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Higher Education in the Making
Higher Education in the Making (February 2004)
Pragmatism, Whitehead, and the Canon
George Allan - Author

Argues for a pragmatic canon always in need of renovation.

George Allan argues that the so-called "culture wars" in higher education are the result of the dogmatic and unyielding certainty that both canonists and anti-canonists bring to any discussion of how best to organize an undergraduate curriculum. He then proposes a middle way. Drawing from William James, John Dewey, and Alfred North Whitehead, he cont...(Read More)
 
 
Charles S. Johnson
Charles S. Johnson (October 2003)
Leadership beyond the Veil in the Age of Jim Crow
Patrick J. Gilpin - Author
Marybeth Gasman - Author
David Levering Lewis - Foreword by

A compelling biography of a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance, an eminent Chicago-trained sociologist, and a pioneering race relations leader.

The milestones for blacks in twentieth-century America—the Harlem Renaissance, the struggle for equal education, and the civil rights movement—would have been inconceivable without the contributions of one important but often overlooked figure, Charles S. Johnson (...(Read More)
 
 
Between Femininities
Between Femininities (September 2003)
Ambivalence, Identity, and the Education of Girls
Marnina Gonick - Author

An investigation into the complex processes of "becoming a girl."

Arguing for a recognition of the contradictory and ambivalent identifications that both attract and repel those who live the social category "girl," Marnina Gonick analyzes the discourses and practices defining female sexuality, embodiment, relationship to self and other, material culture, use of social space, and cultural-political ...(Read More)
 
 
Community Action for School Reform
Community Action for School Reform (August 2003)
Howell S. Baum - Author

Presents an innovative community approach to educational improvement.

Community Action for School Reform
tells the story of a partnership between Baltimore community activists and a university as they created an organization to improve neighborhood schools. The book examines the challenges they faced, such as persuading community members that they had the necessary knowledge to do something about the schools, startin...(Read More)
 
 
Reconsidering Feminist Research in Educational Leadership
Reconsidering Feminist Research in Educational Leadership (August 2003)
Michelle D. Young - Editor
Linda Skrla - Editor

A critical reflection on the field of feminist research in educational leadership.

Ten prominent feminist researchers from diverse backgrounds examine educational leadership by focusing on critical questions about the theories, methods, and epistemologies feminist researchers use. The contributors analyze the impact of research on participants and assess the ethical and political implications of researching across gro...(Read More)
 
 
The Teacher's Body
The Teacher's Body (July 2003)
Embodiment, Authority, and Identity in the Academy
Diane P. Freedman - Editor
Martha Stoddard Holmes - Editor
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson - Foreword by
Madeleine R. Grumet - Afterword

A rich and honest conversation about professors' lives and the absurdity of trying to separate the personal from the professional.

These highly personal essays from a range of academic settings explore the palpable moments of discomfort, disempowerment, and/or enlightenment that emerge when we discard the fiction that the teacher has no body. Visible and/or invisible, the body can transform both the teacher's experience ...(Read More)
 
 
Reinterpreting Urban School Reform
Reinterpreting Urban School Reform (April 2003)
Have Urban Schools Failed, or Has the Reform Movement Failed Urban Schools?
Louis F. Miron - Editor
Edward P. St. John - Editor

A critical look at urban school reform efforts.

Have urban schools failed, or has reform failed urban schools? This book examines existing urban school programs, ranging from desegregation to reading improvement, in light of available historical, empirical, and case study evidence. Mirón and St. John and their contributors probe the underlying theoretical, normative, and political assumptions embedded in specific...(Read More)
 
 
Gendered Futures in Higher Education
Gendered Futures in Higher Education (March 2003)
Critical Perspectives for Change
Becky Ropers-Huilman - Editor

Identifies gender issues affecting students, faculty, and leaders in higher education, applying critical perspectives to suggest needed change.

This volume addresses the ways in which gender takes shape in and is shaped by higher education environments. Focusing on historical knowledge and contemporary experience, the contributors identify several key gender issues affecting students, faculty, and leaders in higher ed...(Read More)
 
 
After-Education
After-Education (February 2003)
Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and Psychoanalytic Histories of Learning
Deborah P. Britzman - Author

Uses psychoanalytic theories of learning to explore contemporary issues in education.
In After-Education Deborah P. Britzman raises the startling question, What is education that it should give us such trouble? She explores a series of historic and contemporary psychoanalytic arguments over the nature of reality and fantasy for thinking through the force and history of education. Drawing from the theories of Anna Freud and Melanie ...(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)
 
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