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Higher

  • Class Warfareby Lois Weis; Kristin Cipollone; Heather Jenkins

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    Stories abound about the lengths to which middle- and upper-middle-class parents will go to ensure a spot for their child at a prestigious university. From the Suzuki method to calculus-based physics, from AP tests all the way back to early-learning Kumon courses, students are increasingly pushed to excel with that Harvard or Yale acceptance letter... more...

  • Governance Reconsideredby Susan R. Pierce; Stephen Trachtenberg

    Wiley 2014; US$ 42.00

    Revamp senior administration organization for more effective governance Governance Reconsidered: How Boards, Presidents, Administrators, and Faculty Can Help Their Colleges Thrive takes an in-depth look at the current practice of governance in higher education and explores solutions for more effective functioning. Written by a former college president,... more...

  • Higher Education and National Developmentby David Bridges; Palmira Juceviciene; Roberta Jucevicius; Terence H. Mclaughlin; Jolanta Stankeviciute

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Universities and societies around the world are involved in significant transition. Universities are now invited to expand their central aims and purposes in order to embrace a role in relation to the development of the societies in which they are located. This change of focus has major implications for curricula, modes of teaching and the student... more...

  • Student Voices on Inequalities in European Higher Educationby Fergal Finnegan; Barbara Merrill; Camilla Thunborg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book focuses on the voices and experiences of non-traditional students in European higher education. It examines the impact that access to higher education is having on these students? lives and discusses what this tells us about European education and society. In particular, it explores the multi-dimensional nature of inequality in varied national... more...

  • Maori and Pasifika Higher Education Horizonsby Henry T. Frierson; Fiona Cram; Jeffrey van den Scott; Pale Sauni; Clark Tuagalu

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 134.95

    This volume focuses on the past, current and future success of Maori and Pasifika peoples in tertiary education within Aotearoa New Zealand. Diverse issues are canvassed, from the countries colonial history, to Maori and Pasifika identity, student support initiatives, special populations, pedagogy and mentoring, the experiences of mature students,... more...

  • Falling Behind?by Michael S. Teitelbaum

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Is the United States falling behind in the global race for scientific and engineering talent? Are U.S. employers facing shortages of the skilled workers that they need to compete in a globalized world? Such claims from some employers and educators have been widely embraced by mainstream media and political leaders, and have figured prominently in... more...

  • Developing Generic Support for Doctoral Studentsby Susan Carter; Deborah Laurs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This multidisciplinary, multi-voiced book looks at the practice and pedagogy of generic, across-campus support for doctoral students. With a global imperative for increased doctoral completions, universities around the world are providing more generic support. This book represents collegial cross-fertilisation focussed on generic pedagogy, provided... more...

  • European Studies in Asiaby Georg Wiessala

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    As countries across Asia continue to rise and become more assertive global powers, the role that Higher Education has played, and continues to play, in this process is an issue of growing pertinence. Furthermore, understanding the relationship between Europe and Asia fostered by historical and contemporary knowledge transfer, including Higher Education,... more...

  • Helping Doctoral Students Writeby Barbara Kamler; Pat Thomson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Helping Doctoral Students Write offers a proven approach to effective doctoral writing. By treating research as writing and writing as research, the authors offer pedagogical strategies for doctoral supervisors that will assist the production of well-argued and lively dissertations. It is clear that many doctoral candidates find research writing... more...

  • The Physical Universityby Paul Temple

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The great universities of the world are to a large extent defined in the public imagination by their physical form: when people think of a university, they usually think of a distinctive place, rather than about say the teaching or the research that might go on there. This is understandable, both because universities usually stay rooted to the same... more...