SUNY series, Frontiers in Education

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Earnings from Learning

Documents the rise of for-profit education as a dynamic and powerful force in higher education.

Governance and the Public Good

Grapples with a variety of policy issues in order to provoke a discussion of the state of higher education in the 21st century.

Expanding Opportunity in Higher Education

Reports on the challenges facing California and the nation in providing access to higher education during a time of demographic change.

Burning Down the House

A riveting analysis of the struggle to eliminate affirmative action at the University of California.

Preparing for College

Analyzes and defines the parameters of effective college outreach programs.

Mixed Race Students in College

Portrays the diverse experiences and identities of mixed race college students.

Increasing Access to College

Focuses on pre-college enrichment programs as a solution to the problem of minority and low-income student access to postsecondary education.

The Racial Crisis in American Higher Education

A revised edition of the classic text, illuminating the linkages between race and higher education.

The Quest for Equity in Higher Education

A critical examination of current sociopolitical issues surrounding equity and diversity and their impact on higher education.

Women Administrators in Higher Education

Shows the tenacious spirit and hard work of women administrators in their struggles to enhance opportunities for women on college campuses.

Faculty Work in Schools of Education

A full-bodied, robust discussion of issues of concern to faculty in schools of education.

Transnational Competence

Offers the definitive study of United States-Japan educational exchange relationship.

Educational Knowledge

An examination of educational reform and change throughout the world, focusing on how issues of power and governance within states affect school practice and policy-making.

Community Colleges as Cultural Texts

Questions whether, and how, community colleges confront the challenges of diversity and provide real opportunities for upward mobility.

Grass Roots and Glass Ceilings

African American university and college presidents, vice presidents, and deans offer firsthand reflections on their encounters with racism in higher education and the strategies they use to overcome obstacles they face.

The Academic Kitchen

Presents a social history of gender stratification at the University of California at Berkeley through a combination of organizational theory and biography.

Capitalizing Knowledge

Examines current trends toward increasing links between industry and academia and the resulting commercialization of universities as they seek to capitalize their research.


With a focus on educational computing, this book examines how technological practices align with or subvert existing forms of dominance. Examines the important question: Is the enormous financial investment school districts are making in computing technology a good idea?

The Curriculum

This new edition of the classic text extends the scope of critically-oriented work in curriculum studies.

Managed Professionals

Focuses on the ongoing negotiations of professional autonomy and managerial discretion and provides insight into the broad restructuring of faculty, with conclusions that extend beyond unionized faculty to all of academe.

Conversations with Educational Leaders

Educational leaders speak out in their own words--stimulating, accessible, provocative--on contemporary and controversial topics that range from differing attitudes on diversity to the debate over character education to arguments about education reform.

The Challenge of Eastern Asian Education

Provides specific examples of Asian educational practice that may have relevance to the United States.

Sailing Against the Wind

Experienced American educators discuss the impact of social inequalities created by racism and sexism on the U. S. educational system.

Promotion and Tenure

Articulates salient problems of tenure-track faculty, especially women and faculty of color. Offers a new paradigm to delineate ways in which the academic community can help socialize younger faculty, and honor differences more readily.

Ethnic Studies and Multiculturalism

Provides an overview of ethnicity and intergroup relations, profiles the development of multiculturalism and ethnic studies, and analyzes the issues related to diversity in higher education as they relate to ethnic studies and multicultural efforts.