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2/16/2021 12:10:00 AM > 3/3/2021 11:16:40 PM

Creating Entrepreneurial Community Colleges

A Design Thinking Approach
Carrie B. Kisker

In this book, Carrie B. Kisker illustrates how community colleges can utilize design thinking to identify and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities, and experiment with the internal changes necessary to optimize outcomes for stakeholders. Kisker outlines a process whereby college leaders can empower faculty and staff to think creatively about how to reduce their institution’s dependence on state allocations in ways that not only are consistent with the college’s mission and values, but also provide the greatest likelihood for institutional and student success.

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12/15/2020 12:10:00 AM > 3/3/2021 11:16:40 PM

Rural Education in America

What Works for Our Students, Teachers, and Communities
Geoff Marietta and Sky Marietta

Rural Education in America provides a comprehensive framework for understanding the diversity and complexity of rural communities in the United States and for helping rural educators implement and evaluate successful place-based programs tailored for students and their families. Written by educators who grew up in rural America and returned there to raise their children, the book illustrates how efficacy is determined by the degrees to which instruction, interventions, and programs address the needs and strengths of each unique rural community.

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12/8/2020 12:10:00 AM > 3/3/2021 11:16:40 PM

Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education

A Universal Design Toolkit
Sheryl E. Burgstahler, Foreword by Ana Mari Cauce

In Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education, Sheryl Burgstahler provides a practical, step-by-step guide for putting the principles of universal design into action. The book offers multiple ways to access, engage with, and transform the higher education environment: making physical spaces welcoming to students of all abilities; creating digital learning and assistive technology programs that meet the needs of all users; developing universal design in higher education (UDHE) syllabi, assessments and teaching practices that minimize the need for academic accommodations; and institutionalizing universal design supports and services.

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12/1/2020 12:10:00 AM > 3/3/2021 11:16:40 PM

Toward Anti-Oppressive Teaching

Designing and Using Simulated Encounters
Elizabeth A. Self and Barbara S. Stengel

Toward Anti-Oppressive Teaching introduces an innovative approach for using live-actor simulations to prepare preservice teachers for diverse classroom settings. Based on the SHIFT Project at Vanderbilt University, the book highlights the promise of these encounters to empower preservice teachers to become more culturally responsive.

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11/24/2020 12:05:00 AM > 3/3/2021 11:16:40 PM

The Teacher Insurgency

A Strategic and Organizing Perspective
Leo Casey

In The Teacher Insurgency, Leo Casey addresses how the unexpected wave of recent teacher strikes has had a dramatic impact on American public education, teacher unions, and the larger labor movement. Casey explains how this uprising was not only born out of opposition to government policies that underfunded public schools and deprofessionalized teaching, but was also rooted in deep-seated changes in the economic climate, social movements, and, most importantly, educational politics.

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11/17/2020 12:10:00 AM > 3/3/2021 11:16:40 PM

Challenging the One Best System

The Portfolio Management Model and Urban School Governance
Katrina E. Bulkley, Julie A. Marsh, Katharine O. Strunk, Douglas N. Harris, and Ayesha K. Hashim

In Challenging the One Best System, a team of leading education scholars offers a rich comparative analysis of the set of urban education governance reforms collectively known as the “portfolio management model.” They investigate the degree to which this model—a system of schools operating under different types of governance and with different degrees of autonomy—challenges the standard structure of district governance famously characterized by David Tyack as “the one best system.”

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11/10/2020 12:10:00 AM > 3/3/2021 11:16:40 PM

Preparing Science Teachers Through Practice-Based Teacher Education

Edited by David Stroupe, Karen Hammerness, and Scott McDonald

This comprehensive volume advances a vision of teacher preparation programs focused on core practices supporting ambitious science instruction. The book advocates for collaborative learning and building a community of teacher educators that can collectively share and refine strategies, tools, and practices.

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11/10/2020 12:10:00 AM > 3/3/2021 11:16:40 PM

Campus Carry

Confronting a Loaded Issue in Higher Education
Edited by Patricia Somers and Matt Valentine, Foreword by E. Gordon Gee

In this volume, editors Patricia Somers and Matt Valentine lead an examination of the unintended consequences of campus gun policy and showcase voices from the college community who are grappling with the questions, issues, and consequences that have emerged at their respective institutions. While making the case that campus carry legislation is harmful, the book gathers some of the very best thinking around enacting such policies and offers valuable recommendations for mitigating its effects and preserving university values.

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