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Expanding the Circle
Expanding the Circle (February 2015)
Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies
John C. Hawley - Editor

Examines strategies and best practices that effectively integrate LGBTQ areas of teaching and research with student life activities.

Many educational professionals agree that the time has come to expand their circle of inclusion and broaden their definition of diversity by increasing LGBTQ studies, but the question of how to do so is still debated. Although some colleges and universities have been incorporating LG...(Read More)
 
 
A Wizard of Their Age
A Wizard of Their Age (January 2015)
Critical Essays from the Harry Potter Generation
Cecilia Konchar Farr - Editor

A collection of student essays that captures the passionate engagement their generation brings to the Harry Potter phenomenon.

A Wizard of Their Age began when the students in Cecilia Konchar Farr’s “Six Degrees of Harry Potter” course at St. Catherine University kept finding errors in the available scholarship. These students had been reading Harry Potter for their entire literate lives, a...(Read More)
 
 
The Lure of Literacy
The Lure of Literacy (January 2015)
A Critical Reception of the Compulsory Composition Debate
Michael Harker - Author

Examines proposals for freshman composition’s abolition and reform while providing a new model for courses.

The Lure of Literacy promises to transcend the stale and unproductive debate on freshman composition that has gripped English studies for more than a century. It is the first book to chart the origin of the discussion from the early twentieth century to the advent of the New Literacy Studies. Mic...(Read More)
 
 
We, the Students and Teachers
We, the Students and Teachers (January 2015)
Teaching Democratically in the History and Social Studies Classroom
Robert W. Maloy - Author
Irene S. LaRoche - Author

Provides practical applications of democratic teaching for classes in history/social studies education, multicultural and social justice education, community service and civic engagement, and education and public policy.

We, the Students and Teachers shows history and social studies educators how to make school classrooms into democratic spaces for teaching and learning. The book offers practical strategie...(Read More)
 
 
Faculty Fathers
Faculty Fathers (November 2014)
Toward a New Ideal in the Research University
Margaret W. Sallee - Author

Explores the challenges faculty fathers face in navigating the demands of work and family.

For the past two decades, colleges and universities have focused significant attention on helping female faculty balance work and family by implementing a series of family-friendly policies. Although most policies were targeted at men and women alike, women were intended as the primary targets and recipients. This groundbrea...(Read More)
 
 
Striving Together
Striving Together (November 2014)
Early Lessons in Achieving Collective Impact in Education
Jeff Edmondson - Author
Nancy L. Zimpher - Author
Ben Hecht - Foreword by

Chronicles the development of a framework for collective impact in education through the perspectives of its founders and lessons learned from pioneering sites.

In 2006, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky had been suffering from many of the same challenges facing metro regions across the country. Despite significant investments in education from the public and private sectors, outcomes were alarming: Kindergarten r...(Read More)
 
 
The Social Studies Curriculum
The Social Studies Curriculum (November 2014)
Purposes, Problems, and Possibilities, Fourth Edition
E. Wayne Ross - Editor

This fully revised and updated edition includes twelve new chapters on contemporary topics such as ecological democracy, Native studies, inquiry teaching, and Islamophobia.

The Social Studies Curriculum, Fourth Edition updates the definitive overview of the issues teachers face when creating learning experiences for students in social studies. The book connects the diverse elements of the social studies ...(Read More)
 
 
Building a Smarter University
Building a Smarter University (October 2014)
Big Data, Innovation, and Analytics
Jason E. Lane - Editor
Nancy L. Zimpher - Foreword by

Demonstrates how universities can use Big Data to enhance operations and management, improve the education pipeline, and educate the next generation of data scientists.

The Big Data movement and the renewed focus on data analytics are transforming everything from healthcare delivery systems to the way cities deliver services to residents. Now is the time to examine how this Big Data could help build smarter univer...(Read More)
 
 
A Pedagogy of Witnessing
A Pedagogy of Witnessing (August 2014)
Curatorial Practice and the Pursuit of Social Justice
Roger I. Simon - Author

Explores the curating of “difficult knowledge” through the exhibition of lynching photographs in contemporary museums.

This outstanding comparative study on the curating of “difficult knowledge” focuses on two museum exhibitions that presented the same lynching photographs. Through a detailed description of the exhibitions and drawing on interviews with museum staff and visitor comments, Rog...(Read More)
 
 
Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines
Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines (August 2014)
Olen Gunnlaugson - Editor
Edward W. Sarath - Editor
Charles Scott - Editor
Heesoon Bai - Editor

A wide-ranging consideration of the emerging field of contemplative education.

Contemplative approaches to higher education have been gaining in popularity and application across a wide range of disciplines. Spurring conferences, a growing body of literature, and several academic programs or centers, these approaches promise to contribute significantly to higher education in the years to come. This volume provides...(Read More)
 
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