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Applying the College Completion Agenda to Practice: New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 167

by Katherine L. Hughes & Andrea Venezia

This volume profiles some of the innovative reforms community college practitioners are engaged in, focusing on supporting students through to graduation. While much has been written at the federal and state...


Embracing Writing: Ways to Teach Reluctant Writers in Any College Course

by Gary R. Hafer & Maryellen Weimer

A guided approach to using college writing for everyone's learning

Faculty in every discipline are increasingly pressured to include major writing components as part of their courses. Unfortunately, as author...


Academic Freedom in a Democratic South Africa: Essays and Interviews on Higher Education and the Humanities

by John Higgins & J.M. Coetzee

This book argues that the core content of academic freedom—the principle of supporting and

extending open intellectual enquiry—is essential to realizing the full public value of higher

education. John Higgins...


MOOC U: Who Is Getting the Most Out of Online Education and Why

by Jeffrey J. Selingo

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Emerging Research and Practices on First-Year Students: New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 160

by Ryan D. Padgett

What factors contribute to students’ lasting success?

Much research has explored the impact of the first year of college on student retention and success. With the new performance-based funding initiatives,...


100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding English Lessons

by Angella Cooze

100 IDEAS: QUICK - EASY - INSPIRED - OUTSTANDING

No notice inspections are something every teacher now has to be prepared for. This accessible new book provides strategies to embed into your everyday teaching...


Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

by William Deresiewicz

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be—but aren’t—providing.

As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something...


An Illinois Sampler: Teaching and Research on the Prairie

by Burton Winkelmes & Antoinette Burton

How world-class research makes its way into lecture halls and seminar rooms


Measuring Glass Ceiling Effects in Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges: New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 159

by Elizabeth M. O'Callaghan, Raul A. Leon & Jerlando F. L. Jackson

This volume offers readers a comprehensive means to understanding glass ceiling effects in higher education. Each chapter approaches the glass ceiling from a different perspective, providing compelling

arguments...


Activity Theory, Authentic Learning and Emerging Technologies: Towards a transformative higher education pedagogy

by Vivienne Bozalek, Dick Ng'ambi & Denise Wood

Although emerging technologies are becoming popularised for teaching, learning and research, the relationship between their use and transformative effects on higher education remain largely unexplored. This...


Changing Education: A Sociology of Education Since 1944

by Janet McKenzie

For courses in Sociology (Sociology of Education, Applied Social Studies, Research Methods, Family Studies); Education (Educational Studies, Educational Management and Teacher training - including B.Ed. and...


Contemporary Debates in Education: An Historical Perspective

by Ron Brooks

Did the Thatcher years and their aftermath constitute a revolution or a restoration in education. Do they represent a departure from, or a reinforcement of tradition? Contemporary Debates in Education is a thought-provoking...


Understanding HIV and STI Prevention for College Students

by Leo Wilton, Robert T. Palmer & Dina C. Maramba

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young people aged 18 to 25 are at a significant risk for acquiring and transmitting HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and other STIs (sexually transmitted...


Designing Tasks in Secondary Education: Enhancing subject understanding and student engagement

by Ian Thompson

Engaging students in learning about their subject is a central concern for all teachers and teacher educators. How teachers view and use the pedagogic potential of different tasks to engage pupils with knowledge...


Making Sense of Secondary Science: Research into children's ideas

by Rosalind Driver, Ann Squires & Peter Rushworth

What ideas do children hold about the natural world?

How do these ideas affect their learning of science?

Young learners bring to the classroom knowledge and ideas about many aspects of the natural world constructed...


Assessing and Improving Student Writing in College: A Guide for Institutions, General Education, Departments, and Classrooms

by Barbara E. Walvoord

Step-by-step guidance for shaping better writers while keeping faculty workloads manageable

Effective communication is a critical skill for many academic disciplines and careers, and so colleges and universities...


The Concept of Academic Freedom

by Edmund L. Pincoffs

Most professors and administrators are aware that academic freedom is in danger of being brushed aside by a public that has little understanding of what is at stake. They may be only marginally aware that the...


Fundraising and Institutional Advancement: Theory, Practice, and New Paradigms

by Noah D. Drezner & Frances Huehls

In this timely textbook, authors Drezner and Huehls take the interdisciplinary, complex nature of the study of philanthropy and fundraising and apply it to the field of higher education. Covering issues of increasing...


New Scholarship in Critical Quantitative ResearchPart 1: Studying Institutions and People in Context: New Directions for Institutional Research, Numbe

by Frances K. Stage & Ryan S. Wells

This volume presents work focused on underrepresented persons in a variety of levels of higher education. Each scholar has used critical quantitative approaches to examine access and/or success in the higher...


Supporting Student Affairs Professionals: New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 166

by C. Casey Ozaki, Anne M. Hornak & Christina J. Lunceford

Student affairs and services play a critical role in student learning and success, as well as the level at which community colleges meet institutional outcomes. The evolution of student affairs as a field and...