Education

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.

Esmeralda Santiago: "The Turkish Lover"

September 28, 2004

One of todays preeminent Latina authors talks about the period in her life when she left her family in Brooklyn at age 21 to live with an older, more worldly man. Through their troubled relationship, she explores racism, sexism, feminism...

Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary

May 17, 2004

On the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Diane and her guests talk about the ruling's legacy and what more might be done to realize the dream of racial equality in public education and American society.

"No Child Left Behind" Update

March 17, 2004

The Department of Education announced a relaxation of some provisions of the "No Child Left Behind" Act on Monday. A panel talks about the 2002 law, designed to improve the quality of K-12 education, and how America's public...

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