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Higher Education Reconsidered
Higher Education Reconsidered (November 2015)
Executing Change to Drive Collective Impact
Jason E. Lane - Editor
Nancy L. Zimpher - Foreword by

Focuses on the opportunities and challenges of using the science of change to improve the academic enterprise.

This is not another book about why higher education needs to change. This volume is about how to facilitate change. What could higher education achieve if varied stakeholders decided to work together to accomplish a shared vision by using data and scaling up evidence-based interventions? The contributo...(Read More)
 
 
Inside the Undergraduate Teaching Experience
Inside the Undergraduate Teaching Experience (January 2013)
The University of Washington's Growth in Faculty Teaching Study
Catharine Hoffman Beyer - Author
Edward Taylor - Author
Gerald M. Gillmore - Author

Shows what kind of changes college faculty make to their teaching and why they make them.

The image of college faculty members as abstracted, white-haired, tweed-jacketed professors, mumbling lectures from notes that were yellowed by twenty years of repeated use is still pervasive. In this view, college faculty care only about their research and have little connection to the students sitting passively in front o...(Read More)
 
 
Integral Education
Integral Education (August 2010)
New Directions for Higher Learning
Sean Esbjörn-Hargens - Editor
Jonathan Reams - Editor
Olen Gunnlaugson - Editor

Leading researchers and practitioners explore the frontiers of education from an Integral perspective.

The educational challenges faced today are driving us toward a new step in the evolution of educational theory and practice. Educators are called to go beyond simply presenting alternatives, to integrating the best of mainstream and alternative approaches and taking them to the next level. Integral Educat...(Read More)
 
 
The First Time Effect
The First Time Effect (January 2009)
The Impact of Study Abroad on College Student Intellectual Development
Joshua S. McKeown - Author

A fresh look at study abroad programs on American college and university campuses.

Study abroad programs on American college and university campuses are booming, with a national goal of sending abroad one million students within ten years. In this timely and thought-provoking look at the benefits of studying abroad, Joshua S. McKeown moves beyond the acknowledged cultural and li...(Read More)
 
 
School Choice Policies and Outcomes
School Choice Policies and Outcomes (October 2008)
Empirical and Philosophical Perspectives
Walter Feinberg - Editor
Christopher Lubienski - Editor

Provides a clear assessment of all sides of the school choice debate.

Perhaps no school reform has generated as much interest and controversy in recent years as the proposal to have parents select their children’s schools. Opponents of school choice fear that rolling back the government’s role will lead to profit-driven financial scandals, sectarianism, and increased class and racial isolation. Sch...(Read More)

 
 
Jimmy Carter as Educational Policymaker
Jimmy Carter as Educational Policymaker (August 2008)
Equal Opportunity and Efficiency
Deanna L. Michael - Author

Analyzes educational reform in the second half of the twentieth century through the political career of Jimmy Carter and his influence on educational policy.

The United States is once again actively pursuing educational reform with the expressed goals of increasing efficiency and improving the quality of education, while leaving no child behind. Although these themes have been recast in contemporary terms, this boo...(Read More)
 
 
Higher Education and International Student Mobility in the Global Knowledge Economy
Higher Education and International Student Mobility in the Global Knowledge Economy (April 2008)
Kemal Guruz - Author

Demonstrates how the international mobility of students, scholars, programs, and institutions of higher education evolved over time, and the ways in which it is occurring in today’s global knowledge economy.

Students and scholars leaving their homes in search of education and knowledge is not a new phenomenon. Kemal Gürüz discusses how the international mobility of students, scholars, programs, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Student Voice in School Reform
Student Voice in School Reform (February 2008)
Building Youth-Adult Partnerships That Strengthen Schools and Empower Youth
Dana L. Mitra - Author

Examines a high school that sought to increase student participation in its reform process.

High schools continue to be places that isolate, alienate, and disengage students. But what would happen if students were viewed as part of the solution in schools rather than part of the problem? This book examines the emergence of “student voice” at one high school in the San Francisco Bay area where educat...(Read More)

 
 
Counternarratives
Counternarratives (February 2008)
Studies of Teacher Education and Becoming and Being a Teacher
Robert V. Bullough Jr. - Author

Relying on local, self, and historical studies, the author argues for better—not best—practices in teaching and teacher education.

Representing more than two decades of Robert V. Bullough Jr.’s research into the problems of teaching and teacher education, this book presents a set of guiding principles that hold promise for achieving increasingly powerful teacher education.

As members of the faculty of the same college, the State University of New York at Potsdam, the fifteen contributors to this book have the unique experience of working from the same pool of students in order to explore how to improve teaching, enhance learning, and make the classroom more interesting. Together professo...(Read More)

 
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