Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, 2004 - Nature - 301 pages
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American schools of education get little respect. They are portrayed as intellectual wastelands, as impractical and irrelevant, as the root cause of bad teaching and inadequate learning. In this book a sociologist and historian of education examines the historical developments and contemporary factors that have resulted in the unenviable status of ed schools, offering valuable insights into the problems of these beleaguered institutions. David F. Labaree explains how the poor reputation of the ed school has had important repercussions, shaping the quality of its programmes, its recruitment, and the public response to the knowledge it offers. He notes the special problems faced by ed schools as they prepare teachers and produce research and researchers. And he looks at the consequences of the ed school's attachment to educational progressivism. Throughout these discussions, Labaree maintains an ambivalent position about education schools, admiring their dedication and critiquing their mediocrity, their romantic rhetoric, and their compliant attitudes.
  

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User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

Presents a pretty good history of rivers in North America and how we managed to wreck them. A lot of information in the book I already knew, but I think this book would be good for others interested in learning more about our rivers and streams. Read full review

Contents

Why Should We Care About Rivers?
1
American Rivers
8
Pioneer Impacts
40
Commercial Impacts
94
Bureaucratic Impacts
176
Rehabilitation Impacts
222
Thinking in Terms of Rivers
256
Notes
273
Index
299
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About the author (2004)

Ellen Wohl is Professor of Geology at Colorado State University and the author of "Disconnected Rivers "and "Virtual Rivers, "as well as "Rain Forest into Desert.

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