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Conversations with Educational Leaders
Conversations with Educational Leaders (March 1997)
Contemporary Viewpoints on Education in America
Anne Turnbaugh Lockwood - Author

Educational leaders speak out in their own words--stimulating, accessible, provocative--on contemporary and controversial topics that range from differing attitudes on diversity to the debate over character education to arguments about education reform.

Award-winning writer Anne Turnbaugh Lockwood interviews nationally-known leaders in a new genre of conversations about key issues in education that inform the contempora...(Read More)
 
 
The Challenge of Eastern Asian Education
The Challenge of Eastern Asian Education (March 1997)
Implications for America
William K. Cummings - Editor
Philip G. Altbach - Editor

Provides specific examples of Asian educational practice that may have relevance to the United States.

"There's nothing quite like this book. The organization of the topics is a plus, distinguishing between basic and secondary and not ignoring the private sector. The selection of authors is first-rate with a good mix of Asian and American experts. The introductory article by Lewis is a classic and sets the tone well--c...(Read More)
 
 
Sailing Against the Wind
Sailing Against the Wind (January 1997)
African Americans and Women in U.S. Education
Kofi Lomotey - Editor

Experienced American educators discuss the impact of social inequalities created by racism and sexism on the U.S. educational system.
Sailing Against the Wind addresses the issue of inequality in U.S. education. The book includes exemplary programs to show where educators are addressing problems of racial and gender inequity. The authors are experienced practitioners who work in the educational institutions that they describe and a...(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)
 
 
Ethnic Studies and Multiculturalism
Ethnic Studies and Multiculturalism (July 1996)
Thomas J. La Belle - Author
Christopher R. Ward - Author

Provides an overview of ethnicity and intergroup relations, profiles the development of multiculturalism and ethnic studies, and analyzes the issues related to diversity in higher education as they relate to ethnic studies and multicultural efforts.

La Belle and Ward address a major question confronting American higher education--How do colleges and universities best prepare students for common citizenship in a diverse, democratic stat...(Read More)
 
 
Professionalization, Partnership, and Power
Professionalization, Partnership, and Power (August 1995)
Building Professional Development Schools
Hugh G. Petrie - Editor

Provides insights into and results of a wide variety of experiments with professional development schools in the field of education.

"This book considers the possibilities of collaborative relationships between colleges and universities and public schools, particularly urban schools, through professional development schools. Starting with the impetus of the Holmes group, the book places the onus for reform of teacher ed...(Read More)
 
 
Race and Educational Reform in the American Metropolis
Race and Educational Reform in the American Metropolis (January 1995)
A Study of School Decentralization
Dan A. Lewis - Author
Kathryn Nakagawa - Author

"The book combines a concern for the education of African-Americans with a broader concern for urban school politics and the issues of decentralization. This is a powerful combination of issues that this book effectively weaves into a coherent analysis." -- Philip G. Altbach, State University of New York at Buffalo

"The book offers a broad, structural perspective on school reform in the past twenty years. Too often research on ...(Read More)
 
 
Multiculturalism and Education
Multiculturalism and Education (July 1994)
Diversity and its Impact on Schools and Society
Thomas J. La Belle - Author
Christopher R. Ward - Author

"This book is very useful. Because it is unique--a sound, balanced, political and theoretical work rather than a 'cookbook' on how to do multicultural education. It stands out from the many other books now appearing on the subject. It is a thoughtful, knowledgeable treatment of a topic that is too often treated, by authors, in a superficial or simplistic manner." -- Maxine S. Seller, University of Buffalo

This book introduces multiculturalis...(Read More)
 
 
The Contradictory College
The Contradictory College (July 1994)
The Conflicting Origins, Impacts, and Futures of the Community College
Kevin J. Dougherty - Author

"In this comprehensive and brilliantly lucid book, Kevin Dougherty considers competing ideas about the community colleges--ideas offered by functionalist advocates, instrumentalist Marxist critics, and institutionalist critics. In offering his own perspective, he sheds new light on the issues. He analyzes how various outcomes occur, identifies an important additional set of players, namely government officials, and specifies how business constrain...(Read More)
 
 
Higher Education Cannot Escape History
Higher Education Cannot Escape History (December 1993)
Issues for the Twenty-first Century
Clark Kerr - Author

As we approach the end of the twentieth century and enter the twenty-first, the nation's system of colleges and universities, as well as higher education around the world, will face some enduring conflicts and contradictions--the basic challenges that must be confronted and solved again and again in every generation. These include nationalization versus internationalization in higher education, merit in academic pursuits versus equality of treatmen...(Read More)
 
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