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Defying the Odds
Defying the Odds (December 2006)
Class and the Pursuit of Higher Literacy
Donna Dunbar-Odom - Author

Examines why some working-class students pursue higher literacy while others don’t.

“For me, literacy is … like trying to open a locked door with the wrong key … I don’t always see the meaning at first and usually I have to have someone … let me in with their key. I tend to think that being in college is enough, but it still isn’t going to guarantee higher literacy for me...(Read More)
 
 
Expanding Opportunity in Higher Education
Expanding Opportunity in Higher Education (September 2006)
Leveraging Promise
Patricia Gándara - Editor
Gary Orfield - Editor
Catherine L. Horn - Editor

Reports on the challenges facing California and the nation in providing access to higher education during a time of demographic change.


The dream of public higher education in America is to provide opportunity for many and to offer transformative help to American communities and the economy. Expanding Opportunity in Higher Education explores the massive challenges facing California and the n...(Read More)
 
 
Humanities, Culture, and Interdisciplinarity
Humanities, Culture, and Interdisciplinarity (October 2005)
The Changing American Academy
Julie Thompson Klein - Author

Investigates the changing relationship of humanities, culture, and interdisciplinarity and its impact on humanities disciplines, American culture studies, and undergraduate education.

The study of culture in the American academy is not confined to a single field, but is a broad-based set of interests located within and across disciplines. This book investigates the relationship among three major ideas in the American acad...(Read More)

 
 
African Americans and College Choice
African Americans and College Choice (December 2004)
The Influence of Family and School
Kassie Freeman - Author
M. Christopher Brown II - Foreword by

Assesses the influence of family and school on African American students' college decision-making processes.

Acknowledging the disparity between the number of African American high school students who aspire toward higher education and the number who actually attend, this book uncovers factors that influence African American students' decisions regarding college. Kassie Freeman brings new insights to the current body ...(Read More)
 
 
Black Studies as Human Studies
Black Studies as Human Studies (November 2004)
Critical Essays and Interviews
Joyce A. Joyce - Author

Explores the interdisciplinary dimensions of black studies.

In Black Studies as Human Studies, Joyce A. Joyce brings black studies back to its beginning, demonstrating that the humanities lie at the intellectual and pedagogical center of black studies. She proposes that by agreeing on a core set of values and looking at the works of black writers from historical and contemporary periods, these values are manife...(Read More)
 
 
Preparing for College
Preparing for College (November 2004)
Nine Elements of Effective Outreach
William G. Tierney - Editor
Zoe B. Corwin - Editor
Julia E. Colyar - Editor

Analyzes and defines the parameters of effective college outreach programs.

The remarkable diversity in college preparation programs raises a compelling question: With a finite amount of time and resources, which activities are most likely to improve educational achievement for underrepresented youth in the United States? This book defines and analyzes the parameters of effective college outreach programs. Instead of lo...(Read More)
 
 
Mixed Race Students in College
Mixed Race Students in College (July 2004)
The Ecology of Race, Identity, and Community on Campus
Kristen A. Renn - Author

Portrays the diverse experiences and identities of mixed race college students.

"It's kind of an odd thing, really, because it's not like I'm one or the other, or like I fit here or there, but I kind of also fit everywhere. And nowhere. All at once. You know?" — Florence

"My racial identity, I would have to say, is multiracial. I am of the future. I believe there is going to ...(Read More)
 
 
Who's in Charge of America's Research Universities?
Who's in Charge of America's Research Universities? (May 2003)
A Blueprint for Reform
Thomas J. Tighe - Author

Goes to the heart of the challenges facing the nation's research universities.

This book explores the American research university, and, in a larger sense, addresses knowledge creation in our society, since research universities are the primary means for the production and dissemination of basic knowledge in the public interest. Universities not only play a major role in technological, economic, and cultural development...(Read More)
 
 
Arts of Living
Arts of Living (February 2003)
Reinventing the Humanities for the Twenty-first Century
Kurt Spellmeyer - Author

Argues that higher education needs to abandon the “culture wars” if it hopes to address the major crises of the century.
Arts of Living presents a social history of the humanities and a proposal for the future that places creativity at the heart of higher education. Engaging with the debate launched by Allan Bloom, Harold Bloom, Bill Readings, John Guillory, and others, Kurt Spellmeyer argues that higher education needs ...(Read More)
 
 
Funding Public Colleges and Universities for Performance
Funding Public Colleges and Universities for Performance (October 2002)
Popularity, Problems, and Prospects
Joseph C. Burke - Author

Looks at the progress, popularity, and problems related to states linking funding of public colleges and universities to performance.  

This is the first comprehensive study of performance funding of public colleges and universities, which directly ties some state allocations to institutional results on designated indicators. The book examines performance funding as a national phenomenon, identifying the champi...(Read More)
 
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