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Why Muslim Women are Reinterpreting the Qur’an and Hadith: A Transformative Scholarship-Activism 

On April 14, 2016, Dr. Nimat Hafez Barazangi returned to the Gottesman Libraries to discuss her most recent book, Why Muslim Women are Reinterpreting the Qur’an and Hadith: A Transformative Scholarship-Activism. A Cornell research fellow and Teachers College alum, Dr. Barazangi understands the value of education, especially to marginalized populations. In her talk, she explained …

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Learning at Library School! 

When I tell people I’m getting my Masters degree in Library Science, the reaction is usually, “you need a Masters to be a librarian?” Yes, you do! The art of finding information can be difficult, even complex, depending on the research topic. And there’s much more to being a librarian than just books! This past …

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Technology and pedagogy: We need to talk (?) 

Hybrid Pedagogy, a digital journal and forum devoted to the discussion of teaching and technology, will host a Twitter discussion group from 1:00 -2:00 EST on Friday, June 22, 2012. On the agenda is a debate about the role of technology, and Learning Management Systems in particular, in pedagogy. Sean Michael Morris writes: In the …

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Academically adrift: Limited learning on college campuses 

Title: Academically adrift: Limited learning on college campuses Authors: Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa Publisher: University of Chicago Press Call Number: LA227.4 .A78 2011 From the Publisher: "Almost everyone strives to go , but almost no one asks the fundamental question posed by Academically Adrift: are undergraduates really learning anything once they get there? For …

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Academically adrift: Limited learning on college campuses 

Title: Academically adrift: Limited learning on college campuses Authors: Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa Publisher: University of Chicago Press Call Number: LA227.4 .A78 2011 From the Publisher: In spite of soaring tuition costs, more and more students go to college every year. A bachelor’s degree is now required for entry into a growing number …

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A Latino book list for the classroom 

I recently went on a mission to find the author of "Reaching Out," a short book about the true account of one first generation immigrant's experience as a student at the University of California, Santa Clara during the 1960's.  Prompted by the many similarities between his undergraduate experience and my own, I felt the need …

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Partnerships for new teacher learning: A guide for universities and school districts 

Title: Partnerships for new teacher learning : A guide for universities and school districts Authors: Stephen Fletcher, Anne Watkins, Janet Gless, Tomasita Villarreal-Carman Publisher: Teachers College Press Call Number: LB1738 .P37 2011 From the Publisher: This practical book will help school districts and teacher education departments create and sustain effective partnerships to support teacher development.  The authors--supported …

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Research strategies: Finding your way through the information fog 

Title: Research strategies: Finding your way through the information fog Author: William B. Badke Publisher: IUniverse, Inc. Call Number: Z710 .B23 2008 From the Publisher: Do the demands of carrying out research in today's high-tech environment leave you baffled? Did the grade on your last term paper leave you doubting that getting an education was …

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The Waning of the Public and Privatithing [sic] 

Roderick’s mention of Henry Giroux’s article Youth, higher education and the crisis of the public time: educated hope and the possibility of a democratic future from Social Identities is duly noted.   Earlier, I had posted on a book on the corporatization of art and privatization of culture.  I am bemused however, by the the …

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Everybody in higher education should read this 

I recently read Henry Giroux's article  Youth, higher education and the crisis of the public time: educated hope and the possibility of a democratic future from  Social Identities, Volume 9, Number 2, 2003 pages 141–68. We're all used to talking about the "corporatization" of universities, and, perhaps, of education in general. What this article does …

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Cross-border teaching and the globalization of higher education : problems of funding, curriculum quality, and international accreditation 

Title: Cross-border teaching and the globalization of higher education : problems of funding, curriculum quality, and international accreditation Author: Andrys Onsman Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, c2010. Call Number: LC1095 .O67 2010 From the Publisher: This book critically considers the current trend to global interactivity in the area of Higher Education and asks …

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Higher Education in Rwanda 

Captured here is stimulating discussion on the challenges and opportunities of higher education in Rwanda with staff and students from representative institutions striving to make a difference. Our panel talk  offers several unique perspectives from members of Generation Rwanda and the Akilah Institute for Women. Michael Brotchner is Executive Director of Generation Rwanda (formerly known …

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Higher Education? 

Title: Higher education? : how colleges are wasting our money and failing our kids--and what we can do about it Author: Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2010 Call Number: LA227.4 .H33 2010 From the Publisher: What's gone wrong at our colleges and universities—and how to get American higher education …

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Debating Moral Education 

Debating moral education: rethinking the role of the modern university Editors: Elizabeth Kiss and J. Peter Euben Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2010. Check it Out: LC311 .D43 2010 From the Publisher: After decades of marginalization in the secularized twentieth-century academy, moral education has enjoyed a recent resurgence in American higher education, with the …

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Acquired: The Marketplace of Ideas (2010) 

Title: The marketplace of ideas: reform and resistance in the American university Author: Louis Menand Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c2010 Check It Out:  LB2322.2 .M45 2010 From the Publisher: Has American higher education become a dinosaur? Why do professors all tend to think alike? What makes it so hard for colleges …

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