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Tierney, William G., Ed.; Corwin, Zoë B., Ed.; Ochsner, Amanda, Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018
Many schools and programs in low-income neighborhoods lack access to the technological resources, including equipment and Internet service, that those in middle- and upper-income neighborhoods have at their fingertips. This inequity creates a persistent digital divide--not a simple divide in access to technology per se, but a divide in both formal…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Literacy, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education
Vassallo, Stephen – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017
The field of critical studies recognizes that all knowledge is deeply embedded in ideological, cultural, political, and historical contexts. Although this approach is commonly applied in other subfields of psychology, educational psychology--which is the study of human learning, thinking, and behavior in formal and informal educational…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Critical Theory, Educational Theories, Ideology
Finkelstein, Martin J.; Conley, Valerie Martin; Schuster, Jack H. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016
Over the past 70 years, the American university has become the global gold standard of excellence in research and graduate education. The unprecedented surge of federal research support of the post-World War II American university paralleled the steady strengthening of the American academic profession itself, which managed to attract the best and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Change, Global Approach, Comparative Education
Drew, David E. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
One study after another shows American students ranking behind their international counterparts in the STEM fields--science, technology, engineering, and math. Business people such as Bill Gates warn that this alarming situation puts the United States at a serious disadvantage in the high-tech global marketplace of the twenty-first century, and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Economic Development, Mathematics Education, Educational Change
Uhl, Christopher – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
What would it be like to teach as if life matters? To move beyond the typical regimen of classroom exercises, homework, and standardized tests and to guide students through life's most important lessons? Dissatisfied with traditional educational models, Christopher Uhl and Dana L. Stuchul asked themselves these questions. What they discovered will…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Holistic Approach, Creativity, Educational Principles
Burgan, Mary – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
In this provocative work, Mary Burgan surveys the deterioration of faculty influence in higher education. From campus planning, curriculum, and instructional technology to governance, pedagogy, and academic freedom, she urges far greater consideration for the perspective of the faculty. Burgan evokes the pervasive atmosphere of charge and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Freedom, Educational Technology, Faculty Recruitment
Schuman, Samuel – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005
This perceptive and cogent account draws on key data and firsthand observations to tell the story of the small college in America. Defined as institutions that enroll between 500 and 3,000 full-time students, small colleges number about six hundred in the United States. Many are thriving, while some--whether through low enrollment, ballooning…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Educational History, Development, Educational Trends