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The Courage to Collaborate: The Case for Labor-Management Partnerships in Education

Author: Ken Futernick
Abstract: In The Courage to Collaborate, school turnaround expert Ken Futernick makes the case that collaboration between school management and teacher unions is a necessary condition for educational improvement. The author cites evidence showing that collaboration often leads to increased trust, stronger professional relationships, better policies, better implementation of programs and, ultimately, to better outcomes for students.

Drawing on new research, his own experience, and the experience of dozens of other district and union leaders, Futernick details key features and benefits of labor-management collaboration. He also identifies and addresses several obstacles preventing its widespread adoption, including resistance to change, myths about what collaboration really means, skepticism about unions, lack of technical support, and misguided education policy.

The Courage to Collaborate recommends strategies and tactics for educators, policy makers, and others interested in embracing collaboration over confrontation. Both sides—unions and management—must make changes so that collaboration becomes the norm, rather than the exception, Futernick argues.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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The Craft of University Teaching

Author: Peter Lindsay
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Intended for professors of all academic disciplines who either enjoy teaching or wish to enjoy it more, The Craft of University Teaching is a provocative and accessible book containing practical advice gleaned from the academic literature on pedagogy. In an era of increased bureaucratic oversight, rapidly diminishing budgets, and waves of technological distraction, this volume provokes reflection on matters of pedagogy that are too often taken as settled. In so doing, it seeks to reclaim teaching as the intellectually vibrant and intrinsically rewarding endeavor that it is.

Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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The Educational Leader's Guide to Improvement Science: Data, Design and Cases for Reflection

Editor: Robert Crow
Editor: Brandi Nicole Hinnant-Crawford
Editor: Dean T. Spaulding
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The Educational Leader’s Guide to Improvement Science: Data, Design and Cases for Reflection is a collection illustrating applied organizational problem-solving using methods of improvement science in educational leadership. Early chapters introduce improvement science and then the reader is led through a logical sequence of inquiry, presented with cases of educational dilemma matched with principles of improvement science and provided examples of research methodology applied in context. Because improvement science research is so quickly becoming a signature pedagogy and core subject area of inquiry in the field of educational leadership, the literature is still scant in its coverage of improvement science models; it is the purpose of this publication to fill the void by providing concrete examples, through case studies, of instances where improvement research methods and analyses can be embedded to enhance and strengthen efforts at organizational improvement. This text concentrates on the elements faculty, students, and administrators need; specific models where improvement science frameworks enhance the reliability and validity of improvement or quality enhancement efforts.

Publisher: Myers Education Press
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The Empowered University: Shared Leadership, Culture Change, and Academic Success

Author: Freeman A. Hrabowski
Abstract: In The Empowered University, Hrabowski and coauthors Philip J. Rous and Peter H. Henderson probe the way senior leaders, administrators, staff, faculty, and students facilitate academic success by cultivating an empowering institutional culture and broad leadership for innovation. They examine how shared leadership enables an empowered campus to tackle tough issues by taking a hard look in the mirror, noting strengths and weaknesses while assessing opportunities and challenges.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
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The Ethics of Digital Literacy: Developing Knowledge and Skills Across Grade Levels

Editor: Kristen Hawley Turner
Abstract: The digital era has brought many opportunities - and many challenges - to teachers and students at all levels. Underlying questions about how technologies have changed the ways individuals read, write, and interact are questions about the ethics of participation in a digital world. As users consume and create seemingly infinite content, what are the moral guidelines that must be considered? How do we teach students to be responsible, ethical citizens in a digital world?

This book shares practices across levels, from teaching elementary students to adults, in an effort to explore these questions. It is organized into five sections that address the following aspects of teaching ethics in a digital world: ethical contexts, ethical selves, ethical communities, ethical stances, and ethical practices.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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The Family Link to Education: The Road to Personal and Professional Success

Author: Rex A. Holiday
Author: Steve Sonntag
Abstract: The Family Link to Education: The Road to Personal and Professional Success is a source of information that is current and relevant for families, educators and communities that want to provide the best possible opportunities for the up and coming generations. Beginning with the family, the book gets right at the root of how the future leaders, entrepreneurs, and educators of our local, national and worldwide communities are molded by early childhood influences. The book offers many suggestions to those who (by right or circumstance) have dibs on the earliest intellectual development of children.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Policies of Development

Author: Kathryn Moeller
Abstract: Drawing on more than a decade of research in the United States and Brazil, this book focuses on how the philanthropic, social responsibility, and business practices of various corporations use a logic of development that positions girls and women as instruments of poverty alleviation and new frontiers for capitalist accumulation. Using the Girl Effect, the philanthropic brand of Nike, Inc., as a central case study, the book examines how these corporations seek to address the problems of gendered poverty and inequality, yet do so using an instrumental logic that shifts the burden of development onto girls and women without transforming the structural conditions that produce poverty. 
Publisher: University of California Press
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The Growing Out-of-School Time Field: Past, Present, and Future

Editor: Helen Janc Malone
Editor: Tara Donahue
Abstract: Leading OST experts explore latest knowledge, intentionally bridging research and practice, and propose new areas of inquiry within each of the following six sections: OST as a vehicle for young people’s development; socio-cultural dimensions of OST; professional development within OST; research- and evaluation-informed field; OST advocacy; and future directions for the OST field. The OST field has grown considerably over the last two decades. Today, we have the frameworks, practice- and research-based knowledge and tools, and burgeoning paths to advance the field across multiple dimensions: demographic, stakeholder groups, contexts, systems and sectors, and disciplines. The hallmark of the OST field has been the ability to remain agile and adaptable to change in a way that complements the field and supports all children and young people in diverse ways. This anthology is designed to be a platform for research-practice discussions and future directions that could further grow, sustain, and improve the field. We hope this book inspires both reflections and conversations on the OST field.
Publisher: Information Age
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The Impoverishment of the American College Student

Author: James V. Koch
Abstract: Higher education funding and tuition and fee inflation are complicated matters that very few people understand well. The Impoverishment of the American College Student clarifies the central issues and provides plentiful data to support its key points. It is a must-read for anyone who believes that maintaining access to and the affordability of public colleges are vitally important to our society's future.
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
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The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke

Author: John Willinsky
Abstract: Providing a sweeping millennium-plus history of the learned book in the West, John Willinsky puts current debates over intellectual property into context, asking what it is about learning that helped to create the concept even as it gave the products of knowledge a different legal and economic standing than other sorts of property.
 
Willinsky begins with Saint Jerome in the fifth century, then traces the evolution of reading, writing, and editing practices in monasteries, schools, universities, and among independent scholars through the medieval period and into the Renaissance. He delves into the influx of Islamic learning and the rediscovery of classical texts, the dissolution of the monasteries, and the founding of the Bodleian Library before finally arriving at John Locke, whose influential lobbying helped bring about the first copyright law, the Statute of Anne of 1710. Willinsky’s bravura tour through this history shows that learning gave rise to our idea of intellectual property while remaining distinct from, if not wholly uncompromised by, the commercial economy that this concept inspired, making it clear that today’s push for marketable intellectual property threatens the very nature of the quest for learning on which it rests.
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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The Last Negroes at Harvard: The Class of 1963 and the 18 Young Men Who Changed Harvard Forever

Author: Kent Garrett
Abstract: In the fall of 1959, Harvard recruited an unprecedented eighteen “Negro” boys as an early form of affirmative action. Four years later they would graduate as African Americans. Some fifty years later, one of these trailblazing Harvard grads, Kent Garrett, would begin to reconnect with his classmates and explore their vastly different backgrounds, lives, and what their time at Harvard meant.
Publisher: Hougthon Mifflin Harcourt
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The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents: Tools for Developing Awareness

Author: Oren Jay Sofer
Author: Matthew Brensilver
Abstract: Arguably, no student population stands to gain more from mindfulness practice― with its power to enhance emotion regulation, attention stability, and self- awareness― than students between the ages of thirteen and twenty. In this comprehensive curriculum developed at Mindful Schools, Oren Jay Sofer and Matthew Brensilver provide  twentyfive brief (twenty- to- thirty- minute) lessons that supply a framework for mindfulness instruction that can be expanded or condensed according to the needs of students. Each lesson includes a “science supplement” with research findings relevant to the practice, and handouts summarizing key aspects of the lesson that can be distributed to students.
Publisher: W.W. Norton
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The New Brazilian University – A busca por resultados comercializáveis: Para quem?

Author: João dos Reis Silva Júnior
Abstract: Este livro versa sobre um assunto de extrema atualidade. Trata-se do momentoso tema da mercantilização da educação, de modo geral, e do ensino superior, em particular. Seu autor, João dos Reis Silva Júnior, vem se dedicando ao desenvolvimento de pesquisas sobre essa temática há mais de vinte anos individualmente e em colaboração com outros pesquisadores. Podemos considerar que o problema motivador das pesquisas de João dos Reis é a necessidade de compreender, em profundidade, a metamorfose pela qual vem passando o modelo de universidade no Brasil na contemporaneidade. Este livro é precioso porque seu autor não se contenta em proclamar e denunciar o avassalador processo de mercantilização do ensino, de modo geral, mas principalmente do ensino superior. Seu intento é perquirir o fenômeno penetrando nos meandros do referido processo de mercantilização para fazer emergir o modo de constituição e de funcionamento da nova universidade que vem se instituindo no Brasil em sintonia com a tendência mundial de que é expressão hegemônica a universidade estadunidense. Neste contexto, o Estado brasileiro, por meio de vários governos de diferentes partidos, vem implantando nas últimas décadas um conjunto de dispositivos legais que procuram aproximar, como já anunciava FHC em seu discurso de dezembro de 1994, as pesquisas empreendidas nas instituições de ensino superior, especialmente na pós-graduação, do setor produtivo. E, ao mesmo tempo, no longo prazo, tem reorganizado suas práticas segundo a mesma racionalidade. A mercantilização permeia todo tipo de prática e política institucional na universidade, tal qual a New American University, lembrando que, em face da nova divisão do trabalho acadêmico, o sucesso brasileiro reverte em vantagens para os países de economia central, com destaque para os Estados Unidos. Desta forma, procura-se alicerçar a pesquisa de suportes institucionais que a condicionam às demandas do setor produtivo, que, em face da forma como se adere à predominância financeira, resulta em cultura rentista e ancora na dívida pública para a administração monetária, favorece-se a economia e a educação superior dos países centrais”.
Publisher: Projeto Editorial Praxis
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The New Student Activists: The Rise of Neoactivism on College Campuses

Author: Jerusha O. Conner
Abstract: Jerusha O. Conner offers insight into who these student activists are―the causes they care about, the strategies they deploy, the factors that motivate and sustain them, and the impact they have had on their campuses and beyond. Conner dubs today's student activists "neoactivists," who borrow from and build on the legacies of past generations of college student activists. Exploring when, how, and why this diverse group of students turned to activism, Conner examines the social and educational influences on their sociopolitical development. She also reveals the fraught but mutually transformative relationship between institutions of higher education and student activists in the contemporary moment.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
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The Online Classroom: Resources for Effective Middle Level Virtual Education

Editor: Brooke B. Eisenbach
Editor: Paula Greathouse
Abstract: As students exchange classroom interaction for online collaboration, pencils for keyboards, face-to-face conversations for chat room texts, and traditional lessons for digital modules, it becomes apparent that teachers, schools, and administrators must identify ways to keep pace. We must identify ways to meet the needs of middle level learners within this digital context. In this volume, researchers and teachers share a variety of resources centered on the growing world of virtual education and its implications for the middle level learner, educator, and classroom.
Publisher: Information Age
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The Principal Coaching Model

Author: Larry Hausner
Abstract: The Principal Coaching Model: How to Plan, Design, and Implement a Successful Programbegins by taking its reader on a journey through evidence, acknowledging the position of principal is isolating which is negatively impacting student performance and their longevity on the job. However, there is an answer to this issue and it is principal coaching. This book is designed to give school districts and/or principals the justification and tools to implement a successful coaching model. 
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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The Promise and Practice of Next Generation Assessment

Author: David T. Conley
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In The Promise and Practice of Next Generation Assessment, David T. Conley presents the case for a new, comprehensive system of assessment using different measurements for different purposes. Changes in the purposes of education, he argues, demand forms of assessment that go beyond merely ranking students to supporting the ambitious aim of helping all students meet career and college readiness goals.

Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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The Public Professor

Author: M. V. Lee Badgett
Abstract: The work of academics can matter and be influential on a public level, but the path to becoming a public intellectual, influential policy advisor, valued community resource or go-to person on an issue is not one that most scholars are trained for. The Public Professor offers scholars ways to use their ideas, research and knowledge to change the world. The book gives practical strategies for scholars to become more engaged with the public on a variety of fronts: online, in print, at council hearings, even with national legislation.
Publisher: NYU Press
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The Role of Leadership Educators: Transforming Learning

Author: Kathy L. Guthrie
Author: Daniel M. Jenkins
Abstract: Leadership, as a discipline, leadership education, as a field, and leadership educator, as a profession are still in their infancy and rapidly evolving. As professionals in higher education, we are constantly asked to provide opportunities for students to learn leadership, whether that is inside or outside of the classroom. However, very little, if any professional development occurs in how to create such learning opportunities. This book provides resources for leadership educators in three sections. The first section sets the stage for leadership education and the professional work of leadership educators, culminating with a variety of professional development resources for leadership educators. The second section introduces a leadership learning framework, provides characteristics and examples of strong leadership programs and assessment practices, and describes the transformative practice of leadership education. The third and final section offers specific instructional and assessment strategies ranging from discussion, case study, and reflection, to teambased and servicelearning to selfassessments, roleplay, simulation, and games, to fulfill learning outcomes.
Publisher: Information Age
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The Roots of Low Achievement: Where to Begin Altering Them

Author: Sandra Stotsky
Abstract: The chief purpose of this book is to explain how public education in this country became dysfunctional as a result of the education policies and programs funded by the federal government to address low academic achievement. It highlights student effort as a central factor in academic achievement, based on research noting its significance. Teachers and school administrators cannot make children ready for college or career by grade 12 if their parents do not make them ready for school learning by kindergarten or grade 1. 


Once both the schools and students’ parents together made students ready for membership in our civic culture. They learned they were politically equal to each other, with a shared civic identity, regardless of academic achievement. Yet, policy makers at USED and philanthropists in this country with a professed interest in the education of low achievers want low achievers to believe that their academic status is all that matters and that they haven’t succeeded academically because of bigoted teachers, administrators, and communities. Parent/school partnerships need to revive their community’s agreed-upon mission for public education if we are to alter the roots of low achievement in this country.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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The Science of the Obvious: Education's Repetitive Search for What's Already Known

Author: R. Barker Bausell
Abstract: This book poses and ultimately answers the question of whether the public schools would have been affected if no educational research had been conducted during this century. To answer this question, 12 genres of educational research are evaluated. The genres are accompanied by non-technical, annotated synopses examples of each. A case is made that the science of education as a whole is repetitive, non-cumulative, and is characterized by a circular rather than a linear trajectory.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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The SCOPUS Diaries and the (il)logics of Academic Survival

Author: Abel Polese
Abstract: This book is intended to help scholars to design and think strategically about their own career. Beginning with “How to get published in good journals,” it explores a number of questions that most academics encounter at various stages of their careers.
Publisher: ibidem-Verlag
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The Soul of Higher Education: Contemplative Pedagogy, Research and Institutional Life for the Twenty-first Century

Editor: Margaret Benefiel
Editor: Bo Karen Lee
Abstract: The Soul of Higher Education: Contemplative Pedagogy, Research and Institutional Life for the Twenty-first Century contributes to an understanding of the importance and implications of a contemplative grounding for higher education. It is the sixth in a series entitled Advances in Workplace Spirituality: Theory, Research and Application, which is intended to be an authoritative and comprehensive series in the field.
Publisher: Information Age
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The Student Guide to Mindfulness

Author: David Mair
Abstract: More than ever students are reporting high levels of stress, depression and loneliness while at university – so looking after your mental wellbeing is just as important as academic preparation. This book provides grounded guidance on how mindfulness can be used to cope with the main sources of anxiety while you are completing your studies, so you can find balance and make the most of student life.  Combined with practical and recorded mindfulness exercises, learn how to master techniques and tools to reconnect with the present and yourself, and approach life at uni in a stress-free way.
Publisher: SAGE
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The Transformation of Humanities Education: The Case of Norway 1960-2000 from a Systems-Theoretical Perspective

Author: Vidar Grøtta
Abstract:  Using historical documents and statistical analyses, Vidar Grotta shows that the expansion of the postwar research system in Norway led to an increase in admissions to humanities education in the 1960s and an ensuing research drift in humanities curricula. Interacting with certain political dynamics and the knowledge economy that has emerged since the 1970s, this research drift resulted in a shift in humanists' career patterns and a transformation of the societal functions of the humanities.
Publisher: Verlag Transcript
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The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching

Author: Patricia Jennings
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Fully half the students in U.S. schools have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. In the face of this epidemic, it falls increasingly to teachers to provide the adult support these students need to function in school. But most educators have received little training to prepare them for this role. Tish Jennings—an internationally recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning—shares research and experiential knowledge about the practices that support students' healing, build their resilience, and foster compassion in the classroom.

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

Author: Paul Tough
Abstract: Does college work? Does it provide real opportunity for young people who want to improve themselves and their prospects? Or is it simply a rigged game designed to protect the elites who have power and exclude everyone else?  For many of us, our doubts and resentments about higher education live side by side with an appreciation, even a yearning, for the life-changing personal transformation that a college education can provide. 
Publisher: Hougthon Mifflin Harcourt
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Thinking and Acting Systemically: Improving School Districts Under Pressure

Editor: Alan J. Daly
Editor: Kara S. Finnigan
Abstract: This volume argues that districts are important as a lever for change given the limited success of school-by-school efforts. Policies that focus on skill development, recognize and support performance, create opportunities for collaboration, build leader capacity, and create networks of knowledge sharing hold great potential for improving districts but it will require a paradigm shift in the way we view our public school system and those who work within it - away from blame and toward complext systems change.
Publisher: AERA
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Thinking in Education Research: Applying Philosophy and Theory

Author: Nick Peim
Abstract: Thinking in Education Research examines the resources available from philosophy and theory that can be practically applied to any educational research project. Nick Peim argues that the current well-established divide between theory and the empirical in research methods is unhelpful to students. Instead, Thinking in Education Research looks at major lines of thinking in modern European philosophy, from Kant to Freud and Derrida to Malabou, and how they provide a rich resource for every stage of conducting research. By getting students engaged in 'how to think' and 'how to do', Peim illustrates that thinking is in fact a vital part of how you do research and is not an aside.
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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This Once Was Us: the life and death of Penguin Education

Author: the West Drayton Collective
Abstract: This Once Was Us is a celebration of a bold and innovative venture, Penguin Education, which shone briefly in the publishing firmament in the 1960s and 1970s, before being cruelly extinguished by its owners. It is a remembrance of things past, put together by many of those who worked for the company during its mould-breaking years spent re-inventing the schoolbook. These detailed and colourful pages bear testament to the unique style of collaboration that marked the Penguin Education way of working. They also record the widespread protests, from both inside and outside education, which emerged when the shutdown brought the pioneering work to an abrupt and untimely end.
Publisher: Symposium Books
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