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by a Community of Inquiry, Matthew Rickard, D. Graham Burnett & Jessica Terekhov

An irreverent critical lexicon of academic life and culture

The university: The very name evokes knowledge, culture, and the magnificently universal ambition at the heart of this essential institution. Bastions...


Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

by Kristen J. Amundson

Kindergarten is no longer just a time when children play and sit in a circle. Today’s kindergarten students are exposed to a much more academic curriculum. So what should children know and be able to do so...


Irish vs. Yankees

by James W. Sanders

Boston entered the twentieth century as an Irish Catholic city, no longer the "Yankee" town of its Puritan past. The dominance of the Irish Catholic population, swelled by the "potato famine" masses, gave it...


It's Time to Complete Community College

by S. deBoef

Earning a college degree improves health and economic wellbeing. Thus, American taxpayers subsidize a majority of the cost of public colleges. At least half of all college students in the U.S. today attend two-year...


Fundamentalist U

by Adam Laats

Colleges, universities, and seminaries do more than just transfer knowledge to students. They sell themselves as "experiences" that transform young people in unique ways. The conservative evangelical Protestant...


How to Read a History Book

by Marshall T. Poe

A deconstruction of the modern history book as artifact, How to Read a History Book explains who writes history books, how the writers are trained, and why they write them. It also discusses genre, bias (political...


Student Voice

by Michael Lubelfeld, Nick Polyak & P. J. Caposey

Student Voice: From Invisible to Invaluable is about why and how today’s leaders need to connect with students for success. The premise of this book is that student voice is often invisible and that is possibly...


A Time to Stir

by Paul Cronin

For seven days in April 1968, students occupied five buildings on the campus of Columbia University to protest a planned gymnasium in a nearby Harlem park, links between the university and the Vietnam War, and...


Critical Service Learning Toolkit

by Annette Johnson, Cassandra McKay-Jackson & Giesela Grumbach

Critical Service Learning Toolkit offers a strengths-based, interdisciplinary approach to promoting social competence while enhancing emotional and academic skill development. Designed as a user-friendly guide...


In pursuit of politics

by Adrian O'Connor

This study offers a new interpretation of the debates over education and politics in the early years of the French Revolution. Following these debates from the 1760s to the Terror (179394) and putting well-known...


Great Objectives

by Robert D. Finch

Robert Bob Finch was educated at Imperial College, University of London, where he studied Physics and obtained his Ph.D. in 1963. While at college, he helped found a Humanist club called the Huxley Society,...


College communities abroad

by Liam Chambers & Thomas O'Connor

College communities in exile repositions early modern Catholic abroad colleges in their interconnected regional, national and transnational contexts. From the sixteenth century, Irish, English and Scots Catholics...


The Malaise of Academic Scholarship

by John J. HAMPTON

“When you are in a hole, stop digging.” The wisdom of Will Rogers, American humorist, seems to be forgotten with respect to scholarly research in the arts, social sciences, business, and education. Why do...


Fast and Curious

by Robert L. Hampel

This book examines four types of shortcuts in the history of American education—streamlined paths to vocational success, cultural sophistication, college credentials, and the efficient use of English. The...


Carpetbagging America’s Public Schools

by Curtis J. Cardine

Carpetbagging America's Public Schools probes the financial intrigue underlying the charter school industry. This book is a forensic accounting analysis of the financial effects of twenty years of charter schools...


Let's Talk Sex & STDs

by Katina Davis-Kennedy

There comes a time when every person has to learn about sex; typically, students learn within their middle school years about sex education. Unfortunately, by then they have been influenced by others with the...


Winds of War Third Edition

by Joe Fenison

Very clearly, the Church will be here until the seventh (last) trumpet, which sounds in Rev. 11:15, not 4:1. A lot happens before this trumpet sounds; it is a long trumpet process, commencing in Rev. 10, reported...


Public vs. Private

by Robert N. Gross

Americans today choose from a dizzying array of schools, loosely lumped into categories of "public" and "private." How did these distinctions emerge in the first place, and what do they tell us about the more...


Schooling Diaspora

by Karen M. Teoh

Education has long been a cornerstone of Chinese culture. Traditional Chinese norms have also held that the less education and exposure to influence from outside the home a girl had, the more likely she would...


Teaching Girls

by Peter Kuriloff, Shannon Andrus & Charlotte Jacobs

Women continue to be underrepresented in the high paying fields of science, math, and engineering. They receive only about 80% of the salary of men holding similar jobs in any field and still face glass ceilings...