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Learning from change : landmarks in teaching and learning in higher education from Change magazine, 1969-1999
DeZure, Deborah.
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Sterling, Va. : Stylus Pub., 2000.
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xxvii, 460 pages ; 26 cm
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Since its inception in 1969, Change magazine has been the bellwether of higher education. It has framed the key issues confronting the academy, attracted the best minds, and shaped the debate.

In this important collection, Deborah DeZure and a panel of contributing editors have selected landmark articles on teaching and learning in higher education published in Change from its launch to the present. Through the articles and incisive commentaries we follow the controversies, witness the reception of innovations, and trace the threads of continuity of the past thirty years. What emerges is both an indispensable set of perspectives and a rich resource of models and ideas.

The book spans a period that began in the turmoil of student unrest in the '60s, and concludes at the close of 1999 with higher education grappling with the issues of purpose, accountability, technology and changing demographics.

What is striking about these articles is the vitality and relevance of the voices from the past. They offer valuable insights and inspiration as we plan for the future, and consider how to foster effective teaching and learning environments.

Organized by topic, the articles in each section are introduced by a recognized authority in the field. Deborah DeZure's Introduction and Conclusion offer both the context and an analysis of trends.

Learning from Change constitutes both fascinating reading and an important compass for administrators in higher education, directors of faculty development, and deans, department chairs and faculty engaged in leadership roles in the academy. It is an invaluable introduction and survey for anyone who wants to familiarize him or herself with the issues and trends.

Table of Contents

Contributing Editors and Sections: Pat Hutchings: Promoting a Culture of Teaching and Learning
Students: Portraits of Students-A Gallery TourK. Patricia Cross
CurriculumJerry G. Gaff
The Origins of Contemporary Learning Communities: Residential colleges, Experimental Colleges, and Living-Learning CommunitiesZelda F. Gamson
Work Service and Community ConnectionsAlfredo G. de los Santos Jr.
Philosophy, Psychology, and Methods of TeachingWilbert J. McKeachie
Visiting Across the Disciplines: Change and the National Teaching ProjectJames Wilkinson
Science Education Reform: Getting Out the WordDaniel Goroff
Professional, Graduate and Teacher Education: Criticism and ReformJoan S. Stark and Malcolm A. Lowther
Assessing Student LearningBarbara D. Wright
Evaluating College Teaching: Myth and RealityPeter Seldin
Teacher NarrativesDiane Gillespie
Media and Technology: Plus ca changeKenneth C. Green