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  • Past is prologue : CCAS and deaning after fifty years / Lynn Y. Weiner and Dorothy Abrahamse
  • Storytelling and the deanship / Nancy A. Gutierrez
  • Pursuit of a liberal education : a personal story / Paul B. Bell
  • The role of community colleges in liberal arts education / Theodore Robert Young
  • Advocating for the humanities and social sciences / Jeffery P. Braden
  • The academic arms race, individualism, and the arts and sSciences / Valerie Gray Hardcastle
  • Narratives of the humanities / Pauline Yu
  • Pathways, potholes, and partnerships : rethinking the future of graduate education / Debra W. Stewart
  • Enhancing global-U.S. academic partnerships : the case of South Africa / Ihron L. Rensburg
  • Epilogue : interdisciplinary education through the liberal arts / Donald E. Hall.
"For those who have devoted their lives to teaching, learning, and innovation in the arts and sciences, it likely comes as no surprise that there has been a revaluing and devaluing of the work of students and faculty in the arts and sciences fields. In response Mary Anne Fitzpatrick and Elizabeth A. Say offer From the Desk of the Dean, an anthology of original essays by arts and sciences deans and former deans addressing the increasing demands for vocational education at the expense of the liberal arts and sciences. This informative collection examines the challenges in higher education and offers a compelling case for the value of the liberal arts and sciences. To honor the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS), the largest association of arts and sciences deans in the country, editors Fitzpatrick and Say, both past presidents of CCAS, have assembled nine essays as well as three section introductions to create From the Desk of the Dean. Their goal is to prompt open discussions about American higher education and the perceived value of degrees in the basic arts and science fields. Many agree that to the public an accounting degree is of greater value than an art history degree and a civil engineering degree has more value than a degree in physics. The contributors to the volume include deans with experience working at public and private universities, large research universities, comprehensive teaching institutions, as well as scholarly and advocacy groups. Their essays, informed by their experiences as leaders who support excellence in teaching, research, and creative activity in the basic fields of human knowledge, examine the many criticisms of higher education and of the faculty and programs in arts and sciences"-- Provided by publisher.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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256 pages ; 24 cm
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128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
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Education Library (Cubberley)
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302 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Colombia and its education system
  • 2. Early childhood education and care in Colombia
  • 3. Primary and lower secondary education in Colombia
  • 4. Upper secondary education in Colombia
  • 5. Tertiary education in Colombia.
How can Colombia improve both the quality and equity of its education system while also addressing efficiency challenges? Despite a fundamental transformation of its education system over the past two decades, Colombia faces two critical challenges: high levels of inequality from the earliest years and low levels of quality across its education system. This report assesses Colombia policies and practices against the best approaches in education and skills from across the OECD. It analyses its education system major strengths and the challenges it faces, from early childhood education and care to tertiary education. With insights drawn from international research, it offers recommendations on how Colombia can improve quality and equity to reach its goal of being the "most educated" country in Latin America by 2025. This report will be of interest in Colombia as well as other countries looking to raise the quality, equity and efficiency of their education systems.--Provided by publisher.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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287 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1.Latvia and its education system
  • 2. Early childhood education and care in Latvia
  • 3. Primary and lower secondary education in Latvia
  • 4. Upper secondary general and vocational education in Latvia
  • 5. Tertiary education in Latvia.
How can Latvia improve the quality and equity of its education system and realise long-term efficiency gains? This report covers the whole education system from early childhood education and care to tertiary education and provides an assessment of Latvia policies and practices against the best approaches in education and skills across the OECD. This international comparison brings to the fore the many strengths of Latvia education system, but also highlights the challenges it faces and provides a number of recommendations in response. This report will be of value to Latvia but also policy makers in other countries looking to raise the quality, equity and efficiency of their education systems.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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297 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Thailand's education system
  • 2. The basic education system in Thailand: a comparative policy perspective
  • 3. Thailand's education curriculum
  • 4. Student assessment in Thailand
  • 5. Thailand's teachers and school leaders
  • 6. Thailand's information and communication technology in education.
Thailand's education system stands at a crossroads. Significant investment has widened access to education and the country performs relatively well in international assessments compared with its peers. But the benefits have not been universally distributed and Thailand has not received the return on its spending on education that it might have expected. This report encourages Thailand to focus on four priority areas to prepare students from all backgrounds for a fast changing world. The first is to set clear, common standards for all students through a revised and improved curriculum. The second priority is to build capacity to reliably assess students across the full range of competencies needed for success in life and in learning. Third, Thailand needs to develop a holistic strategy to prepare teachers and school leaders to deliver education reform, including implementing the revised curriculum, and to tackle teaching shortages in the most deprived areas. The final challenge is to create a comprehensive information and communications technology strategy to equip all Thailand's schools, teachers and students for the 21st century.--Provided by publisher.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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Education Library (Cubberley)
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204 pages ; 28 cm
  • 1. School education in the Czech Republic
  • 2. Governance of schooling and the school network in the Czech Republic
  • 3. School funding in the Czech Republic
  • 4. The teaching workforce in the Czech Republic
  • 5. School leaders in the Czech Republic.
The effective use of school resources is a policy priority across OECD countries. The OECD Reviews of School Resources explore how resources can be governed, distributed, utilised and managed to improve the quality and efficiency of school education. The series considers four types of resources: financial resources, such as public funding of individual schools; human resources, such as teachers, school leaders and education administrators; physical resources, such as location, buildings and equipment, and other resources, such as learning time. This series offers timely policy advice to both governments and teh education community. It includes both country reports and thematic studies.--Provided by publisher.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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When Michael Copperman left Stanford University for the Mississippi Delta in 2002, he imagined he would lift underprivileged children from the narrow horizons of rural poverty. Well-meaning but naive, the Asian American from the West Coast soon lost his bearings in a world divided between black and white. He had no idea how to manage a classroom or help children navigate the considerable challenges they faced. In trying to help students, he often found he couldn't afford to give what they required - sometimes, with heartbreaking consequences. His desperate efforts to save child after child were misguided but sincere. He offered children the best invitations to success he could manage. But he still felt like an outsider who was failing the children and himself. Teach For America has for a decade been the nation's largest employer of recent college graduates but has come under increasing criticism in recent years even as it has grown exponentially. This memoir considers the distance between the idealism of the organization's creed that "One day, all children will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education" and what it actually means to teach in America's poorest and most troubled public schools. Copperman's memoir vividly captures his disorientation in the divided world of the Delta, even as the author marvels at the wit and resilience of the children in his classroom. To them, he is at once an authority figure and a stranger minority than even they are - a lone Asian, an outsider among outsiders. His journey is of great relevance to teachers, administrators, and parents longing for quality education in America. His frank story shows that the solutions for impoverished schools are far from simple.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496805850 20161010
Education Library (Cubberley)
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In Wil Lou Gray: The Making of a Southern Progressive from New South to New Deal, Mary Macdonald Ogden examines the first fifty years of the life and work of South Carolina's Wil Lou Gray (1883-1984), an uncompromising advocate of public and private programs to improve education, health, citizen participation, and culture in the Palmetto State. Motivated by the southern educational reform crusade, her own excellent education, and the high levels of illiteracy she observed in South Carolina, Gray capitalized on the emergent field of adult education before and after World War I to battle the racism, illiteracy, sexism, and political lethargy commonplace in her native state. As state superintendent of adult schools from 1919 to 1946, one of only two such superintendents in the nation, and through opportunity schools, adult night schools, pilgrimages, and media campaigns--all of which she pioneered--Gray transformed South Carolina's anti-illiteracy campaign from a plan of eradication to a comprehensive program of adult education. Ogden's biography reveals how Gray successfully secured small but meaningful advances for both black and white adults in the face of harsh economic conditions, pervasive white supremacy attitudes, and racial violence. Gray's socially progressive politics brought change in the first decades of the twentieth century. Gray was a refined, sophisticated upper-class South Carolinian who played Canasta, loved tomato aspic, and served meals at the South Carolina Opportunity School on china with cloth napkins. She was also a lifelong Democrat, a passionate supporter of equality of opportunity, a masterful politician, a workaholic, and in her last years a vociferous supporter of government programs such as Medicare and nonprofits such as Planned Parenthood. She had a remarkable grasp of the issues that plagued her state and, with deep faith in the power of government to foster social justice, developed innovative ways to address those problems despite real financial, political, and social barriers to progress. Her life is an example of how one person with bravery, tenacity, and faith in humanity can grasp the power of government to improve society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611175684 20160619
Education Library (Cubberley)
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vii, 75 pages ; 24 cm
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Education Library (Cubberley)