Author: Tom Giberson
Publisher: Hampton Pr
Release Date: 2009-08-10
Genre: Business & Economics
This collection of essays provides a timely analysis of the current state and potential future of higher education and its subsequent impact on society. The multinational and multidisciplinary contributors analyze the variety of professional, intellectual, social and political factors that govern our individual and collective behavior, and how these forces undermine society's traditional goals for higher education: critical and intellectual development and civic engagement.
Research demonstrates that faculty of color in historically white institutions experience higher levels of discrimination, cultural taxation, and emotional labor than their white colleagues. Despite efforts to recruit minority faculty, all of these factors undermine their scholarship, pedagogy, social experiences, promotion and retention. This edited volume builds upon the existing research on faculty of color, however, it also departs from the existing literature and unravels the socio-emotional experiences of being in front of the classroom, in labs, and in the Ivory Tower for faculty who are in multiple racialized social locations. In an effort to circulate the experiences of faculty of color more widely to academic and non-academic audiences, this edited volume replaces conventional scholarly technical papers with unconventionally accessible letters. Stories from the Front of the Room focuses on the boundaries which faculty of color encounter in everyday experiences on campus and presents a more complete picture of life in the academy - one that documents how faculty of color are tested, but also how they can not only overcome, but thrive in their respective educational institutions.
Malcolm Gladwell, Bestsellerautor und Star des amerikanischen Buchmarkts, hat die wahren Ursachen des Erfolgs untersucht und darüber ein lehrreiches, faszinierendes Buch geschrieben. Es steckt voller Geschichten und Beispiele, die zeigen, dass auch außergewöhnlicher Erfolg selten etwas mit individuellen Eigenschaften zu tun hat, sondern mit Gegebenheiten, die es dem einen leicht und dem anderen unmöglich machen, erfolgreich zu sein. Die Frage ist nicht, wie jemand ist, sondern woher er kommt: Welche Bedingungen haben diesen Menschen hervorgebracht? Auf seiner anregenden intellektuellen Erkundung der Welt der Überflieger erklärt Gladwell unter anderem das Geheimnis der Softwaremilliardäre, wie man ein herausragender Fußballer wird, warum Asiaten so gut in Mathe sind und was die Beatles zur größten Band aller Zeiten machte.
Release Date: 1991
A comprehensive listing of 5200 living Australian authors, covering all fiction and non-fiction genres. For each writer a complete list of books; plays; and radio, television and film scripts is included, along with the names of periodicals in which their work has appeared. Among other items covered are pseudonyms, employment history, awards, contact details and availability for various activities. An index lists writers by over 100 subject categories.
New York, 1959: A playground confrontation in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan with a Puerto Rican gang leaves two boys stabbed to death, and a third critically injured. Because the victims were white and not members of any gang, the Puerto Rican invaders quickly became the incarnation of evil, and their leader, sixteen-year old Salvador Agron, the embodiment of all that was wrong with New York City at a time when teen gang activity was raging. Called the Capeman because of the red, satin-lined cape that he wore into battle the night of the playground killings, Agron became the focus of unrelenting media scrutiny. Convicted when he was barely seventeen years old, he was the youngest person ever to be sentenced to death in the electric chair. After nearly two years in the Death House at Sing Sing Prison, a group of prominent citizens, including Eleanor Roosevelt and the governor of Puerto Rico, convinced Governor Rockefeller to commute Agron's sentence to one of life imprisonment. Greenhaven Prison, 1974: Researching the spiritual transformation that sometimes effects death row inmates awaiting execution, Richard Jacoby, a graduate student from Brooklyn college, begins a voluminous correspondence with Agron. Convinced that Agron's story must be told, Jacoby promises to help him. Together, they begin a journey of transformation that has finally culminated, twenty-five years later, in the publication of this astonishing book. Salvador Agron's story was so powerful and heartfelt that it inspired songwriter Paul Simon to collaborate with Derek Walcott, winner of the Noble Prize for Literature, to risk their reputations to write and produce a multi-million dollar musical onBroadway in the late 1990's. Conversations with the Capeman is a story of great pathos, by turns shocking and heartbreaking. It is guaranteed to challenge our deeply-held notions of crime, punishment, redemption; and ultimately, the very nature of forgiveness.