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Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 3
Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 3 (June 2020)
Vitality and Continuity in Times of Change
Sharon F. Cramer - Editor
Peter L. K. Knuepfer - Editor

Explores the impact of shared governance in times of campus and system transition.

Shared governance impacts every member of the campus community, including faculty, staff, students, and administrators. Contributors to this volume—presenters at multiple SUNY Voices conferences on Shared Governance—explore how campus members can effectively improve the dialogue about critical issues and become better informed about th...(Read More)
 
 
Tuning the Student Mind
Tuning the Student Mind (June 2020)
A Journey in Consciousness-Centered Education
Molly Beauregard - Author

Explores the effectiveness and value of meditation in a college classroom.

How can we rethink teaching practices to include and engage the whole student? What would student experience look like if we integrated silence and feeling with empirical analysis? Tuning the Student Mind is the story of one teacher’s attempt to answer these questions by creating an innovative college course that marries the spiritual and the...(Read More)
 
 
Relational Sociology and Research on Schools, Colleges, and Universities
Relational Sociology and Research on Schools, Colleges, and Universities (May 2020)
William G. Tierney - Editor
Suneal Kolluri - Editor

Brings relational sociology to bear on educational research.

Relational sociology was conceived by theorists frustrated by what they viewed as an incomplete accounting of social reality. Torn between notions of structural rigidity, on the one hand, and rational choice individualism, on the other, relational sociologists have sought new units of analysis. Social reality, they have argued, is manufactured through relationships. Peo...(Read More)
 
 
Sankofa
Sankofa (May 2020)
African American Perspectives on Race and Culture in US Doctoral Education
Pamela Felder - Editor
Marco J. Barker - Editor
Marybeth Gasman - Editor

Explores the complex interplay of race and culture in the doctoral experiences of African American students.

Sankofa reexamines doctoral education through the lens of African American and Black experiences. Drawing on the African diasporic legacy of Sankofa and the notion that “it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten,” the contributors “go back” to address legacies of exclusion...(Read More)
 
 
Thinking Life with Luce Irigaray
Thinking Life with Luce Irigaray (April 2020)
Language, Origin, Art, Love
Gail M. Schwab - Editor

A broad exploration of Irigaray’s philosophy of life and living.

Featuring a highly accessible essay from Irigaray herself, this volume explores her philosophy of life and living. Life-thinking, an important contemporary trend in philosophy and in women’s and gender studies, stands in contrast to philosophy’s traditional grounding in death, exemplified in the work of philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Sc...(Read More)
 
 
Transforming Higher Education in Asia and Africa
Transforming Higher Education in Asia and Africa (March 2020)
Strategic Planning and Policy
Fred M. Hayward - Author

Analyzes twelve strategic planning efforts in higher education in eight countries in Asia and Africa.

Drawing on over fifty years of on-the-ground experience, Fred M. Hayward’s Transforming Higher Education in Asia and Africa analyzes change processes in higher education in eight Asian and African countries. The twelve cases range from the push to upgrade and transform higher education in Afghanistan in the midst of...(Read More)
 
 
Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education
Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education (February 2020)
From Riddles to Radio
Tyson E. Lewis - Author

A comprehensive study of education in the writings of Walter Benjamin.

Walter Benjamin’s Antifascist Education is the first comprehensive analysis of educational themes across the entirety of the critical theorist’s diverse writings. Starting with Benjamin’s early reflections on teaching and learning, Tyson E. Lewis argues that the aesthetic and cultural forms to which Benjamin so often turned—name...(Read More)
 
 
Teacher Education Reform as Political Theater
Teacher Education Reform as Political Theater (October 2019)
Russian Policy Dramas
Elena Aydarova - Author

An ethnography of Russian teacher education reforms as scripted performances of political theater.

Around the world, countries undertake teacher education reforms in response to international norms and assessments. Russia has been no exception. Elena Aydarova develops a unique theatrical framework to tell the story of a small group of reformers who enacted a major reform to modernize teacher education in Russia. Based on scrip...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhisms in Asia
Buddhisms in Asia (September 2019)
Traditions, Transmissions, and Transformations
Nicholas S. Brasovan - Editor
Micheline M. Soong - Editor

A guide to Buddhism’s rich variety of traditions and cultural expressions for educators who would like to include Buddhism in their undergraduate courses.

Over its long history, Buddhism has never been a simple monolithic phenomenon, but rather a complex living tradition—or better, a family of traditions—continually shaped by and shaping a vast array of social, economic, political, literary, and aesthetic cont...(Read More)
 
 
Stories of School Yoga
Stories of School Yoga (September 2019)
Narratives from the Field
Andrea M. Hyde - Editor
Janet D. Johnson - Editor

Provides firsthand perspectives from yoga practitioners and educators on the promises and challenges of school-based yoga programs.

The yoga-in-schools movement has been gaining momentum in recent years as adult practitioners realize the benefit of yoga in their personal lives and want to share it with children and youth. As the movement has grown, so has the need to understand how yoga works and its effects on individuals, gro...(Read More)
 
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