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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Forgotten Sisterhoodby Audrey Thomas McCluskey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 39.99

    In the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century a small group of women overcame personal and professional hardships to gain national prominence as educational reformers and social activists. This book takes a biographical look at Lucy Craft Laney, Mary McLeod Bethune, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Charlotte Hawkins Brown. The four women knew each... more...

  • Teachers and Mentorsby Craig Kridel; Robert V. Jr. Bullough; Paul Shaker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Klassiker der Pädagogik von Comenius bis Reichweinby Hans Christoph Berg; Bodo Hildebrand; Frauke Stübig; Heinz Stübig

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 33.20

    Vor nunmehr dreißig Jahren, im Schwung der Marburger Aufbruchsjahre, hielt Renate Riemeck an der Philipps-Universität Vorlesungen zu Klassikern der Pädagogik. Sie bereicherte damit Wolfgang Klafkis Neufassung der Bildungsidee um die pädagogikgeschichtliche Dimension und diente gleichzeitig der Fundierung von Christoph Bergs Neuansatz der "Lehrkunst?.... more...

  • A History of the Modern Australian Universityby Hannah Forsyth

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 27.99

    In 1857 all of the Arts students at the University of Sydney could fit into a single photograph. Now there are more than one million university students in Australia. After World War II, Australian universities became less elite but more important, growing from six small institutions educating less than 0.2 per cent of the population to a system enrolling... more...

  • "Radical Academia" Understanding the Climates for Campus Activistsby Christopher J. Broadhurst; Georgianna L. Martin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00

    Take an in-depth look at campus activism in the 21st century with this issue of New Directions for Higher Education . Campuses have always experienced an ebb and flow of activism, and the recent displays of student activism on American campuses show that protesters remain a vibrant subculture in American higher education. From rising tuition costs... more...

  • The Wrong Emphasisby John Elling Tufte

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 21.99

    In the world of high-octane curriculum, assessment, and accountability, educators too often neglect educational realities. This book examines the current status of public education in America, the associated political landscape, and the latest philosophies aimed at improving test scores, and offers straightforward advice for parents and educators.... more...

  • American Higher Education in Crisis?by Goldie Blumenstyk

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    American higher education is at a crossroads. Technological innovations and disruptive market forces are buffeting colleges and universities at the very time their financial structure grows increasingly fragile. Disinvestment by states has driven up tuition prices at public colleges, and student debt has reached a startling record-high of one trillion... more...