Continuing Education in Colleges and Universities: Challenges and Opportunities

New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 140

Author: Ronald White

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 120

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These are times of great opportunity and challenge for continuingeducation (CE) programs in colleges and universities. Whilelifelong learning remains central to CE's mission, means ofpromoting and delivering adult education programs through distanceand online learning are undergoing tremendoustechnological transformation. Within institutions, CE unitsare increasingly collaborating with academic departments. Inaddition, demographic shifts have resulted in new audiences andtypes of programs offered, both credit and noncredit. School arepressured to increase their participation in economic development. All these changes carry administrative considerations. This volumesuggests perspective and solutions for the challenges that must besuccessfully confronted by today's CE programs and theprofessionals who develop them. This is the 140th volume of this Jossey-Bass series. Noted for itsdepth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest toinstructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in abroad range of adult and continuing education settings, such ascolleges and universities, extension programs, businesses,libraries, and museums.

Higher Education: A Worldwide Inventory of Centers and Programs

Revised Edition

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page:

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This book provides a unique and comprehensive guide, including an inventory of 199 centers, programs, and institutes in the field, a essay analyzing the emergence and current status of higher education as an area of study, and a listing of 191 journals focusing on higher education.

Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance

Author: Dominic J. Brewer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 984

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Economics can be a lens for understanding the behavior of schools, districts, states, and nations in meeting education needs of their populaces, as well as for understanding the individual decisions made by administrators, teachers, and students. Insights from economics help decision makers at the state level understand how to raise and distribute funds for public schools in an equitable manner for both schools and taxpayers. Economics also can assist researchers in analyzing effects of school spending and teacher compensation on student outcomes. And economics can provide important insights into public debates on issues such as whether to offer vouchers for subsidizing student attendance at private schools. This two-volume encyclopedia contains over 300 entries by experts in the field that cover these issues and more. Features: This work of 2 volumes (in both print and electronic formats) contains 300-350 signed entries by significant figures in the field. Entries conclude with cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students to in-depth resources. Although organized in A-to-Z fashion, a thematic “Reader’s Guide” in the front matter groups related entries by topic. Also in the front matter, a chronology provides students with historical perspective on the development of education economics and finance as a field of study The entire work concludes with a Resources appendix and a comprehensive Index. In the electronic version, the index, Reader's Guide, and cross references combine to provide effective search-and-browse capabilities.

"The Gates Unbarred"

A History of University Extension at Harvard, 1910-2009

Author: Michael Shinagel

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 247

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The Gates Unbarred traces the evolution of University Extension at Harvard from the Lyceum movement in Boston to its creation by the newly appointed president A. Lawrence Lowell in 1910. For a century University Extension has provided community access to Harvard, including the opportunity for women and men to earn a degree. In its storied history, University Extension played a pioneering role in American continuing higher education: initiating educational radio courses with Harvard professors in the late 1940s, followed by collegiate television courses for credit in the 1950s, and more recently Harvard College courses available online. In the 1960s a two-year curriculum was prepared for the U.S. nuclear navy (“Polaris University”), and in the early 1970s Extension responded to community needs by reaching out to Cambridge and Roxbury with special applied programs. This history is not only about special programs but also about remarkable people, from the distinguished members of the Harvard faculty who taught evenings in Harvard Yard to the singular students who earned degrees, ranging from the youngest ALB at age eighteen, to the oldest ALB and ALM recipients, both aged eighty-nine—and both records at Harvard University.

The Racial Crisis in American Higher Education

Continuing Challenges for the Twenty-first Century, Revised Edition

Author: William A. Smith

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 313

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A revised edition of the classic text, illuminating the linkages between race and higher education.

Organizing Higher Education for Collaboration

A Guide for Campus Leaders

Author: Kezar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 618

This book provides needed guidance and advice for how colleges and universities can reorganize to foster more collaborative work. In a time of declining resources, financial challenges, changing demographics, and staff overturn, institutions are looking for ways to maximize their resources and still be effective. This book is based on a study of campuses that have been successful in recreating their environments to support collaborative work.

Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Author: Michael B. Paulsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 663

View: 788

Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on a comprehensive set of central areas of study in higher education that encompasses the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. Each annual volume contains chapters on such diverse topics as research on college students and faculty, organization and administration, curriculum and instruction, policy, diversity issues, economics and finance, history and philosophy, community colleges, advances in research methodology and more. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world.

Educational Review

Author: Nicholas Murray Butler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page:

View: 763

Vols. 19-34 include "Bibliography of education" for 1899-1906, compiled by James I. Wyer and others.

Peer Learning in Higher Education

Learning from and with Each Other

Author: Boud, David

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 196

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While peer learning is often used informally by students - and for many can form an essential part of their HE experience - this book discusses methods of developing more effective learning through the systematic implementation of peer learning approaches.

Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Author: John C. Smart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 506

View: 442

Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on twelve general areas that encompass the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world.