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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...


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,...


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.


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...


In the Company of Scholars: The Struggle for the Soul of Higher Education

by Julius Getman

"I began this book to articulate my sense of disappointment and alienation from the status I had fought so hard to achieve." A remarkable admission from an alumnus of Harvard Law School who has held tenured...


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...


Black Greek-letter Organizations in the Twenty-First Century

by Gregory Parks

For much of the twentieth century, black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) united individuals dedicated to excellence, fostering kinship ties, and uplifting African Americans. Despite the profound influence...


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...


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...


Teaching Green - The High School Years: Hands-on Learning in Grades 9-12

by Tim Grant & Gail Littlejohn

A complete resource for "teaching green" in Grades 9 - 12


Inspired Drama Teaching: A Practical Guide for Teachers

by Keith West

Inspired Drama Teaching is packed full of practical ideas to inspire your students and colleagues. This book offers tips and ideas on everything a teacher of secondary drama needs to cover, including:

� Explorative...


Education, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

by Lala Demirdjian & Colin Brock

What is the relationship between education and those seeking asylum or refuge? What is the impact of education being marginalized during conflict situations? Drawing on international research in numerous countries,...


Think Again: A Philosophical Approach to Teaching

by John L. Taylor

Contemporary education is held captive by an obsession with assessment. The culture of 'teaching-to-the-test' and 'spoon-feeding' has distorted the purpose of teaching and destroyed the joy of free enquiry....


The Geography Teacher's Handbook

by Brin Best

Containing everything a new or improving geography teacher could wish to know, this book provides step-by-step guidance on creating outstanding learning opportunities that prepare students for life, as well...


100 Completely New Ideas for Managing Behaviour

by Johnnie Young

This pick-and-mix treasure trove of advice is brimming with tried-and-tested strategies for managing behaviour in the secondary classroom.

The book contains 100 completely new ideas including:

suggested scripts...


100 Ideas for Lesson Planning

by Anthony Haynes

Lesson planning and preparation is one of the most important aspects of teaching. It is also one of the hardest aspects to learn. Student teachers, for example, often find it difficult to gauge how to pitch...


Teaching English Using Ict: A Practical Guide for Secondary School Teachers

by Tom Rank, Trevor Millum & Chris Warren

Want to get boys excited about poetry? Try establishing a wiki-war on the use of form and structure. Or perhaps a podcast to develop close analysis of language. How about getting them blogging about their favourite...


The Still Divided Academy: How Competing Visions of Power, Politics, and Diversity Complicate the Mission of Higher Education

by Stanley Rothman

Drawing on data collected in a specially commissioned public opinion survey as well as other recent research on higher education, Rothman, Kelly-Woessner, and Woessner, create an incredibly readable presentation...


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...


Navigating the Doctoral Journey: A Handbook of Strategies for Success

by Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw & Lucinda S. Spaulding

This co-edited book provides doctoral candidates with a practical, cross-discipline handbook for successfully navigating the doctoral process – from initial program selection to the final dissertation defense...