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Stories from Novice Teachers: This is Induction?

by Lisa Scherff & Mike Daria UPA (August 14, 2010)

This book features novice teachers and how they were, or were not, mentored or inducted by schools. Using data collected over a three-year period, the cases inform school principals and district-level administrators...


Awareness in Action: Self-Awareness and Group Process

by Juneau Mahan Gary & Phylis J. Philipson UPA (July 30, 2015)

Awareness in Action is a user-friendly text/workbook designed to provide individuals with an increased understanding of themselves and others. Using group-based experiential exercises to enhance self-awareness...


Technology-Rich Teaching: Classrooms in the 21st Century

by Gary L. Ackerman UPA (June 30, 2015)

This book explores the effects of technology on the education of digital generations and the technology-mediated interaction that will prepare these generations for an unpredictable future. It discusses strategies...


Within These Gates: Academic Work, Academic Leadership, University Life, and the Presidency

by Jack Thomas UPA (April 17, 2015)

Within These Gates: Academic Work, Academic Leadership, University Life, and the Presidency examines the varied interactions between college and university presidents and their campus and local communities,...


Net-Generation Student Motivation to Attend Community College

by Shalom Michael Akili UPA (December 23, 2014)

Net-Generation Student Motivation to Attend Community College explores the factors that affect student retention rates in community college by presenting net-generation (or millennial) students with the opportunity...


Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement and Thereafter: Profiles of Lessons Learned

by Dorothy M. Singleton UPA (March 18, 2014)

Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement and Thereafter offers students the opportunity to learn more about important and often overlooked figures of the Civil Rights Movement. Featured figures include the...


Who's the New Kid in Chemistry?: Exploring Uncharted Waters

by John D. Butler UPA (December 12, 2013)

Who’s the New Kid in Chemistry? offers a look at student engagement and teacher best practices through the eyes of an educational researcher. John D. Butler participates in Rhode Island 2013 Teacher of the...


Overcoming Adversity in Academia: Stories from Generation X Faculty

by Elwood Watson UPA (December 04, 2013)

This collection of essays written by seventeen Generation X academics passionately, provocatively, and eloquently demonstrates the personal issues, conflicts, and triumphs that are definitive of this generation....


Structuring Learning Environments in Teacher Education to Elicit Dispositions as Habits of Mind: Strategies and Approaches Used and Lessons Learned

by Erskine S. Dottin, Lynne D. Miller & George E. O'Brien UPA (February 14, 2013)

This book focuses on faculty members in a learning community in the College of Education at Florida International University. It discusses their pedagogical efforts to structure learning environments consistent...


Substance, Judgment, and Evaluation: Seeking the Worth of a Liberal Arts, Core Text Education

by Patrick T. Flynn, Jean-Marie Kauth, John Kevin Doyle & Scott J. Lee UPA (June 10, 2010)

This book selectively presents the thoughts of scholars and teachers of liberal arts, core text education on how their programs formulate and advance a 'value-centered' education. This volume should be of value...


The German Colonial Experience: Select Documents on German Rule in Africa, China, and the Pacific 1884-1914

by Arthur J. Knoll & Hermann J. Hiery UPA (March 10, 2010)

This book provides readers with an understanding of how the Germans gained, explored, pacified, ruled, and exploited their colonies prior to their loss in World War I, by intensely scrutinizing colonial documents....


Reflective Network Therapy In The Preschool Classroom

by Gilbert Kliman UPA (September 16, 2011)

This book describes a remarkably effective school-based treatment method that harnesses small social networks for the good of seriously emotionally disturbed preschoolers or those with autism spectrum disorders....


Transmitting the Ideal of Enlightenment: Chinese Universities Since the Late Nineteenth Century

by Ricardo K. S. Mak, Michael Wing-hin Kam, Guangxin Fan & Chan-fai Cheung et al. UPA (August 04, 2009)

This book is a collection of articles on different aspects of university education in China since the late nineteenth century, addressing how far the ideal of modern university education, which has gradually...


The Dilemma of the Moral Curriculum in a Chinese Secondary School

by Hongping Annie Nie UPA (March 11, 2008)

Despite the implementation of numerous reform policies, moral education in China remains problematic. This study presents a student perspective on the dilemma of the moral education curriculum in a Chinese secondary...


OK, I've Signed Up For Statistics. Now What?: A Student's Guide to Navigation and Success in Statistics

by Barry Trunk & Leslie Olsen UPA (June 13, 2016)

This book is designed to assist students in statistics at all levels. Using a question and answer format, students are guided through the primary aspects of common statistics with emphasis on concepts, writing,...


Jesus and the Streets: The Loci of Causality for the Intra-Racial Gender Academic Achievement Gap in Black Urban America and the United Kingdom

by Paul C. Mocombe, Carol Tomlin & Victoria Showunmi UPA (November 20, 2015)

Against John Ogbu’s oppositional culture theory and Claude Steele’s disidentification hypothesis, this book offers a more appropriate structural Marxian hermeneutical framework for contextualizing, conceptualizing,...


The Most Important Work: Stories of Sovereignty in the Struggle for Literacy

by Kyle D. Shanton UPA (May 27, 2015)

This collection of essays reflects the desire and determination guiding many practitioners and researchers as they work together in more meaningful, relevant ways for literacy. It presents three series of dialogues...


Maintaining Strategic Relevance: Career and Technical Education Program Discontinuance in Community and Technical Colleges

by Kevin J. Fleming UPA (May 14, 2015)

Maintaining Strategic Relevance identifies successful CTE program discontinuance including factors that affect morale during academic program changes and the impact of institutional culture. The interviews and...


An Introduction to the Internationalization of Higher Education: Essential Topics

by Ali Arabkheradmand, Enayat A. Shabani, Amir Zand-Moghadam & Hossein Samadi Bahrami et al. UPA (February 20, 2015)

Internationalization of higher education is a concept that is currently making its way to every corner of the globe. This book aims to provide the reader with an introduction to this subject and explore three...


The Higher Education Scene in America: Some Observations

by Abraham Gitlow & Howard Gitlow UPA (October 06, 2014)

Based on the authors’ experiences in academe over seventy-five years, The Higher Education Scene in America: Some Observations discusses a number of issues that confront America’s higher education scene...


Reading, Writing, and Discussing at the Graduate Level: A Guidebook for International Students

by Rina Kim, Lillie R. Ablert & Hang Gyun Sihn UPA (September 04, 2014)

This book will help international students navigate the academic, professional, and social issues they will encounter while attending graduate school in the United States. This book is an invaluable tool for...


Alleviating Bullying: Conquering the Challenge of Violent Crimes

by Ashraf Esmail UPA (May 05, 2014)

Alleviating Bullying examines the facets of bullying that have become a major concern around the nation. This book explores the impact of bullying on teachers, students, the elderly, prisoners, and other socio-economic...


Job One 2.0: Understanding the Next Generation of Student Affairs Professionals

by Peter M. Magolda & Jill Ellen Carnaghi UPA (April 15, 2014)

The book contains narratives written by new professionals about their introduction and transitions into Student Affairs. This book is a useful resource inviting new professionals, supervisors, and faculty to...


College Student Self-Efficacy Research Studies

by Terence Hicks & Michael McFrazier UPA (February 11, 2014)

College Student Self-Efficacy Research Studies builds upon the usefulness of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and integrates them by providing valuable findings on self-efficacy constructs...


Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice

by Kehbuma Langmia, Tia C. M. Tyree, Pamela O'Brien & Ingrid Sturgis UPA (December 23, 2013)

Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice examines how interactive technologies can be applied to teaching, research and the practice of communication. This book demonstrates how social media can be utilized in the...


smarTEST Prep: Guide to LSAT Logic Games

by Pratheep Sevanthinathan & Padmini Raghavan UPA (December 06, 2013)

smarTEST Prep: Guide to LSAT Logic Games presents a standardized and methodical approach to conquering the Logic Games section of the LSAT. This book helps readers to understand the fundamentals of logic games...


Test Anxiety: Applied Research, Assessment, and Treatment Interventions

by Marty Sapp UPA (November 20, 2013)

This book is designed to give students and researchers the confidence to understand, assess, treat, and research test anxiety. Marty Sapp presents the various cognitive and behavioral theories of test anxiety...


Defending Public Education from Corporate Takeover

by Todd Alan Price, John Duffy & Tania Giordani UPA (December 19, 2012)

This book describes the current state of the education system in the United States, where schools allocate funding to test preparation and transfer students with poor grades to win the Race to the Top. By the...


Women's Retreat: Voices of Female Faculty in Higher Education

by Atsuko Seto & Mary Alice Bruce UPA (May 22, 2013)

This book offers inspiration and support to female faculty members in higher education who are at various stages of their professional development. Twenty-four educators share both their intuitive voices and...


Theoretical Frameworks in College Student Research

by Terrell Lamont Strayhorn UPA (September 04, 2013)

This book offers those who engage in college student research a framework, tool, or guide for understanding the role that theory plays in research. It is organized around five major questions which address the...


Differentiated Instruction: Content Area Applications and Other Considerations for Teaching in Grades 5-12 in the Twenty-First Century

by Ervin F. Sparapani UPA (August 15, 2013)

In the current standards-based, accountability-driven world of education, it is difficult for educators to use differentiated instruction to cater to the individual learning needs of each student. This book...


Organic Literacy: The Keywords Approach to Owning Words in Print

by Kathy R. Fox, Chelsey Bahlmann, Joy Foster Hughes & Melissa Milstead UPA (June 03, 2013)

Organic vocabulary describes a child’s inner source of thoughts and is based on the work of New Zealand educator Sylvia Ashton-Warner. It can help promote early literacy among children who have limited experience...


It's Not Because You're Black: Addressing Issues of Racism and Underrepresentation of African Americans in Academia

by Annie Smith PhD & Orville Blackman UPA (April 19, 2013)

As the country becomes increasingly diverse, new issues arise within the American educational system. This book examines the effects of underrepresentation of African Americans in colleges and universities....


Crippled at the Starting Gate: The Graduate Schools Created and Perpetuate the Gender Gap in Science and Engineering

by Robert Leslie Fisher UPA (November 16, 2009)

This book argues that the United States needs an education bill to send more Americans to graduate school in the sciences, technology, and engineering. Graduate schools need to change their culture not only...


School Social Work Services in Federally Funded Programs: An African American Perspective

by Hope M. Bland & Ashraf Esmail UPA (October 08, 2012)

Focusing on the barriers between social work intervention in education and government funded programs that impact African American students, this book approaches these issues from a child-centered perspective....


Effective Planning Strategies and Proposal Writing: A Workbook for Helping Professionals

by Salene J. Cowher & Larry S. Dickson UPA (December 08, 2009)

This book provides a comprehensive review of planning strategies and related concepts, including leadership and the role of the helping professional as 'change agent.' The text presents material in a straightforward...


Making Math Learning Fun for Inner City School Students

by Glendolyn Duhon-Jeanlouis, Alice Duhon-Ross McCallum & Ashraf Esmail UPA (October 28, 2010)

This book is an effective tool for educators and a textbook for professors of higher education. The concepts discussed in the book provide a body of knowledge that will enable leaders to understand the critical...


Dispositions as Habits of Mind: Making Professional Conduct More Intelligent

by Erskine S. Dottin UPA (November 11, 2009)

This book provides opportunities for candidates in teacher education programs, which focus on nurturing and assessing dispositions, to see the habits of mind for making professional conduct more intelligent,...


Who Are We? Old, New, and Timeless Answers from Core Texts

by Robert D. Anderson, Molly Brigid Flynn & Scott J. Lee UPA (May 04, 2011)

This book contains essays of literary and philosophical accounts that explain who we are simply as persons, and essays that highlight who we are in light of communal ties. ACTC educators model the intellectual...


Teaching in Special Education: Managing the Chaos

by Lisa A. Ferrelli UPA (December 11, 2009)

How do special education teachers function in general education settings? Ferrelli uses interviews and observation to tell the stories of six special education teachers as they go about the business of teaching,...


Choreographing Creativity: Teaching as Artistic and Technical within the Curriculum of Composition

by Jennifer Lynne Bird UPA (December 03, 2009)

This book views teaching as a combination of artistic and technical elements. Dr. Bird presents a fictional story founded in factual teaching methods to illustrate this concept. The teachers in 'Cohort for Change'...


The Audacity to Teach!: The Impact of Leadership, School Reform, and the Urban Context on Educational Innovations

by Jacob Easley II UPA (July 10, 2012)

This book is developed from a study of an inner city, urban elementary school that has undergone serial comprehensive school reforms. This book is intended for a fuller understanding of school improvement and...


Raising Multicultural Awareness in Higher Education

by Ana Maria Klein UPA (May 24, 2012)

This book is written for teacher-candidates who are becoming culturally responsible and informed reflective practitioners. As readers explore the contents of the textbook and carry out the suggested teaching...


Peace Education and the Adult Learner: Educational Trends in a Globalized World

by Jason J. Campbell & Noël E. Campbell UPA (February 15, 2012)

Peace Education and the Adult Learner presents new educational models for teaching adult learners interested in peace education and conflict resolution. Instead of structuring a formulaic, process-based strategy...


Teaching with the Wind: Spirituality in Canadian Education

by Michael Dallaire UPA (November 16, 2011)

This book argues that education for civic spirituality is of paramount importance as Canada continues its transition from a Judeo-Christian and bicultural nation to a multi-faith and multicultural nation within...


Exit Narratives: Reflections of Four Retired Teachers

by Nathalis G. Wamba, Ursula Foster, Elena Davis & Jackquelynn Jones et al. UPA (June 14, 2010)

This book examines what constitutes good teaching and engaged learning and how to use this knowledge to support teachers in their efforts to create learning environments that encourage academic mastery and nourish...


School Administrators and Technology: Meeting the Standards

by Bridget M. Connor, Danea A. Farley & Gregory A. Wise UPA (June 07, 2010)

This book prepares prospective school administrators to embrace opportunities and face challenges of promoting forward-thinking technology use in the educational setting. Standards-based, meaningful activities...


The Oppositional Culture Theory

by Paul C. Mocombe & Carol Tomlin UPA (October 11, 2010)

This book explores the black/white achievement gap in America and Great Britain, gaining understanding through black bourgeois living and the labeled pathologies of the black underclass, and arguing that the...


Partners in Wisdom and Grace: Catechesis and Religious Education in Dialogue

by Marylin T. Kravatz UPA (May 10, 2010)

This book explores the possibility of tension created by the absence of religious education as a dialogical partner. It concludes that catechesis and religious education remain distinct enterprises that have...


Montessori Comes to America: The Leadership of Maria Montessori and Nancy McCormick Rambusch

by Phyllis Povell UPA (December 22, 2009)

This book traces the evolution of women's leadership and its influence on the Montessori Method's development. New research illuminates the unique roles of two historic early childhood educators and also updates...