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Land-Grant Colleges and Popular Revolt
The Origins of the Morrill Act and the Reform of Higher Education
Nathan M. Sorber
The land-grant ideal at the foundation of many institutions of higher learning promotes the sharing of higher education, science, and technical knowledge with local communities. This democratic and utilitarian mission, Nathan M. Sorber shows, has always been subject to heated debate regarding the motivations and goals of land-grant...



Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions
Julee T. Flood, Terry L. Leap
Understanding the risks involved in hiring new faculty is becoming increasingly important. In Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions Julee T. Flood and Terry Leap critically examine the landscape of US institutions of higher learning and the legal and human resource management practices pertinent to college and university...



Communicating Climate Change
A Guide for Educators
Anne K. Armstrong, Marianne E. Krasny, Jonathon P. Schuldt
Environmental educators face a formidable challenge when they approach climate change due to the complexity of the science and of the political and cultural contexts in which people live. There is a clear consensus among climate scientists that climate change is already occurring as a result of human activities, but high levels of climate...



Armed with Expertise
The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War
Joy Rohde
During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon launched a controversial counterinsurgency program called the Human Terrain System. The program embedded social scientists within military units to provide commanders with information about the cultures and grievances of local populations. Yet the controversy it inspired was...



Research in Outdoor Education
Volume 15
Research in Outdoor Education is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal seeking to support and further outdoor education and its goals, including personal growth and moral development, team building and cooperation, outdoor knowledge and skill development, environmental awareness, education and enrichment, and research that directly supports...



Losing Hearts and Minds
American-Iranian Relations and International Education during the Cold War
Matthew K. Shannon
Matthew K. Shannon provides readers with a reminder of a brief and congenial phase of the relationship between the United States and Iran. In Losing Hearts and Minds, Shannon tells the story of an influx of Iranian students to American college campuses between 1950 and 1979 that globalized U.S. institutions of higher education and produced...



Research in Outdoor Education
Volume 14
Research in Outdoor Education is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal seeking to support and further outdoor education and its goals, including personal growth and moral development, team building and cooperation, outdoor knowledge and skill development, environmental awareness, education and enrichment, and research that directly supports...



For the Common Good
A New History of Higher Education in America
Charles Dorn
Are colleges and universities in a period of unprecedented disruption? Is a bachelor's degree still worth the investment? Are the humanities coming to an end? What, exactly, is higher education good for?In For the Common Good, Charles Dorn challenges the rhetoric of America’s so-called crisis in higher education by investigating two centuries...



"I Love Learning; I Hate School"
An Anthropology of College
Susan D. Blum
In "I Love Learning; I Hate School," Blum tells two intertwined but inseparable stories: the results of her research into how students learn contrasted with the way conventional education works, and the personal narrative of how she herself was transformed by this...



Selling Hope and College
Merit, Markets, and Recruitment in an Unranked School
Alex Posecznick
Posecznick documents what it takes to keep a "mediocre" college open and running, and the struggles, tensions, and battles that members of the community tangle with daily as they carefully walk the line between empowering marginalized students and exploiting...



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