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Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education Institutions - The Need to Change (Hardcover): Stephen G. Anthony, Jiju Antony Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education Institutions - The Need to Change (Hardcover)
Stephen G. Anthony, Jiju Antony
R1,041 Discovery Miles 10 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education Institutions: The Need to Change is a research-led study designed for leaders and change agents within Higher Educational institutions. Stephen G. Anthony and Jiju Antony present the development and testing of a Lean Six Sigma Maturity Model (LSS) which can be used to assess the current level of LSS maturity of any university setting. Lessons presented will help universities to develop necessary action plans and strategic objectives to successfully build maturity in LSS. Chapters examine the current state of Operational Excellence (OPEX) methodologies in the Higher Education sector, Frameworks and Maturity Models for delivering change, and the study concludes by presenting nine areas need to be considered by the academic leaders and change on their agenda in any HE Institutions to guarantee LSS success.

Becoming a Practitioner in the Early Years (Paperback): Rose Envy, Rebecca Walters Becoming a Practitioner in the Early Years (Paperback)
Rose Envy, Rebecca Walters
R594 Discovery Miles 5 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is an accessible text for students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years and Early Childhood. It examines both the theory behind early years practice, and the practical skills and knowledge needed for effective practice. Covering themes such as child-centered practice, reflective practice, inclusive environments and safe practice, it introduces you to the wide scope of practice in the early years. Practical examples, case studies and theory focus features are included in all chapters to make links between theory and practice. This is an accessible and comprehensive text enables you to develop the skills and knowledge to approach practice in the early years. About the Early Childhood Studies Series This series has been designed to support students of Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines in popular modules of their course. Each text takes a focused look at a specific topic and approaches it in an accessible and user-friendly way. Features have been developed to help readers engage with the text and understand subject from a number of different viewpoints. Activities pose questions to prompt thought and discussion and 'Theory Focus' boxes examine essential theory close-up for better understanding. This series is also applicable to EYPS candidates on all pathways. Other titles in the series include Early Childhood Studies, Childhood in Society for the Early Years, Child Development for Early Years Students and Practitioners and Exploring Play for Early Childhood Studies. Rose Envy is Senior Lecturer in Education at Teesside University. She is program leader for the BA (Hons) Children & Early Childhood Degree and acts as Examination and Assessment Officer for the Education Department within the School of Social Sciences and Law. Rebecca Walters is a tutor fo the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies at Teesside University. She also teaches on Teesside's Early Years (Sector Endorsed) foundation degree, hosted in Durham and Thirsk, and delivers the Early Years Professional Status.

Improving Student Learning at Scale - A How-To Guide for Higher Education (Paperback): Keston H. Fulcher, Caroline Prendergast Improving Student Learning at Scale - A How-To Guide for Higher Education (Paperback)
Keston H. Fulcher, Caroline Prendergast; Foreword by Stephen P. Hundley; Afterword by Jankowski, Natasha A.
R884 Discovery Miles 8 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is a step-by-step guide for improving student learning in higher education. The authors argue that a fundamental obstacle to improvement is that higher educators, administrators, and assessment professionals do not know how to improve student learning at scale. By this they mean improvement efforts that span an entire program, affecting all affiliated students. The authors found that faculty and administrators particularly struggle to conceptualize and implement multi-section, multi-course improvement efforts. It is unsurprising that ambitious, wide-reaching improvement efforts like these would pose difficulty in their organization and implementation. This is precisely the problem the authors address. The book provides practical strategies for learning improvement, enabling faculty to collaborate, and integrating leadership, social dynamics, curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and faculty development. In Chapter 2, the authors tell a program-level improvement story from the perspective of a faculty member. Chapter 3 inverts Chapter 2. Beginning from the re-assess stage, the authors work their way back to the individual faculty member first pondering whether she can do something to impact students' skills. They peel back each layer of the process and imagine how learning improvement efforts might be thwarted at each stage. Chapters 4 through 9 dig deeper into the learning improvement steps introduced in Chapters 2 and 3. Each chapter provides strategies to help higher educators climb each step successfully. Chapter 10 paints a picture of what higher education could look like in 2041 if learning improvement were embraced. And, finally, Chapter 11 describes what you can do to support the movement.

Promoting Equity and Justice Through Pedagogical Partnership (Paperback): Alise de Bie, Elizabeth Marquis, Alison Cook-Sather,... Promoting Equity and Justice Through Pedagogical Partnership (Paperback)
Alise de Bie, Elizabeth Marquis, Alison Cook-Sather, Leslie Luqueno; Foreword by Alexis Giron
R881 Discovery Miles 8 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Faculty and staff in higher education are looking for ways to address the deep inequity and systemic racism that pervade our colleges and universities. Pedagogical partnership can be a powerful tool to enhance equity, inclusion, and justice in our classrooms and curricula. These partnerships create opportunities for students from underrepresented and equity-seeking groups to collaborate with faculty and staff to revise and reinvent pedagogies, assessments, and course designs, positioning equity and justice as core educational aims. When students have a seat at the table, previously unheard voices are amplified, and diversity and difference introduce essential perspectives that are too often overlooked.In particular, the book contributes to the literature on pedagogical partnership and equity in education by integrating theory, synthesizing research, and providing concrete examples of the ways partnership can contribute to more equitable educational systems. At the same time, the authors acknowledge that partnership can only realize its full potential to redress harms and promote equity and justice when thoughtfully enacted. This book is a resource that will inspire and challenge a wide variety of higher education faculty and staff and contribute to advancing both practice and research on the potential of student-faculty pedagogical partnerships. Presenting a conceptual framework for understanding the various epistemological, affective, and ontological harms that face students from equity-seeking groups inpost secondary education, Promoting Equity and Justice Through Pedagogical Partnership applies this conceptual framework to current literature in partnerships, highlighting the promise of partnership as the way to redress these harms. The authors ground both the conceptual framework and the literature review by offering two case studies of pedagogical partnership in practice. They then explore the complexities raised by their framework, including the conditions under which partnerships themselves may risk reproducing epistemic, affective, or ontological harms. Applying the framework in this way allows them to propose strategies that make it more likely for these mediations to be successful. Finally, the authors focus on the future of pedagogical partnership and share their perspectives on new directions for inquiry and practice. After summarizing the overarching themes developed throughout the book, the authors leave the reader with a set of questions and recommendations for further inquiry and discussion.

Ground Crew - The Fight to End Segregation at Georgia State (Hardcover): Maurice C Daniels Ground Crew - The Fight to End Segregation at Georgia State (Hardcover)
Maurice C Daniels
R2,579 R1,912 Discovery Miles 19 120 Save R667 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Hunt v. Arnold decision of 1959 against the state of Georgia marked a watershed moment in the fight against segregation in higher education. Though the Supreme Court declared school segregation illegal in its 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, Georgia was among many southern states that refused to abide by the Court's ruling. In 1956, the Georgia State College of Business (now Georgia State University) denied admission to nine black applicants. Three of those applicants-lead plaintiff Barbara Pace Hunt, Iris Mae Welch, and Myra Elliott Dinsmore-coordinated with the NAACP and local activists to win a groundbreaking lawsuit against the state of Georgia and its Board of Regents. Hunt v. Arnold became the NAACP's first federal court victory against segregated education in Georgia, establishing key legal precedents for subsequent litigation against racial discrimination in education. With Ground Crew, Maurice Daniels provides an intimate and detailed account that chronicles a compelling story. Following their litigation against the all-white institution, Hunt, Welch, and Dinsmore confronted hardened resistance and attacks from white supremacists, including inflammatory statements by high-profile political leaders and personal threats from the Ku Klux Klan. Using archival sources, court records, collections of personal papers, news coverage, and oral histories of that era, Daniels explores in depth the plaintiffs' courageous fight to end segregation at Georgia State. In lucid prose, Daniels sheds light on the vital role of community-based activists, local attorneys, and the NAACP in this forgotten but critical piece of the struggle to end segregation.

Examining Multiple Intelligences and Digital Technologies for Enhanced Learning Opportunities (Hardcover): Robert Z. Zheng Examining Multiple Intelligences and Digital Technologies for Enhanced Learning Opportunities (Hardcover)
Robert Z. Zheng
R4,248 Discovery Miles 42 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Multiple intelligences (MI) as a cognitive psychology theory has significantly influenced learning and teaching. Research has demonstrated a strong association between individual intelligences and their cognitive processes and behaviors. However, it remains unknown how each of or a combination of these intelligences can be effectively optimized through instructional intervention, particularly through the use of emerging learning technology. On the other hand, while efforts have been made to unveil the relationship between information and communication technology (ICT) and individual learner performance, there is a lack of knowledge in how MI theory may guide the use of ICTs to enhance learning opportunities for students. Examining Multiple Intelligences and Digital Technologies for Enhanced Learning Opportunities is an essential reference book that generates new knowledge about how ICTs can be utilized to promote MI in various formal and informal learning settings. Featuring a range of topics such as augmented reality, learning analytics, and mobile learning, this book is ideal for teachers, instructional designers, curriculum developers, ICT specialists, educational professionals, administrators, instructors, academicians, and researchers.

Confronting Academic Mobbing in Higher Education - Personal Accounts and Administrative Action (Hardcover): Caroline M. Crawford Confronting Academic Mobbing in Higher Education - Personal Accounts and Administrative Action (Hardcover)
Caroline M. Crawford
R4,233 Discovery Miles 42 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Academic mobbing, a bullying behavior that targets a specific faculty member, is growing in higher education. It is a dangerous phenomenon that often attacks competent researchers and scholars who are ethical, outspoken in support of others, and normally reflect professional achievement that is coveted, resented, and perceived as intimidating by lesser faculty and administrators. Therefore, it is important to understand how academic mobbing begins, expands amongst faculty and administrators, is actually supported by faculty and administrators by either proactive efforts or actively ignoring, and results in a weakening of the higher education institution due to the reputation being detrimentally, and many times irreparably, impacted. Confronting Academic Mobbing in Higher Education: Personal Accounts and Administrative Action is an essential research publication that provides comprehensive research on the development of academic mobbing as a prevalent form of bullying within higher education and seeks to explore solutions and provide support for professionals currently dealing with this phenomenon. Highlighting a range of topics such as ethics, faculty outcomes, and narcissism, this book is ideal for higher education faculty, deans, department chairs, provosts, chancellors, university presidents, rectors, administrators, academicians, researchers, human resources faculty, policymakers, and academic leaders.

Managing and Designing Online Courses in Ubiquitous Learning Environments (Hardcover): Gurhan Durak, Serkan Cankaya Managing and Designing Online Courses in Ubiquitous Learning Environments (Hardcover)
Gurhan Durak, Serkan Cankaya
R4,028 Discovery Miles 40 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The use of technology has a profound influence in educational settings and has experienced significant paradigm shifts with the advents of e-learning and m-learning. As an expected consequence of the evolution of e-learning and m-learning and improvements in the capability of online networked technologies, educators from the fields of distance education and open and distance learning benefit from ubiquitous learning technologies and environments. With the rising import of flexibility and personalization of online learning programs, this new learning format is needed to accommodate shifting student needs. Managing and Designing Online Courses in Ubiquitous Learning Environments is a critical scholarly resource that provides empirical and theoretical research focused on the effective construction and management of advanced online educational environments. Highlighting a variety of topics such as heutagogy, technology integration, and educational resources, this book is essential for educators, curriculum developers, higher education staff, practitioners, academicians, instructional designers, administrators, policymakers, and researchers.

The Award in Education and Training (Paperback, Revised edition): Ann Gravells The Award in Education and Training (Paperback, Revised edition)
Ann Gravells
R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Award in Education and Training is the threshold qualification for anyone wanting to teach in a wide range of contexts including the further education and skills sector, workplace learning, offender learning and adult and community settings. This user-friendly text is your guide to all the units of the Award and is a key text for the course. Structured around the teaching, learning and assessment cycle, it includes full coverage of all units as well as information relevant to the Learning and Development units. Examples, activities and checklists help link theory to practice. The text is written for all learners and all awarding organisations. This revised edition is updated for the new qualification requirements and the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers. * A key text for the new Award in Education and Training. * Contents specifically follow the teaching, learning and assessment cycle, and match the qualification requirements. * Readable, relevant and easy to understand. * Provides valuable support for prospective teachers and trainers with little or no previous experience. * An excellent foundation for those considering or progressing to further teaching qualifications.

Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Hardcover): Lucretia Octavia Tripp, Rhonda M. Collier Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Hardcover)
Lucretia Octavia Tripp, Rhonda M. Collier
R4,235 Discovery Miles 42 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As diversity continues to increase in classrooms, teachers need to be culturally aware and sensitive in order to ensure student success. It is important to understand what best practices are available to support this ever-increasing awareness of learning to respect those who are different and to understand how this is key to orchestrating a series of social interactions and social contexts. Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is an essential scholarly reference source that provides comprehensive research on culturally responsive teaching and the impact of culture on teaching and contextualizes issues related to cultural diversity and inequity in education. Featuring a broad range of topics such as gender bias, STEM, and social media, the goal of the book is to build transformative educators and administrators equipped to prepare 21st century global citizens. It is ideal for faculty, teachers, administrators, principals, curriculum developers, course designers, professionals, researchers, and students seeking to improve teaching methodologies and faculty development.

Exemplars of Assessment in Higher Education - Diverse Approaches to Addressing Accreditation Standards (Paperback): Jane Marie... Exemplars of Assessment in Higher Education - Diverse Approaches to Addressing Accreditation Standards (Paperback)
Jane Marie Souza, Tara Rose
R1,001 Discovery Miles 10 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

While assessment may feel to constituents like an activity of accountability simply for accreditors, it is most appropriate to approach assessment as an activity of accountability for students. Assessment results that improve institutional effectiveness, heighten student learning, and better align resources serve to make institutions stronger for the benefit of their students, and those results also serve the institution or program well during the holistic evaluation required through accreditation." - from the foreword by Heather Perfetti, President of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Colleges and universities struggle to understand precisely what is being asked for by accreditors, and this book answers that question by sharing examples of success reported by schools specifically recommended by accreditors. This compendium gathers examples of assessment practice in twenty-four higher education institutions: twenty-three in U.S. and one in Australia. All institutions represented in this book were suggested by their accreditor as having an effective assessment approach in one or more of the following assessment focused areas: assessment in the disciplines, co-curricular, course/program/institutional assessment, equity and inclusion, general education, online learning, program review, scholarship of teaching and learning, student learning, or technology. These examples recommended by accrediting agencies makes this a unique contribution to the assessment literature. The book is organized in four parts. Part One is focused on student learning and assessment and includes ten chapters. The primary focus for Part Two is student learning assessment from a disciplinary perspective and includes four chapters. Part Three has a faculty engagement and assessment focus, and Part Four includes four chapters on institutional effectiveness and assessment, with a focus on strategic planning. This book is a publication of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), an organization of practitioners interested in using effective assessment practice to document and improve student learning.

From Thought to Action - Developing a Social Justice Orientation (Paperback): Amy Aldridge Sanford From Thought to Action - Developing a Social Justice Orientation (Paperback)
Amy Aldridge Sanford
R937 Discovery Miles 9 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From Thought to Action: Developing a Social Justice Orientation empowers readers to successfully navigate their individual social justice journeys and channel their increased consciousness into activism. The book provides robust historic, cultural, and social context for social justice work, assists readers in managing the discomfort that often accompanies raised consciousness, and offers step-by-step instructions for initiating social justice campaigns and projects. The text examines the history of liberal activism in the United States, various types of activism, significant social movements, the art of dialoguing through disagreement, the importance of leadership, and the risks and rewards associated with activism. Readers learn about the challenges and successes of activists past and present, and are encouraged to recognize the struggles and achievements that define their own journeys. An extensive list of causes is provided, along with strategies for getting involved, empowering readers to identify causes that are important to them and to take action. A powerful and innovative resource for those inspired to make a difference, From Thought to Action is ideal for freshman seminars, service learning and community engagement programs, and a variety of courses within the social and behavioral sciences, including capstone experiences.

IT Issues in Higher Education - Emerging Research and Opportunities (Hardcover): Lazarus Ndiku Makewa, Baraka Manjale Ngussa IT Issues in Higher Education - Emerging Research and Opportunities (Hardcover)
Lazarus Ndiku Makewa, Baraka Manjale Ngussa
R3,579 Discovery Miles 35 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Effective use of technology in areas that include admissions, record keeping, billing, compliance, athletic administration, and more hold untold potential to transform higher education by introducing significant efficiencies and dramatic cost reductions in serving students. How the institution organizes itself will to a large extent depend on how the IT systems are established and maintained. The design, development, management, utilization, and evaluation of these IT systems will be necessary for the university to operate successfully. IT Issues in Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the integration and management of information technology in higher education with a focus on issues of security, data management, student access to information, and staff competency. This publication explores present-day educational environments as well as educators' methods of applying technology to student success and highlights topics that include personal devices and institutional culture. It is ideally designed for academic professionals, lecturers, students, professors, IT experts, instructional designers, curriculum developers, administrators, higher education faculty, researchers, and policymakers.

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Jane D. Hill, Kirsten B Miller Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Jane D. Hill, Kirsten B Miller
R624 R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Save R107 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Language has always been the medium of instruction, but what happens when it becomes a barrier to learning? In this book, Jane Hill and Kirsten Miller take the reenergized strategies from the second edition of Classroom Instruction That Works and apply them to students in the process of acquiring English. New features in this edition include: The Thinking Language Matrix, which aligns Bloom's taxonomy with the stages of language acquisition and allows students at all levels to engage in meaningful learning. The Academic Language Framework, an easy-to-use tool for incorporating language-development objectives into content instruction. Suggestions for helping students develop oral language that leads to improved writing. Tips for Teaching that emphasize key points and facilitate instructional planning. Whether your students are learning English as a second language or are native English speakers who need help with their language development, this practical, research-based book provides the guidance necessary to ensure better results for all.

The Story of Civilization - Volume II - The Medieval World Activity Book (Paperback): Phillip Campbell The Story of Civilization - Volume II - The Medieval World Activity Book (Paperback)
Phillip Campbell
R344 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R49 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Preparing Globally Competent Professionals and Leaders for Innovation and Sustainability (Hardcover): Linyuan Guo-Brennan,... Preparing Globally Competent Professionals and Leaders for Innovation and Sustainability (Hardcover)
Linyuan Guo-Brennan, Michael J. Guo-Brennan
R5,334 R4,221 Discovery Miles 42 210 Save R1,113 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The book is centered on international higher education's role for the global common good. The purpose of this book is to critically examine the need for globally competent citizens, professionals, and leaders in the 21st century and higher education's role in the global common good for a sustainable world. The book presents an evidence-based interdisciplinary framework and promising strategies to allow all learners to develop global citizenship and global leadership while addressing the need to prepare human capital for the global knowledge economy and digital transformation in the 21st century. Cross-sector case studies are shared to demonstrate global leadership in action.

A Force for Change - The Class of 1950 (Paperback): John Norberg A Force for Change - The Class of 1950 (Paperback)
John Norberg
R476 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R64 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Some of them were grown men going to college on the new G.I. Bill, and some were boys -- eighteen years old, straight out of high school. There were also young women coming to campus, rich in the traditions of their mothers and grandmothers. These women didn't know it, but the seeds of the modern women's movement had been planted during the war and in their generation. There were African-Americans who came to campus and found segregation and racial stereotypes, even after some of them had fought a war for freedom. This mixture of students blended together on the college campuses of America in the late 1940s and exploded into the world in 1950. Journalist John Norberg's illuminating oral history allows members of Purdue University's Class of 1950 to tell their stories in their own words. ""(This is) a narrative that will hold special interest for those with Purdue or West Lafayette ties, but its scope is broad enough to interest a wider population"".

The Case for Christ Devotions for Kids - 365 Days with Jesus (Hardcover): Lee Strobel The Case for Christ Devotions for Kids - 365 Days with Jesus (Hardcover)
Lee Strobel
R372 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R111 (30%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Supervision Modules to Support Educators in Collaborative Teaching (Paperback): Kathryn L Lubniewski, Debbie F. Cosgrove,... Supervision Modules to Support Educators in Collaborative Teaching (Paperback)
Kathryn L Lubniewski, Debbie F. Cosgrove, Theresa Y. Robinson
R1,171 Discovery Miles 11 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The classroom teacher in the 21st century is no longer a solo practitioner. What can school leaders use to facilitate on-going, job-embedded, intentionally focused professional development that is unique to the collective needs of teacher pairs and teams as they work together? What can teacher preparation supervisors provide to support teacher candidates and cooperating teachers as they plan, teach, and assess student learning in a co-teaching context? Supervision Modules to Support Educators in Collaborative Teaching is a research-based supervisory handbook designed to promote on-going teacher reflection and development in collaborative teaching contexts. It is a tool for school leaders and teacher preparation supervisors to use for in-service and pre-service teacher development at all grade levels PK-12. The handbook's many resources provide practical guidance for meaningful teacher development that is field-based, relevant to daily teacher work, and artfully presented to build collaboration among teachers as they reflect and learn together. Unique to this approach is that school leaders and supervisors learn alongside teachers and teacher candidates as relevant topics are explored. The handbook contains a collection of eighteen interactive, activity-based modules that focus on topical content knowledge and productive teaching practices. Embedded in the modules are pair and team activities that address problem-solving, dimensions of collaborative teaching, communication and collaboration skill development, understanding of diversity, cultural responsiveness, and shared understanding of evidence-based practices. This resource is easy to use. Once school leaders and supervisors select a module topic to address the needs of a particular pair or team, they are supported with foundational knowledge of the most current research on the topic, discussion questions about the topic, suggestions of productive practices, questions to deepen personal and group understanding, reflective professional growth activities, critical analysis of teaching scenarios, and monitoring, follow-up, and goal setting strategies. Modules can be used in any order and include reproducible materials for pairs and teams to use as they collaborate and grow professionally.

University Matters for Your Success (Paperback): Margaret J. Ball, Peter E. Pruim University Matters for Your Success (Paperback)
Margaret J. Ball, Peter E. Pruim
R1,197 Discovery Miles 11 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Featuring engaging and enlightening readings written by professors in philosophy, psychology, sociology, education, English, communication, and library science, University Matters for Your Success helps students excel in academic life and prepare for a successful future. The anthology offers valuable insight and perspective on a wide range of topics that are critical to students embarking upon their college careers. Opening readings focus on making connections, discovering a sense of belonging, and participating in a first year experience course. Besides college study skills, additional readings provide students with tools and evidence-based best practices for overcoming procrastination, mastering time management, creating moments of opportunity, and conquering anxiety. Students thoughtfully consider why they are attending university, how to cultivate lifelong learning skills, and how to effectively choose a major and plan for a career. Articles on developing media literacy, the importance of diversity, the service learning experience, and conducting research equip readers with invaluable perspective and skills. Designed to help students understand the benefits, opportunities, and full purpose of higher education, University Matters for Your Success is well suited for freshman orientation or college success programs.

Exemplars of Assessment in Higher Education - Diverse Approaches to Addressing Accreditation Standards (Hardcover): Jane Marie... Exemplars of Assessment in Higher Education - Diverse Approaches to Addressing Accreditation Standards (Hardcover)
Jane Marie Souza, Tara Rose
R3,183 Discovery Miles 31 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

While assessment may feel to constituents like an activity of accountability simply for accreditors, it is most appropriate to approach assessment as an activity of accountability for students. Assessment results that improve institutional effectiveness, heighten student learning, and better align resources serve to make institutions stronger for the benefit of their students, and those results also serve the institution or program well during the holistic evaluation required through accreditation." - from the foreword by Heather Perfetti, President of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Colleges and universities struggle to understand precisely what is being asked for by accreditors, and this book answers that question by sharing examples of success reported by schools specifically recommended by accreditors. This compendium gathers examples of assessment practice in twenty-four higher education institutions: twenty-three in U.S. and one in Australia. All institutions represented in this book were suggested by their accreditor as having an effective assessment approach in one or more of the following assessment focused areas: assessment in the disciplines, co-curricular, course/program/institutional assessment, equity and inclusion, general education, online learning, program review, scholarship of teaching and learning, student learning, or technology. These examples recommended by accrediting agencies makes this a unique contribution to the assessment literature. The book is organized in four parts. Part One is focused on student learning and assessment and includes ten chapters. The primary focus for Part Two is student learning assessment from a disciplinary perspective and includes four chapters. Part Three has a faculty engagement and assessment focus, and Part Four includes four chapters on institutional effectiveness and assessment, with a focus on strategic planning. This book is a publication of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), an organization of practitioners interested in using effective assessment practice to document and improve student learning.

The College Affordability Crisis (Hardcover): Laurie Collier Hillstrom The College Affordability Crisis (Hardcover)
Laurie Collier Hillstrom
R1,009 Discovery Miles 10 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume provides a comprehensive and evenhanded overview of the escalating college affordability crisis in the United States. It explains how higher education became so expensive and explores the implications of high college loan debt for students and American society. The 21st Century Turning Point series is a one-stop resource for understanding the people and events changing America today. Each volume provides readers with a clear, authoritative, and unbiased understanding of a single issue or event that is driving national debate about our country's leaders, institutions, values, and priorities. This particular volume is devoted to the issue of the rising cost of higher education in the United States. The expense of pursuing a college degree has become so high for so many students, in fact, that the country is experiencing what many educators, economists, parents, and students describe as a college affordability crisis. This work provides an accessible, accurate account of the factors driving this trend, including dramatic reductions in higher education spending by states; for-profit colleges; predatory, unscrupulous, and lightly regulated student loan service companies; and spiraling spending by colleges and universities competing to attract students. Entries devoted to specific events and milestones related to the student loan crisis Biographical profiles of important lawmakers, public officials, and reformers Essays that explore the lasting impact of the college affordability crisis on students, families, institutions of higher education, and American society as a whole Annotated bibliography of sources for further study

Engaging Teacher Candidates and Language Learners With Authentic Practice (Hardcover): Chesla Ann Lenkaitis, Shannon M Hilliker Engaging Teacher Candidates and Language Learners With Authentic Practice (Hardcover)
Chesla Ann Lenkaitis, Shannon M Hilliker
R4,251 Discovery Miles 42 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Teacher candidates need authentic practice with language learners so that they can test and hone their skills based on the concepts learned in their teacher education programs with real students. These candidates need practice before and beyond student teaching and fieldwork. If they are given the chance to practice during as many teacher education courses as possible and have access to language learners throughout their programs, they can focus on applying the specific content of each class they take in a real-world context with real students. Engaging Teacher Candidates and Language Learners With Authentic Practice highlights strategies teacher educators can use to give their teacher candidates authentic practice attached to coursework. By focusing on ways that authentic practice has been integrated into teacher preparation programs and studies that have been realized, this publication will provide practical ways for others to provide this authentic practice, which is much needed in teacher preparation programs. This book highlights topics such as pedagogy, student engagement, and intercultural competence and is ideal for educators, administrators, researchers, and students.

The Formation of Intellectual Capital and Its Ability to Transform Higher Education Institutions and the Knowledge Society... The Formation of Intellectual Capital and Its Ability to Transform Higher Education Institutions and the Knowledge Society (Hardcover)
Edgar Oliver Cardoso Espinosa
R4,231 Discovery Miles 42 310 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The knowledge society arises from the combination of four interdependent elements: the production of knowledge through research, its transmission through education, its dissemination through information and communication technologies, and its exploitation through innovation. For this reason, higher education institutions (HEIs) are the main component of the formation of intellectual capital because they are the key element of the knowledge society, so it is necessary that they continue to be the main source of the necessary skills that allow the increase of economic competitiveness, sustainability, and citizen welfare within the framework of quality education and equity. The Formation of Intellectual Capital and Its Ability to Transform Higher Education Institutions and the Knowledge Society is an essential research publication that provides systemic research on the formation of intellectual capital in higher education and its impact on the knowledge society. Highlighting topics such as educational programs, management strategy, and educational studies, this book is meant for educators, educational technologists, students, researchers, professionals, and administrators.

Case Study Methodology in Higher Education (Hardcover): Annette Baron, Kelly Mcneal Case Study Methodology in Higher Education (Hardcover)
Annette Baron, Kelly Mcneal
R4,239 Discovery Miles 42 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In higher education, case studies can be utilized to have students put themselves into problems faced by a protagonist and, by doing so, address academic or career-related issues. Working through these issues provides students with an opportunity to gain applied perspective and experiences. Professors in higher education who choose this method of teaching require navigational tools to ensure that students achieve stated learning objectives. Case Study Methodology in Higher Education is an essential research publication that focuses on the history and theories relating to case study methodology including techniques for writing case studies and utilizing them in university settings to prepare students for real-life career-related scenarios. This publication features a wide range of topics such as educational leadership, case writing, and teacher education. It is essential for educators, career professionals, higher education faculty, researchers, and students.

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