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The Privileged Poor

How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students Anthony Abraham Jack ★A  n NPR Favorite Book of the Year ★C  ritics’ Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association ★ Mirra Komarovsky Book Award ★ CEP–Mildred García Award for Exemplary Scholarship

“Eye-opening...Brings home the pain and reality of on-campus poverty and puts the blame squarely on elite institutions.” —Washington Post “Jack’s investigation redirects attention from the matter of access to the matter of inclusion...His book challenges universities to support the diversity they indulge in advertising.” —New Yorker “This book should be studied closely by anyone interested in improving diversity and inclusion in higher education and provides a moving call to action for us all.” —Raj Chetty, Harvard University 2 illus., 1 table 288 pp. $27.95 • £22.95 cloth 9780674976894

The Missing Course

Everything They Never Taught You about College Teaching David Gooblar ★A  n Inside Higher Ed “Books to Give the Educator in Your Life for the Holidays” Selection

“Part education theory, part reflection on labor, part toolkit. Gooblar critically diagnoses how teaching gets done (or doesn’t) in modern colleges and universities, but he goes beyond critique, offering a series of activities, approaches, and strategies that instructors can implement. His wise and necessary book is a long defense of the idea that a university can be a site of the transformation of self and society.” —Los Angeles Review of Books “What a delight to read David Gooblar’s new book on teaching and learning. He wraps important insights into a story of discovery and adventure. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.” —Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Teachers Do 272 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 cloth 9780674984417

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How We Teach Science

What’s Changed, and Why It Matters John L. Rudolph ★ A Times Higher Education Book of the Week ★ A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year “Rudolph is...laser focused on the ‘how’ of the science classroom—how its practice varies across time, how its meaning is debated by reformers, and how its role in education shifts as schools themselves change. And for that discussion there is no better guide.” —Science 21 photos 320 pp. $35.00 • £25.95 cloth 9780674919341

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In Search of Deeper Learning

The Quest to Remake the American High School Jal Mehta • Sarah Fine ★G  rawemeyer Award in Education ★ An Edutopia “Summer Reads for Teachers” Selection

“The best book on high school dynamics I have ever read.” —Washington Post “A hopeful, easy-to-read narrative on what the best teachers do and what deep, engaging learning looks like for students. Grab this text if you’re looking for a celebration of what’s possible in American schools.” —Marissa King, Edutopia 1 illus., 8 tables 464 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 cloth 9780674988392 N E W I N PA P E R

Arithmetic Paul Lockhart “Inspiring and informative, and deserves to be widely read.” —Wall Street Journal “More than just an informative survey of the fundamentals of basic arithmetic, this fun book offers a philosophical take on number systems and revels in the beauty of math.” —Science News Belknap Press 58 illus. 240 pp. $14.95 • £11.95 paper 9780674237513

How Girls Achieve Sally A. Nuamah ★A  Greater Good Favorite Book for Educators “Deeply inspiring...This book holds profound lessons for students, parents, and educators.” —Jane J. Mansbridge, Harvard University “The recommendations and strategies that Nuamah provides throughout are concrete actions that scholars, practitioners, and policymakers can take up to support girls’ learning and positive life trajectories.” —Charlotte E. Jacobs, coauthor of Teaching Girls “Nuamah presents extensive research on the educational challenges that still exist for girls.” —Ms. 6 illus. 216 pp. $23.95 • £19.95 cloth 9780674980228

Making Black Scientists

A Call to Action

Marybeth Gasman • Thai-Huy Nguyen “This important book shatters myths about African American students in science. A stellar contribution and a must-read for those determined to increase Black access and success in STEM.” —Walter R. Allen, University of California, Los Angeles “It is imperative that academic institutional leaders and faculty take their recommendations seriously.” —John Brooks Slaughter, University of Southern California 1 table 256 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674916586

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Next Gen PhD

A Guide to Career Paths in Science Melanie V. Sinche “An essential guide to exploring and pursuing science career options, both within and beyond the academy.” —Laura Stark, Harvard University “A practical and thorough manual for the entire career transition process, from defining personal interests and deciding on a career path all the way to day one of a new job.” —Science 3 line illus., 13 charts, 7 graphs 272 pp. $17.95 • £14.95 paper 9780674986794

Markets, Minds, and Money

Education and the Commercial Mindset

360 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674244238

432 pp. $21.95 • £17.95 paper 9780674986848

Inside Graduate Admissions

How College Works

★A  Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year

★V  irginia and Warren Stone Prize

Miguel Urquiola

Julie R. Posselt

272 pp. $20.50 • £16.95 paper 9780674984042

Samuel E. Abrams

Daniel F. Chambliss • Christopher G. Takacs

224 pp. $20.50 • £16.95 paper 9780674979802

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The Caste of Merit

Ajantha Subramanian

384 pp. $49.95 • £39.95 cloth 9780674987883

Information, Incentives, and Education Policy Derek A. Neal

The Sanford J. Grossman Lectures in Economics Series 240 pp. $41.00 • £32.95 cloth 9780674050907

A People’s History of Computing in the United States

The Intellectual Sword

336 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 cloth 9780674970977

Belknap Press 880 pp. $49.95 • £39.95 cloth 9780674737327

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Re s ource s for Educ ators A PERENNIAL BESTSELLER

Make It Stick

The Science of Successful Learning Peter C. Brown • Henry L. Roediger III • Mark A. McDaniel Featured in the New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, Salon, Inside Higher Ed, Vox, and Forbes Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

“Offers practical advice for learners of all ages, at all stages of life.” —Psychology Today “Weave[s] together stories from an array of learners—surgeons, pilots, gardeners, and school and university students—to illustrate how successful learning takes place.” —Times Higher Education Belknap Press 336 pp. $30.00 • £24.95 cloth 9780674729018

What the Best College Teachers Do Ken Bain

★A  Chronicle of Higher Education “Top 10 Books on Teaching” Selection

On Course

Cheating Lessons

336 pp. $21.50 • £17.95 paper 9780674047419

272 pp. $29.00 • £23.95 cloth 9780674724631

James M. Lang

James M. Lang

Helen Sword

240 pp. $24.50 • £19.95 cloth 9780674064485

Therese Huston

★F  inalist, ForeWord Book of the Year Award 320 pp. $19.50 • £15.95 paper 9780674066175

224 pp. $34.00 • £27.95 cloth 9780674013254

Stylish Academic Writing

Teaching What You Don’t Know

Air & Light & Time & Space 280 pp. $24.95 • £19.95 cloth 9780674737709

Minds on Fire

296 pp. $18.50 • £14.95 paper 9780674660021

★A  Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year

Michelle D. Miller

Helen Sword

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Minds Online

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Mark C. Carnes

400 pp. $20.00 • £16.95 paper 9780674984097

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Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

A Clearer Path to Student Success

Thomas R. Bailey • Shanna Smith Jaggars • Davis Jenkins “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges is must reading for anyone who cares about making community colleges the engines for social mobility they were intended to be.” —Richard D. Kahlenberg, The Century Foundation “Bridges the all-too-familiar divide between research and practice, outlining actionable, transformative recommendations to improve student attainment.” —James Jacobs, Inside Higher Ed 6 graphs, 1 table 304 pp. $38.00 • £30.95 cloth 9780674368286

Paying for the Party

Elizabeth A. Armstrong • Laura T. Hamilton

The College Administrator’s Survival Guide

Beyond Test Scores Jack Schneider

Improving How Universities Teach Science

C. K. Gunsalus

★H  onorable Mention, PROSE Award

264 pp. $30.00 • £24.95 cloth 9780674023154

336 pp. $27.95 • £22.95 cloth 9780674976399

288 pp. $36.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674972070

Making the Most of College

The College Fear Factor

Creating a Class

Promotion and Tenure Confidential

★V  irginia and Warren Stone Prize

216 pp. $20.50 • £16.95 paper 9780674060166

★A  Chronicle of Higher Education Most Influential Book of the Last 20 Years

Carl Wieman

344 pp. $20.50 • £16.95 paper 9780674088023

Richard J. Light

Mitchell L. Stevens

Rebecca D. Cox

256 pp. $19.50 • £15.95 paper 9780674013599

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David D. Perlmutter

★P  ierre Bourdieu Award ★M  irra Komarovsky Book Award

224 pp. $32.00 • £25.95 cloth 9780674048782

320 pp. $22.50 • £18.95 paper 9780674034945

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You Can’t Say You Can’t Play Vivian Gussin Paley “Arresting in its title, magical in its appeal, and inspiring in its message...[It] illustrates how the teacher’s art can attack the evil of exclusion at its childhood root.” —Derrick Bell, New York Times Book Review “In instituting the [‘you can’t say you can’t play’] rule, Paley was challenging the assumption that cruelty in childhood is to be expected and that children should fend for themselves when it happens—notions she believes unfairly relieve adults of their duty to intervene. And she rejects the idea that children could benefit from such experiences.” —Theresa Defino, Washington Post 5 line illus. 144 pp. $22.00 • £17.95 paper 9780674965904

The Boy Who Would Be a Helicopter

The Girl with the Brown Crayon

Foreword by

★A  Child Best Parenting Book of the Year

Vivian Gussin Paley Robert Coles

$23.00 • £16.95 paper 9780674080317

The Latino Education Crisis Patricia Gándara • Frances Contreras

432 pp. $23.50 • £18.95 paper 9780674047051

Vivian Gussin Paley

112 pp. $21.50 • £17.95 paper 9780674354425

Hope and Despair in the American City Gerald Grant

240 pp. $22.50 • £18.95 paper 9780674060265

The Race between Education and Technology

Children of Immigration

Claudia Goldin • Lawrence F. Katz

Carola Suárez-Orozco • Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco

Belknap Press 496 pp. $26.00 • £20.95 paper 9780674035300

The Developing Child 224 pp. $33.00 • £26.95 paper 9780674008380

Someone Has to Fail

Measuring Up

312 pp. $22.50 • £18.95 paper 9780674063860

★A  merican Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Book Award

David F. Labaree

Daniel Koretz

368 pp. $22.50 • £18.95 paper 9780674035218

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The Ambiguity of Play Brian Sutton-Smith “A wonderful and important book. Its strength is its depth and its breadth. Play is discussed in incredibly close detail, and from diverse perspectives: from anthropology to zoology, to literary criticism and biology. This work represents the one most thorough discussion of play that we have.” —Anthony Pellegrini, University of Georgia “A stunning book and a superbly scholarly undertaking which will make it impossible to discuss play in the simplistic terms we are accustomed to.” —Greta Fein, University of Maryland at College Park 1 table 288 pp. $45.00 • £36.95 paper 9780674005815

The Process of Education Jerome Bruner

Toward a Theory of Instruction Jerome Bruner

The Culture of Education

The One Best System David Tyack

Jerome Bruner

★A  Saturday Review Most Important Book on Education of the Year 128 pp. $29.50 • £23.95 paper 9780674710016

Belknap Press 192 pp. $30.00 • £24.95 paper 9780674897014

Tinkering toward Utopia

Other People’s Words

The Uses of the University

Cultivating Humanity

★G  rawemeyer Award in Education

The Godkin Lectures on the Essentials of Free Government and the Duties of the Citizen 288 pp. $37.50 • £30.95 paper 9780674005327

★G  rawemeyer Award in Education ★F  rederic W. Ness Book Award

David Tyack • Larry Cuban

★V  irginia and Warren Stone Prize 192 pp. $34.50 • £27.95 paper 9780674892835

★E  leanor B. Maccoby Book Award in Developmental Psychology

368 pp. $36.00 • £28.95 paper 9780674637825

240 pp. $30.00 • £24.95 paper 9780674179530

Victoria Purcell-Gates

256 pp. $35.50 • £28.95 paper 9780674645110

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Martha C. Nussbaum

352 pp. $33.50 • £26.95 paper 9780674179493

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New in Psychology

The Origins of You

Becoming Human

Jay Belsky • Avshalom Caspi • Terrie E. Moffitt • Richie Poulton

Michael Tomasello

How Childhood Shapes Later Life

A Theory of Ontogeny

“This book will change the way we think about the process of development itself. The Origins of You is destined to become a classic.” —Laurence Steinberg, author of Age of Opportunity 28 illus. 432 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674983458

—David P. Barash, Wall Street Journal

The Cultural Evolution of Thinking Cecilia Heyes

—Susan Gelman, University of Michigan

★ A Marginal Revolution Best Book of the Year “It will stimulate its readers to think deeply, as Heyes has done, about what it means to be human.” —Lord John Krebs, University of Oxford

★A  Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year 232 pp. $19.00 • £15.95 paper 9780674984110

“A landmark in our understanding of human development.” —Paul Harris, Harvard University Belknap Press 24 illus., 1 table 392 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674980853

Belknap Press 304 pp. $31.50 • £25.95 cloth 9780674980150

Susan Engel

“Magisterial...Makes an impressive argument that most distinctly human traits are established early in childhood and that the general chronology in which these traits appear can at least—and at last—be identified.” “Theoretically daring, experimentally ingenious, and astonishingly generative, Becoming Human squarely tackles the abiding question of what makes us human.”

Cognitive Gadgets

The Hungry Mind

★W  illiam James Book Award, American Psychological Association

Trusting What You’re Told

A Natural History of Human Thinking

A Natural History of Human Morality

★C  ognitive Development Society Book Award

★A  Guardian Top Science Book of the Year

Belknap Press 424 pp. $19.50 • £15.95 paper 9780674503830

192 pp. $19.95 • £15.95 paper 9780674986831

★E  leanor B. Maccoby Book Award in Developmental Psychology

Paul L. Harris

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Michael Tomasello

208 pp. $19.95 • £15.95 paper 9780674986824

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Als o of Intere st

Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences

Research in an Age of Info-glut Kristin Luker

“Luker’s book offers a startlingly original and unorthodox take on how to teach research methods, and is funny, accessible, and inviting too. It gives a down-to-earth view of how knowledge evolves, how good research questions gel, and how to go about creating a research design. I cannot wait to be able to assign it to my students.” —Michèle Lamont, Harvard University “A charming and effective manual on how to get through the research process with most of one’s enthusiasm still intact...For young researchers undertaking their first project or beginning a dissertation, it should prove an excellent guide.” —Times Higher Education 2 charts 336 pp. $22.50 • £18.95 paper 9780674048218

Inside Deaf Culture Carol Padden • Tom Humphries

224 pp. $24.00 • £19.95 paper 9780674022522

Deep Secrets Niobe Way

★A  Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year 336 pp. $20.50 • £16.95 paper 9780674072428

Bilingual

François Grosjean

★A  Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year 304 pp. $20.50 • £16.95 paper 9780674066137

Apes, Monkeys, Children, and the Growth of Mind Juan Carlos Gómez

The Developing Child 352 pp. $32.00 • £25.95 paper 9780674022393

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Constructing a Language

The Ecology of Human Development

★C  ognitive Development Society Book Award

★A  nisfield-Wolf Book Award

Michael Tomasello

Urie Bronfenbrenner

408 pp. $34.50 • £27.95 paper 9780674017641

352 pp. $40.00 • £32.95 paper 9780674224575

The Fundamentals of Brain Development

Healing Spaces

Joan Stiles

Esther M. Sternberg, M.D.

★C  ognitive Development Society Book Award

Belknap Press 352 pp. $21.00 • £16.95 paper 9780674057487

440 pp. $70.50 • £56.95 cloth 9780674026742

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COMMON READS

Books that captivate minds and inspire engaging group conversations

What the Best College Students Do Ken Bain

• What did creative, successful people do in college?

Why We Act

The Origin of Others

Unflattening

• Why do good people so often do nothing when a seemingly small action could make a big difference?

• What is race and why does it matter?

• How can we see our world in an entirely different way?

Catherine A. Sanderson

• What would it take to make us step up?

The Coming Good Society

William F. Schulz • Sushma Raman • How do we preserve and promote a future good society?

Why They Marched Susan Ware

• How do the experiences of women who worked tirelessly for the right to vote resonate today?

Toni Morrison

• Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid?

The End of Forgetting

Kate Eichhorn • What happens when we can’t leave our most embarrassing moments behind?

Nick Sousanis

• How can comics process complex ideas?

Nothing Ever Dies Viet Thanh Nguyen • How should we remember war?

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