Learning Communities: Reforming Undergraduate Education by Barbara Leigh Smith

Learning Communities: Reforming Undergraduate Education

Barbara Leigh Smith and Jean MacGregor
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  • ISBN
    9780787910365 / 0787910368
  • Title Learning Communities: Reforming Undergraduate Education
  • Author Barbara Leigh Smith and Jean MacGregor
  • Category Education
  • Format
    Hardcover
  • Year 2004
  • Pages 400
  • Publisher
    Jossey-Bass
  • Imprint Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • Edition
    1st
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 229mm x 33mm x 157mm

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“Learning Communities” is a groundbreaking book that shows how learning communities (LCs) can be a flexible and effective approach to enhancing student learning, promoting curricular coherence, and revitalizing faculty. Written by Barbara Leigh Smith, Jean MacGregor, Roberta S. Matthews, and Faith Gabelnick3/4acclaimed national leaders in the learning communities movement3/4this important book provides the historical, conceptual, and philosophical context for LCs and clearly demonstrates that they can be a key element in institutional transformation.

Publisher Description

Learning Communities is a groundbreaking book that shows how learning communities (LCs) can be a flexible and effective approach to enhancing student learning, promoting curricular coherence, and revitalizing faculty. Written by Barbara Leigh Smith, Jean MacGregor, Roberta S. Matthews, and Faith Gabelnick acclaimed national leaders in the learning communities movement this important book provides the historical, conceptual, and philosophical context for LCs and clearly demonstrates that they can be a key element in institutional transformation.

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“... the authors provide a lucid and comprehensive overview.” (Authors Journal Compilation, Winter 2007) “...is a superb resource of ideas and experiences worthy of being examined at length.” (The Midwest Book Review)

Author Biography

Barbara Leigh Smith is a Senior Scholar at the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education, an emeritus member of the faculty, and former provost and vice president for academic affairs at The Evergreen State College. Smith and Jean MacGregor are founders of the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education which has led learning community development for twenty years. Jean MacGregor is a Senior Scholar at the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education and teaches in the master of environmental studies program at The Evergreen State College. Roberta S. Matthews is provost and vice president for academic affairs and professor of English at Brooklyn College. Faith Gabelnick was president emerita of Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, and president of Gabelnick Consulting Institute.

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