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New Books in April 2012

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  1. Unlikely Allies in the Academy

    Women of Color and White Women in Conversation

    Edited by Karen L. Dace

    Unlikely Allies in the Academy brings the voices of women of Color and White women together for much-overdue conversations about race. These well-known contributors use narrative to expose their stories, which are at times messy and always candid. However, the contributors work through the...

    Published April 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Paying the Professoriate

    A Global Comparison of Compensation and Contracts

    Edited by Philip G. Altbach, Liz Reisberg, Maria Yudkevich, Gregory Androushchak, Iván F. Pacheco

    How are professors paid? Can the "best and brightest" be attracted to the academic profession? With universities facing international competition, which countries compensate their academics best, and which ones lag behind? Paying the Professoriate examines these questions and provides key...

    Published April 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  3. Participation, Facilitation, and Mediation

    Children and Young People in Their Social Contexts

    Edited by Claudio Baraldi, Vittorio Iervese

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Traditionally, children have been considered from a primarily developmental perspective, in need of education in order to achieve autonomy, growth, and eventually adulthood. Childhood studies have recently underlined an alternate way to look at children, starting from the consideration that...

    Published April 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. Multimodal Composing in Classrooms

    Learning and Teaching for the Digital World

    Edited by Suzanne M. Miller, Mary B. McVee

    Taking a close look at multimodal composing as an essential new literacy in schools, this volume draws from contextualized case studies across educational contexts to provide detailed portraits of teachers and students at work in classrooms. Authors elaborate key issues in transforming classrooms...

    Published April 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  5. International Assistance and State-University Relations

    By Jo Bastiaens

    Series: Studies in Higher Education

    This book explores the goals, efforts and outcomes of international assistance to higher education over the past three decades and investigates how these have impacted changing State-university relations. Focusing on the case study of Indonesia, Bastiaens demonstrates how international aid...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

  6. New Media Literacies and Participatory Popular Culture Across Borders

    Edited by Bronwyn Williams, Amy A. Zenger

    How do students’ online literacy practices intersect with online popular culture? In this book scholars from a range of countries including Australia, Lebanon, Nepal, Qatar, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States illustrate and analyze how literacy practices that are mediated through and...

    Published April 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Embracing Non-Tenure Track Faculty

    Changing Campuses for the New Faculty Majority

    Edited by Adrianna Kezar

    The nature of the higher education faculty workforce is radically and fundamentally changing from primarily full-time tenured faculty to non-tenure track faculty. This new faculty majority faces common challenges, including short-term contracts, limited support on campus, and lack of a professional...

    Published April 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Theory of Mind

    Beyond the Preschool Years

    By Scott A. Miller

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive review of the burgeoning literature on theory of mind (TOM) after the preschool years and the first to integrate this literature with other approaches to the study of social understanding. By highlighting the relationship between early and...

    Published April 5th 2012 by Psychology Press

  9. Cultivating an Ethical School

    By Robert J. Starratt

    Often the school is left as an institution seemingly ethically neutral, leaving untouched questions about whether the school itself is a site of injustice toward both educators and children. Springing from his well-known Building an Ethical School, Robert J. Starratt now looks more closely at the...

    Published April 18th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Trade Unions and Workplace Training

    Issues and International Perspectives

    Edited by Richard Cooney, Mark Stuart

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Trade Unions and Workplace Training examines the changing role of trade unions in the provision of vocational education, workplace training and skill development. It reflects upon: the role that unions have played in the reform of vocational education and training systems; the nature of union...

    Published April 18th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Commitment, Character, and Citizenship

    Religious Education in Liberal Democracy

    Edited by Hanan A. Alexander, Ayman K. Agbaria

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    As liberal democracies include increasingly diverse and multifaceted populations, the longstanding debate about the role of the state in religious education and the place of religion in public life seems imperative now more than ever. The maintenance of religious schools and the planning of...

    Published May 21st 2012 by Routledge

  12. Multilevel Modeling of Categorical Outcomes Using IBM SPSS

    By Ronald H Heck, Scott Thomas, Lynn Tabata

    Series: Quantitative Methodology Series

    This is the first workbook that introduces the multilevel approach to modeling with categorical outcomes using IBM SPSS Version 20. Readers learn how to develop, estimate, and interpret multilevel models with categorical outcomes. The authors walk readers through data management, diagnostic tools,...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  13. The Politics of Knowledge in Education

    By Elizabeth Rata

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book explores the decline of the teaching of epistemic, conceptual knowledge in schools, its replacement with everyday social knowledge, and its relation to changes in the division of labor within the global economy. It argues that the emphasis on social knowledge in postmodern and social...

    Published April 17th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Pragmatism, Post-modernism, and Complexity Theory

    The "Fascinating Imaginative Realm" of William E. Doll, Jr.

    Edited by Donna Trueit

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    The first collection of the key works of the major curriculum studies scholar William E. Doll, Jr., this volume provides an overview of his scholarship over his fifty-year career and documents the theoretical and practical contribution he has made to the field . The book is organized in five...

    Published June 1st 2012 by Routledge

  15. Assessment of Young Children

    A Collaborative Approach

    By Lisa B. Fiore

    In an era of standards and norms where assessment tends to minimize or dismiss individual differences and results in punitive outcomes or no action at all, Assessment of Young Children provides teachers with an approach to assessment that is in the best interest of both children and their families....

    Published April 26th 2012 by Routledge

  16. Multilingualism, Discourse, and Ethnography

    Edited by Sheena Gardner, Marilyn Martin-Jones

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism

    Over the last twenty years, sociolinguistic research on multilingualism has been transformed. Two processes have been at work: first, an epistemological shift to a critical ethnographic approach, which has contributed to a larger turn toward post-structuralist perspectives on social life. Second,...

    Published May 8th 2012 by Routledge

  17. Pathways to Academic Success in Higher Education

    Expanding Opportunity for Underrepresented Students

    By Edward P. St. John, Glenda Droogsma Musoba

    Pathways to Academic Success in Higher Education examines two major challenges facing the nation. The first is preparing high school students for college, a reform that has been tackled largely through state policy initiatives. The second is creating new pathways to academic success for...

    Published April 20th 2012 by Routledge