Jesuit and Feminist Education

Author: Jocelyn M. Boryczka
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823233316
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"This book explores how the principles and practices of Ignatian pedagogy overlap and intersect with contemporary feminist theory in order to gain deeper insight into the complexities of today's multicultural educational contexts. Drawing on a method of inquiry that locates individual and collective standpoints in relation to social, political, and economic structures, it highlights points of convergence and divergence between Ignatian and feminist pedagogies to explore how educators might find strikingly similar methods that advocate common goals-including engaging with issues such as race, gender, diversity, and social justice."--Publisher's abstract.


Author: Naijian Zhang
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398091196
Format: PDF
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The landscape of student affairs in American higher education has increasingly become multidimensional due to more diversity of student population and more complex issues students bring to campus. This new fifth edition is designed to equip student affairs professionals to understand and know well not only the philosophy, history, mission of student affairs, and that their practice is theory-based and outcome-oriented but also that their role and function are influenced by the shifts in philosophy, mission and strategies, theories, and nature of American higher education. With most chapters substantially rewritten, this edition has included three brand new chapters which cover functional areas of fraternity and sorority life, collegiate recreation, and assessment and student learning. These three chapters are very unique in that student affairs mission, values, and organizational structure are clearly presented about these functional areas. In addition to the new chapters, the text has also expanded its content to international students, adult students, veteran students, and students with disabilities. This edition has been integrated with the most recent literature, professional standards, and critical issues in student affairs that have occurred since publication of the previous edition in 2010. The book is designed for both Master’s- and Doctoral-level students in need of an overview of student affairs functional areas. It can also be used as a teaching tool by middle- and high-level administrators who supervise interns or staff for professional development. Additionally, the text will also be useful to experienced student affairs administrators who wish to keep abreast of the current trends and issues. In the past 25 years, four editions of this book were published and each edition has been a valuable tool to serve as a primer for students, faculty, and professionals in their learning, teaching, and practice. This outstanding fifth edition is not only inheriting the wisdom of the original contributors but also flourishing the essence of the mission and values of student affairs in American higher education.

Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy

Author: D. C. Phillips
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483364755
Format: PDF, ePub
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Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.

The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education

Author: Tom Balchin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136028862
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The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education is a ground-breaking collection of fully-referenced chapters written by many of the most highly-respected authorities on the subject from around the world. These fifty contributors include distinguished scholars who have produced many of the most significant advances to the field over the past few decades, like Joseph Renzulli and Robert Sternberg, alongside authorities who ask questions about the very concepts and terminology embodied in the field – scholars such as Carol Dweck and Guy Claxton. This multi-faceted volume: highlights strategies to support giftedness in children, providing ideas that work and weeding out those that don’t; is written in jargon-free language in an easy-to use themed format; is the most authoritative collection of future-focused views, ideas and reflections, practices and evaluations yet produced; includes chapters dealing with the major controversies and concerns in the field today, from the problems of identification to changing understandings of giftedness and creativity. The international aspect of the Companion, and its juxtaposition of points of view – whereby chapters are deliberately positioned and accompanied by editorial commentary to highlight the contrasts with each other – ensures that different views are addressed, allowing the reader to absorb and reflect upon the many perspectives on each issue. The Companion is a guide to the new ideas and controversies that are informing gifted education discussion and policy-making around the world. It is a first class resource to students and researchers alike.

Student Development in College

Author: Lori D. Patton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118821815
Format: PDF
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"Student Development in College is the go-to resource for student affairs, and is concerned a key reference for those most committed to conscious and intentional student affairs practice. This third edition includes new chapters on social class, disability, and emerging identity theories, with expanded coverage of faith and gender identity. A new framework provides guidance for facilitating dialogues about theory, teaching theory, and the importance of educators as consumers of theory. Discussion questions conclude each chapter and vignettes are woven throughout to provide practical context for theory. Learning activities in the appendix promote comprehension and application of theory"--

Helping College Students Find Purpose

Author: Robert J. Nash
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470557181
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Praise for Helping College Students Find Purpose "A generous and inspiring book! In the spirit of 'convocation,'Nash and Murray call together both university faculty and studentaffairs professionals to provide them new means for helping morecollege students realize the highest purpose of highereducation—that, in pursuing the means to make a living, onecomes to make a meaning worth living for." —Robert Kegan, William and Miriam Meehan Professor ofAdult Learning and Professional Development, Harvard University "Educators across campuses—faculty and administratorsalike—will find in this book not only the importance ofhelping their students construct meaning upon which to base theiracademic and life ambitions, but also practical suggestions fordoing so. Ultimately, those who will benefit most from this bookare students whose education inside and outside the classroom isinformed by the type of cross-campus, interdisciplinary approach tomeaning-making put forth by the authors." —Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy, executive director,NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education "This comprehensive compendium is a must-read for any highereducation professional interested in responding to students'ubiquitous concerns about existential issues concerning purpose andmeaning. It brings together classical and contemporary thought,conceptual depth, and concrete suggestions for practice. Thisscholarship is enriched and enlivened by the authors' personalperspectives and experiences, and by student voices and vignettes.Buy it and keep it handy as a source of wisdom and goodcounsel." —Arthur W. Chickering, coauthor, EncouragingAuthenticity and Spirituality in Higher Education andEducation and Identity "A thoughtful, provocative, moving, yet practical guide for anyteacher seeking to make the college classroom a space forinspiration and hope." —Ruth Behar, professor of anthropology, University ofMichigan; MacArthur Genius Award winner; and author, TheVulnerable Observer: Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart

Books in Print

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