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Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Adult Education

Key Issues in Higher Education

  1. Affirmative Action and Racial Equity

    Considering the Fisher Case to Forge the Path Ahead

    By Uma M. Jayakumar, Liliana M. Garces

    The highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. University of Texas placed a greater onus on higher education institutions to provide evidence supporting the need for affirmative action policies on their respective campuses. It is now more critical than ever that institutional...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Building Better Universities

    Strategies, Spaces, Technologies

    By Jos Boys

    Building Better Universities provides a wide-ranging summary and critical review of the increasing number of groundbreaking initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges around the world. It suggests that we have reached a key moment for the higher education sector in which the services,...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Comparative Theology in the Millennial Classroom

    Hybrid Identities, Negotiated Boundaries

    Edited by Mara Brecht, Reid B Locklin

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion and Education

    This volume explores the twenty-first century classroom as a uniquely intergenerational space of religious disaffiliation, and questions about how our work in the classroom can be, and is being, re-imagined for the new generation. The culturally hybrid identity of Millennials shapes their...

    To Be Published February 1st 2016 by Routledge

  4. Creating Campus Cultures

    Fostering Success among Racially Diverse Student Populations

    Edited by Samuel D. Museus, Uma M. Jayakumar

    Many colleges and universities have not engaged in the critical self-examination of their campuses necessary for effectively serving racially diverse student populations. This timely edited collection provides insights into how campus cultures can and do shape the experiences and outcomes of their...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Decision Making for Student Success

    Behavioral Insights to Improve College Access and Persistence

    By Benjamin L. Castleman, Saul Schwartz, Sandy Baum

    Each year, many students with affordable college options and the academic skills needed to succeed do not enroll at all, enroll at institutions where they are not well-positioned for success, or drop out of college before earning a credential. Efforts to address these challenges have included...

    Published March 25th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Digital Games and Learning

    Research and Theory

    By Nicola Whitton

    Series: Digital Games and Learning

    In recent years, there has been growing interest in the use of digital games to enhance teaching and learning at all educational levels, from early years through to lifelong learning, in formal and informal settings. The study of games and learning, however, takes a broader view of the relationship...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Expanding the Donor Base in Higher Education

    Engaging Non-Traditional Donors

    Edited by Noah D. Drezner

    Winner of the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2014 Skystone Partners Research Prize in Philanthropy and Fundraising Traditionally, institutions have relied on wealthy White men to reach their fundraising goals. But as state investment in public higher education lessens and institutions...

    Published April 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms

    Scholars of Color Reflect

    Edited by George Yancy, Maria del Guadalupe Davidson

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Although multicultural education has made significant gains in recent years, with many courses specifically devoted to the topic in both undergraduate and graduate education programs, and more scholars of color teaching in these programs, these victories bring with them a number of pedagogic...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Faces of Discrimination in Higher Education in India

    Quota policy, social justice and the Dalits

    By Samson K. Ovichegan

    Series: Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity

    This book illuminates the experiences of a set of students and faculty who are members of the Dalit caste – commonly known as the ‘untouchables’ – and are relatively ‘successful’ in that they attend or are academics at a prestigious university. The book provides a background to the study,...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  10. From Vocational to Professional Education

    Educating for social welfare

    Edited by Jens-Christian Smeby, Molly Sutphen

    Series: Routledge Research in Higher Education

    One of the most important routes to employment within the social welfare sector worldwide is higher education, which equips students not only with the knowledge for employment, but with the tools to use and build on this knowledge. During the last few decades there has been an academic drift in...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  11. Higher Education Choice in China

    Social stratification, gender and educational inequality

    By Xiaoming Sheng

    Series: Routledge Research in Asian Education

    Much of the existing research on parental involvement and higher education choice examines the difference between the working class and the middle class, but little literature looks at different factions within the social classes. This book discusses higher education choice in China, particularly...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  12. Integrative Learning

    International research and practice

    Edited by Daniel Blackshields, James Cronin, Bettie Higgs, Shane Kilcommins, Marian McCarthy, Anthony Ryan

    Series: Routledge Research in Higher Education

    Current teaching, learning and assessment practices can lead students to believe that courses within a programme are self-sufficient and separate. Integrative Learning explores this issue, and considers how intentional learning helps students become integrative thinkers who can see connections in...

    Published November 7th 2014 by Routledge

  13. Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society

    Exploring a social model of literacy

    Edited by Vicky Duckworth, Gordon Ade-Ojo

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This volume makes a timely contribution to our understanding of literacy as a multi-faceted, complexly situated activity. Each chapter provides the reader with a fresh perspective into a different site for literate behaviour, approaches, design and relationships, and offers an exploration into the...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  14. Massive Open Online Courses

    The MOOC Revolution

    Edited by Paul Kim

    Are MOOCs a catalyst for reimagining education, a sign of the increased corporatization of the education sector, or merely a well-publicized but passing trend? Massive Open Online Courses shares insights from multiple stakeholders on what MOOCs are now and could eventually become, providing those...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  15. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World

    Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds

    As new digital forms of formal and informal learning proliferate, there is an increasing need to better understand how people in different regions of the world are implementing massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other forms of open educational resources (OERs). Educators, researchers,...

    To Be Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  16. Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan

    Edited by Kaori H. Okano

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education

    Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan critically examines an aspect of education that has received little attention to date: intentional teaching and learning activities that occur outside formal schooling. In the last two decades nonformal education has rapidly increased in extent and...

    To Be Published September 4th 2015 by Routledge

  17. Parallels and Responses to Curricular Innovation

    The Possibilities of Posthumanistic Education

    By Brad Petitfils

    Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

    This volume explores two radical shifts in history and subsequent responses in curricular spaces: the move from oral to print culture during the transition between the 15th and 16th centuries and the rise of the Jesuits, and the move from print to digital culture during the transition between the...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  18. Reusing Open Resources

    Learning in Open Networks for Work, Life and Education

    Edited by Allison Littlejohn, Chris Pegler

    Series: Advancing Technology Enhanced Learning

    Every day, learners use and reuse open, digital resources for learning. Reusing Open Resources offers a vision of the potential of these open, online resources to support learning. The book follows on from Reusing Online Resources: A Sustainable Approach to E-learning. At that time focus was on the...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  19. Revolutionary Pedagogies and Debtocracy

    The Undermining Effects of Neoliberalism on Education

    By Maria Nikolakaki, Leonidas Vatikiotis

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism

    This volume describes the economic context of the world today, and defines what debtocracy is and what revolutionary education can do about it. It explores how current neo-liberal policies and trends undermine education as a potential site of democratic learning and revolutionary social change. The...

    To Be Published December 1st 2015 by Routledge

  20. Scandals in College Sports

    Legal, Ethical, and Policy Case Studies

    Edited by Shaun R. Harper, Jamel K. Donnor

    This compelling book includes 22 classic and contemporary case studies of ethical dilemmas, NCAA Policy violations, and unlawful activities involving student-athletes, coaches, and other stakeholders in intercollegiate athletics. Cases range from scandals of academic misconduct, illegal recruiting...

    To Be Published December 30th 2015 by Routledge

  21. Social Media in Academia

    Networked Scholars

    By George Veletsianos

    Series: School Leadership

    In the higher education sector, social media and open learning practices have influenced not only the ways students connect with each other, but also the ways scholarship is organized, delivered, enacted, and experienced. Yet the ways that social media are used and experienced by academics are not...

    To Be Published December 1st 2015 by Routledge

  22. Student Motivation and Quality of Life in Higher Education

    Edited by Marcus A. Henning, Christian U. Krägeloh, Glenis Wong-Toi

    Series: Routledge Research in Educational Psychology

    Higher education is a high stakes process involving engagement with curricula and often entails coping with the onslaught of assessments and examinations. This process creates a level of intensity that impacts on the student experience in higher education. It is, therefore, important to consider...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  23. Student Voices on Inequalities in European Higher Education

    Challenges for theory, policy and practice in a time of change

    Edited by Fergal Finnegan, Barbara Merrill, Camilla Thunborg

    Series: Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

    This book focuses on the voices and experiences of non-traditional students in European higher education. It examines the impact that access to higher education is having on these students’ lives and discusses what this tells us about European education and society. In particular, it explores the...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  24. The New Landscape of Mobile Learning

    Redesigning Education in an App-Based World

    Edited by Charles Miller, Aaron Doering

    The New Landscape of Mobile Learning is the first book to provide a research based overview of the largely untapped array of potential tools that m-Learning offers educators and students in face-to-face, hybrid, and distance education. This cutting edge guide provides: • An essential...

    Published March 6th 2014 by Routledge

  25. The Practice of eLearning

    Perspectives on Digital Learning, Teamwork and Information

    By Robert Ubell

    In The Practice of eLearning, one of our most respected online learning leaders offers insights into what elearning is, how it works, where it came from and where it may be headed. Robert Ubell reaches back to the days when distance learning was practiced by mail in correspondence schools, and then...

    To Be Published October 15th 2015 by Routledge

  26. A Critical Study of Thailand’s Higher Education Reforms

    The culture of borrowing

    By Rattana Lao

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education

    This book offers a critical examination of contemporary higher education reforms in Thailand situated in the broader historical, socio-economic and political changes. Through a qualitative case study with three methods of inquiry, this book explores why different 'global education policies' such...

    To Be Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  27. Fostering Success of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in STEM

    The Role of Minority Serving Institutions

    Edited by Robert T. Palmer, Dina C. Maramba, Marybeth Gasman

    To maintain competitiveness in the global economy, United States policymakers and national leaders are increasing their attention to producing workers skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Given the growing minority population in the country, it is critical that...

    Published November 7th 2012 by Routledge

  28. Asian American Students in Higher Education

    By Samuel D. Museus

    Series: Key Issues on Diverse College Students

    Asian American Students in Higher Education offers the first comprehensive analysis and synthesis of existing theory and research related to Asian American students’ experiences in postsecondary education. Providing practical and insightful recommendations, this sourcebook covers a range of topics...

    Published November 8th 2013 by Routledge

  29. Black Men in Higher Education

    A Guide to Ensuring Student Success

    By J. Luke Wood, Robert T. Palmer

    Series: Key Issues on Diverse College Students

    Black Men in Higher Education bridges theory to practice in order to better prepare practitioners in their efforts to increase the success of Black male students in colleges and universities. In this comprehensive but manageable text, leading researchers J. Luke Wood and Robert T. Palmer highlight...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  30. College Students' Sense of Belonging

    A Key to Educational Success for All Students

    By Terrell L. Strayhorn

    Belonging – with peers, in the classroom, or on campus – is a crucial part of the college experience. It can affect a student’s degree of academic achievement, or even whether they stay in school. Although much is known about the causes and impact of sense of belonging in students, little is known...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  31. Evidence-based Approaches to Sexuality Education

    A Global Perspective

    Edited by James J. Ponzetti, Jr.

    Series: Textbooks in Family Studies

    This is the first book to provide a multidisciplinary and global overview of evidence-based sexuality education (SE) programs and practices. Readers are introduced to the fundamentals of creating effective programs to prepare them to design new or implement existing programs that promote healthy...

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  32. Hip-Hop Culture in College Students’ Lives

    Elements, Embodiment, and Higher Edutainment

    By Emery Petchauer

    College campuses have become rich sites of hip-hop culture and knowledge production. Despite the attention that campus personnel and researchers have paid to student life, the field of higher education has often misunderstood the ways that hip-hop culture exists in college students’ lives. Based...

    Published October 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  33. Mexican American Children and Families

    Multidisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Yvonne M. Caldera, Eric Lindsey

    Offering new insight on Mexican American culture and families, this book provides an interdisciplinary examination of this growing population. Contributors from psychology, education, health, and social science review recent quantitative and qualitative literature on Mexican Americans. Using...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  34. Religious Minority Students in Higher Education

    By Yoruba Taheerah Mutakabbir, Tariqah A. Nuriddin

    Series: Key Issues on Diverse College Students

    The most recent addition to the Key Issues on Diverse College Students series, this volume bridges theory to practice in order to help student affairs and higher education professionals understand the needs and experiences of religious minorities on college campuses. Religious Minority Students in...

    To Be Published November 15th 2015 by Routledge

  35. Student Veterans and Service Members in Higher Education

    By Jan Arminio, Tomoko Kudo Grabosky, Josh Lang

    Series: Key Issues on Diverse College Students

    Student Veterans and Service Members in Higher Education bridges theory to practice in order to better prepare practitioners in their efforts to increase the success of veteran and military service members in higher education. Bringing together perspectives from a researcher, practitioner, and...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  36. Undocumented Students in Higher Education

    Supporting Pathways for Success

    By Ryan Gildersleeve, Susana Hernandez

    Series: Key Issues on Diverse College Students

    The most recent addition to the Key Issues on Diverse College Students series, this volume bridges theory to practice in order to help student affairs and higher education professionals who work to support undocumented students in colleges and universities. Bringing together conversations about...

    To Be Published December 15th 2015 by Routledge

  37. The Crisis of Campus Sexual Violence

    Critical Perspectives on Prevention and Response

    Edited by Sara Carrigan Wooten, Roland W. Mitchell

    Although awareness of campus sexual assault is at a historic high, institutional responses to incidents of sexual violence remain widely varied. The Crisis of Campus Sexual Violence provides higher education scholars, administrators, and practitioners with a necessary and more holistic...

    To Be Published August 24th 2015 by Routledge