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Optimizing Emergency Department Throughput: Operations Management Solutions for Health Care Decision Makers Jay Shiver, assistant professor, Health Administration and Policy, with David Eitel Featuring articles by 20 of the most successful health care reformers in the country, Optimizing Emergency Department Throughput: Operations Management Solutions for Health Care Decision Maker (CRC Press, 2009) focuses on providing…

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Assessing Impairment: From Theory to Practice

By Mason Spirit contributor on April 1, 2010

Assessing Impairment: From Theory to Practice Jack A. Naglieri, professor of psychology, with Sam Goldstein The first in-depth treatment of the theory, definition, and evaluation of this core concept, Assessing Impairment: From Theory to Practice (Springer, June 2009) cuts through the confusion and cross-talk. Leading scholars and clinicians offer evidence for a much-needed reconceptualization of…

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Brain-Compatible Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners Marjorie Hall Haley, associate professor, College of Education and Human Development Brain-Compatible Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners (Allyn & Bacon/Merrill, June 2009) is written for teachers looking for solid instructional practices that work well with mainstream and English language learners. Drawing on current neuroscience research, the book…

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Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World Tyler Cowen, BS Economics ’83, professor of economics In Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World (Dutton, July 2009), Cowen shows that the way we think now is changing more rapidly than it has in a long time….

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Giving Peace a Chance

By Colleen Kearney Rich on April 1, 2010

Mason education professor Elavie Ndura-Ouédraogo is passionate about peace education and believes it should be introduced in school curricula. She is using her native country of Burundi to show how such programs can be implemented. Widely published on the topic, Ndura-Ouédraogo recently contributed to 147 Practical Tips for Teaching Peace and Reconciliation (Atwood Publishing, July…

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Claudia Verhoeven, Assistant Professor, History and Art History In The Odd Man Karakozov (Cornell University Press, March 2009), Verhoeven argues that Karakozov’s failed assassination attempt on Alexander II sheds light on the origins of terrorism. By looking at the history that produced Karakozov and, in turn, the history that Karakozov produced, Verhoeven shows terrorism as…

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Tom Scruggs and Margo Mastropieri, University Professors, College of Education and Human Development In its fourth edition, The Inclusive Classroom (Prentice Hall, February 2009) offers practical and proven strategies for successfully including students with disabilities in general education classrooms. The text provides targeted strategies for the subject and skill areas, as well as special needs…

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Learning Communities in Practice

By Mason Spirit contributor on October 8, 2009

Anastasia P. Samaras, Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Development, with Anne R. Freese, Clare Kosnik, and Clive Beck Learning Communities in Practice (Springer, November 2008) contains contributions by educators who share their research and practice in designing and implementing learning communities in school, university, and professional network settings. Combining scholarly and practitioner research,…

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Peter N. Stearns, Provost Educating Global Citizens in Colleges and Universities (Routledge, December 2008) addresses how American universities provide international education from historical, administrative, and critical viewpoints. Stearns provides insight and guidance on the principles of global education and covers concerns, problems, and suggestions for improvements that will strengthen the future of education for global…

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The Cultural Turn in U.S. History: Past, Present, and Future

By Mason Spirit contributor on October 8, 2009

Mike O’Malley, Associate Professor, History and Art History with James W. Cook and Lawrence B. Glickman The first of three volumes, The Cultural Turn in U.S. History: Past, Present, and Future (University of Chicago Press, February 2009) discusses the genealogy of American cultural history by looking at its origins, adjacent fields, debates, and effects on…

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