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  • Youth Programs as Builders of Social Capitalby Matthew Calvert; Mary Emery; Sharon Kinsey

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.00

    This volume builds understanding of practices in youth and community development that create or build social capital assets at the individual, group, and community levels. The authors explore whether programs contribute to the development of social capital at the individual and community scales, thereby fostering and enhancing positive youth development... more...

  • Job One 2.0by Peter M. Magolda; Jill Ellen Carnaghi

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 32.99

    The book contains narratives written by new professionals about their introduction and transitions into Student Affairs. This book is a useful resource inviting new professionals, supervisors, and faculty to think differently about the on-going education and needs of new professionals, while offering a new perspective for optimizing new professionals'... more...

  • Pathways to Adulthood for Disconnected Young Men in Low-Income Communitiesby Kevin Roy; Nikki Jones

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00

    As the chapters in this volume demonstrate, young, disadvantaged men from urban neighborhoods face a unique set of challenges and constraints as they transition to adulthood. Yet, these challenges are not always contained by place. Research among Latino and White disadvantaged men in nonurban settings highlights the pressures that come along with... more...

  • Children's Bodies in Schoolsby Sue Ellen Henry

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Bringing together sociology of the body with powerful examinations of educational theory and social class, Henry examines how children's experiences of school and pedagogy are shaped by their bodies and the ideas of social class and class identity that their bodies carry. more...

  • Every Closed Eye Ain't Sleepby Teresa Hill

    R&L Education 2011; US$ 18.99

    Every Closed Eye Ain't Sleep examines the origins and perpetuation of the achievement gap from the perspective of the African American community. more...

  • Dignity for Allby Peter M. DeWitt

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 25.95

    All students deserve a safe, respectful school environment Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or transgendered are susceptible to dropping out of school. This book provides professional development ideas and real-life vignettes that will help educational leaders foster a more caring school culture not only for LGBT students, but... more...

  • Writing the Playbookby Kelley E. King

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 27.95

    Your game plan for getting boys on the path to higher achievement As a school leader, Kelley King has walked the talk: she successfully led her own staff to close the achievement gap between boys and girls in reading and writing in just one year. In this book, readers get King?s step-by-step, research-based leadership plan for jump-starting... more...

  • Education is Special for Everyoneby Janet Mulvey; Bruce S. Cooper; Kathryn Accurso; Karen Gagliardi

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 27.99

    This book researches and reports on issues of current practice: e.g., teacher preparation, placement of students with special needs, implications for the average and above in the classroom and the financial costs driving placement decisions in the education system. We examine the lowering of standards so all can pass tests, report on loss of... more...

  • The Real Freshman Handbookby Jennifer Hanson

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1996; US$ 9.95

    Geared to equip students for the front lines of the college experience, The College Handbook is a funny and insightful manual on everything a freshman needs to know to make the transition from high school to college, from home life to dorm life. From filling out the dreaded roommate questionnaire and choosing courses to studying for exams, writing... more...

  • Engaging Students through Social Mediaby Reynol Junco

    Wiley 2014; US$ 40.00

    Using social media to enhance learning outcomes, engagement, and retention Although research shows that most of today's college students adopt and use social media at high rates, many higher education professionals are unaware of how these technologies can be used for academic benefit. Author Reynol Junco, associate professor at Purdue University... more...