These titles are some recent additions to the McLure Library. Rebecca Tischler, SLIS Graduate Assistant has written these reviews. These books will be on the New Book shelf in the Current Periodicals Room, and then will go to the regular book stacks at the end of March.
Through the Schoolhouse Door, Paddy Bowman and Lynne Hamer, editors. Utah State University Press, 2011. Education Library: LB1583.8 .T47 2011
Classrooms can be some of the most diverse places in the United Sates with so many cultures and ethnicities that are thrown together. For years, folklorists and educators have been trying to sustain learning beyond the school classrooms as well as better connect the students to their communities by expanding the curriculum through engagement with local knowledge and informal cultural arts. This volume offers a collection of experiences from school programs and the analysis of an expert group of folklorists and educators sharing ideas and experiences on how to make this happen. A must read for any future teacher or educator.
Enhancing Student Learning through College Employment, Brett Perozzi, editor. Association of College Unions International, 2009. Education Library: LB3611 .E54 2009
College degrees are more important than ever, but unfortunately, they are also more expensive than ever. More and more students have found that they need to have a job in order to go to college. Most critics believe that this detracts from the college learning process, but this book provides examples of how working during college can enrich the undergraduate experience. A student’s job can become part of the learning experience if handled right. For teachers, it also offers helpful tips on the assessment of student learning in both the design of the student employment experience and in the evaluation of its end results.
Cyberbullying Prevention and Response: Expert Perspectives, Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja. Routledge, 2012. Education Library: LB3013.3 .C94 2012
For those who find, or will find themselves dealing with children, this book is an important resource. As the incidence and severity of cyberbullying has risen in the past few years, the experts gathered to try and figure out how to diffuse these types of situations. This book is a collection of essays from experts around the country offering an explanation of the concept of cyberbullying as well as what can be meaningfully done about it. This exploration of the critical issues surrounding cyberbullying is written in an accessible manner even though it is informed by research.
Professors Behaving Badly: Faculty Misconduct in Graduate Education, John M. Braxton, Eve Proper, and Alan E. Bayer. The John Hopkins University Press, 2011. Education Library: LB1778 .B74 2011
For those who have had experience with a difficult faculty member (everyone), they’ll find this book imminently relatable. This book discusses examples of faculty misconduct (Ch.1, which contains the anecdotal examples the authors gathered), and how to avoid them. Using data collected through faculty surveys, the authors describe behaviors associated with graduate teaching which are considered inappropriate and in violation of good teaching practices, as well as behavior norms that should be followed.