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  • The Gates Open Slowlyby Frank L. McVey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Education in Kentucky has developed slowly, and even now the state ranks low in the nation in providing public funds for the development of its human resources. In this book the author, who was president of the University of Kentucky from 1917 to 1940, traces the tortuous path of education in the state from the pioneer log schoolhouse to the modern... more...

  • The University in the American Futureby Thomas B. Stroup

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In these four notable essays based on Centennial lectures, four eminent scholars analyze the tensions affecting university education today and the forces which will shape the American university of the future. Kenneth D. Benne, director of the Human Relations Center of Boston University, describes the fragmentation which has come to characterize... more...

  • A College For Appalachiaby P. David Searles

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd was a New England woman with a mission in life. In 1916 she settled on Caney Creek in Eastern Kentucky, determined to bring higher education to this remote corner of Appalachia. The school she founded, now Alice Lloyd College, continues to serve the area and its people and to stand as a tribute to Lloyd's remarkable energy,... more...

  • The End of the Rainbowby Susan Engel

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 26.95

    Amid the hype of Race to the Top, online experiments such as Khan Academy, and bestselling books like The Sandbox Investment , we seem to have drawn a line that leads from nursery school along a purely economic route, with money as the final stop. But what price do we all pay for the increasingly singular focus on wage as the outcome of education?... more...

  • Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universitiesby David Karp

    Good Books 2015; US$ 4.95

    Here?s a call to colleges and universities to consider implementing restorative practices on their campuses, ensuring fair treatment of students and staff, while minimizing institutional liability, protecting the campus community, and boosting morale. From an Associate Dean of Student Affairs who has put these models to work on his campus. more...

  • Remaking Collegeby Mitchell Stevens; Michael Kirst

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Between 1945 and 1990 the United States built the largest and most productive higher education system in world history. Over the last two decades, however, dramatic budget cuts to public academic services and skyrocketing tuition have made college completion more difficult for many. Nevertheless, the democratic promise of education and the global... more...

  • Collegeby Andrew Delbanco; Andrew Delbanco

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    As the commercialization of American higher education accelerates, more and more students are coming to college with the narrow aim of obtaining a preprofessional credential. The traditional four-year college experience?an exploratory time for students to discover their passions and test ideas and values with the help of teachers and peers?is in danger... more...

  • Stepping up to the Second Year at Universityby Clare Milsom; Martyn Stewart; Mantz Yorke; Elena Zaitseva

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Programmes in higher education tend to focus attention on the student?s first year (because of concerns about student transition and retention) and on their final year (because of student exiting for their future careers). The middle year(s) of programmes receive relatively little attention which can often lead to a slump in student development at... more...

  • Miss! Miss!by Una Dowding

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 9.49

    As head of a special education unit attached to Robinswood Junior School, Gloucester, Una Dowding faced many challenges. Where parents and other teachers had perhaps given up in despair, Una had to find a way of overcoming emotional, behavioural and learning difficulties to allow the children under her care to grow into useful and happy members of... more...

  • The History of American Higher Educationby Roger L. Geiger

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    This book tells the compelling saga of American higher education from the founding of Harvard College in 1636 to the outbreak of World War II. The most in-depth and authoritative history of the subject available, The History of American Higher Education traces how colleges and universities were shaped by the shifting influences of culture, the emergence... more...