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228 pages ; 25 cm
  • Changing schools, changing citizens, changing priorities
  • Accountability, the public, and public schools
  • Defining public schools and understanding their shifting terrain
  • Critiquing the changing practices of public school
  • Our schools, our responsibility, our democracy
  • Fulfilling citizen responsibilities
  • Legitimacy of public schools
  • Citizenship education and habits of democracy
  • Educating citizens through and for democracy and our public schools.
Public school systems are central to a flourishing democracy, where children learn how to solve problems together, build shared identities, and come to value justice and liberty for all. However, as citizen support for public schools steadily declines, our democratic way of life is increasingly at risk. Often, we hear about the poor performances of students and teachers in the public school system, but as author Sarah M. Stitzlein asserts in her compelling new volume, the current educational crisis is not about accountability, but rather citizen responsibility. Now, more than ever, citizens increasingly do not feel as though public schools are our schools, forgetting that we have influence over their outcomes and are responsible for their success. In effect, accountability becomes more and more about finding failure and casting blame on our school administrators and teachers, rather than taking responsibility as citizens for shaping our expectations of the classroom, determining the criteria we use to measure its success, and supporting our public schools as they nurture our children for the future. American Public Education and the Responsibility of its Citizens sheds an important light on recent shifts in the link between education and citizenship, helping readers to understand not only how schools now work, but also how citizens can take an active and influential role in shaping them. Moving from philosophical critique of these changes to practical suggestions for action, Stitzlein provides readers with the tools, habits, practices, and knowledge necessary to support public education. Further, by sharing examples of citizens and successful communities that are effectively working with their school systems, Stitzlein offers a torch of hope to sustain citizens through this difficult work in order to keep our democracy strong.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190657383 20170731
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40 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm.
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16 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
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vii, 370 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • The foundations of the frenzy
  • Misleading through statistics
  • The realities of "rape culture"
  • Denying due process
  • Media malpractice
  • The witch-hunt mentality
  • College athletes : myths and realities
  • The witch hunt intensifies
  • From campus to criminal law
  • A new generation's contempt for civil rights
  • Conclusion.
In recent years, politicians led by President Obama and prominent senators and governors have teamed with extremists on campus to portray our nation's campuses as awash in a violent crime wave and to suggest (preposterously) that university leaders, professors, and students are indifferent to female sexual assault victims in their midst. Neither of these claims has any bearing in reality. But they have achieved widespread acceptance, thanks in part to misleading alarums from the Obama administration and biased media coverage led by the New York Times.The frenzy about campus rape has helped stimulate and has been fanned by ideologically skewed campus sexual assault policies and lawless commands issued by federal bureaucrats to force the nation's all-too-compliant colleges and universities essentially to presume the guilt of accused students. The result has been a widespread disregard of such bedrock American principles as the presumption of innocence and the need for fair play.This book uses hard facts to set the record straight. It explores, among other things, about two dozen of the many cases since 2010 in which innocent or probably innocent students have been branded as sex criminals and expelled or otherwise punished by their colleges. And it shows why all students and, eventually, society as a whole are harmed when our nation's universities abandon pursuit of truth and seek instead to accommodate the passions of the mob.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781594038853 20170821
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vii, 370 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • The foundations of the frenzy
  • Misleading through statistics
  • The realities of "rape culture"
  • Denying due process
  • Media malpractice
  • The witch-hunt mentality
  • College athletes : myths and realities
  • The witch hunt intensifies
  • From campus to criminal law
  • A new generation's contempt for civil rights
  • Conclusion.
In recent years, politicians led by President Obama and prominent senators and governors have teamed with extremists on campus to portray our nation's campuses as awash in a violent crime wave and to suggest (preposterously) that university leaders, professors, and students are indifferent to female sexual assault victims in their midst. Neither of these claims has any bearing in reality. But they have achieved widespread acceptance, thanks in part to misleading alarums from the Obama administration and biased media coverage led by the New York Times.The frenzy about campus rape has helped stimulate and has been fanned by ideologically skewed campus sexual assault policies and lawless commands issued by federal bureaucrats to force the nation's all-too-compliant colleges and universities essentially to presume the guilt of accused students. The result has been a widespread disregard of such bedrock American principles as the presumption of innocence and the need for fair play.This book uses hard facts to set the record straight. It explores, among other things, about two dozen of the many cases since 2010 in which innocent or probably innocent students have been branded as sex criminals and expelled or otherwise punished by their colleges. And it shows why all students and, eventually, society as a whole are harmed when our nation's universities abandon pursuit of truth and seek instead to accommodate the passions of the mob.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781594038853 20170821
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122 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: The controversy over controversial issues
  • Historical reflections: teacher freedom and controversial issues
  • Philosophical reflections : exploring the ideal of teaching controversial issues
  • Conclusion: Policy and practice in teaching controversial issues.
From the fights about the teaching of evolution to the details of sex education, it may seem like American schools are hotbeds of controversy. But as Jonathan Zimmerman and Emily Robertson show in this insightful book, it is precisely because such topics are so inflammatory outside school walls that they are so commonly avoided within them. And this, they argue, is a tremendous disservice to our students. Armed with a detailed history of the development of American educational policy and norms and a clear philosophical analysis of the value of contention in public discourse, they show that one of the best things American schools should do is face controversial topics dead on, right in their classrooms. Zimmerman and Robertson highlight an aspect of American politics that we know all too well: We are terrible at having informed, reasonable debates. We opt instead to hurl insults and accusations at one another or, worse, sit in silence and privately ridicule the other side. Wouldn't an educational system that focuses on how to have such debates in civil and mutually respectful ways improve our public culture and help us overcome the political impasses that plague us today? To realize such a system, the authors argue that we need to not only better prepare our educators for the teaching of hot-button issues, but also provide them the professional autonomy and legal protection to do so. And we need to know exactly what constitutes a controversy, which is itself a controversial issue. The existence of climate change, for instance, should not be subject to discussion in schools: scientists overwhelmingly agree that it exists. How we prioritize it against other needs, such as economic growth, however that is worth a debate. With clarity and common-sense wisdom, Zimmerman and Robertson show that our squeamishness over controversy in the classroom has left our students woefully underserved as future citizens. But they also show that we can fix it: if we all just agree to disagree, in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226456348 20170612
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xii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. The Wizard of Ed2. Rupert and the Chancellor: A Tragic Love Story3. Curious George Schools: John Paulson4. Michael Milken: Master of the Knowledge Universe5. What Makes a Good Education Business?6. Lessons from Clown SchoolNotesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231179287 20170117
The past thirty years have seen dozens of otherwise successful investors try to improve education through the application of market principles. They have funneled billions of dollars into alternative schools, online education, and textbook publishing, and they have, with surprising regularity, lost their shirts. In Class Clowns, professor and investment banker Jonathan A. Knee dissects what drives investors' efforts to improve education and why they consistently fail. Knee takes readers inside four spectacular financial failures in education: Rupert Murdoch's billion-dollar effort to reshape elementary education through technology; the unhappy investors-including hedge fund titan John Paulson-who lost billions in textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin; the abandonment of Knowledge Universe, Michael Milken's twenty-year mission to revolutionize the global education industry; and a look at Chris Whittle, founder of EdisonLearning and a pioneer of large-scale transformational educational ventures, who continues to attract investment despite decades of financial and operational disappointment. Although deep belief in the curative powers of the market drove these initiatives, it was the investors' failure to appreciate market structure that doomed them. Knee asks: What makes a good education business? By contrasting rare successes, he finds a dozen broad lessons at the heart of these cautionary case studies. Class Clowns offers an important guide for public policy makers and guardrails for future investors, as well as an intelligent expos for activists and teachers frustrated with the repeated underperformance of these attempts to shake up education.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231179287 20170117
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24 pages : color illustration ; 28 cm.
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40 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Shifting demographics
  • Migration mindset
  • Future of college admissions.
"This report explores the trends and strategies in enrollment that college teachers need to understand as they approach the decade ahead, including: demographics, migration patterns, and the changing admissions function."-- Page 4.
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28 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
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24 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm.
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xvi, 171 pages ; 22cm
  • Foreword / Alberto Ibargüen
  • Introduction
  • Flashpoints
  • The case for diversity
  • The case for free expression
  • The hard problem of hate speech
  • Free press and freedom of assembly
  • Why the diversity and free expression debate matters.
"Safe spaces, trigger warnings, microagressions, the disinvitation of speakers, demands to rename campus landmarks -- debate over these issues began in lecture halls and on college quads but ended up on op-ed pages in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, on cable news, and on social media. Some of these critiques had merit, but others took a series of cheap shots at 'crybullies' who needed to be coddled and protected from the real world. Few questioned the assumption that colleges must choose between free expression and diversity. In [this book, the author] argues that the essential democratic values of diversity and free expression can, and should, coexist on campus. [The author] writes that free expression and diversity are more compatible than opposed. Free expression can serve everyone -- even if it has at times been dominated by white, male, Christian, heterosexual, able-bodied citizens. Diversity is about self-expression, learning from one another, and working together across differences; it can encompass academic freedom without condoning hate speech. [The author] proposes an innovative way to support both diversity and free expression on campus: creating safe spaces and brave spaces. In safe spaces, students can explore ideas and express themselves with without feeling marginalized. In brave spaces -- classrooms, lecture halls, public forums -- the search for knowledge is paramount, even if some discussions may make certain students uncomfortable. The strength of our democracy...depends on a commitment to upholding both diversity and free expression, especially when it is hardest to do so."-- Provided by publisher.
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193 pages ; 25 cm.
  • The university and the public sphere
  • Higher education and economies of worth
  • The role of the university in a democracy
  • Academic authority, trust, and reliance
  • Higher education and citizenship
  • The ivory tower and public life
  • The corruption of democracy and education
  • Implications for policy and practice
  • Towards a modern democratic society
  • Concluding remarks: Communicative rationality and the cultural impoverishment of the university.
Towards a Political Theory of the University argues that state and market forces threaten to diminish the legitimacy, authority and fundamental purposes of higher education systems. The political role of higher education has been insufficiently addressed by academics in recent decades. By applying Habermas' theory of communicative action, this book seeks to reconnect educational and political theory and provide an analysis of the university which complements the recent focus on the intersections between political philosophy and legal theory. In this book, White argues that there is considerable overlap between crises in democracy and in universities. Yet while crises in democracy are often attributed to the inability of political institutions to adapt to the pace of social and cultural change, this diagnosis wilfully ignores the effects of privatisation on public institutions. Under present political conditions, the university is regarded in instrumental and economic terms, which not only diminishes its functions of developing and sustaining culture but also removes its democratic capabilities. This book explores these issues in depth and presents some of the practical problems associated with turning an independent higher education system into a state-dominated and then, subsequently, marketised system. This book bridges political and educational theory in an original and comprehensive way and makes an important contribution to the debate over the role of the university in a democracy. As such, it will appeal to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the fields of the philosophy of education, higher education, and political and educational theory. With its implications for policy and practice, it will also be of interest to policy makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138952164 20170410
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245 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: Sexual paranoia on campus
  • The accusation factory : fantasies and realities
  • Flip-flopping on consent : a "yes" becomes a "no" years after the fact
  • My Title IX inquisition : the "safer" the space, the more dangerous for professors
  • F*** confidentiality : reports from secret campus tribunals across America
  • Sexual miseducation : a plea for grown-up feminism
  • Coda : eyewitness to a witch trial.
"From a highly regarded feminist, cultural critic, and professor comes a polemic arguing that the stifling sense of sexual danger sweeping American campuses doesn't empower women, it impedes the fight for gender equality. Feminism is broken, argues Laura Kipnis, if anyone thinks the sexual hysteria overtaking American campuses is a sign of gender progress. A committed feminist, Kipnis was surprised to find herself the object of a protest march by student activists at her university for writing an essay about sexual paranoia on campus. Next she was brought up on Title IX complaints for creating a "hostile environment." Defying confidentiality strictures, she wrote a whistleblowing essay about the ensuing seventy-two-day investigation, which propelled her to the center of national debates over free speech, "safe spaces, " and the vast federal overreach of Title IX. In the process she uncovered an astonishing netherworld of accused professors and students, campus witch hunts, rigged investigations, and Title IX officers run amuck. Drawing on interviews and internal documents, Unwanted Advances demonstrates the chilling effect of this new sexual McCarthyism on intellectual freedom. Without minimizing the seriousness of campus assault, Kipnis argues for more honesty about the sexual realities and ambivalences hidden behind the notion of "rape culture." Instead, regulation is replacing education, and women's hard-won right to be treated as consenting adults is being repealed by well-meaning bureaucrats. Unwanted Advances is a risk-taking, often darkly funny interrogation of feminist paternalism, the covert sexual conservatism of hook-up culture, and the institutionalized backlash of holding men alone responsible for mutually drunken sex. It's not just compulsively readable, it will change the national conversation."-- Publisher's description
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vi, 217 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Part I. Academic freedom then and now: Free to be critical
  • Conformity in the academy
  • Part II. Knowledge in the disciplines: Criticality within the disciplines
  • Disciplines under attack
  • Part III. Beyond criticism: Uncritical theory
  • The impact of feminism
  • From academic freedom to academic justice.
Universities, once at the forefront of campaigns for intellectual liberty, are now bastions of conformity. This provocative book traces the demise of academic freedom within the context of changing ideas about the purpose of the university and the nature of knowledge and is a passionate call to arms for the power of academic thought today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137514776 20160619
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vi, 279 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Part I. Theories, frameworks, and twenty-first century Deweyism: John Dewey, participatory democracy, and university-community partnerships / Robert Innes, Leigh Gilchrist, Susan Friedman, and Kristen Tompkins
  • The ethical foundations of human and organizational development programs : the Ethics of Human Development and Community across the curriculum / Paul R. Dokecki, Mark McCormack, Hasina Mohyuddin, and Linda Isaacs
  • Part II. Implications and responses : academics in action!: Using research to guide efforts to prevent and end homelessness / Marybeth Shinn, Lindsay S. Mayberry, Andrew L. Greer, Benjamin W. Fisher, Jessica Gibbons-Benton, and Vera S. Chatman
  • Ecological research promoting positive youth development / Carik T. Nixon, Bernadette Doykos, Velma McBride Murry, Maury Nation, Nina C. Martin, Alley Pickren, and Joseph Gardella
  • Putting boyer's four types of scholarship into practice : a community research and action perspective on public health / Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Vera S. Chatman, Laurel Lunn, Abbey Mann, and Craig Anne Heflinger
  • Conducting research on comprehensive community development initiatives : balancing methodological rigor and community responsiveness / Kimberly D. Bess, Bernadette Doykos, Joanna D. Geller, Krista L. Craven, and Maury Nation
  • Part III. Academic structures that foster synergy, collaboration, and courses: The field school in intercultural education as a model for international service-learning and collaborative action-research training / Holly L. Karakos, Benjamin W. Fisher, Joanna Geller, Laurel Lunn, Neal A. Palmer, Douglas D. Perkins, Nikolay Mihaylov, William L. Partidge, and Sharon Shields
  • Creating a mosaic of religious values and narratives : participant-researcher roles of an interfaith research group seeking to understand interfaith organizations / Hasina Mohyuddin, Mark McCormack, Paul R. Dokecki, and Linda Isaacs
  • Intership : situated learning in the department of human and organizational development / Heather L. Smith, Victoria J. Davis, Marybeth Shinn, and Stephanie Zuckerman
  • Can synergy across theory, pedagogy, and practice guide professional education? : the community development and action and human development counseling graduate experiences / Andrew Finch, Oluchi Nwosu, Gina Frieden, Emily Hennessey, Craig Anne Heflinger, Allison McGuire, Sarah V. Suiter, Emily Burchfield, Nina C. Martin, Linda Isaacs, Lauren Brinkley-Rubenstein, Paul Speer, Abbey Mann, Sharon Shields, Neal Palmer, Bethany Pittman, and Sandra L. Barnes
  • Conclusion: Academics in action : bridging principles and practice.
The theory, vision, and implementation of a multidisciplinary collaborative approach to social learning The academy is often described as an ivory tower, isolated from the community surrounding it. Presenting the theory, vision, and implementation of a socially engaged program for the Department of Human and Organizational Development (HOD) in Peabody's College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University, Academics in Action! describes a more integrated model wherein students and faculty work with communities, learn from them, and bring to bear findings from theory and research to generate solutions to community problems. Offering examples of community-engaged theory, scholarship, teaching, and action, Academics in Action! describes the nuanced structures that foster and support their development within a research university. Theory and action span multiple ecological levels from individuals and small groups to organizations and social structures. The communities of engagement range from local neighborhoods and schools to arenas of national policy and international development. Reflecting the unique perspectives of research faculty, practitioners, and graduate students, Academics in Action! documents a specific philosophy of education that fosters and supports engagement; the potentially transformative nature of academic work for students, faculty, and the broader society; and some of the implications and challenges of action-oriented efforts in light of dynamics such as income inequality, racism, and global capitalism. This edited volume chronicles teaching, research, and community action that influences both inside and outside the classroom as well as presents dimensions of a participatory model that set such efforts into action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823268795 20160619
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x, 284 pages ; 23 cm
  • AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. From Holy Commonwealth to "No Laws Respecting the Establishment of Religion, " 1600-17922. Creating an American Common School and a Common Faith: Horace Mann and the Protestant Public Schools, 1789-18603. Roman Catholics and the Common School Movement, 1801-18924. Church and School in Slave and Free Communities, 1802-19025. Native American Religion, Christian Missionaries, and Government Schools, 1819-19786. The Many Origins of the Scopes Trial, 1859-19257. Prayer, Bible Reading, and Federal Money: The Expanding Role of Congress and the Supreme Court, 1918-19688. Culture Wars, Creationism, the Courts, and the Reagan Revolution, 1968-19909. Changing School Boards, Curriculum, and the Constitution, 1990-200010. Creationism, Money, the Courts, and the Curriculum: The Battle for the Schools of the Twenty-First CenturyNotesFor Further ReadingIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421420585 20161124
Today, the ongoing controversy about the place-or lack of place-of religion in public schools is a burning issue in the United States. Prayer at football games, creationism in the classroom, the teaching of religion and morals, and public funding for private religious schools are just a few of the subjects over which people are skirmishing. In Between Church and State, historian and pastor James W. Fraser shows that these battles have been going on for as long as there have been public schools and argues there has never been any consensus about what the "separation of church and state" means for American society or about the proper relationship between religion and public education. Looking at the difficult question of how private issues of faith can be reconciled with the very public nature of schooling, Fraser's classic book paints a complex picture of how a multicultural society struggles to take the deep commitments of people of faith into account-including people of many different faiths and no faith. In this fully updated second edition, Fraser tackles the culture wars, adding fresh material on current battles over public funding for private religious schools. He also addresses the development of the long-simmering evolution-creationism debate and explores the tensions surrounding a discussion of religion and the accommodation of an increasingly religiously diverse American student body. Between Church and State includes new scholarship on the role of Roger Williams and William Penn in developing early American conceptions of religious liberty. It traces the modern expansion of Catholic parochial schools and closely examines the passage of the First Amendment, changes in American Indian tribal education, the place of religion in Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois's debates about African American schooling, and the rapid growth of Jewish day schools among a community previously known for its deep commitment to secular public education.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421420585 20161124
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12 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
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ix, 146 pages ; 21 cm.
  • The politics of professors and students
  • The question of "political correctness"
  • Diversity and its discontents
  • Professorial speech and the fate of academic freedom
  • Student bodies : policing sex on college campuses
  • How did that make you feel? : psychology and campus politics.
Universities are usually considered bastions of the free exchange of ideas, but a recent tide of demonstrations across college campuses has called this belief into question, and with serious consequences. Such a wave of protests hasn't been seen since the campus free speech demonstrations of the 1960s, yet this time it is the political Left, rather than the political Right, calling for restrictions on campus speech and freedom. And, as Jonathan Zimmerman suggests, recent campus controversies have pitted free speech against social justice ideals. The language of trauma-and, more generally, of psychology-has come to dominate campus politics, marking another important departure from prior eras. This trend reflects an increased awareness of mental health in American society writ large. But it has also tended to dampen exchange and discussion on our campuses, where faculty and students self-censor for fear of insulting or offending someone else. Or they attack each other in periodic bursts of invective, which run counter to the "civility" promised by new speech and conduct codes. In Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know(R), Jonathan Zimmerman breaks down the dynamics of what is actually driving this recent wave of discontent. After setting recent events in the context of the last half-century of free speech campus movements, Zimmerman looks at the political beliefs of the US professorate and students. He follows this with chapters on political correctness; debates over the contested curriculum; admissions, faculty hires, and affirmative action; policing students; academic freedom and censorship; in loco parentis administration; and the psychology behind demands for "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces." He concludes with the question of how to best balance the goals of social and racial justice with the commitment to free speech.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190627409 20161010
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xv, 126 pages ; 24 cm
  • What we don't know about campus sexual assault
  • The paradox of embodied agency
  • Managing identity
  • Telling friends and family
  • Seeking justice
  • The beautiful process of empowerment
  • Agency and campus sexual assault.
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