• Filename: military-high-schools-in-america.
  • ISBN: 9781598741179
  • Release Date: 2009-04-30
  • Number of pages: 463
  • Author: William Trousdale
  • Publisher: Left Coast Press

The first ethnographic study of American military high schools, showing both their capacity to train young men and the difficulties in doing so.

The American Pre College Military School

  • Filename: the-american-pre-college-military-school.
  • ISBN: 9780786453290
  • Release Date: 2009-03-24
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Samuel J. Rogal
  • Publisher: McFarland

"This comprehensive work begins by discussing several notable military school founders. Other topics include: notable military school faculties and administrators; curricular changes and innovations since the 19th century; escalating tuition costs and the role of money in determining a school's success or failure; and the future of the pre-college military school"--Provided by publisher.

How to Get Into a Military Service Academy

  • Filename: how-to-get-into-a-military-service-academy.
  • ISBN: 9781442243156
  • Release Date: 2015-10-08
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Michael Singer Dobson
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

The five United States military service academies are some of the most elite schools in the nation, taking the finest high school students and turning them into commissioned officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine. Over 60,000 students a year begin the arduous process of applying, and about 4,000 get in. At West Point alone, over 15,000 candidates start the applications process. Less than a third of them finish it. Some figure out that they aren’t going to be competitive, some get derailed with specific problems, and some get lost and drop out even though they might have gotten in. From applications to Congressional nominations, from athletics to medical qualifications, the process is unlike any other for getting into college. This book leads students and their families through the process step by step, offering the tools needed for the very best chance of success. Covering special issues and concerns like LGBTQ, women and minorities, criminal records, and more, the author also discusses whether attending a service academy is RIGHT for the prospective student, and what he or she can expect upon acceptance, admission, and attendance. Using his personal experience in helping his son through the applications process, Michael Singer Dobson provides all candidates with the ins and outs of the competition for a spot at one of these prestigious schools.

On Becoming Cuban

  • Filename: on-becoming-cuban.
  • ISBN: 9781469601410
  • Release Date: 2012-09-01
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Author: Louis A. Pérez Jr.
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books

With this masterful work, Louis A. Perez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from the early 1850s until the revolution of 1959. Using an enormous range of Cuban and U.S. sources--from archival records and oral interviews to popular magazines, novels, and motion pictures--Perez reveals a powerful web of everyday, bilateral connections between the United States and Cuba and shows how U.S. cultural forms had a critical influence on the development of Cubans' sense of themselves as a people and as a nation. He also articulates the cultural context for the revolution that erupted in Cuba in 1959. In the middle of the twentieth century, Perez argues, when economic hard times and political crises combined to make Cubans painfully aware that their American-influenced expectations of prosperity and modernity would not be realized, the stage was set for revolution.

The Praeger Handbook of Urban Education

  • Filename: the-praeger-handbook-of-urban-education.
  • ISBN: 0313335117
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 623
  • Author: Joe L. Kincheloe
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Maintaining that there is nothing simple about urban education, this work approaches the study of schooling in cities as a complex universe of the poorest students and schools alongside the wealthiest.

Latin American Dictators of the 20th Century

  • Filename: latin-american-dictators-of-the-20th-century.
  • ISBN: 9780786466917
  • Release Date: 2012-12-21
  • Number of pages: 217
  • Author: Javier A. Galván
  • Publisher: McFarland

"This book investigates contradictions in U.S. foreign policy: promoting democracy abroad while supporting dictatorships in Latin America. Such analysis requires multiple perspectives and this work embraces an evaluation of the influence of military dictatorships on cultural elements, while drawing on data from documentary archives, court case files, investigative reports, international treaties, witness testimonies, and letters from survivors"--Provided by publisher.

Those Good Gertrudes

  • Filename: those-good-gertrudes.
  • ISBN: 9781421414348
  • Release Date: 2014-09-15
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Geraldine J. Clifford
  • Publisher: JHU Press

Those Good Gertrudes explores the professional, civic, and personal roles of women teachers throughout American history. Its voice, themes, and findings build from the mostly unpublished writings of many women and their families, colleagues, and pupils. Geraldine J. Clifford studied personal history manuscripts in archives and consulted printed autobiographies, diaries, correspondence, oral histories, interviews—even film and fiction—to probe the multifaceted imagery that has surrounded teaching. This broad ranging, inclusive, and comparative work surveys a long past where schoolteaching was essentially men's work, with women relegated to restricted niches such as teaching rudiments of the vernacular language to young children and socializing girls for traditional gender roles. Clifford documents and explains the emergence of women as the prototypical schoolteachers in the United States, a process apparent in the late colonial period and continuing through the nineteenth century, when they became the majority of American public and private schoolteachers. The capstone of Clifford’s distinguished career and the definitive book on women teachers in America, Those Good Gertrudes will engage scholars in the history of education and women’s history, teachers past, present, and future, and readers with vivid memories of their own teachers.

Education as Enforcement

  • Filename: education-as-enforcement.
  • ISBN: 9781136911323
  • Release Date: 2010-09-13
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Kenneth J. Saltman
  • Publisher: Routledge

The first volume to focus on the intersections of militarization, corporations, and education, Education as Enforcement exposed the many ways schooling has become the means through which the expansion of global corporate power are enforced. Since publication of the first edition, these trends have increased to disturbing levels as a result of the extensive militarization of civil society, the implosion of the neoconservative movement, and the financial meltdown that radically called into question the basic assumptions undergirding neoliberal ideology. An understanding of the enforcement of these corporate economic imperatives remains imperative to a critical discussion of related militarized trends in schools, whether through accountability and standards, school security, or other discipline based reforms. Education as Enforcement elaborates upon the central arguments of the first edition and updates readers on how recent events have reinforced their continued original relevance. In addition to substantive updates to several original chapters, this second edition includes a new foreword by Henry Giroux, a new introduction, and four new chapters that reveal the most contemporary expressions of the militarization and corporatization of education. New topics covered in this collection include zero-tolerance, foreign and second language instruction in the post-9/11 context, the rise of single-sex classrooms, and the intersection of the militarization and corporatization of schools under the Obama administration.

American Military Leaders A L v 2 M Z

  • Filename: american-military-leaders-a-l-v-2-m-z.
  • ISBN: 9781576070017
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 926
  • Author: John C. Fredriksen
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

A comprehensive collection of biographies of the most prominent military leaders in American history. * 422 A–Z biographies highlight each individual's background, contributions, and significance to America's fortunes in war * Illustrated * Cites works for further research and includes a list of leaders organized by their military titles

America s Military Adversaries

  • Filename: america-s-military-adversaries.
  • ISBN: 9781576076033
  • Release Date: 2001-01-01
  • Number of pages: 621
  • Author: John C. Fredriksen
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

From Filipino guerilla leader Emilio Aguinaldo to British naval officer James Lucas Yeo, 223 entries offer biographical information on people who have taken up arms against the United States government.

Soldiers and Civilians

  • Filename: soldiers-and-civilians.
  • ISBN: 0262561425
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 545
  • Author: Peter Feaver
  • Publisher: MIT Press

Essays on the emerging military-civilian divide in the United States.

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