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Harold Taylor and Sarah Lawrence College

Edited by Craig Kridel
Foreword by Leon Botstein
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

The engaging memoir of a college president and public intellectual who became one of America's leading mid-twentieth-century social and educational activists.

Leo Strauss on Democracy, Technology, and Liberal Education

The first book-length study of Leo Strauss' understanding of the relation between modern democracy, technology, and liberal education.

Black Campus Life

Ethnography of Black engineering majors navigating campus life at a historically White university.

Black Lives Matter in US Schools

A powerful anthology on the role of curricula in perpetuating—and resisting—oppression.

The Other American Dilemma

Examines how Mexican Americans experienced “unofficial” Jim Crow inside and outside the American education system, and how they used the courts, Mexican Consul, and other resources to challenge that discrimination.

Creative Inquiry

Introduces both undergraduate students and general readers to the exploratory mindset and hands-on skills essential to the cultivation of creativity.

Super Schoolmaster

Traces the controversial poet’s thinking about teaching and learning throughout his career.

Teaching Race in Perilous Times

Multidisciplinary anthology on teaching issues of race and racism in US college classrooms.

Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions

Argues that plantation life, its racialized inequities, and the ongoing struggle against them are embedded in not only the physical structures but also the everyday workings of higher education.

The Ideology of Civic Engagement

Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.

Power, Constraint, and Policy Change

Examines how state courts change public policy through an analysis of their influence on state education finance reform.

Higher Education for Democracy

Uses a cross-national comparison of Los Angeles, New Delhi, and Hong Kong to develop strategies universities should employ to strengthen democracy and resist fascism.

Thinking Life with Luce Irigaray

A broad exploration of Irigaray’s philosophy of life and living.

Relational Sociology and Research on Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Brings relational sociology to bear on educational research.

Sankofa

Explores the complex interplay of race and culture in the doctoral experiences of African American students.

University Management, the Academic Profession, and Neoliberalism

A unique examination of how faculty and university administrators understand their work and professional identities under neoliberalism.

Transforming Higher Education in Asia and Africa

Analyzes twelve strategic planning efforts in higher education in eight countries in Asia and Africa.

Improv for Democracy

Explores how improv-based teaching and training methods can bridge differences and promote the communication, leadership, and civil skills our world urgently needs.

Building Pedagogues

An in-depth account and model of antiracist professional development for white practicing teachers.

Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 3

Explores the impact of shared governance in times of campus and system transition.

Get Real

A thought-provoking overview of the many challenges facing higher education and how to deal with them by a leading thinker in the field.

Tuning the Student Mind

Explores the effectiveness and value of meditation in a college classroom.

Shared Governance in Higher Education Set (Volumes 1, 2 and 3)

A trilogy exploring different aspects of shared governance in higher education.

Buddhisms in Asia

A guide to Buddhism’s rich variety of traditions and cultural expressions for educators who would like to include Buddhism in their undergraduate courses.

Stories of School Yoga

Edited by Andrea M. Hyde & Janet D. Johnson
Subjects: Education

Provides firsthand perspectives from yoga practitioners and educators on the promises and challenges of school-based yoga programs.

United University Professions

Tells the story of the nation's largest higher education union from its earliest years to its role today as a powerful organization promoting the interests of faculty, staff, and the entire SUNY community.

Black Women and Social Justice Education

Focuses on Black women’s experiences and expertise in order to advance educational philosophy and provide practical tools for social justice pedagogy.

Trans People in Higher Education

Edited by Genny Beemyn
Subjects: Education

Addresses the experiences of trans college students, faculty, and staff in a single volume for the first time.

Childhood beyond Pathology

Brings psychoanalytic concepts to the notion of childhood development with a keen eye to discussions of social justice and human dignity.

The Room Is on Fire

By Susan Weinstein
Subjects: Education

Blends history and theory with practical descriptions of how spoken word poetry is taught and how to produce spoken word events.

Confucianism Reconsidered

Explores the rich potential of Confucianism in American and Chinese classrooms of the twenty-first century.

Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 2

Edited by Sharon F. Cramer
Subjects: Education

Offers valuable insights into the governance process in higher education.

Brokering Tareas

By Steven Alvarez
Subjects: Education

Provides concrete examples of homework mentorship and positive academic interventions among immigrant families.

The Quest for Purpose

Demonstrates how students and educators can resist narrow, utilitarian views of higher education’s purpose.

Getting Personal

Edited by Laura Gray-Rosendale
Subjects: Language Arts

Addresses how digital forms of personal writing can be most effectively used by teachers, students, and other community members.

International Librarianship

Demonstrates the impact of global education partnerships related to information access.

US Latinization

Edited by Spencer Salas & Pedro R. Portes
Subjects: Education

Demonstrates how educators and policymakers should treat the intertwined nature of immigrant education and social progress in order to improve current policies and practices.

Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 1

Edited by Sharon F. Cramer
Subjects: Education

Offers practical advice for achieving shared governance in higher education.

Staging Women's Lives in Academia

Argues that institutional change must accommodate women’s professional and personal life stages.

Being Black, Being Male on Campus

Explores how race and gender matter on campus and how Black males navigate college for academic and personal success.

Teaching Politics in Secondary Education

By Wayne Journell
Subjects: Education

Uses data collected from multiple studies to offer recommendations on best practices for use in a polarized climate.

A Pedagogy of Anticapitalist Antiracism

Argues that the economic system itself is culpable in maintaining our oppressive educational status quo.

Rhetorical Healing

Reveals the rhetorical strategies African American writers have used to promote Black women’s recovery and wellness through educational and entertainment genres and the conservative gender politics that are distributed when these efforts are sold for public consumption.

Born Out of Struggle

Demonstrates how critical race theory can be useful in real-world situations.

Inventing the Mathematician

Considers how our ideas about mathematics shape our individual and cultural relationship to the field.

Fabricating an Educational Miracle

By Jinting Wu
Subjects: Asian Studies

Illustrates the changing significance of what it means to be educated, rural, and ethnic in Southwest China.

Chinese Philosophy on Teaching and Learning

A translation and discussion of the central Confucian text on education, Xueji (On Teaching and Learning), influential in China from the Han dynasty to the present day.

The Fifth Element

Explores spoken word poetry as a tool for social justice, critical feminist pedagogy, and new ways of teaching.

Disrupting Adult and Community Education

Edited by Robert C. Mizzi, Tonette S. Rocco, and Sue Shore
Foreword by John Field
Subjects: Education

Reconceptualizes local, national, and transnational adult education practices in light of neoliberalism and globalization.

A Psychoanalyst in the Classroom

Offers a new view of pedagogical practices to psychoanalysts interested in pedagogy.

Lifelong Learning in Neoliberal Japan

Explores the trend of lifelong learning in Japan as a means to deal with risk in a neoliberal era.

Schoolhouse Activists

Examines the role of African American educators in the Birmingham civil rights movement.

Becoming Critical

Presents the key experiences of a diverse group of teachers and students in their journeys of becoming social justice educator/scholars.

Community Self-Determination

Examines the educational programs American Indians developed to preserve their cultural and ethnic identity, improve their livelihood, and serve the needs of their youth in Chicago.

Listening to Teach

Edited by Leonard J. Waks
Subjects: Education

First book to offer a survey of pedagogical listening in conventional and alternative methodologies.

Difficult Dialogues about Twenty-First-Century Girls

Introduces new conceptual frameworks for girls' studies.

In the Face of Inequality

First comparative historical analysis of the organizational growth of black colleges.

Expanding the Circle

Examines strategies and best practices that effectively integrate LGBTQ areas of teaching and research with student life activities.

Time to Write, Second Edition

Analyzes interviews with students, teachers, and administrators to develop a new set of literacies essential for student success in the digital age.

Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century

Demonstrates how the success of universities depends on the working conditions of the younger academic generation.

Ernest L. Boyer

Edited by Todd C. Ream & John M. Braxton
Subjects: Education

Assesses the challenges plaguing our higher education system through selections of Ernest L. Boyer’s writings

The Problem of College Readiness

Examines how states, schools, and postsecondary institutions might best help improve college readiness and completion.

Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines

A wide-ranging consideration of the emerging field of contemplative education.

Creating a College That Works

Examines the life of education activist Audrey Cohen and her founding of Metropolitan College of New York.

Beyond Banneker

An in-depth look at the lives, experiences, and professional careers of Black mathematicians in the United States.

Faculty Fathers

Explores the challenges faculty fathers face in navigating the demands of work and family.

The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education

By Sean Steel
Subjects: Education

Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education.

A Pedagogy of Witnessing

Explores the curating of “difficult knowledge” through the exhibition of lynching photographs in contemporary museums.

We, the Students and Teachers

Provides practical applications of democratic teaching for classes in history/social studies education, multicultural and social justice education, community service and civic engagement, and education and public policy.

A Wizard of Their Age

Edited by Cecilia Konchar Farr
Subjects: Literature

A collection of student essays that captures the passionate engagement their generation brings to the Harry Potter phenomenon.

Striving Together

Chronicles the development of a framework for collective impact in education through the perspectives of its founders and lessons learned from pioneering sites.

The Social Studies Curriculum

Edited by E. Wayne Ross
Subjects: Education

This fully revised and updated edition includes twelve new chapters on contemporary topics such as ecological democracy, Native studies, inquiry teaching, and Islamophobia.

Building a Smarter University

Demonstrates how universities can use Big Data to enhance operations and management, improve the education pipeline, and educate the next generation of data scientists.

Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville

The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.

The Principal's Office

The first comprehensive history of principals in the United States.

Black Passports

A resource guide that uses African American memoir to address a variety of issues related to mentoring and curriculum development.

Improvisation, Creativity, and Consciousness

Using insights from Integral Theory, describes how the improvisational methods of jazz can inform education and other fields.

The Prosthetic Pedagogy of Art

Uses autobiographical and cultural narratives related to art research and practice to explore, experiment, and improvise multiple correspondences between and among learners’ own lived experiences and understandings, and those of others.

Education Feminism

Collection of important essays by feminist scholars from cultural studies, philosophy of education, curriculum theory, and women’s studies.

Higher Education Systems 3.0

An exploration of multi-campus higher education systems and their role in improving communities and their economies.

Modes of Learning

By George Allan
Subjects: Education

A highly accessible reading of Whitehead's writings on education and their connection to his metaphysics.

Transforming Self and Others through Research

Brings the transformative approaches of transpersonal psychology to research in the human sciences and humanities.

Meditation and the Classroom

A ground-breaking book on using meditation in education and how it can enhance teaching and learning.

Dreaming in the Classroom

The essential guide on how to teach about dreaming.

Higher Education and International Student Mobility in the Global Knowledge Economy

By Kemal Gürüz
Foreword by Nancy L. Zimpher
Subjects: Education

Second, updated edition of a landmark study of how the international mobility of students, scholars, programs and institutions of higher education has evolved over time, and the ways in which it is occurring in today's global knowledge economy.

Racism, Public Schooling, and the Entrenchment of White Supremacy

Demonstrates how ingrained ideas of race created and sustain the achievement gap in U. S. schools.

Educating Democracy

Revisionist analysis of the role of strong leadership in democracies, drawing primarily upon the work of Alexis de Tocqueville.

Splintered Accountability

Detailed study of how real education reform works.

Mediumism

Explores the contemporary pedagogical significance of modernism.

Integral Education

Leading researchers and practitioners explore the frontiers of education from an integral perspective.

Nurse Educators and Politics

By Sondra Z. Koff
Subjects: Education

Examines how nurse educators shape the political behavior of nurses.

The Making of a Family Saga

By Jin Feng
Subjects: Education

Looks at China’s Ginling College, the women’s missionary institution of higher learning that developed a discourse of family, recasting the Chinese Confucian family ideal as a female and Christian one.

Intellectual Capital

Edited by Carole G. Basile
Subjects: Education

Stories from participants in Professional Development Schools.

Teachers Learning in Community

Raises provocative questions about the efficacy, viability, and sustainability of professional learning communities.

Unresolved Identities

Explores the ways that immigrant youth identities are shaped by dominant discourses.

Sound-Bite Saboteurs

Argues that the reliance on sound bites in recent political discourse is harmful to the democratic process.

SUNY at Sixty

The comprehensive history of the State University of New York system.

Decision Making for Educational Leaders

A guide to decision making for school administrators.

Deweyan Inquiry

Presents John Dewey’s theory of inquiry and applies it to various areas of the primary, middle, and secondary school curricula.

Who Speaks for Hispanics?

Examines the policy stances of two major Hispanic interest groups.