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Marsden, George M. – Oxford University Press, 2021
"The Soul of the American University" is a classic and much discussed account of the changing roles of Christianity in shaping American higher education, presented here in a newly revised edition to offer insights for a modern era. As late as the World War II era, it was not unusual even for state schools to offer chapel services or for…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational History, Protestants, Christianity
Baron, Naomi S. – Oxford University Press, 2021
We face constant choices about how we read. Educators must select classroom materials. College students weigh their textbook options. Parents make decisions for their children. The digital revolution has transformed reading, and with the recent turn to remote learning, onscreen reading may seem like the only viable option. Yet selecting digital is…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Research, Printed Materials, Electronic Publishing
Sharma, Umesh, Ed.; Salend, Spencer J., Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2021
Throughout the world, there has been a significant shift in whether, where, and how learners are educated regardless of their socio-economic, geographic, and disability status; gender and sexual orientation; family structure; and ethnic, racial, cultural, linguistic and religious background. Recognizing that the debates, challenges, research,…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
Andere, Eduardo – Oxford University Press, 2020
In 100 years as a nation-state, Finland has become the world's benchmark for quality in school education. Despite the fact that Finland is consistently top ranked by international performance measures, the country continues to rapidly change their curriculum and educational policies. This book documents these main curricula changes, telling the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Khachatryan, George A. – Oxford University Press, 2020
"Blended learning" is an educational approach that combines online and face-to-face components in the classroom, and it is becoming popular in American schools. But the quality of these programs is inconsistent; some are based on scientific findings on how children learn, while others lack such support. In fact, very little reliable…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Program Design, Program Implementation
Herzog, Patricia S.; Harris, Casey T.; Morimoto, Shauna A.; Barker, Shane W.; Wheeler, Jill G.; Barnum, A. Justin; Boyd, Terrance L. – Oxford University Press, 2020
The transition to adulthood is a complex process, and college is pivotal to this experience. "The Science of College" aids entering college students--and the people who support them--in navigating college successfully, with up-to-date recommendations based upon real student situations, sound social science research, and the collective…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Bound Students, Student Characteristics, Diversity (Institutional)
Hedge, Jerry W., Ed.; Carter, Gary W., Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2020
"Career Pathways: From School to Retirement" brings together leading workforce researchers and practitioners to provide new perspectives on school-to-work and workplace career pathways. This groundbreaking book explains the transformations that have taken place in the workplace over the past several decades and how those transformations…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Labor Force Development, Social Change
Trowler, Paul – Oxford University Press, 2020
This book offers a new perspective on the professional world of higher education. Using social practice theory, it presents a practice sensibility rooted in concepts which illuminate teaching and learning contexts. The book takes the reader through the social processes occurring within higher education institutions which shape contexts and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Higher Education, Educational Policy
Reed, Stephen K. – Oxford University Press, 2020
In "Cognitive Skills You Need for the 21st Century," Stephen Reed discusses a Future of Jobs report that contrasts trending and declining skills required by the workforce in the year 2022. Trending skills include analytical thinking and innovation, active learning strategies, creativity, reasoning, and complex problem solving. Part One…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, 21st Century Skills, Labor Force Development, Creative Thinking
Breaden, Jeremy; Goodman, Roger – Oxford University Press, 2020
Globally, private universities enrol one in three of all higher education students. In Japan, which has the second largest higher education system in the world in terms of overall expenditure, almost 80% of all university students attend private institutions. According to some estimates up to 40% of these institutions are family businesses in the…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational History
Marine, Susan, Ed.; Lewis, Ruth, Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2020
In the midst of unprecedented attention to gender based violence (GBV), prompted in part by the #MeToo movement, "Collaborating for Change: Transforming Cultures to End Gender-Based Violence in Higher Education" provides a groundbreaking analysis of higher education culture and how it can be transformed to eradicate GBV. This book builds…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Gender Bias, School Culture, College Environment
Leavy, Patricia, Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2020
"The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research, Second Edition" presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary overview of the field of qualitative research. Divided into eight parts, the forty chapters address key topics in the field such as approaches to qualitative research (philosophical perspectives), narrative inquiry, field research,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, History, Ethics, Philosophy
Redstone, Ilana; Villasenor, John – Oxford University Press, 2020
Open inquiry and engagement with a diverse range of views are long-cherished and central tenets of higher education and are pivotal to innovation and knowledge creation. Yet, free inquiry on American campuses is hampered by a climate that constrains teaching, research, and overall discourse. In "Unassailable Ideas," Ilana Redstone and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Academic Language, Higher Education, Educational Environment
Marschark, Marc, Ed.; Knoors, Harry, Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2020
In recent years, the intersection of cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and neuroscience with regard to deaf individuals has received increasing attention from a variety of academic and educational audiences. Both research and pedagogy have addressed questions about whether deaf children learn in the same ways that hearing children…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Learning Processes, Cognitive Ability
van der Wende, Marijk, Ed.; Kirby, William C., Ed.; Liu, Nian Cai, Ed.; Marginson, Simon, Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2020
The global order, based on international governance and multilateral trade mechanisms in the aftermath of the Second World War, is changing rapidly and creating waves of uncertainty. This is especially true in higher education, a field increasingly built on international cooperation and the free movement of students, academics, knowledge, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Global Approach
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