(January 4, 2007)
Books in Brief
Releases New Book
Professor Heinz-Dieter Meyer (Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies) has just released his latest book, with colleague Brian Rowan of the University of Michigan. Published by SUNY Press, The New Institutionalism in Education gives researchers and policy analysts conceptual tools and empirical assessments to gauge the possibilities for institutional innovation. The volume brings together leading academics to explore the ongoing changes in K–12 and higher education in the United States and abroad.
Dozier Writes Responsive
Professor Cheryl Dozier (Department of Reading) has written a new book, just released by Stenhouse publishers. In Responsive Literacy Coaching, Professor Dozier draws on 24 years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher and teacher educator to present both a theoretical framework and practical tools to enact responsive literacy coaching. Through thoughtful and purposeful coaching, teachers learn effective ways to improve literacy instruction and student achievement.
Publishes Theory for Education
Professor George Kamberelis (Department of Reading) has also just published a new book with his colleague Greg Dimitriadis at the University at Buffalo. Theory for Education provides a concise and clear introduction to key contemporary theorists, including their lives, major works, and ideas. Written for the student in need of a quick introduction or for the scholar brushing up on details, this new volume presents major thinkers whose work and ideas have shaped critical thinking in our time.