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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...


Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty

by Alison Cook-Sather, Catherine Bovill & Peter Felten

A guide to developing productive student-faculty partnerships in higher education

Student-faculty partnerships is an innovation that is gaining traction on campuses across the country. There are few established...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


Dorothy Heathcote on Education and Drama: Essential Writings

by Cecily O'Neill

Dorothy Heathcote MBE was a unique educator whose practice had a vital influence on the international development of Drama in Education. For more than half a century she inspired generations of teachers and...


Multi-campus University Systems: Africa and the Kenyan Experience

by Ishmael I. Munene

In the face of increasing social demand and cutbacks in state budgetary support, universities in African countries are now turning towards a multicampus system strategy. As African governments have adopted neoliberal...


Talking Points for Shakespeare Plays: Discussion Activities for Hamlet, a Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Richard III

by Lyn Dawes

What do students think about Shakespeare? Classic, timeless and full of rich ideas; or difficult, impenetrable and completely uninteresting?

We want young people to develop a real interest in Shakespeare, based...


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.


Authentic Learning for the Digital Generation: Realising the potential of technology in the classroom

by Angela McFarlane

Why should we use technology to support learning?

Where does the responsibility lie to prepare young people to be active and successful cybercitizens?

Can we go on confiscating pupils' smartphones indefinitely?...


Wrioting in Social Spaces: A social processes approach to academic writing

by Rowena Murray

Writing in Social Spaces addresses the problem of making time and space for writing in academic life and work of the professionals and practitioners who do academic writing'. Even those who want to write, who...


Brilliant Ideas for Using ICT in the Secondary Classroom: A very practical guide for teachers and lecturers

by Matt Jarvis

Brilliant Ideas for Using ICT in the Classroom is a totally practical, hands-on guide to using ICT in and around the classroom for all secondary school teachers and lecturers in post-compulsory education. Assuming...


African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision

by Tamara Brown

The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting...