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- NIACE 2010; US$ 28.95
The untapped energy of universities and other institutions of higher education to address regional issues seems endless. Issues less defined by political boundaries and increasingly defined by place call for a new type of engagement. This book discusses the challenges of engagement, but also the possibilities. more...
- SensePublishers 2013; US$ 49.99
Understanding the entrepreneurial nature of universities?in particular, the relationship between education and health in relation to development and wellness of communities?this volume provides a description/narration of the efforts in how universities can address their shifting contexts while engaging their communities in social change. In the development... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 51.00
Contends that genuine engagement, with the community and with civil society, can be uncertain and risky, but that it plays an essential role in managing higher education institutions. This book provides key reading for people interested in equity and diversity in higher education, including those studying aspects of higher education management. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95
A cross-disciplinary collection of 20 essays describing the journey to public scholarship, exploring the pleasures and perils associated with breaching the town-gown divide. Includes contributions from departments of geography, comparative literature, sociology, communications, history, English, public health, and biology Discusses their efforts... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 141.00
The incorporation of universities into medieval cities produced specific difficulties for and benefits to urban communities. Ranging from Coimbra to Prague, the case studies collected in this volume examine the particular forms of contact between two institutions which marked the Middle Ages. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95
The most complex social challenges ? such as post-secondary access and success for under-represented students, diversification of the workforce, poverty, environmental degradation, and global health ? exceed the problem-solving capacity of single organizations or societal sectors. Organizing for Social Partnershipprovides colleges and universities,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95
The Engaged University is a comprehensive empirical account of the global civic engagement movement in higher education. In universities around the world, something extraordinary is underway. Mobilizing their human and intellectual resources, institutions of higher education are directly tackling community problems ? combating poverty, improving... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 83.00
We are witnessing an explosion of universities and campuses nationwide, and urban schools play an important role in shaping the cities outside their walls. In The City as Campus , Sharon Haar uses Chicago as a case study to examine how universities interact with their urban contexts, demonstrating how higher education became integrated with ideas of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
Universities are under increasing pressure to help promote socio-economic growth in their local communities. However until now, no systematic, critical attention has been paid to the factors and mechanisms that currently make this process so daunting. In Universities and Regional Development, scholars from Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia critically... more...
- Institute of Education Press 2012; US$ 38.95
This collection of essays maps new and developing strategies for successful urban education, and will be useful to educators and policy-makers not only in London but also in other cities operating in similar contexts. more...