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The Land-Grant Colleges and the Reshaping of American Higher Education

by Roger L. Geiger & Nathan M. Sorber

This work provides a critical reexamination of the origin and development of America’s land-grant colleges and universities. Geiger and Sorber divide the story of the land-grant movement into five parts....


Meaning-Centered Education: International Perspectives and Explorations in Higher Education

by Olga Kovbasyuk & Patrick Blessinger

Meaning-Centered Education explores the counter-tide for an alternative vision of education, where students and instructors engage in open meaning-making process and self-correcting, self-organizing educational...


The Worth of the University

by Richard C. Levin

Published on the occasion of Richard C. Levin’s retirement as president of Yale University, this captivating collection of speeches and essays from the past decade reflects both his varied intellectual passions...


Handbook for Learning Mentors in Primary and Secondary Schools

by Margaret Roberts & Dot Constable

Written with the needs of learning mentors in mind, this book outlines the school organization in which the mentor will find themselves and deals with the tasks and responsibilities they will have to consider...


Learning and Teaching: The Essential Guide for Higher Level Teaching Assistants

by Anne Watkinson

Learning and Teaching concentrates on the practical teaching skills that an HLTA needs to be able to use in the classroom. It offers guidance and support on fulfilling the standards and succeeding in the classroom...


2000 Tips for Lecturers

by Phil Race

Brings together a range of expert tips and guidance for all those lecturing and teaching in higher education. With ideas on all aspects of HE teaching, it covers a range of issues that can crop up in daily...


The English Higher Grade Schools: A Lost Opportunity

by Meriel Vlaeminke

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia

by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann & Carmen G. González

Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies,...


Multilingual Higher Education: Beyond English Medium Orientations

by Christa van der Walt

The general perception that a good command of English is enough to gain access and to be successful in higher education hides the complexity of learning and teaching in multilingual environments, and this book...


Light without Fire: The Making of America's First Muslim College

by Scott Korb

The story of America’s first Muslim institution of higher education, Zaytuna College

 

In the fall of 2010, anti-Muslim furor in the United States reached a breaking point, capping a decade in which such...


Reframing Retention Strategy for Institutional Improvement

by David H. Kalsbeek

Take an in-depth look at the difficulty in gaining traction at the institutional level in improving student retention and degree completion rates—especially at larger four year institutions where size, complexity,...


College Is Not for Everyone

by Louis Rosen

Author Louis Rosen contends that an emphasis among educational policymakers to stress college for all students is neglecting the hopes and aspirations of millions of young people currently in school who either...


The War against Excellence: The Rising Tide of Mediocrity in America's Middle Schools

by Cheri Pierson Yecke & Bill Bennett

The War against Excellence provides a chronology of the middle school movement, including its shift away from academics, and proposes solutions to this rising tide of mediocrity.


College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be (New in Paperback)

by Andrew Delbanco

As the commercialization of American higher education accelerates, more and more students are coming to college with the narrow aim of obtaining a preprofessional credential. The traditional four-year college...


Acts of Knowing: Critical Pedagogy in, Against and Beyond the University

by Stephen Cowden

This provocative book's starting point is a deep and profound concern about the commodification of knowledge within the contemporary university.

Acts of Knowing aims to provide readers with a means of understanding...


Unlock the Genius Within: Neurobiological Trauma, Teaching, and Transformative Learning

by MD, PhD, Daniel S. Janik

Here, Dr. Janik abandons trying to fix what's wrong with education and teaching, and instead, argues replacing it with non-traumatic, curiosity-based, discovery-driven, mentor-assisted, transformational learning....


Implementing Transfer Associate Degrees: Perspectives from the States: New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 160

by Carrie B. Kisker & Richard L. Wagoner

In recent years, a convergence of several forces—increased legislative involvement in higher education, governmental and philanthropic pressure to increase postsecondary degree and certificate production,...


Social Studies and Diversity Education: What We Do and Why We Do It

by Elizabeth E. Heilman, Ramona Fruja & Matthew Missias

The preparation of social studies teachers is crucial not only to the project of good education, but, even more broadly, to the cultivation of a healthy democracy and the growth of a nation's citizens. This...


A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue

by Purdue Reamer Club

A University of Tradition is a fascinating compilation of history, customs, pictures, and facts about Purdue University from its founding in 1869 to the present day. Covering all aspects of Purdue, from the...


The Secret Daydream for College Students: The Guide for Surviving Conflict

by Charisse J Rudolph

The Secret Daydream for College Students (The Guide for Surviving Conflict) is a book that teaches college age students how to live their daydreams and get through the obstacles that can sometimes get in the...