Dr. Carolyn Shields, Dean of the Wayne State University College of Education is co-editor, along with Dr. Ira Bogotch of Florida Atlantic University, of the recently published International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Social (in)justice. The entire 2-volume handbook is available as an e-book through the Wayne State Library system. Please note this handbook is restricted to a single user by the e-book provider, so you may get a message the book is in use, if another Wayne State affiliate is viewing the book.
Book description from Springer (publisher): The International Handbook on Educational Leadership and Social (In)Justice creates a first-of-its-kind international forum on conceptualizing the meanings of social justice and leadership, research approaches in studying social justice and combating social injustices, school, university and teacher leadership for social justice, advocacy and advocates for social justice, socio-cultural representations of social injustices, glocal policies, and leadership development as interventions. The Handbook is as much forward-looking as it is a retrospective review of educational research literatures on social justice from a variety of educational subfields including educational leadership, higher education academic networks, special education, health education, teacher education, professional development, policy analyses, and multicultural education. The Handbook celebrates the promises of social justice while providing the educational leadership research community with concrete, contextualized illustrations on how to address inequities and combat social, political and economic injustices through the processes of education in societies and educational institutions around the world.
“Projections of Education Statistics to 2022 provides national-level data on enrollment, teachers, high school graduates, and expenditures at the elementary and secondary level and enrollment and degrees at the postsecondary level for the past 15 years and projections to the year 2022.” IES Newsflash
Highlights of the report include a projected decrease of 2% in high school graduates by 2022, along with a projected increase of 14% in postsecondary enrollment by 2022.
It is reported that approximately 15 million (30%) of K-12 students in the US attend schools in urban districts. 2013 results are now available from the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) for 21 urban districts, including Detroit, for 4th and 8th graders in mathematics and reading.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) reports that in October and November 2013, more that 62,800 full-text PDF ERIC Documents have been restored to the online ERIC database. Their new, improved process is now allowing the return of approximately 7,000 full-text documents per week. You should be able to link directly to more ERIC Documents in your search results by using any of the library system’s ERIC Databases, or the government ERIC website.
If you have any trouble accessing an ERIC document, or any other materials located in your search results, please contact the Education LIaision Librarian, Veronica Bielat, at email@example.com or (313) 577-4217. I am more than happy to assist you in locating and accessing the materials you need for your research or coursework.
Palgrave Pivot, the mid-length digital-first research format from Palgrave Macmillan, is celebrating its first anniversary by making 100 Palgrave Pivots free to download for 100 hours.
Palgrave Pivot publishes titles in the humanities, social sciences and business. According to Palgrave, “Palgrave Pivot offers authors the flexibility of publishing at lengths between the journal article and the conventional monograph, liberating scholarship from the straitjacket of traditional print-based formats and business models.”
The promotion will run from 9am today to 1pm on Friday 1st November. Access the available titles using the Chrome browser at http://www.palgrave.com/pivot/100/ and click on the blue circle that reads Browse Palgrave Pivot titles.
There are several titles related to the sociology of sport that KHS faculty and students may find interesting.
The Great Lakes Policy Center supports education reform informed by empirically sound research. This policy brief presents evidence based strategies relating to Common Core, School Funding, Parental Involvement and more.
Read the report: Research Based Options for Education Policymaking
The Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium is one of two state consortia developing assessments based on Common Core Standards. The Smarter Balanced Practice Tests linked below provide an early look at sets of assessment questions aligned to the Common Core for grades 3–8 and 11 in both English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium states “The Practice Tests provide a preview of the Smarter Balanced assessments, but they do not encompass the full range of content that students will encounter on the spring 2014 Field Test or on the operational assessments, and should not be used to guide instructional decisions.”
You can read more about the Common Core Standards Initiative at www.corestandards.org
SAGE and AERA (the American Educational Research Association) announced on May 24 they would launch AERA Open, an online, peer-reviewed open access journal. Although content will be freely available, the announcement did not include information on author fees usually associated with Open Access journals hosted by publishers such as SAGE. The first issue is expected in 2014.
This announcement comes on the heels of the AERA Open Access Publishing in the Social Sciences conference.
The National Center for Education Statistics has released The Condition of Education 2013, which looks at 42 indicators on the status of condition of education.
The NCES has stated report findings include:
- As of 2012, about 90 percent of young adults ages 25 to 29 had a high school diploma or its equivalent and 33 percent had a bachelor’s or higher degree. Annual median earnings in 2011 were higher for those with higher levels of education. For example, 25- to 34-year-olds with a college degree earned over twice as much as high school dropouts. Post-secondary enrollment in 2011 was at 21 million students, of which 18 million were undergraduates and 3 million were graduate students.
-There were about 50 million elementary and secondary level public school students in 2011, with nearly 2 million of them in charter schools. 78.2% (3.1 million) public school students graduated on time with a regular diploma in 2009-10.
- At the elementary and secondary level, about 1 in 5 public schools was considered high poverty in 2011 (75 percent or more of their enrollment qualified for free or reduced-price lunch, a number that was reported to be closer to 1 in 8 in 2000).
To view the full report when it is released please visit
Today’s Chronicle of Higher Education reports on a declaration made Thursday by a group of scientists and researchers, criticizing the use of impact factors in valuing research and researchers, in the article Researchers and Scientific Groups Make New Push Against Impact Factors.
In a related story, Priceonomics.com asks Why is Science Behind a Paywall? which delves into the history of scholarly publishing and the cost of closed publishing models.
The Wayne State Libraries Scholarly Communications team can help you take advantage of increasing the reach of your publications, through deposit in our Digital Commons. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your librarian liaison for more information.