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Leadership in American Academic Geography: The Twentieth Century

by Michael S. DeVivo Lexington Books (November 14, 2014)

DeVivo employs a historical narrative in offering a critical review of the most influential leaders in American academic geography during the twentieth century. Geographers with interest in the history of the...

Minding the Dream: The Process and Practice of the American Community College

by Gail O. Mellow & Cynthia M. Heelan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 07, 2014)

Minding the Dream provides challenging, reflective, and practitioner-based information about community colleges that is data-based, clear and accessible for the general reader as well as the scholar.

Open Education: A Study in Disruption

by Pauline van Mourik Broekman, Gary Hall, Ted Byfield & Shaun Hides et al. Rowman & Littlefield International (November 17, 2014)

Open Education explores the disruption of the traditional university as a result of the increasingly widespread provision of free online open education.

The Indispensable University: Higher Education, Economic Development, and the Knowledge Economy

by Robert D. Holsworth, Eugene P. Trani & Timothy M. Kaine Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2010)

This book describes the innovative transformation of institutions of higher education (HEIs) across the world in response to the emerging realities of the twenty-first century global knowledge-based economy....

What To Consider if You're Considering University - The Big Picture

by Bill Morrison & Ken S. Coates Dundurn (July 02, 2014)

If you listen to the general chatter, you would think that going to university is the only option that ensures future success. This book can help anyone under thirty make the best possible educational and career...

What To Consider if You're Considering University - Taking Action

by Bill Morrison & Ken S. Coates Dundurn (July 02, 2014)

If you listen to the general chatter, you would think that going to university is the only option that ensures future success. This book can help anyone under thirty make the best possible educational and career...

What To Consider if You're Considering University - Knowing Your Options

by Bill Morrison & Ken S. Coates Dundurn (July 02, 2014)

If you listen to the general chatter, you would think that going to university is the only option that ensures future success. This book can help anyone under thirty make the best possible educational and career...

The Higher Education Scene in America: Some Observations

by Abraham Gitlow & Howard Gitlow UPA (October 06, 2014)

Based on the authors’ experiences in academe over seventy-five years, The Higher Education Scene in America: Some Observations discusses a number of issues that confront America’s higher education scene...

Days of Respect: Organizing a School-Wide Violence Prevention Program

by Ralph J. Cantor, Paul Kivel, Allan Creighton & Oakland Men's Project Hunter House (May 13, 2002)

Days of Respect offers specific strategies for creating a multiday schoolwide event that brings together young people, teachers, parents, administrators, and the community to build respect, promote integrity,...

Research Studies in Higher Education: Educating Multicultural College Students

by Abul Pitre, Terence Hicks & Gregory J. Vincent UPA (May 04, 2012)

The book provides quantitative and qualitative research studies regarding African American, first-generation, undecided, and non-traditional college students. The book includes important recommendations for...

Reading, Writing, and Discussing at the Graduate Level: A Guidebook for International Students

by Rina Kim, Lillie R. Ablert & Hang Gyun Sihn UPA (September 04, 2014)

This book will help international students navigate the academic, professional, and social issues they will encounter while attending graduate school in the United States. This book is an invaluable tool for...


by Jeffrey Selingo Simon & Schuster (September 02, 2014)

Contributing editor to The Chronicle of Higher Education and author of College (Un)Bound, Jeffrey J. Selingo follows in real time the stories of all the stake-holders in University of Virginia business professor...

Excellent Sheep

by William Deresiewicz Free Press (August 19, 2014)

A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation’s top schools should be--but aren’t--providing: “The ex-Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless students (those ‘sheep’),...

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

by Tim Grant & Gail Littlejohn New Society Publishers (September 23, 2013)

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

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

by Stanley Rothman, April Kelly-Woessner & Matthew Woessner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2010)

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...

Navigating the Doctoral Journey: A Handbook of Strategies for Success

by Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw & Lucinda S. Spaulding Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 11, 2014)

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...

Higher Education beyond Job Creation: Universities, Citizenship, and Community

by Thomas A. Bryer Lexington Books (May 27, 2014)

In Higher Education beyond Job Creation, Thomas A. Bryer identifies the historical trends, current challenges, and future possibilities for higher education institutions to play an active and measurable role...

The Boarding School Survival Guide

by Justin Ross Muchnick Peterson's (June 10, 2014)

Attending boarding school is a serious commitment in many realms, whether emotional, financial, academic, or otherwise. With that in mind, it is important to understand what boarding school is all about. This...

To Be Honest: Championing Academic Integrity in Community Colleges

by Karén Clos Bleeker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 30, 2007)

An erosion of confidence in higher education institutions, particularly community colleges, is coming at a time when it can be ill-afforded as education costs increase and federal and public funding decrease....

College Success Guaranteed 2.0: 5 Rules for Parents

by Malcolm Gauld Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 09, 2014)

Many parents have asked for tips on how they might optimize their son or daughter’s college experience. Hence, Malcolm formulated College Success Guaranteed 2.0:5 Rules for Parents, these five simple rules...

The Emotional Growth of Teens: How Group Counseling Intervention Works for Schools

by William L. Fibkins Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

This book is designed as a nuts and bolts guide for school counselors. Fibkins highlights for secondary school counselors the "how’s" and "why’s" for using group counseling intervention to help the increasing...

A Toolkit for Deans

by Dianne Dorland & Patricia Mosto Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 09, 2014)

This book provides foundational thoughts on situations where deans find themselves when managing up, managing their peers and themselves, or managing down. The case studies and scenarios are useful for thinking...

College Student Self-Efficacy Research Studies

by Terence Hicks & Michael McFrazier UPA (February 11, 2014)

College Student Self-Efficacy Research Studies builds upon the usefulness of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and integrates them by providing valuable findings on self-efficacy constructs...

An Improbable Life: My Sixty Years at Columbia and Other Adventures

by Michael I. Sovern, Lee C Bollinger & Walter F. Mondale Columbia University Press (February 18, 2014)

Columbia University began the second half of the twentieth century in decline, bottoming out with the student riots of 1968. Yet by the close of the century, the institution had regained its stature as one of...

History of the University of Pennsylvania, 1740-1940

by Edward Potts Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Press (January 28, 2014)

Following his retirement from teaching in 1934, Edward Potts Cheyney was invited by the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania to write a history of the University in celebration of its bicentennial. Cheyney...

Homeschooling in America

by Joseph Murphy Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

This revealing and balanced portrait of homeschooling today provides a full history of the movement, demographic insights, and extensive research on how homeschooled children fare in the United States. Delving...

College Presidents Reflect: Life in and out of the Ivory Tower

by Stephen J. Nelson R&L Education (December 16, 2013)

College presidents lead taxing and complex, though enormously fulfilling and rewarding, lives. The story that unfolds in College Presidents Reflect: Life in and out of the Ivory Tower is fashioned from the perspectives...

Literacy for Learning: A Handbook of Content-Area Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers

by Ed. D Berry Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2013)

Literacy for Learning: A Handbook of Teaching Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers is a collection of 122 effective, proven, research-based teaching strategies to promote content area literacy and...

Funding the Future: Philanthropy's Influence on American Higher Education

by Alison R. Bernstein R&L Education (December 16, 2013)

This book discusses the complex relationship of philanthropy to higher education both in historic perspective and in the present. It provides a road map for understanding philanthropy’s influence on American...

Overcoming Adversity in Academia: Stories from Generation X Faculty

by Elwood Watson UPA (December 04, 2013)

This collection of essays written by seventeen Generation X academics passionately, provocatively, and eloquently demonstrates the personal issues, conflicts, and triumphs that are definitive of this generation....

Teaching, Learning, and the Holocaust: An Integrative Approach

by Howard Tinberg & Ronald Weisberger Indiana University Press (January 01, 2014)

Classroom study of the Holocaust evokes strong emotions in teachers and students. Teaching, Learning, and the Holocaust assesses challenges and approaches to teaching about the Holocaust through history and...

Getting Into College

by Frank Leana Hill and Wang (November 18, 2013)

In his manual, Getting Into College, Leana provides both broad and very specific advice and information that will help high school students gain admission to the college of their choice. It discusses the role...

Teaching Difficult Students: Blue Jays in the Classroom

by Nicole M. Gnezda R&L Education (December 08, 2004)

Here is an easy-to-read and inspiring text that explores the nature of young people and the effects traditional discipline strategies have on them. The author recommends humanistic approaches that promote personal...

Hidden Dangers to Kids' Learning: A Parent Guide to Cope with Educational Roadblocks

by Betsy Gunzelmann R&L Education (December 22, 2011)

This second edition to Hidden Dangers to Kid’s Learning: Parent Guide to Cope with

Educational Roadblocks gives more insight into ways parents can understand and help their academically struggling child. Parents...

Theoretical Frameworks in College Student Research

by Terrell Lamont Strayhorn UPA (September 04, 2013)

This book offers those who engage in college student research a framework, tool, or guide for understanding the role that theory plays in research. It is organized around five major questions which address the...

Academic Turnarounds: Restoring Vitality to Challenged American Colleges/Universities

by Terrence MacTaggart, Adrian Tinsley, Kenneth A. “Buzz” Shaw & Michael T. Townsley et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2010)

This book will help trustees, presidents, and faculty members diagnose whether or not they are in denial over the true condition of the institution they are charged with preserving. Donors, state officials,...

Responsive Curriculum Design in Secondary Schools: Meeting the Diverse Needs of Students

by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey & Ryan Ott R&L Education (November 19, 2001)

More than ever before, as they teach to an increasingly diverse population, educators need a clear, concise guide to designing and implementing responsive curriculum. This book, built around the lessons of classroom...

The Scholar's Survival Manual: A Road Map for Students, Faculty, and Administrators

by Martin H. Krieger Indiana University Press (October 22, 2013)

The product of a lifetime of experience in American universities, The Scholar's Survival Manual offers advice for students, professors, and administrators on how to get work done, the path to becoming a professor,...

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

by Alexandra Robbins Hachette Books (May 03, 2011)

In a smart, entertaining, reassuring book that reads like fiction, Alexandra Robbins manages to cross Gossip Girl with Freaks and Geeks and explain the fascinating psychology and science behind popularity and...

How to Finish and Defend Your Dissertation: Strategies to Complete the Professional Practice Doctorate

by Cynthia Grant & Daniel R. Tomal R&L Education (August 29, 2013)

A first of its kind, this book provides you everything you need to know about successfully passing the dissertation defense such as: preparing and finishing the manuscript, using cloud-based communities, preparing...

Globalization and Higher Education in Albania

by Jevdet Rexhepi Lexington Books (August 23, 2013)

This book focuses on the impacts of global and transnational trends in higher education policy in Albania and provides a window into the variable interplay of local and global forces in an under-studied Balkan...

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Studies of Three Student Development Programs

by Beatrice L. Bridglall, Kenneth I. Maton, Freeman A. Hrabowski Iii & Susan Layden et al. Lexington Books (August 28, 2013)

This book investigates three discrete models from which we can distill a set of strategies for promoting high student achievement, retention, and completion rates in higher education. They include: the Meyerhoff...

Experiences of Single African-American Women Professors: With this Ph.D., I Thee Wed

by Eletra S. Gilchrist Lexington Books (March 08, 2013)

Experiences of Single African-American Women Professors: With this Ph.D., I Thee Wed, edited by Eletra S. Gilchrist, explores the unique lived experiences of single African-American women professors. This volume,...

Differentiated Instruction: Content Area Applications and Other Considerations for Teaching in Grades 5-12 in the Twenty-First Century

by Ervin F. Sparapani UPA (August 15, 2013)

In the current standards-based, accountability-driven world of education, it is difficult for educators to use differentiated instruction to cater to the individual learning needs of each student. This book...

Pedagogy, Symbolic Control, and Identity

by Basil Bernstein Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 30, 2000)

This new edition of Bernstein's classic book is updated with three new chapters: on discourse, on official knowledge and identities, and a wide ranging interview with Joseph Solomon. The new edition, published...

The Politics of Survival in Academia: Narratives of Inequity, Resilience, and Success

by Cecil E. Canton, José Cintrón, Lila Jacobs & Concha Delgado-Gaitan et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 19, 2002)

This volume presents the personal accounts of African American, Asian American, and Latino faculty who describe in their 'narratives of struggles' the challenges they faced in order to become bona fide members...

Teacher Education, Diversity, and Community Engagement in Liberal Arts Colleges

by Lucy W. Mule Lexington Books (June 23, 2010)

This book examines the promise of and issues related to preparing teachers for cultural diversity through community engagement in the liberal arts colleges. The field of teacher education and small liberal arts...

Confronting Disaster: An Existential Approach to Technoscience

by Raphael Sassower Lexington Books (June 01, 2004)

Contemporary society is rife with instability. Contemporary genetic research has raised and given life to the one-time science fiction specter: the clone. The scarcity of natural energy sources has led to greater...

Leaving the Ivory Tower: The Causes and Consequences of Departure from Doctoral Study

by Barbara E. Lovitts Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2002)

Graduate schools have faced attrition rates of approximately 50 percent for the past 40 years. They have tried to address the problem by focusing on student characteristics and by assuming that if they could...

Higher Education: Open for Business

by Christian Gilde Lexington Books (June 15, 2007)

Higher Education: Open for Business presents a well-argued critique of the emergence of commercial values in a system reserved for learning and scholastic inquiry. Through closer examination of academic areas...