Interdisciplinarity And Social Justice

Author: Joe Parker
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438431376
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Considers the past, present, and future of interdisciplinary fields motivated by concerns for social justice.

A Companion To Research In Education

Author: Alan D. Reid
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400768095
Size: 11.44 MB
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This volume offers a unique commentary on the diverse ways that educational inquiry is conceived, designed and critiqued. An international team of scholars examines cross-cutting themes of how research in education is conceptualised, characterised, contextualised, legitimated and represented. Contributions include specially commissioned essays, critical commentaries, vignettes, dialogues and cases. Each section discusses the significance of a complex terrain of ideas and critiques that can inform thinking and practice in educational research. The result is a thorough and accessible volume that offers fresh insights into the perspectives and challenges that shape diverse genres of research in education. ​

Lifting A Ton Of Feathers

Author: Paula J. Caplan
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442655267
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Lifting a Ton of Feathers is not only a survival guide, it is also a destroyer of academic myths about women's career chances in the university, and a revelation of the catch-22 positions in which women find themselves. Caplan demonstrates that while many women believe that when they fail it is their fault, their fate is more likely to be sealed by their encounter with the male environment, and by the manner in which they are tossed about by it. She aims to help women avoid self-blame and understand the real sources of their problems. Readers will find the information about the mine-field of academia for women infuriating, but the means of telling it highly entertaining. Women account for more than half of all undergraduate students in the US and Canada, yet they make up only 10 per cent of faculty members at the level of full professor. What happens to women between freshman level, the tenure track, and the ensuing following professional years that keeps them out of the highest levels of academia? Paula Caplan is herself a veteran of the academic career struggle, and she sets out to explore this question with not only her own observations but also those of many women whom she has interviewed, and with a strong backing of established research. With these tools she provides a clear-eyed assessment of what women who have embarked on an academic career, and those who are considering it, may expect. Forewarned is forearmed, and Caplan presents a list of the forms that the maleness of the environment take: two of these are the conflict between professional and family responsibilities, and sexual harassment. In addition, her book offers advice on practical techniques of how to prepare a curriculum vitae, how to handle job interviews, and how to apply for promotions and tenure. A final chapter is a unique checklist which serves two purposes: to provide guidance in a search for a woman-positive institution and to give suggestions for ways individual women, and women in groups, can work to improve the situation at their own institutions.

Cultural Miseducation

Author: Jane Roland Martin
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807742396
Size: 17.98 MB
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The author encourages readers to look at education from the standpoint of culture and raises these new questions: How is a culture's wealth to be defined? Who is qualified to contribute to it? How can we preserve a culture's assets for the next generation?

Getting Lost

Author: Patti Lather
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791480267
Size: 32.37 MB
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Marks the trajectory of the author’s work as a feminist methodologist.

Making Women S History

Author: Mary Ritter Beard
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558612198
Size: 31.16 MB
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The only collection of work by a groundbreaking historian.

Handbook Of Theory And Practice Of Sustainable Development In Higher Education

Author: Walter Leal Filho
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319478958
Size: 56.27 MB
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This Handbook approaches sustainable development in higher education from an integrated perspective, addressing the dearth of publications on the subject. It offers a unique overview of what universities around the world are doing to implement sustainable development (i.e. via curriculum innovation, research, activities, or practical projects) and how their efforts relate to education for sustainable development at the university level. The Handbook gathers a wealth of information, ideas, best practices and lessons learned in the context of executing concrete projects, and assesses methodological approaches to integrating the topic of sustainable development in university curricula. Lastly, it documents and disseminates the veritable treasure trove of practical experience currently available on sustainability in higher education.

Uncertain Honor

Author: Jennifer Johnson-Hanks
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226401812
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In most countries, educated women have fewer children and have them later than uneducated women. In Uncertain Honor, Jennifer Johnson-Hanks argues that this demographic fact has social causes by offering a rich case study of contraception, abortion, and informal adoption among educated, ethnic Beti women in southern Cameroon. Combining insights from demography and cultural anthropology, Johnson-Hanks argues that Beti women delay motherhood as part of a broader attempt to assert a modern form of honor only recently made possible by formal education, Catholicism, and economic change. Through itinerant school careers and manipulations of marriage, educated Beti women now manage their status as mothers in order to coordinate major life events in the face of social and economic uncertainty. Carefully researched and clearly written, Uncertain Honor offers an intimate look at the lives of African women trying to reconcile motherhood with new professional roles in a context of dramatic social change.

Montessori Comes To America

Author: Phyllis Povell
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761849297
Size: 72.38 MB
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This book traces the evolution of women's leadership and its influence on the Montessori Method's development. New research illuminates the unique roles of two historic early childhood educators and also updates the historical record and reveals the human dimension behind one of the most colorful chapters in American educational development.

Women And The Economy A Reader

Author: Ellen Mutari
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317451872
Size: 28.74 MB
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This reader is designed for use as a primary or supplementary text for courses on women's role in the economy. Both interdisciplinary and heterodox in its approach, it showcases feminist economic analyses that utilize insights from institutionalism as well as neoclassical economics. Including both classic and newer selections from a broad range of areas, each section includes an introduction with background material, as well as discussion questions, exercises, and lists of key terms an further readings.