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Building Soft Skills for Employability: Challenges and Practices in Vietnam

Building Soft Skills for Employability: Challenges and Practices in Vietnam

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Tran Le Huu Nghia
September 24, 2019

This book is among the first of its kind to comprehensively examine the implementation of soft skills in universities in the developing country, Vietnam. The context is unique as the implementation is taking place within the distinctive socio-economic, cultural and political characteristics of the...

Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives

Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Krishna Bista, Shyam Sharma, Rosalind Latiner Raby
August 26, 2019

This book presents a showcase of discussions and critical perspectives about Nepalese higher education. Its chapters cover topics such as the impacts of local sociopolitical changes and global forces on public and private education, emerging online and distance education, administrative and...

Post-Recession Community College Reform: A Decade of Experimentation

Post-Recession Community College Reform: A Decade of Experimentation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Chet Jordan, Anthony Picciano
August 12, 2019

The book analyses and evaluates several key community college reform programs that emerged after the Recession of 2008 and as a result of major initiatives in California, New York, Tennessee, Florida, Connecticut and Wisconsin. Because of the economic downturn in the early 21st Century, an...

Race, Law, and Higher Education in the Colorblind Era: Critical Investigations into Race-Related Supreme Court Disputes

Race, Law, and Higher Education in the Colorblind Era: Critical Investigations into Race-Related Supreme Court Disputes

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Hoang Tran
August 01, 2019

This book provides detailed analysis of Supreme Court judgments which have impacted the rights of minorities in relation to higher education, and so illustrates ongoing issues of racial discrimination throughout the American education sector. Race, Law, and Higher Education in the Colorblind Era...

Narrative, Identity, and Academic Community in Higher Education

Narrative, Identity, and Academic Community in Higher Education

1st Edition

Brian Attebery, John Gribas, Mark K McBeth, Paul Sivitz, Kandi Turley-Ames
June 07, 2019

Grounded in narrative theory, this book offers a case study of a liberal arts college’s use of narrative to help build identity, community, and collaboration within the college faculty across a range of disciplines, including history, psychology, sociology, theatre and dance, literature,...

Revolutionizing Global Higher Education Policy: Innovation and the Bologna Process

Revolutionizing Global Higher Education Policy: Innovation and the Bologna Process

1st Edition

Joseph M. Piro
June 07, 2019

The ‘traditional’ university model has been transformed globally, fueled by disruptive technologies, new learning platforms, increasing fiscal austerity, and the rise of knowledge economies. The Bologna Process, a European initiative intended to streamline higher education standards and...

The Design of the University: German, American, and “World Class”

The Design of the University: German, American, and “World Class”

1st Edition

Heinz-Dieter Meyer
May 23, 2019

What is the reason for the American university’s global preeminence? How did the American university succeed where the development of the German university, from which it took so much, stalled? In this closely-argued book, Meyer suggests that the key to the American university’s success is its...

The Tenure-Track Process for Chicana and Latina Faculty: Experiences of Resisting and Persisting in the Academy

The Tenure-Track Process for Chicana and Latina Faculty: Experiences of Resisting and Persisting in the Academy

1st Edition

Patricia A. Perez
May 10, 2019

This anthology addresses the role of postsecondary institutional structures and policy in shaping the tenure-track process for Chicana and Latina faculty in higher education. Each chapter offers first-person narratives of survival in the academy employing critical theoretical contributions and...

Exploring Institutional Logics for Technology-Mediated Higher Education

Exploring Institutional Logics for Technology-Mediated Higher Education

1st Edition

Neelam Dwivedi
March 12, 2019

This book articulates the complexities inherent in higher education’s multi-faceted response to the forces of mediatization—or how institutions change when their social communication gets mediated by technology—and introduces a novel perspective to comprehend them in a systematic way. By drawing on...

Success Factors for Minorities in Engineering

Success Factors for Minorities in Engineering

1st Edition

Jacqueline Fleming, Irving Pressley McPhail
March 01, 2019

This book aims to isolate specific success factors for underrepresented minorities in undergraduate engineering programs. Based on a three-phase study spearheaded by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, the findings include evidence that hands-on exposure to problem-based...

Academics Engaging with Student Writing: Working at the Higher Education Textface

Academics Engaging with Student Writing: Working at the Higher Education Textface

1st Edition

Jackie Tuck
January 17, 2019

Student writing has long been viewed as a problem in higher education in the UK. Moreover, the sector has consistently performed poorly in the National Student Survey with regard to assessment and feedback. Academics Engaging with Student Writing tackles these major issues from a new and unique...

Art and Design Pedagogy in Higher Education: Knowledge, Values and Ambiguity in the Creative Curriculum

Art and Design Pedagogy in Higher Education: Knowledge, Values and Ambiguity in the Creative Curriculum

1st Edition

Susan Orr, Alison Shreeve
January 08, 2019

Art and Design Pedagogy in Higher Education provides a contemporary volume that offers a scholarly perspective on tertiary level art and design education. Providing a theoretical lens to examine studio education, the authors suggest a student-centred model of curriculum that supports the...

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