Education Policy and Leadership

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Higher Education Systems Redesigned

Brings together scholars and higher education system leaders to highlight concrete examples of system change and realignment to advance student success.

Racial Equity on College Campuses

Offers insight into race-based disparities in higher education and practical tools for advancing racial equity on college and university campuses.

The Students We Share

Edited by Patricia Gándara & Bryant Jensen
Subjects: Education

Examines policies, norms, and classroom practices of the US and Mexican education systems, with the aim of preparing educators to understand and help transnational children and youth.

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.

Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 3

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

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.

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.

Teacher Education Reform as Political Theater

By Elena Aydarova
Subjects: Education

An ethnography of Russian teacher education reforms as scripted performances of political theater.

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

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

Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 2

Edited by Sharon F. Cramer
Subjects: Education

Offers valuable insights into the governance process in higher education.

International Librarianship

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

Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 1

Edited by Sharon F. Cramer
Subjects: Education

Offers practical advice for achieving shared governance in higher education.

Born Out of Struggle

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

The Problem of College Readiness

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

Higher Education Reconsidered

Focuses on the opportunities and challenges of using the science of change to improve the academic enterprise.

Crusade for Democracy, Revised Edition

By Daniel Tanner
Subjects: Education

Tells the fascinating story of the Progressive Education movement of the 1930s and 1940s.

Creating a College That Works

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

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 Principal's Office

The first comprehensive history of principals in the United States.

A Creature of Our Own Making

By Gary A. Olson
Subjects: Education

Witty, savvy, incisive, and entertaining short essays on the culture, mores, and practices of higher education.

Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers

A comprehensive examination of the relationship between higher education, state government, and economic development.

Splintered Accountability

Detailed study of how real education reform works.

Teachers United

The inspiring history of NYSUT, New York State’s largest union, and a powerful progressive force in the state and in the country.

Teachers Learning in Community

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

Decision Making for Educational Leaders

A guide to decision making for school administrators.

The Politics of Inquiry

Argues against the “culture of science” currently dominating education discourse and in favor of a more critical understanding of various modes of inquiry.

The Practice of School Reform

By James Nehring
Foreword by Larry Cuban
Subjects: Education

Provides practical advice for educators struggling for change.

School Choice Policies and Outcomes

Provides a clear assessment of all sides of the school choice debate.

Jimmy Carter as Educational Policymaker

Analyzes educational reform in the second half of the twentieth century through the political career of Jimmy Carter and his influence on educational policy.

Grade Inflation

Edited by Lester H. Hunt
Subjects: Education

An authoritative and provocative discussion of the key issues surrounding grade inflation and its possible effects on academic excellence.

Expelling Hope

Demonstrates the many devastating and interrelated threats that punitive policies like “zero tolerance” pose to youth, schooling, and democracy.

California in a Time of Excellence

Follows California’s efforts at reforming the public school system from 1983 to the present.

The First Time Effect

A fresh look at study abroad programs on American college and university campuses.

When the Pot Boils

By David A. Paul
Subjects: Education

Tells the story of the decline and near bankruptcy of a major American university, and how its dramatic turnaround was quickly achieved.

Always at Odds?

By Mary C. Wright
Subjects: Education

How faculty and administrators at research universities can create a shared sense of values.

Democratic Dilemmas

Explores how to engage citizens in the process of educational improvement.

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.

New Directions in Education Policy Implementation

Edited by Meredith I. Honig
Subjects: Education

Provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive review of contemporary research in education policy implementation.

Courts as Catalysts

Discusses state supreme courts and funding equity reform in Texas, Kentucky, and North Dakota.

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.

Restructuring the Middle Level School

This book provides middle level teachers and administrators with a rich resource on restructuring schools to help young adolescents achieve intellectual, social, and emotional success. It is a comprehensive ...

Troubled Times for American Higher Education

Clark Kerr, one of the nation's foremost educators and commentators on the educational scene, examines emerging problems that he predicts will influence the near future of higher education. These include ...

Conflict, Competition, or Cooperation?

This book analyzes the organizational interface between the public and higher education sectors as policy leaders experiment with cooperative strategies to optimize legislative appropriations, compete ...

Changing Patterns of Power

The reform of teacher education has been a focal point of state action in industrial countries since the early 1980s. Given this convergence of educational and governmental activity, the studies presented ...

To Be One of Us

In the context of the growing debate over the relationship between humanities education and the future of liberal democracy, To Be One of Us surveys in dialectical fashion several contemporary humanist ...

Principal Succession

This book examines major issues in theory and research related to leader succession. It looks at the persistent problems confronted by people assigned to lead established social and professional groups ...

National Service, Citizenship, and Political Education

This book analyzes the issues surrounding civilian national service policy from a fresh and original perspective. The author connects national service programs to the political theories of civic republicanism ...

Teacher Education Policy

This collection of narratives, stories, and case studies brings to life examples of policy processes that affect teacher educators' work, goals, and accomplishments, including certification, testing, ...

Sex Equity and Sexuality in Education

Edited by Susan Shurberg Klein
Subjects: Education

Neither sex equity nor sexuality are new topics to educators, but little attention has been given to their combination. This book identifies critical issues that researchers, reformers, and educators ...

Toward a New Science of Educational Testing and Assessment

The authors of this book question the assumptions of the psychometric paradigm that underlie virtually all criterion-referenced and standardized tests used in North American schools. They make a compelling ...

Education Policy Implementation

This supplemental text for educational policy, administration, and program evaluation courses provides a framework for examining the following crucial questions. To what extent have state and federal ...

Incentive Pay and Career Ladders for Today's Teachers

This book examines how teacher incentive pay and career ladder programs have been implemented—what forms they've taken; what issues arose as programs were established; what their impact has been so ...

Work Orientation and Job Performance

With critical attention focused on education, and the teaching profession itself under close scrutiny by federal, state, and local officials and governing boards, a heightened sense of the need to attract ...

Approaches to Administrative Training in Education

In this important new collection Murphy and Hallinger bring together descriptions of a wide range of the new models in use in educational administrative training. Most of these eleven models have developed ...

Change in Schools

This book summarizes nearly fifteen years of research in schools—research geared toward understanding and describing the change process as experienced by its participants. It addresses the question: ...

Teacher Burnout in the Public Schools

This unique study is the first large-scale sociological analysis of teacher burnout, linking it with alienation, commitment, and turnover in the educational profession. In the process of doing so, Anthony ...

Evaluation-Based Leadership

An important contribution to the literature in administration, Evaluation-Based Leadership moves school leaders and decision-makers toward a new model of operation rooted in evaluation. Responding to ...