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Nelson, Stephen J. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012
"Decades of Chaos and Revolution: Showdowns for College Presidents" is the story and comparison of two eras in the history of higher education. The first era covers the period of the 1960s through the mid-1970s, and the second is the first decade of the twenty-first century. Both decades were marked by events that shook the foundations of colleges…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Presidents, Time Perspective, Educational History
Hayn, Judith A., Ed.; Kaplan, Jeffrey S., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012
"Teaching Young Adult Literature Today" introduces the reader to what is current and relevant in the plethora of good books available for adolescents. More importantly, literary experts illustrate how teachers everywhere can help their students become lifelong readers by simply introducing them to great reads--smart, insightful, and engaging books…
Descriptors: Reading Lists, Adolescent Literature, Language Arts, Young Adults
Galluzzo, Gary; Isenberg, Joan P.; White, Stephen C.; Fox, Rebecca K. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012
Teacher education is under more scrutiny than ever as standards-based education is becoming more and more the norm. Although much literature is available that addresses developing teacher education, no one addresses how to create and develop a master's level program. Gary R. Galluzzo, Joan Packer Isenberg, C. Stephen White, and Rebecca K. Fox,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Masters Programs, Evidence
Shaklee, Beverly D., Ed.; Baily, Supriya, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012
As countries become increasingly interdependent, student populations in the United States are becoming more culturally diverse. These students' transnational perspectives present significant challenges to teachers, but a disconnect exists between the skills teachers need and those provided to them by colleges of education. As teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, Global Approach, Teacher Educators
Tate, William F., IV, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012
"Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility" focuses on research and theoretical developments related to the role of geography in education, human development, and health. William F. Tate IV, the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Neighborhoods, Suburban Schools, Educational Research
Eckel, Peter D.; Kezar, Adrianna – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
Peter Eckel and Adrianna Kezar have written this book to offer insight to campus leaders who face transformational change--to help them mount a proactive, rather than a reactive, process to effect transformation. They believe that most institutional leaders have little to no experience with implementing large-scale change and lack a solid…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Leadership
Strauss, Susan – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
Bullying in schools is often discussed, but sexual harassment in schools, and how it differs from bullying is often overlooked. In fact, though, sexual harassment (committed both by fellow students and school personnel) is more common and yet more easily and quickly dismissed by those involved, though its consequences for the victim can be…
Descriptors: Caring, Sexual Harassment, Bullying, Courts
Harward, Donald W., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
For those ready to participate in making transformative changes, "Transforming Undergraduate Education" provides evidence and case studies that suggest how steps can be taken and progress made. For those who are currently leading their campuses through a change in culture, this book offers support and encouragement. And for those who are…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Case Studies, Educational Change, General Education
Provenzo, Eugene F. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
Since the 1960s, the rapid evolution of technology has created a new cultural geography--a virtual geography. "The Difference Engine: Computing, Knowledge and the Transformation of Learning" offers a conscious critique of this change and its effects on contemporary culture and education. This engaging text assumes that we are at a critical…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Influence of Technology, Computers, Hypermedia
Breault, Rick; Breault, Donna Adair – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
"Professional Development Schools: Researching Lessons from the Field" provides a comprehensive analysis of PDS research that can aid PDS stakeholders in designing and sustaining meaningful research in their partnerships. Breault and Breault used an extensive qualitative meta-synthesis to examine the research over the past 20 years. Their…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Action Research, Figurative Language, Educational Research
Kohli, Wendy R.; Burbules, Nicholas C. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
Feminist theory has come a long way from its nascent beginnings--no longer can it be classified as "liberal," "socialist," or "radical." It has shaped and evolved to take on multiple meanings and forms, each distinct in its own perspective and theory. In "Feminisms and Educational Research," the authors explore the various forms of feminisms,…
Descriptors: Feminism, Educational Research, Western Civilization, Educational Philosophy
Graeber, Anna O.; Valli, Linda; Newton, Kristie Jones – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
Engaging students in worthwhile learning requires more than a knowledge of underlying principles of good teaching. It demands considerable practice as well as images of what good teaching in particular situations and for particular purposes might look like. This volume provides these images. These cases were written from authentic, unrehearsed…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
Espinoza, Fernando – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
The role of science in society, along with its nature and development, are commonly misunderstood by students in the social sciences and humanities, and even those studying in the field. Fernando Espinoza shines light on these misconceptions to give readers a deeper understanding of science and its effect and influence upon society, through…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science and Society, Scientific Literacy, Sociology
Jahangiri, Leila; Mucciolo, Tom – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
"A Guide to Better Teaching" is a self-help book that provides anyone teaching a college course with a thorough understanding of what it takes to be an effective teacher. Derived from the authors' extensive research, several interactive assessment tools are included that measure levels of effectiveness according to learner preferences. Each…
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, Student Evaluation, Guides, College Faculty
Bouzoukis, Carol E. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
iPads, iPhones, Notebooks, X-Boxes, PlayStations, Televisions, Computers. They've found their way into every corner of our lives. Add to that, the pressures of the modern education with standardized tests and crowded classrooms, and it seems that our children have lost the simplicity of childhood. Are our children losing their imagination, too?…
Descriptors: Imagination, Play, Guides, Self Esteem
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