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  • Universities and Innovation Economiesby Peter Murphy

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Universities and Innovation Economies examines the rise and fall of the mass university and post-industrial society, considering how we might revitalize economic and intellectual creativity. Looking to a much more inventive social and economic paradigm to drive long-term growth, the author argues for a smaller, leaner, more effective university model... more...

  • Collaborative Imaginationby Paul Feigenbaum

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    Processes of fighting unequal citizenship have historically prioritized literacy education, through which people envision universal first-class citizenship and devise practical methods for enacting this vision. In this important volume, literacy scholar Paul Feigenbaum explores how literacy education can facilitate activism in contemporary contexts... more...

  • Scientists, Experts, and Civic Engagementby Amy E. Lesen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    How do scientists, scholars, and other experts engage with the general public and with the communities affected by their work or residing in their sites of study? Where are the fine lines between public scholarship, civic engagement, and activism? Must academics 'give back' once they collect data and publish results? In this volume, authors... more...

  • Racial Battle Fatigue: Insights from the Front Lines of Social Justice Advocacyby Jennifer Martin

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    Covering equity issues of sex, race, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability, this work presents creative, nontraditional narratives about performing social justice work, acknowledging the contributions of previous generations, describing current challenges, and appealing to readers to join the struggle toward a better world. more...

  • Fifty Years of Segregationby John A. Hardin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Kentucky was the last state in the South to introduce racially segregated schools and one of the first to break down racial barriers in higher education. The passage of the infamous Day Law in 1904 forced Berea College to exclude 174 students because of their race. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s black faculty remained unable to attend in-state graduate... more...

  • Identity, Neoliberalism and Aspiration in White Working-class Boysby Garth Stahl

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    In recent years there has been growing concern over the pervasive disparities in academic achievement that are highly influenced by ethnicity, class and gender. Specifically, within the neoliberal policy rhetoric, there has been concern over underachievement of working-class young males, specifically white working-class boys. The historic persistence... more...

  • Critical Perspectives on Global Competition in Higher Educationby Portnoi; Sylvia S. Bagley

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00

    This volume delivers a cutting-edge analysis on vernacular globalization, or how local forces mediate global trends. It delves into the vital facets of the quest for global competitiveness, including: Global university rankings World-class universities University mergers Quality assurance Cross-border higher education International education... more...

  • The WTO and the Universityby Roberta Malee Bassett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    By and large, the debate about the merits of including higher education services within free trade policies has occurred outside of the United States, even though the U.S. Office of the Trade Representative has specifically included higher education services in its March 2003 negotiating offer to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).... more...

  • My Schoolby Lesley Scanlon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Education issues feature almost daily in print media, online, on the radio and on television, much of which focuses on the perceived deficits of students and teachers. Singled out for special attention are low socio-economic status (SES) schools which are frequently characterised by teachers and students with little investment in learning and teaching.... more...

  • Literacy Teaching and Learning in Rural Communitiesby Lisa Schade Eckert; Janet Alsup

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This definitive look at teaching English in rural secondary schools contests current definitions and discussions of rural education, examines their ideological and cultural foundations, and presents an alternative perspective that conceptualizes rural communities as diverse, unique, and conducive to pedagogical and personal growth in teaching and... more...