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Martin, Christopher – Oxford University Press, 2022
Many assume that a person's right to education terminates with high school, and that higher education is a luxury addition. The conversation about education changes in palpable ways once we focus on higher education rather than the education we ordinarily think that citizens are due when they are children and teenagers. We see more talk about…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Citizenship, Educational Objectives
Horwitz, Ilana M. – Oxford University Press, 2022
It's widely acknowledged that American parents from different class backgrounds take different approaches to raising their children. Upper and middle-class parents invest considerable time facilitating their children's activities, while working class and poor families take a more hands-off approach. These different strategies influence how…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Grades (Scholastic), Academic Achievement
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
Kitcher, Philip – Oxford University Press, 2021
Philip Kitcher's "The Main Enterprise of the World" offers a sweeping vision of the goals of education. Kitcher considers the ways in which schools and universities should advance their goals, explores the social changes required to make high-quality education available to all, and argues that these reforms are economically sustainable.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Objectives, Social Change
Kabay, Sarah – Oxford University Press, 2021
Around the world, 250 million children cannot read, write, or perform basic mathematics. They represent almost 40% of all primary school-aged children. This situation has come to be called the "global learning crisis" and it is one of the most critical challenges facing the world today. Work to address this situation depends on how it is…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
Noorani, Amjad, Ed.; Hussain, Nadeem, Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2021
"Agents of Change" is a compilation of thought-provoking insights, opinions, personal stories, and suggested actions for change in the K-12 education system in Pakistan. It validates how good schooling can alleviate poverty and advance societal development through equitable opportunity for quality education. Clear and precise proposals…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Poverty
Papa, Rosemary, Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2021
"The Oxford Encyclopedia of Educational Administration" is a first-of-its-kind transnational survey of the field of educational administration and leadership. "The Encyclopedia's" 125+ overview articles, written and reviewed by recognized scholars from around the world, are intended for professors, practitioners, and…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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
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