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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)
 
 
Grade Inflation
Grade Inflation (July 2008)
Academic Standards in Higher Education
Lester H. Hunt - Editor

An authoritative and provocative discussion of the key issues surrounding grade inflation and its possible effects on academic excellence.

This book provides a provocative look at the issues and controversies surrounding grade inflation, and, more generally, grading practices in American higher education. The contributors confront the issues from a number of different disciplines and varying points of view. Topics ...(Read More)
 
 
Expelling Hope
Expelling Hope (July 2008)
The Assault on Youth and the Militarization of Schooling
Christopher G. Robbins - Author

2008 AESA Critics’ Choice Award

Demonstrates the many devastating and interrelated threats that punitive policies like “zero tolerance” pose to youth, schooling, and democracy.

Expelling Hope raises critical questions about the effects of punitive policies, particularly “zero tolerance,” and repressive social relationships on youth (of color) and public scho...(Read More)
 
 
When the Pot Boils
When the Pot Boils (May 2008)
The Decline and Turnaround of Drexel University
David A. Paul - Author

Tells the story of the decline and near bankruptcy of a major American university, and how its dramatic turnaround was quickly achieved.

When the Pot Boils examines the decline and near bankruptcy of Drexel University in the late 1980s and early 1990s and its subsequent dramatic turnaround. David A. Paul provides an in-depth analysis of the multiple factors that contributed to this process, including the ...(Read More)
 
 
Always at Odds?
Always at Odds? (April 2008)
Creating Alignment between Faculty and Administrative Values
Mary C. Wright - Author

How faculty and administrators at research universities can create a shared sense of values.

In surveys, research university faculty often report that they value teaching more than their departments do. This incongruence holds implications for job satisfaction, stress, time spent on teaching, organizational continuity, and even student evaluations. Using an interactionist view of organizations, Mary C. Wright ...(Read More)

 
 
The Little School System That Could
The Little School System That Could (March 2008)
Transforming a City School District
Daniel L. Duke - Author

Examines, from four organizational perspectives, Virginia’s Manassas Park City School’s ten-year turnaround.

The Little School System That Could is a story about transformation. In 1995, equipped with not much more than a vision of the quality education that urban students deserved, Tom DeBolt, the new superintendent of the Manassas Park School System, set into motion a series of reforms that tra...(Read More)
 
 
Making Writing Matter
Making Writing Matter (March 2008)
Composition in the Engaged University
Ann M. Feldman - Author

Challenging more limited approaches to service learning, this book examines writing instruction in the context of universities fully engaged in community partnerships.

In Making Writing Matter, Ann M. Feldman explores how changing scholarship at engaged metropolitan universities offers an opportunity to redesign first-year writing classes in ways that make students better writers. An engaged university commit...(Read More)
 
 
Understanding Minority-Serving Institutions
Understanding Minority-Serving Institutions (March 2008)
Marybeth Gasman - Editor
Benjamin Baez - Editor
Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner - Editor
Walter R. Allen - Foreword by

Explores the particulars of minority-serving institutions while also highlighting their interconnectedness.

Understanding Minority-Serving Institutions explores these important institutions while also highlighting their interconnectedness, with the hope of sparking collaboration among the various types. Minority-serving institutions (MSIs) enroll and graduate the majority of students of color in the United St...(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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