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The Problem of College Readiness
The Problem of College Readiness (May 2015)
William G. Tierney - Editor
Julia C. Duncheon - Editor

Examines how states, schools, and postsecondary institutions might best help improve college readiness and completion.

Though more students are entering college, many drop out, especially those who are low income and/or of color. To address this problem, educational stakeholders have focused on the concept of “college readiness,” or the preparation a student needs to succeed in college. However, what it...(Read More)
 
 
Governance and the Public Good
Governance and the Public Good (September 2006)
William G. Tierney - Editor

Grapples with a variety of policy issues in order to provoke a discussion of the state of higher education in the 21st century.

The public good is not merely an economic idea of goods and services, but a place where thoughtful debate and examination of the polis can occur. In differentiating the university from corporations and other private sector businesses, Governance and the Public Good provides a framewo...(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)
 
 
Increasing Access to College
Increasing Access to College (March 2002)
Extending Possibilities for All Students
William G. Tierney - Editor
Linda Serra Hagedorn - Editor

Focuses on pre-college enrichment programs as a solution to the problem of minority and low-income student access to postsecondary education.

At a time when college enrollment rates for low income and under-represented students are far below those of non-minority students, policies and practices designed to increase access should be a priority for colleges, universities, high schools, and community agencies. Increa...(Read More)
 
 
Faculty Work in Schools of Education
Faculty Work in Schools of Education (December 2000)
Rethinking Roles and Rewards for the Twenty-first Century
William G. Tierney - Editor

A full-bodied, robust discussion of issues of concern to faculty in schools of education.

Schools of education are undergoing dramatic changes in what they are expected to do and what kinds of work faculty should do and how they should be rewarded. This book discusses changes that are currently taking place and considers what reforms are necessary, offering provocative analyses about issues such as tenure, the role of no...(Read More)
 
 
Representation and the Text
Representation and the Text (August 1997)
Re-Framing the Narrative Voice
William G. Tierney - Editor
Yvonna S. Lincoln - Editor

Focuses on authorial representations of contested reality in qualitative research.

This book focuses on representations of contested realities in qualitative research. The authors examine two separate, but interrelated, issues: criticisms of how researchers use "voice," and suggestions about how to develop experimental voices that expand the range of narrative strategies.

Changing relationships be...(Read More)
 
 
Promotion and Tenure
Promotion and Tenure (July 1996)
Community and Socialization in Academe
William G. Tierney - Author
Estela Mara Bensimon - Author

Articulates salient problems of tenure-track faculty, especially women and faculty of color. Offers a new paradigm to delineate ways in which the academic community can help socialize younger faculty, and honor differences more readily.

“I think that this is one of the most interesting books on higher education that I have read in quite a while. It is also a good antidote to some of the negative books on higher edu...(Read More)
 
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