The Obama Administration and Educational Reform

Author: Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783507101

Category: Education

Page: 450

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The Obama Administration and Educational Reform seeks to situate, problematize, and bring to light the goals, accomplishments, experienced blockades, and disappointments of the Obama administration's educational policies.

Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Author: John C. Smart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402069598

Category: Education

Page: 410

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The Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic.

Understanding and Facilitating Organizational Change in the 21st Century: Recent Research and Conceptualizations

ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report, Volume 28, Number 4

Author: Adrianna J. Kezar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118229525

Category: Education

Page: 120

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There is a widespread discontent with the quality of education and levels of college student achievement, particularly for undergraduates preparing for the professions. This report examines the educational challenges in preparing professionals, reviews the specific types of curriculum innovations that faculty and administrators have created or significantly revised to strengthen college graduates' abilities, and focuses on the societal changes and expectations produced by the acceleration in technology.

Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Author: Michael B. Paulsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319128353

Category: Education

Page: 603

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Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on a comprehensive set of central areas of study in higher education that encompasses the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. Each annual volume contains chapters on such diverse topics as research on college students and faculty, organization and administration, curriculum and instruction, policy, diversity issues, economics and finance, history and philosophy, community colleges, advances in research methodology and more. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world.

African American Females

Addressing Challenges and Nurturing the Future

Author: Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher,Vernon C. Polite

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 1628951699

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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African American Females: Addressing Challenges and Nurturing the Future illustrates that across education, health, and other areas of social life, opportunities are stratified along gender as well as race lines. The unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privilege between men and women intersects with race and class to create multiple levels of disadvantage. This book is one result of a unique forum intended to bring into focus the K–12 and postsecondary schooling issues and challenges affecting African American girls and women. Focusing on the historical antecedents of African American female participation and the contemporary context of access and opportunity for black girls and women, the contributors to this collection pay particular attention to the interaction of gender with race/ethnicity, class, age, and health, with the central aim of encouraging thoughtful reading, critical thinking, and informed conversations about the necessity of exploring the lives of African American females. Additionally, the book frames important implications for recommended changes in policy and practice regarding a number of critical matters presently affecting African American females in schools and communities across the state of Michigan and nationwide.

Working With Students in Community Colleges

Contemporary Strategies for Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Lisa S. Kelsay,Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579229182

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This timely volume addresses the urgent need for new strategies and better ways to serve community colleges’ present and future students at a time of rapid diversification, not just racially and ethnically, but including such groups as the undocumented, international students, older adult learners and veterans, all of whom come with varied levels of academic and technical skills The contributing researchers, higher education faculty, college presidents, and community college administrators provide thorough understanding of student groups who have received scant attention in the higher education literature. They address the often unconscious barriers to access our institutions have erected and describe emerging strategies, frameworks, and pilot projects that can ease students’ transition into college and through the maze of the college experience to completion. They offer advice on organizational culture, on defining institutional outcomes, on aligning shifting demographics with the multiple missions of the community college, on strengthening the collaboration of student and academic affairs to leverage their respective roles and resources, and on engaging with the opportunities afforded by technology. Divided into three parts – understanding today’s community college campuses; supporting today’s community college learners; and specialized populations and communities – this book offers a vision and solutions that should inform the work of faculty, administrators, presidents, and board members.

The Case for Affirmative Action on Campus

Concepts of Equity, Considerations for Practice

Author: Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579221033

Category: Education

Page: 329

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Why is affirmative action under attack? What were the policys original purposes, and have they been achieved? What are the arguments being arrayed against it? Andfor all stakeholders concerned about equity and diversity on campus whats the way forward, politically, legally and practically? This book engages all these issues.

Creating a Tipping Point: Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education

ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 38, Number 1

Author: Alvin Evans,Edna Chun

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118437454

Category: Education

Page: 168

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In a turbulent, unstable era of severe financial pressures, the development of strategic human resource (HR) practices has become an urgent mandate in higher education. With significant and widespread institutional shifts resulting from globalization, heightened competition, and rapid innovation, educational leaders must optimize their most significant resource—human capital—and align HR strategies, structures, and processes with organizational goals. Due to substantial cuts in state appropriations and rapidly diminishing budgets, public institutions of higher education in particular are struggling to realign resources and programs to fulfill their educational missions and maintain academic quality, while simultaneously responding to complex external legislative and accreditation mandates. In light of these challenges, Creating a Tipping Point: Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education breaks new ground by presenting a research-based approach that supports the evolution of HR practices from siloed, transactional models to strategic operations that serve the entire university. This monograph provides a concrete, progressive road map to developing organizational capabilities in support of the university's academic mission and illustrates this pathway with examples drawn from public research universities. It offers strategies, tools, metrics, and action steps that support the development of an effective and efficient strategic HR operation in higher education. For institutions seeking to implement strategic HR, this book is a practical and invaluable resource.

The Politics of Faculty Unionization

The Experience of Three New England Universities

Author: Gordon B. Arnold

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

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Examines the process of unionization among university faculties, presenting cases of faculty unionization at three southern New England universities. Attention is directed to internal situations and processes and to external pressures that impinged on the rise and development of faculty unionism. Ov

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education

Author: Shaun R. Harper,Ryan J. Davis,Sylvia Hurtado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780558848576

Category: Education

Page: 951

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Fifty-Four readings in this 3rd edition collectively show how race has influenced and continues to affect all aspects of American higher education. This volume offers a comprehensive selection of seminal and contemporary publications that are situated across various postsecondary contexts. It is organized around six focal areas of study in the field of higher education: (1) History; (2) Students; (3) Faculty; (4) Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; (5) Organizations, Leadership and Governance; and (6) Policy, Finance and Economics. Also included is a seventh section devoted entirely to critical race perspectives on higher education.

Rethinking the "L" Word in Higher Education: The Revolution of Research on Leadership

ASHE Higher Education Report

Author: Adrianna J. Kezar,Rozana Carducci,Melissa Contreras-McGavin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787986771

Category: Education

Page: 218

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In these times of change and challenge in higher education, pleas for leadership have become frequent. However, the type of leadership required within this new context (of globalization, demographic changes, technological advancement, and questioning of social authority) may call for different skills, requiring a re-education among campus stakeholders if they want to be successful leaders. In the past twenty years, there has been a revolution in the way that leadership is conceptualized across most fields and disciplines. Leadership has moved away from being leader-centered, individualistic, hierarchical, focused on universal characteristics, and emphasizing power over followers. Instead, a new vision has emerged: leadership that is process-centered, collective, context-bound, non-hierarchical, and focused on mutual power and influence processes. This volume summarizes research and literature about new conceptualizations of leadership to inform practice. This is volume 31, number 6, of the ASHE Higher Education Report, a bi-monthly journal published by Jossey-Bass. See our entire list of ASHE Higher Education Report titles for a wide variety of critical issues facing Higher Education today.

Governance im 21. Jahrhundert

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264589360

Category:

Page: 264

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Mit dem Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts stehen weitere dramatische Umwälzungen in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft an der Tagesordnung. Der Bericht untersucht Chancen und Risiken wirtschaftlicher, gesellschaftlicher und technologischer Natur.

Governance and Politics of China

Third Edition

Author: Tony Saich

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137015578

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Lavish spectacles such as the Beijing Olympics and Expo 2010 have raised China's global profile and echoed predictions of a rise to the position of a major world actor. Yet moves towards a market-based economy, together with the global recession, have exacerbated a number of political and social challenges for the Chinese government. The tensions between communist and capitalist identities continue to divide society. The People's Republic is now over sixty years old – an appropriate juncture at which to reassess the state of contemporary Chinese politics. In this substantially revised third edition, Saich delivers a thorough introduction to all aspects of politics and governance in post-Mao China, taking full account of the changes of the Seventeenth Party Congress and Eleventh National People's Congress. Recent political, economic and social developments are also examined.