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Taking Back The Tower

Author : Howard Lee Smith
ISBN : 9780313362743
Genre : Education
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An academic insider shows what's wrong with U.S. higher education--and what to do about it.
Category: Education

Parental Involvement And Academic Success

Author : William Jeynes
ISBN : 9781136912863
Genre : Education
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Providing an objective assessment of the influence of parental involvement and what aspects of parental participation can best maximize the educational outcomes of students, this volume is structured to guide readers to a thorough understanding of the history, practice, theories, and impact of parental involvement. Cutting-edge research and meta-analyses offer vital insight into how different types of students benefit from parental engagement and what types of parental involvement help the most. Unique among works on the topic, Parental Involvement and Academic Success: uses meta-analysis to enable readers to understand what the overall body of research on a given topic indicates examines research results in terms of their practical implications focuses significantly on the influence of parental involvement on minority students’ academic success Important reading for anyone involved in home-school relations/parental involvement in education, this book is highly relevant for courses devoted to or which include treatment of the topic.
Category: Education

Physician Practice Management

Author : Lawrence F. Wolper
ISBN : 9780763771010
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Published in association with the MGMA and written for physician leaders and senior healthcare managers as well as those involved in smaller practices, Physician Practice Management: Essential Operational and Financial Knowledge provides a comprehensive overview of the breadth of knowledge required to effectively manage a medical group practice today. Distinguished experts cover a range of topics while taking into special consideration the need for a broader and more detailed knowledge base amongst physicians, practice managers and healthcare managers. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
Category: Health & Fitness

Bully In The Ivory Tower

Author : Leah P. Hollis
ISBN : 0988478226
Genre : Education
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Several studies have examined workplace bullying in the general population or in the K-12 student population. This book examines the manifestation of workplace bullying in American Higher Education Administration. After surveying over 175 four-year colleges and universities in an independent study, Hollis confirms that workplace bullying occurs at alarming rates in higher education. Further, this study calculates the cost of employee disengagement. Staff who have been bullied either seek to separate from an institution or mentally "check out" as a way of enduring a bully. In the midst of souring tuition costs, no organization can afford the millions of dollars lost to employee disengagement due to a bully. After gathering data through surveys and several interviews with administrators in higher education, Hollis develops a model for a healthy workplace specifically for higher education, which is also applicable to the general population. The model offers solutions for the leadership and organizational level, middle managers, and for the bullies who are seeking healthier management strategies. While this book is an academic study, the writing is accessible, reflects on popular culture at times, and considers the urgency of workplace bullying in relationship to cost, potential accreditation issues, and the personal anguish of the target. The findings and solutions are appropriate for executive leadership, middle management or anyone working in higher education.
Category: Education

In The Footsteps Of The Anasazi

Author : Howard L. Smith
ISBN : 0615737633
Genre : Nature
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The Southwest is a land with remarkable spirit as well as stunning natural features ranging from red sandstone mesas to soaring mountain peaks; from infinite plains to immense canyons. The Anasazi called this country home--southern Nevada, Utah, and Colorado as well as large portions of Arizona and New Mexico. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANASAZI explores how this region' historic Indian heritage, shaped by a dramatic natural backdrop, exerts a powerful influence over modern life. This book is a compendium of introspective essays about life and the outdoors under indigenous shadows. Chapters center on mini-adventures in the Four Corners remote backcountry where Native people trod.
Category: Nature

The Graduate School Mess

Author : Leonard Cassuto
ISBN : 9780674495616
Genre : Education
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American graduate education is in disarray. Graduate study in the humanities takes too long and those who succeed face a dismal academic job market. Leonard Cassuto gives practical advice about how faculty can teach and advise students so that they are prepared for the demands of the working worlds they will join, inside and outside the academy.
Category: Education

California Dish

Author : Jeremiah Tower
ISBN : 0743228448
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recounts the rise and fall and rise again of the award-winning chef who revolutionized modern American cooking, including his job at Chez Panisse, his international success, and his opinions regarding his competitors.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Finnish Lessons 2 0

Author : Pasi Sahlberg
ISBN : 9780807773291
Genre : Education
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The first edition of Finnish Lessons won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2013. It was featured inThe New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic, The Guardian, CNN, Education Week, The Huffington Post, and Dan Rather Reports and has been translated into 16 languages. Now, with Finnish Lessons 2.0, Pasi Sahlberg has thoroughly updated his groundbreaking account of how Finland built a world-class education system during the past four decades. In this international bestseller, Sahlberg traces the evolution of Finnish education policies and highlights how they differ from the United States and much of the rest of the world. Featuring substantial additions throughout the text, Finnish Lessons 2.0 demonstrates how systematically focusing on teacher and leader professionalism, building trust between the society and its schools, and investing in educational equity rather than competition, choice, and other market-based reforms make Finnish schools an international model of success. This second edition details the complexity of meaningful change by examining Finland’s educational performance in light of the most recent international assessment data and domestic changes. This second edition details the complexity of meaningful change by illustrating Finland’s educational performance in light of the most recent international assessment data, including PISA 2012, TIMSS 2011, PIAAC 2013, and TALIS 2013. In the midst of continuous local reforms and global changes, Finnish Lessons 2.0 encourages educators, students, and policymakers to look beyond their own borders as they seek successful solutions for their education systems, districts, and schools. “Reminds us that a nation can consciously build an admirable school system if it pays close attention to the needs of children; if it selects and prepares its educators well; and if it builds educational communities that are not only physically attractive but conducive to the joys of teaching and learning.” —From the Foreword by Diane Ravitch, author of Reign of Error “Solidifies Sahlberg’s reputation as the most thoughtful international educational researcher of our generation.” —David Berliner, Regents' Professor Emeritus, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University “Whether or not you have read Finnish Lessons, you should read and ponder this new edition right away.” —Howard Gardner, author of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed
Category: Education

Tinkering Toward Utopia

Author : David B. TYACK
ISBN : 9780674044524
Genre : Education
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Category: Education