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Students & Student Life

  • By Any Media Necessaryby Henry Jenkins; Sangita Shresthova; Liana Gamber-Thompson; Neta Kligler-Vilenchik; Arely Zimmerman

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 25.46

    There is a widespread perception that the foundations of American democracy are dysfunctional, public trust in core institutions is eroding, and little is likely to emerge from traditional politics that will shift those conditions. Youth are often seen as emblematic of this crisis?frequently represented as uninterested in political life, ill-informed... more...

  • Quick and Easy Ways to Connect with Students and Their Parents, Grades K-8by Diane Mierzwik

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 17.99

    The research is indisputable. The more involved parents are with their child?s education, the more successful that child will be in school. Therefore, finding ways as a teacher to reach out to students and their parents is crucial in improving academic performance. Quick and Easy Ways to Connect With Students and Their Parents, Grades K-8 provides... more...

  • LGBTQ Voices in Educationby Veronica E. Bloomfield; Marni E. Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    LGBTQ Voices in Education: Changing the Culture of Schooling addresses the ways in which teachers can meet the needs of LGBTQ students and improve the culture surrounding gender, sexuality, and identity issues in formal learning environments. Written by experts from a variety of backgrounds including educational foundations, leadership, cultural... more...

  • The Laughing Guide to Well-Beingby Isaac Prilleltensky

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    Do you experience stress? Are you interested in better health and well-being? Do you pursue happiness? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to read this book. If you answered no, you?re in denial. All of us can use a little help to become happier or healthier. Unfortunately, the help we get is often too scary: ?if you don?t do... more...

  • The Children Left Behindby Daniel L. Duke

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 31.99

    Between 2002 and 2016, the federal government, state governments, and school districts undertook unprecedented measures to improve the lowest-performing schools. This book draws on dozens of actual examples to illustrate the wide range of interventions adopted over this time period. Among the initiatives examined in depth are efforts by states to... more...

  • Look Before Leapingby Gregory F. Malveaux

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    Look before Leaping merges court trends and cases, experts? first-hand accounts and recommendations of best practices, currently used risk-averting documents, and essential texts to bring a comprehensive study of the most common risks, liabilities, and needed repair for study abroad in higher education. more...

  • Spirituality Research Studies in Higher Educationby Terence Hicks

    UPA 2016; US$ 59.99

    This edited volume by Terence Hicks provides the reader with topics such as spiritual aspects of the grieving college students, spirituality and sexual identity among Lesbian and Gay students, spirituality driven strategies among first-generation students, the role of spirituality in home-based education, and counseling and spiritual support among... more...

  • Children?s Literacy Practices and Preferencesby Jane Sunderland; Steven Dempster; Joanne Thistlethwaite

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Over the past few decades there have been intense debates in education surrounding children?s literacy achievement and ways to promote reading, particularly that of boys. The Harry Potter book series has been received enthusiastically by very many children, boys and girls alike, but has also been constructed in popular and media discourses as... more...

  • Angst and Hopeby Elizabeth J. Whitt; Larry D. Roper; Kent T. Porterfield; Jill E. Carnaghi

    Wiley 2016; US$ 29.00

    Take an in-depth look at current trends, opportunities, and challenges for senior student affairs leaders. This volume focuses on contexts for understanding student affairs leadership and experiences of contemporary student affairs leaders, including issues of concern, such as: • affordability and access, • student health and well-being,... more...

  • Common Sense Questions about Testsby Gerard Giordano

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 33.99

    Parents had questions about the tests their children took at school. They considered them to be common sense questions. They posed them to the businesspeople, publishers, and politicians who championed tests. They also posed them to the school administrators, teachers, and union leaders who criticized them. This book examines the questions the parents... more...