Education - United States - History; Education - Philosophy
Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “Reforming Education: The Opening of the American Mind.” Adler calls for the equal educational opportunity for all children in our schools known as the Paideia Reform. He explains what he believes are the...
Education - United States - History; Education - Philosophy
Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “Reforming Education: The Opening of the American Mind.” Adler states that most books considered “great” were first written by European men. He goes on to say that a great book touches great ideas and...
William Ouchi discusses his book, “Making Schools Work: A Revolutionary Plan to Get Your Children the Education They Need." Ouchi talks about the schools he visited in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. He says he went through school budgets...
Women college students - United States - Attitudes;
Women - United States - Identity;
Women - Education (Higher) - United States;
Women college students - United States - History - 20th century;
Education, Higher - United States - History - 20th...
Lynn Peril discusses her book, “College Girls.” She talks about how she wanted to show the history of women at college and how they’ve changed over the years. She talks about how women explore new situations while being away from home for...
Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001;
Philosophers - United States - Biography
Mortimer J. Adler discusses his autobiography, “A Second Look in the Rearview Mirror.” He begins by talking about how he dropped out of Columbia University because he didn’t want to take physical education classes, but eventually got his...
Unruh, Jesse, 1922-1987;
Unruh, Jesse, 1922-1987 - Influence;
California. Legislature. Assembly - Speakers - Biography;
Politicians - California - Biography;
Legislators - California - Biography;
Center parties - United States - Case...
Bill Boyarsky discusses his biography, “Big Daddy.” He begins by talking about the early life of politician Jesse Unruh. He talks about Jesse’s college education through the G.I. Bill and his time serving in the Navy. He discusses how...
Good and evil;
Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “Six Great Ideas: Truth, Goodness, Beauty, Liberty, Equality, Justice: Ideas We Judge By, Ideas We Act On.” He begins by talking about the status of education in America and how education will evolve in...
Education Israel; Children of immigrants Education; Refugee children
Chaim Peri discusses his book, “Reclaiming Adolescents: A Return to the Village State of Mind.” Peri describes the Yemin Orde Youth Village for homeless children in Israel. He says that the school culture and home culture are separated and...
School improvement programs - California; Problem youth - Education - California; Youth with social disabilities - Education - California; West Valley Leadership Academy (Canoga Park, Calif.)
Paul White discusses his book, “White’s Rules.” He begins by explaining that he is a teacher “of reject kids.” White runs the West Valley Leadership Academy, which is a public charter school in Canoga Park, California. The kids that are...
Collins, Amy Fine - Friends and associates;
Women automobile drivers - United States;
Automobile driver education - Psychological aspects;
Automobile driver education teachers - United States;
Amy Fine Collins discusses her book, “The God of Driving.” She talks about how she learned to drive a car and motorcycle at an older age than most people. She describes her driving instructor Attila and how the two struck up an unlikely...
African Americans - Reparations;
Government liability - United States
Roy L. Brooks discusses his book, “Atonement and Forgiveness.” He begins by explaining that 21 million Africans were taken from their homes and put into slavery. He discusses his career as a professor at the San Diego Law School, and how he...
Women deans (Education) - Fiction;
Class reunions - Fiction;
Serial murderers - Fiction;
Adopted children - Fiction;
Cornwall on Hudson (N.Y.) - Fiction;
Reilly, Regan (Fictitious character) - Fiction;
Women private investigators - California - Los...
Mary Higgins Clark discusses her book, “Nighttime Is My Time,” and her daughter Carol Higgins Clark talks about her book, “Popped.” Mary describes how her novel is about a boy who gets bullied in high school and how people start dying...
Dr. Judi Hollis discusses her book, ‘Fat Is a Family Affair.” She begins by explaining that her book looks at the emotional problems associated with weight loss, and does not focus on a specific diet. She talks about the connection between...
African American families - Fiction;
African American women - Fiction;
Mothers and daughters - Fiction;
Cane River Region (La.) - Fiction;
Louisiana - Fiction
Lalita Tademy discusses her novel, “Cane River.” She begins by explaining that her book is based on the story of her ancestors who were enslaved in Louisiana. She talks about the different generations of women who were all raised in the same...
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965;
Prime ministers - Great Britain - Biography;
Great Britain - Politics and government - 20th century
John Charmley discusses his biography of Winston Churchill entitled, “Churchill, the End of Glory.” He begins by explaining Churchill’s early life and how his lack of education made him a unique politician. He describes how Churchill was a...
China - Civilization - Juvenile literature;
China - Civilization
Maywan Shen Krach discusses her children’s book, “D is for Doufu.” She begins by explaining that the word ‘dofou’ is the English equivalent of ‘tofu’ and that she wanted to relate to what Americans know about Chinese culture. She...
Juvenile delinquency - United States - Case studies;
Teachers - Training of - United States - Case studies;
Urban schools - United States
Mary MacCracken discusses her book, “City Kid.” She begins by explaining that her book is a case study of children in inner city public school systems. She talks about her experience teaching autistic and schizophrenic children, and that she...
Morey Stettner discusses his book, “Buyer Beware.” He begins by explaining that his book is about how to pick the right insurance. He talks about the difference between flood insurance and water damage insurance. He advises how to select the...
Alicia Appleman-Jurman discusses her book, “Alicia: My Story.” She begins by explaining that her book covers her time spent in a concentration camp during World War II. She describes her childhood home in Buchach Ukraine, and talks about the...
Teenage girls - Growth - Juvenile literature;
Teenage girls - Physiology - Juvenile literature;
Puberty - Juvenile literature;
Sex instruction for girls - Juvenile literature;
Sex instruction for girls;
Lynda Madaras discusses her series of books, “What’s Happening To My Body?” She begins by explaining that her series was designed for young boys and girls to teach about their transition through puberty. She discusses her experience...