett Seaman: "Binge" (Wiley)

August 10, 2005

Almost four decades after graduating from college, journalist Barrett Seaman returned to campus, spending time living among students at a dozen different universities and colleges. He found that college life has changed dramatically since...

Alfie Kohn: "Unconditional Parenting" (Atria)

April 29, 2005

An educator, best-selling author, and parent of two children challenges conventional wisdom about child development. He presents a supportive, liberating way of raising happy, balanced, self-reliant, confident, and kind children without...

Torey Hayden: "Twilight Children" (William Morrow)

March 21, 2005

An educational psychologist and former special education teacher describes her experiences working with two seriously disturbed children and an 82-year-old stroke victim. She demonstrates the complicated process involved in helping those...

Eric Liu: "Guiding Lights" (Random House)

January 27, 2005

January is National Mentoring Month. Eric Liu interviewed hundreds of teachers and mentors and discovered common traits and techniques. He writes about the important role mentoring plays in today's world and how each of us is a teacher...

Digital Library

December 17, 2004

Google has announced plans to work with some of the world's leading research libraries to make millions of books from their collections freely available on the Web. A panel discusses what the trend toward online access means for students...

Juan Williams: "I'll Find A Way Or Make One" (Amistad)

November 18, 2004

Historically Black Colleges and Universities have educated some of this nation's most prominent individuals, including: W.E.B. DuBois, Thurgood Marshall and Oprah Winfrey. A look at the educational history of African Americans.

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