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Students & student organisations

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Contesting Higher Education Student Movements against Neoliberal Universities

Contesting Higher Education Student Movements against Neoliberal Universities

Author: Donatella della Porta, Lorenzo Cini, Cesar Guzman-Concha Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/06/2020

With new research on higher education in the UK, Canada, Chile and Italy, this rigorous comparative study investigates key episodes of student protests against neoliberal policies and practices in today's universities. As well as examining origins and outcomes of higher education reforms, the authors set these waves of demonstrations in wider contexts of student movements, political activism and social issues including inequality and civil rights. Offering sophisticated new theoretical arguments based on fascinating empirical work, the insights and conclusions revealed in this original study are of value to anyone with an interest in social, political and related studies.

Supporting Success for LGBTQ+ Students Tools for Inclusive Campus Practice

Supporting Success for LGBTQ+ Students Tools for Inclusive Campus Practice

Author: Cindy Ann Kilgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2020

The newest edition to the National Resource Center's series on Special Student Populations focuses on supporting LGBTQ+ students on campus. Despite increasing visibility and acceptance in some spheres, many LGBTQ+ students continue to experience a negative climate on college campuses, presenting barriers to their academic and personal success. This volume explores the last decade of research on LGBTQ+ college students with an eye toward understanding their needs and the unique conditions related to their college success. The opening chapter offers useful definitions to help ground practitioners in the current conversation. Readers will also find examples of inclusive excellence and questions for guiding practice to promote a more inclusive learning environment not only for LGBTQ+ students but for all students on the campus.

Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents

Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents

Author: Matthew, PhD Brensilver, JoAnna Hardy, Oren Jay Sofer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2020

Matthew Brensilver, JoAnna Hardy and Oren Jay Sofer provide a powerful guide to help teachers master the essential competencies needed to successfully share mindfulness practices with teens and adolescents. Incorporating anecdotes from actual teaching, they blend the latest scientific research with innovative, original techniques for making the practices accessible and interesting to this age group. This text is an indispensable handbook for mindfulness instruction in its own right, and a robust companion volume for teachers using The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents.

A Guide to Becoming a Scholarly Practitioner in Student Affairs

A Guide to Becoming a Scholarly Practitioner in Student Affairs

Author: Lisa J. Hatfield, Vicki L. Wise Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

Student affairs professionals are increasingly being called upon to become scholar practitioners, to reflect on and share their experiences to further the knowledge of the field, and to disseminate practices to promote student learning and development. This book offers practical guidance to anyone in the field interested in presenting at conferences or publishing in scholarly and professional journals, and sets the work of scholarly practice in the context of its vital role of influencing and shaping the future of student affairs, and in promoting continuous learning. The authors demystify the processes of producing research and scholarly work; address motivation and barriers such as time-constraints or confidence; and provide advice on developing ideas, writing, getting feedback, staying on task, identifying the appropriate outlets and venues for ideas, submitting proposals, as well as on speaking and presentation skills. It also directs readers to books and online resources and presents the reflections of senior student affairs officers on scholarship in the profession. As the authors state, student affairs professionals are often in the best position to test the myths about what really works for college students to have access, persist, and graduate. Through their daily interactions with students they develop the grounding for theories and strategies to improve the college experience, none of which can be advanced without scholarship, without presenting and writing, and the debate that they stimulate. This book is intended for student affairs professionals at all levels. It sets the context for those starting their careers as they navigate and understand their new roles; aims to inspire mid-level professionals to present or write about their experiences and contributions; and offers senior administrators strategies to pursue their own scholarship while creating a supportive environment for their staff to do so, and develop their agency and professional growth in the process.

Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap

Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap

Author: Paul C. Gorski Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/02/2020

This influential book describes the knowledge and skills teachers and school administrators need to recognize and combat bias and inequity that undermine educational engagement for students experiencing poverty. The Second Edition features two new chapters- Embracing a Structural View of Poverty and Education: Ditching Deficit Ideology and Quitting Grit and Cultivating School Change through Equity Literacy: Commitments and Strategies for School and District Leaders -plus extensive revisions throughout based on newly available research and lessons from the author's professional development work. Gorski outlines the dangers of grit and deficit perspectives as responses to educational disparities; offers research-informed, on-the-ground strategies for teaching and leading with equity literacy; and provides expanded lists of resources and readings to support transformative equity work in high-poverty and mixed-class schools. Written in an engaging, conversational style that makes complex concepts accessible, this book will help readers learn how to recognize and respond to even the subtlest inequities in their classrooms, schools, and districts. Book Features: Offers a research-informed alternative to popular simplistic approaches that undermine genuine efforts at educational equity. Outlines evidence-based strategies, policies, and practices that strengthen the educational success of students experiencing poverty. Incorporates vignettes to help readers reflect on key points and apply the Equity Literacy framework to classroom- and school-based scenarios. Embraces an intersectional approach to recognizing how class and poverty interact with race, gender, language, (dis)ability, and other dimensions of identity and experience. Includes an updated Poverty and Class Awareness Quiz.

Building Community Stories and Strategies for Future Learning Community Faculty and Professionals

Building Community Stories and Strategies for Future Learning Community Faculty and Professionals

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2020

Learning communities are now an integral part of campus life at colleges and universities. They help to create smooth transitions for first-year students, positively influencing intellectual and social development and leading to greater satisfaction with the undergraduate experience. The essays collected here bring into focus the challenges, lessons, and practices that emerge from this effort. The first section of the book examines the history of the learning community movement and strategies for assessing the effectiveness of programs. The second shows learning communities in operation from a variety of perspectives.

Classroom Struggle Policy and Resistance in South Africa 1940-1990

Classroom Struggle Policy and Resistance in South Africa 1940-1990

Author: Jonathan Hyslop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2020

The South African student revolt from 1976 to the 1990's was one of the most dramatic youth revolts in modern history. Yet it emerged from a system which was designed to produce both subserviance and subordination. Jonathan Hyslop's book explains this paradox. It provides an overview of this history of apartheid education policy and resistance against it, focusing on the day-to-day perceptions and experience of teachers and students.

The University and Social Justice Struggles Across the Globe

The University and Social Justice Struggles Across the Globe

Author: Aziz Choudry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Higher education has long been contested terrain. From student movements to staff unions, the fight for accessible, critical and quality public education has turned university campuses globally into sites of struggle. Whether calling for the decommodification or the decolonisation of education, many of these struggles have attempted to draw on (and in turn, resonate with) longer histories of popular resistance, broader social movements and radical visions of a fairer world. In this critical collection, Aziz Choudry, Salim Vally and a host of international contributors bring grounded, analytical accounts of diverse struggles relating to higher education into conversation with each other. Featuring contributions written by students and staff members on the frontline of struggles from 12 different countries, including Canada, Chile, France, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Occupied Palestine, the Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and the USA, the book asks what can be learned from these movements' strategies, demands and visions.

The University and Social Justice Struggles Across the Globe

The University and Social Justice Struggles Across the Globe

Author: Aziz Choudry Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Higher education has long been contested terrain. From student movements to staff unions, the fight for accessible, critical and quality public education has turned university campuses globally into sites of struggle. Whether calling for the decommodification or the decolonisation of education, many of these struggles have attempted to draw on (and in turn, resonate with) longer histories of popular resistance, broader social movements and radical visions of a fairer world. In this critical collection, Aziz Choudry, Salim Vally and a host of international contributors bring grounded, analytical accounts of diverse struggles relating to higher education into conversation with each other. Featuring contributions written by students and staff members on the frontline of struggles from 12 different countries, including Canada, Chile, France, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Occupied Palestine, the Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and the USA, the book asks what can be learned from these movements' strategies, demands and visions.

The Brilliance of Black Boys Cultivating School Success in the Early Grades

The Brilliance of Black Boys Cultivating School Success in the Early Grades

Author: Brian L. Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2020

2018 NAME Philip C. Chinn Book Award Winner!This much-needed book will help schools and, by extension, society to better understand and identify the promise, potential, and possibilities of Black boys. Drawing from their wealth of experience in early childhood education, the authors present an asset- and strengths-based view of educating Black boys. This positive approach enables practitioners and school leaders to recognize, understand, and cultivate the diversity of social skills of Black boys in the early grades (pre-K-3rd grade). Each chapter begins with a vignette to illustrate what is lost when Black boys are prevented from participating freely in boyhood, having to instead attend to adult and peer interactions and attitudes that view them as bad boys and troublemakers. This accessible book provides teachers with classroom strategies to help young Black boys achieve their highest potential, along with other resources for supporting their social-emotional development, such as a reading list of authentic multicultural children's books with Black boys as protagonists. Book Features: Challenges deficit views of Black boys in order to transform the way schools and society think, talk, and write about them. Provides culturally responsive strategies for engaging Black boys and fostering healthy self-identity and agency. Discusses the importance of critical self-reflection to examine attitudes and practices that inform how teachers engage with children and families. Examines how school officials, beginning in early childhood, can stop the adultification and criminalization of Black boys.

30 Problems Faced by International Students

30 Problems Faced by International Students

Author: Yan Zeng Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2020