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Perspectives on English in U.S. University Intensive English Programs (Paperback): Rosemary DePetro Orlando Perspectives on English in U.S. University Intensive English Programs (Paperback)
Rosemary DePetro Orlando
R440 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R75 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sustaining Action Research - A Practical Guide for Institutional Engagement (Paperback): Anne Burns, Emily Edwards, Neville... Sustaining Action Research - A Practical Guide for Institutional Engagement (Paperback)
Anne Burns, Emily Edwards, Neville John Ellis
R929 Discovery Miles 9 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is a practical guide for English language teachers and teacher educators seeking to carry out and promote teacher action research within their institutional context. Based on contemporary theory and a reflexive and social approach to teacher professional development and learning, it offers readers structured methodologies and concepts, wide-ranging hands-on activity sets, and focused suggestions for appropriate and sustainable ways to implement action research across an institution. Experts Anne Burns, Emily Edwards, and Neville John Ellis close the book by presenting ideas for conducting teacher research through reflective practice, exploratory practice, and action research.

Sustaining Action Research - A Practical Guide for Institutional Engagement (Hardcover): Anne Burns, Emily Edwards, Neville... Sustaining Action Research - A Practical Guide for Institutional Engagement (Hardcover)
Anne Burns, Emily Edwards, Neville John Ellis
R2,999 Discovery Miles 29 990 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is a practical guide for English language teachers and teacher educators seeking to carry out and promote teacher action research within their institutional context. Based on contemporary theory and a reflexive and social approach to teacher professional development and learning, it offers readers structured methodologies and concepts, wide-ranging hands-on activity sets, and focused suggestions for appropriate and sustainable ways to implement action research across an institution. Experts Anne Burns, Emily Edwards, and Neville John Ellis close the book by presenting ideas for conducting teacher research through reflective practice, exploratory practice, and action research.

Applying Anthropology to General Education - Reshaping Colleges and Universities for the 21st Century (Hardcover): Jennifer R... Applying Anthropology to General Education - Reshaping Colleges and Universities for the 21st Century (Hardcover)
Jennifer R Wies, Hillary J Haldane
R3,003 Discovery Miles 30 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume uses an anthropological approach to contemplate ways of reimagining general education for the 21st century and how we might truly transform the educational endeavor to be holistic, comprehensive, and aligned with the needs of people and the planet in the decades to come. The current higher education policy and practice landscape is one simultaneously marked by uncertainty and hope, and nowhere are these tensions more present than in discussions and actions around general education. The book includes analyses of general education concepts such as 'diversity,' case studies of general education from the US and broader curricula from around the world, opportunities for faculty development, unique general education student populations, assessment strategies, and philosophical/pedagogical challenges. It makes the case that far from receding from a central role in higher education, there is a need to strengthen general education curricula as key to the educational needs of students, for the skills and competencies they require in the workplace and for civic engagement.

Higher Education Policy in Developing and Western Nations - Contemporary and Emerging Trends in Local and Global Contexts... Higher Education Policy in Developing and Western Nations - Contemporary and Emerging Trends in Local and Global Contexts (Hardcover)
Beverly Lindsay
R3,000 Discovery Miles 30 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Recognizing that institutes of higher education function simultaneously in local and global contexts, this volume explores the applications of domestic and global policies in a range of industrialized nations in North America and Australia, and developing ones of Brazil, Indonesia, Myanmar, and in Southern Africa and the Caribbean The chapters focus on policies relating to global matters such as diversity, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) innovations, and development amid natural disasters and conflicts. In each case, authors consider how policies were envisioned, how they compare to the realities of implementation, and how far they have been successfully supported by the communities and translated into legislations and formal or informal programs. Based upon decades of research and executive positions by senior scholars and perspectives of emerging professionals, the volume concentrates on motifs that portray relationships among policies and comparative analysis that reveals the need for global collaborations. This important book will be of great interest to researchers, scholars, postgraduates, and government and philanthropic professionals in the fields of higher education, public and educational policy, comparative education, and international affairs.

Higher Education in Southeast Asia - Blurring Borders, Changing Balance (Hardcover): Anthony Welch Higher Education in Southeast Asia - Blurring Borders, Changing Balance (Hardcover)
Anthony Welch
R3,246 Discovery Miles 32 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is the first book to systematically chart and comparatively assess the trend towards private higher education in South East Asia. Caught between conflicting imperatives of spiralling demand, and limited resources, the balance between public and private higher education systems in South East, South, and East Asia has shifted markedly. The author's detailed case studies of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Viet Nam discuss and analyse significant policy issues and touch on key debates surrounding globalisation, including economic globalisation and structural adjustment, and the pressures of cultural globalisation, particularly the role of the English language. Debates surrounding the role of higher education in the 'knowledge economy', GATS and cross border trade in educational services are also treated, including the rise of offshore campuses in countries such as Malaysia and Viet Nam. What is argued is that we are witnessing not merely a changing balance between public and private sectors, but a blurring of borders between them, with public HEIs now often behaving more like private, for-profit institutions. The book charts and illustrates these trends, posing questions about their meaning, including issues of transparency, equity, and what the reforms might mean for traditional conceptions of public good in higher education.

Introduction to American Higher Education (Hardcover): Shaun R. Harper, Jerlando F. L. Jackson Introduction to American Higher Education (Hardcover)
Shaun R. Harper, Jerlando F. L. Jackson
R4,256 Discovery Miles 42 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Written primarily for students in higher education and student affairs graduate programs, Introduction to American Higher Education is a groundbreaking textbook that combines classic scholarship pertaining to colleges and universities with the most cutting-edge perspectives in the field. The book is divided into five sections and contains 25 essential readings on the following topics: Faculty Teaching, Learning and Curriculum College Students Organizations, Leadership and Governance Higher Education Policy Each section includes chapters on community colleges and four-year institutions, as well as a substantive overview written by an expert scholar in the field: Ann E. Austin, Clifton F. Conrad, Laura I. Rend n, Adrianna J. Kezar, and Edward P. St. John. This impressive volume ensures that faculty members will no longer have to compile their own collections of articles and chapters for use in introductory courses-Introduction to American Higher Education brings together the best scholarship in one comprehensive text.

The Ethnomethodologists (Routledge Revivals) (Hardcover): W.W. Sharrock, Bob Anderson The Ethnomethodologists (Routledge Revivals) (Hardcover)
W.W. Sharrock, Bob Anderson
R2,866 Discovery Miles 28 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Originally published in 1986, this work examines how key figures such as Garfinkel, Sacks and Cicourel have revolutionised thinking about how sociology's presuppositions about 'being social' are grounded. Yet until the appearance of this book there were no clear and authoritative introductions to the main thinkers in the field or their work. In assessing the critical reception of Ethnomethodology, Sharrock and Anderson argue persuasively that much is wide of the mark - as they say, the real argument has yet to begin.

Improving Research through User Engagement (Hardcover): Mark Rickinson, Judy Sebba, Anne Edwards Improving Research through User Engagement (Hardcover)
Mark Rickinson, Judy Sebba, Anne Edwards
R2,995 Discovery Miles 29 950 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

There are increasing calls for social science researchers to work more closely with research users. References to engaging users in and with research are now common in research funding requirements, national research strategies and large-scale research programmes. User engagement has therefore become part of the rhetoric of educational and social science research. But what is user engagement, how can it be achieved and what challenges and opportunities does it present for researchers and research users? The authors of this new book present an authoritative overview of recent theoretical debates, practical developments and empirical evidence on the role of user engagement in contemporary educational and social science research. The book focuses on the relationship between user engagement and research design, and emphasises how user engagement needs to be understood as an interplay between the different kinds of knowledge and expertise held by researchers and users. Drawing on evidence from studies involving different kinds of research users, there is detailed discussion of the dynamics and complexities of working with practitioners, service users and policy-makers. The authors make clear that user engagement has definite implications for the way in which research is designed, managed and commissioned, and the way in which researchers and research users are trained, supported and encouraged to interact. Written for the many professionals involved in funding, doing and using research within education and other social sciences, this book provides: conceptual guidance on different approaches and interpretations of user engagement examples and evidence of effective strategies for engaging practitioners, service users and policy-makers capacity building ideas and implications for researchers and research users specific suggestions as to how the conceptualization, management, scaling up and evidence base of user engagement could be improved. At the core of this forward-thinking text is a robust analysis of an important facet of modern social science research. The authors' evidence-based, evaluative approach provides a useful, detailed analysis of an area of social science research methodology which is increasingly valued and emphasised by research councils and mediators.

Improving Maths and English in Further Education: A Practical Guide (Paperback): Jonathan Kay Improving Maths and English in Further Education: A Practical Guide (Paperback)
Jonathan Kay
R687 Discovery Miles 6 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Improving Maths and English in Further Education provides a strategic, practical and easily applied toolkit for teachers and leaders as they work with students to gain core skills. The book highlights the unique challenges that are faced within the sector and the value of embedding college-wide literacy and numeracy for success, providing a range of strategies to resolve challenges. Structured to make sure that there is always an alternative approach, method or suggestion, the book allows the reader to choose the steps that suit their context best. Each chapter looks at the key priorities: *Identifies a range of potential solutions to a challenge faced in FE *Acknowledges potential implementation pitfalls and remedies *Suggests practical takeaways, key considerations and next steps Teachers and staff within further and Post-16 education will find this an essential resource for supporting students studying maths and English. "Teachers and leaders from curriculum areas across the sector will find scenarios and anecdotes that resonate in this book; timetabling, accountability, motivation... a must read." Catherine Sezen, Senior Policy Manager - FE "This is an interesting and engaging read from Jonny, who has produced a book that brings together contemporary educational literature, with a personal and honest take on leading and teaching English and Maths in FE." Steven Wallis, Executive Director Quality, NCG "This book caters for the many different voices, people and characters in FE - it does exactly what it says on the tin... It will give you all the tools for a great job with an evidence base to boot." Julia Smith, @tessmaths Jonathan Kay has managed and led English and maths departments in Further Education since 2017, as well as working as consultant for the Association of Colleges and Lead English Expert and examiner for a leading exam board. Jonathan has also previously worked as an English teacher, 2nd in Department and Head of English in a range of Secondary schools.

Teaching Change - How to Develop Independent Thinkers Using Relationships, Resilience, and Reflection (Hardcover): Jose Antonio... Teaching Change - How to Develop Independent Thinkers Using Relationships, Resilience, and Reflection (Hardcover)
Jose Antonio Bowen
R598 R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Save R31 (5%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This pathbreaking book for educators shows that focusing on relationships, resilience, and reflection can better prepare graduates for the future. Learning something new-particularly something that might change your mind-is much more difficult than most teachers think. Because people think with their emotions and are influenced by their communities and social groups, humans tend to ignore new information unless it fits their existing worldview. Thus facts alone, even if discussed in detail, typically fail to open minds and create change. In a world in need of graduates who can adapt to new information and situations, we need to renew our educational commitment to producing flexible and independent thinkers. In Teaching Change, Jose Antonio Bowen argues that education needs to be redesigned to take into account how human thinking, behaviors, bias, and change really work. Drawing on new research, Bowen explores how we can create better conditions for learning that focus less on teachers and content and more on students and process. He also examines student psychology, history, assumptions, anxiety, and bias and advocates for education to focus on a new 3Rs-relationships, resilience, and reflection. Finally, he suggests explicit learning designs to foster the ability to think for yourself. The case for a liberal (by which Bowen means liberating) education has never been stronger, but, he says, it needs to be redesigned to achieve the goal of creating lifelong learners and citizens capable of divergent and independent thinking. With an expansive and powerful argument, Teaching Change combines elegant and gripping explanations of recent and wide-ranging research from biology, economics, education, and neuroscience with hundreds of practical suggestions for individual teachers.

The Distance Learning Playbook for College and University Instruction - Teaching for Engagement and Impact in Any Setting... The Distance Learning Playbook for College and University Instruction - Teaching for Engagement and Impact in Any Setting (Paperback)
Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, John T. Almarode, John Hattie
R690 R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Save R55 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First, let's commend ourselves: how in the midst of a pandemic we faculty stepped up at record speed to teach in such a foreign learning environment. Try we did, adapt we did, and learn we did. But to be clear, and we already recognize this, this past spring was less about distance learning and more about crisis teaching. This time around we have the opportunity to be much more purposeful and intentional, and that's where The Distance Learning Playbook for College and University Instruction will prove absolutely indispensable. Much more than a collection of cool tools and apps, The Distance Learning Playbook for College and University Instruction mobilizes decades of Visible Learning (R) research to reveal those evidence-based strategies that work best in an online environment. Supplemented by video footage and opportunities to self-assess and reflect, the book addresses every dynamic that must be in place for students to learn, even at a distance: Faculty-student relationships from a distance Teacher credibility from a distance Teacher clarity from a distance Engaging tasks from a distance Planning learning experiences from a distance Feedback, assessment, and grading from a distance Keeping the focus on learning, from a distance or otherwise What does our post-COVID future hold? "We suspect," Fisher, Frey, Almarode, and Hattie write, "it will include increased amounts of distance learning. In the meantime, let's seize on what we have learned to improve post-secondary education in any format, whether face-to-face or from a distance." "We are all still active faculty members, committed to teaching, scholarship, and service. The unexpected transition to remote learning doesn't mean we no longer know how to teach. We can still impact the lives of our students and know that we made a difference. The Distance Learning Playbook for College and University Instruction will show you how." ~Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, John Almarode, and John Hattie

This Book is Not Required - An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Inge... This Book is Not Required - An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Inge Bell, Bernard McGrane, John Gunderson, Terri L. Anderson
R1,313 Discovery Miles 13 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The beloved guidebook for first-year students seeking a successful college experience is now available in a new edition "This book SHOULD be required. The authors] have created a lively, insightful, and tangible source that students can utilize in the classroom and in life. They want to read the book because it speaks to them, and it provides me with a classroom full of hungry, alert minds." - Melanie C. Klein, California State University, Northridge The Fourth Edition of the classic This Book is Not Required: A Success Manual for First-Year Students breaks new ground in participatory education, offering insight and inspiration to help undergraduates make the most of their college years. This edition continues to teach about the college experience as a whole looking at the personal, social, intellectual, and spiritual demands and opportunities while incorporating new material highly relevant to today's students. The material is presented in a personable and straightforward manner, maintaining Dr. Inge Bell's illuminating writing style throughout, and inviting students to take responsibility for, and make the most of, their educational experiences. New to This Edition Features two new chapters, "Technology (Chapter 3) and "Survival Skills" (Chapter 12), as well as new material on academic integrity, including the increased prevalence of cheating through the Internet. Key Features Offers real-life student vignettes that address current issues facing college students Encourages a participatory college education and personal reflection for students in many different disciplines Includes three bonus appendices: For Teachers and Students Using this Book; A Primer on Buddhist Sociology' Pioneered by Inge Bell; and Short Biographies of the Team Bell' Members This Book Is Not Required is a valuable guidebook for any student new to the college experience. It is also an excellent text for freshman orientation programs and for a number

Developing Cultural Capability in International Higher Education - A Narrative Inquiry (Hardcover): Sheila Trahar Developing Cultural Capability in International Higher Education - A Narrative Inquiry (Hardcover)
Sheila Trahar
R3,000 Discovery Miles 30 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

To function in the diverse world of the twenty-first century requires a crucial ability to navigate its international and interconnected environments effectively. Such a skill may be defined as cultural capability and developing it is at the forefront of this book, as it guides readers in considering their own experiences of learning and teaching in culturally varied contexts of higher education.

Using information that builds upon data gained from several years of practice, across a range of countries and institutions the author considers in detail four main themes:

  • Learning, teaching and assessment as a cultural product of higher education
  • Personal and professional interactions between staff and students
  • The political and personal dimensions of the internationalisation of higher education
  • Methodological and ethical considerations when conducting research across cultures

These themes provide for rich opportunities to learn from and about others, about our similarities and differences. In this way, Developing Cultural Capability celebrates a world that is multicultural and interdependent, encouraging operation beyond local and national perspectives.

Conducting cross-cultural research is not new, but this book shows how narrative inquiry may be a particularly rich ? and sensitive - approach in such research in higher education.

By writing as a practitioner researcher who has reflected, extensively and critically, on her own practice, the author here gathers together empirical research, case studies and personal reflections, beliefs and assumptions into an innovative account of cultural capability. Through these rich accounts, this book stimulates researchers or practitioners grappling with the cultural complexity of higher education today to reflect on their own practices, proposing some ways to create environments that are more inclusive.

Towards Fairer University Assessment - Recognizing the Concerns of Students (Hardcover): Nerilee Flint, Bruce Johnson Towards Fairer University Assessment - Recognizing the Concerns of Students (Hardcover)
Nerilee Flint, Bruce Johnson
R2,639 Discovery Miles 26 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

After all the hours of studying, reading and preparation, the nights spent revising and the writing and re-writing of assignments, 'success' for university students can often be represented with a single grade or digit, summing up a wide range of activities. The authors of this timely book ask how fair that assessment is. This book is about a long-ignored determinant of student satisfaction, concerning the perception of how fairly students are judged, marked, ranked and rewarded for demonstrating their capabilities at university. In the high stakes competitive field of higher education, students are increasingly positioned as customers whose views on their university experience are considered vitally important. Yet paradoxically, little research has been undertaken to find out more about how students decide whether they have been treated fairly and what they do about it. This book fills a major gap in our understanding of these issues, responding to four key questions: Why is the assessment of students' capabilities the core business of universities? What are the main sources of student frustration with assessment arrangements? What do students do when they think they have been treated unfairly? What can be done to promote fair assessment at university? In doing so, this book goes beyond the superficial consideration of university assessment as a 'necessary requirement' by unravelling the underlying issues that really count - what is considered fair assessment and what is not. Towards Fairer University Assessment will be of interest to higher education academics, administrators and managers, researchers in the areas of education policy and politics, as well as advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Online and Social Networking Communities - A Best Practice Guide for Educators (Hardcover): Karen Kear Online and Social Networking Communities - A Best Practice Guide for Educators (Hardcover)
Karen Kear
R3,002 Discovery Miles 30 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Online and Social Networking Communities is a professional guide written for educational practitioners and trainers who wish to use online communication tools effectively in their teaching. Focusing on the student experience of learning in online communities, it addresses 'web 2.0' and other 'social software' tools and considers the role these technologies play in supporting student learning and building learning communities. The guide offers: real-world case studies and quality research a must-have list of useful resources guidance on building and supporting online learning communities information on how collaborative learning assessment differs from assessment of individual learning coverage of wikis, forums, blogging and micro-blogging, instant messaging, YouTube, Facebook, Second Life, Twitter, Flicker, desktop audio, videoconferencing, and social networking sites. Online and Social Networking Communities helps educators and trainers develop a critical approach by exploring online teaching from both the student and educator's perspective.This practical guide provides the tools to become a confident and thoughtful online educator, able to create successful and enjoyable learning experiences for your students.

Sustainability, Green IT and Education Strategies in the Twenty-first Century (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Tomayess Issa, Pedro... Sustainability, Green IT and Education Strategies in the Twenty-first Century (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Tomayess Issa, Pedro Isaias, Theodora Issa
R4,947 Discovery Miles 49 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This work presents and discusses the latest approaches and strategies for implementing Sustainability and Green IT into higher education and business environments. Following the global financial crisis in 2007/2008, businesses began to struggle coping with the increased IT/IS cost and their environmental footprint. As a consequence, action by universities to incorporate sustainability and 'Green IT' as parts of their teaching and learning materials, acknowledging their importance for global and local businesses, is being increasingly implemented. The book addresses the cooperation and coordination between academics and practitioners needed in order to achieve the changes required to obtain sustainability. Intended for researchers, lecturers and post-graduate students, as well as professionals in the Information Society and ICT and education sectors, and policy makers.

Research Strategies - Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog (Paperback, 5th ed.): William Badke Research Strategies - Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog (Paperback, 5th ed.)
William Badke
R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Online resources have given us access to more knowledge than ever before. We're buried in data, and defining what is and what is not genuine information becomes more of a challenge all the time. In this fifth edition of Research Strategies, author William Badke helps you make sense of all of the available information, shows you how to navigate and discern it, and details how to use it to your advantage to become a better researcher. Badke focuses on informational research and provides a host of tips and advice not only for conducting research, but also for everything from finding a topic to writing an outline to documenting resources and polishing the final draft. Study guides, practice exercises, and assignments at the end of each chapter help reinforce each lesson. An experienced research instructor who has led thousands of students to become better researchers, Badke uses humor to help you gain a better understanding of today's complex, technological world. Research Strategies provides the skills and strategies to efficiently and effectively complete a research project from topic to finished product. It shows how research can be exciting and even fun.

Integrating STEM in Higher Education - Addressing Global Issues (Hardcover): Lindsey N. Conner Integrating STEM in Higher Education - Addressing Global Issues (Hardcover)
Lindsey N. Conner
R3,006 Discovery Miles 30 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This timely book addresses the increasing need for collaboration, innovation and solution-focussed skills by looking at examples of cutting-edge pedagogy that can inform future directions. Integrating STEM in Higher Education shows how applying digital innovations that can be generated through the implementation of deliberately designed STEM education can change the world for the better. References to over 45 higher education institutions from around the world are included, where integrated approaches are already occurring. A wide range of teaching strategies and assessment methods are discussed, promoting a transformative method in which students can generate new knowledge within coursework and simultaneously develop skills and attributes for their future careers, lives and the world's needs. This book is essential reading for STEM educators, administrators and academic leaders, as well as learning designers in higher education.

China Urban and Rural Public Education Service Equalization - Development and Application of Performance Measurement... China Urban and Rural Public Education Service Equalization - Development and Application of Performance Measurement (Hardcover)
Luo Zhe; Contributions by Diana Gao
R3,012 Discovery Miles 30 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Centering on issues of disparity and equality in basic public education services in China, this book proposes a performance measurement system that assesses and guides equality of basic public education in urban and rural areas. The author moves beyond traditional research approaches by drawing on methods of public management and mathematics. Pivoted on an improved balanced scorecard model, a complete set of indicators and measuring tools are constructed, whereby the process of education equality can be more effectively measured, managed, and steered. Grounded in empirical studies on public education in the country's Sichuan Province, the book advances suggestions on better policies and optimizing implementation for the purpose of attaining equitable public education services in urban and rural areas. Finally, the study envisages further research directions and possible applications of the performance appraisal model. The title will be of value to scholars and students of education studies, especially those interested in public education, educational equity, and Chinese public education services.

Engineering Problems for Undergraduate Students - Over 250 Worked Examples with Step-by-Step Guidance (Paperback): Xian Wen Ng Engineering Problems for Undergraduate Students - Over 250 Worked Examples with Step-by-Step Guidance (Paperback)
Xian Wen Ng
R1,809 Discovery Miles 18 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Guide to Surviving a Career in Academia - Navigating the Rites of Passage (Hardcover): Emily  Lenning, Sara Brightman, Susan... A Guide to Surviving a Career in Academia - Navigating the Rites of Passage (Hardcover)
Emily Lenning, Sara Brightman, Susan Caringella
R3,484 Discovery Miles 34 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Navigating an academic career is a complex process - to be successful requires mastering several 'rites of passage.' This comprehensive guide takes academics at all stages of their career through a journey, beginning at graduate school and ending with retirement. A Guide to Surviving a Career in Academia is written from a feminist perspective, and draws on the information offered in workshops conducted at national meetings like the American Society of Criminology and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Through the course of the book, an expert team of authors guide you through the obstacle course of finding effective mentors during graduate school, finding a job, negotiating a salary, teaching, collaborating with practitioners, successfully publishing, earning tenure and redressing denial and, finally, retirement. This collection is a must read for all academics, but especially women just beginning their careers, who face unique challenges when navigating through these age-old rites of passage.

Power and Protest at an American University - No Confidence, No Fear (Hardcover): Ellen Carnaghan, Kathryn E. Kuhn Power and Protest at an American University - No Confidence, No Fear (Hardcover)
Ellen Carnaghan, Kathryn E. Kuhn
R3,002 Discovery Miles 30 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book examines the successful no-confidence movement led by faculty at Saint Louis University in 2013 in an effort to unseat the university president, considering the reasons for success when similar movements often fail. Through a series of chapters written by faculty from many disciplines at the university, it uses a particular episode of faculty protest to shed light on wider issues concerning the circumstances in which faculty are likely to be motivated to protest, the institutional frameworks that make protest possible and the strategies that get results. As such, it will appeal to scholars of social movements with interests in protest and mobilization in the field of education.

Recognizing and Serving Low-Income Students in Higher Education - An Examination of Institutional Policies, Practices, and... Recognizing and Serving Low-Income Students in Higher Education - An Examination of Institutional Policies, Practices, and Culture (Hardcover)
Adrianna Kezar
R3,737 Discovery Miles 37 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Written for administrators, faculty, and staff in Higher Education who are working with low income and first-generation college students, Recognizing and Serving Low-Income Students in Higher Education uncovers organizational biases that prevent post-secondary institutions from adequately serving these students. This volume offers practical guidance for adopting new or revised policies and practices that have the potential to help these students thrive.

This contributed volume is based on empirical studies that specifically examine the policies and practices of postsecondary institutions in the United States, England, and Canada. The contributing authors argue that discussions of diversity will be enriched by a better understanding of how institutional policies and practices affect low-income students. Unlike most studies on this topic, this volume focuses on institutional rather than federal, state and public policy. Institutional policies and practices have been largely ignored and this volume lifts the veil on processes that have remained hidden.

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law - A History (Hardcover): Maria Isabel Medina Loyola University New Orleans College of Law - A History (Hardcover)
Maria Isabel Medina
R1,098 Discovery Miles 10 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Maria Isabel Medina's chronicle of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law examines the prominent Jesuit institution across its hundred-year history, from its founding in 1914 through the first decade of the twenty-first century. With a mission to make the legal profession attainable to Catholics, and other working-class persons, Loyola's law school endured the hardships of two world wars, the Great Depression, the tumult of the civil rights era, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to emerge as a leader in legal education in the state. Exploring the history of the college within a larger examination of the legal profession in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana, Medina provides details on Loyola's practical and egalitarian approach to education. As a result of the school's principled focus, Loyola was the first law school in the state to offer a law school clinic, develop a comprehensive program of legal-skills training, and to voluntarily integrate African Americans into the student body. The transformative milestones of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law parallel pivotal points in the history of the Crescent City, demonstrating how local culture and environment can contribute to the longevity of an academic institution and making Loyola University New Orleans College of Law a valuable contribution to the study of legal education.

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