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Learning Communities in the University

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  • Smith, Barbara Leigh, Jean MacGregor, Roberta Matthews, Faith Gabelnick. Learning Communities: Reforming Undergraduate Education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2004. [0-7879-10368]  LB2331 .L392 2004 
  • Laufgraden, Jodi Levine and Nancy Shapiro.  Sustaining and Improving Learning Communities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004. [0-7879-60543] LB2341 .L245 2004
  • Kuh,Goerge D., Jillian Kinzie, John H. Schuh, Elizabeth J. Whitt,  et al. Student Success in College: Creating Conditions that Matter.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2005  [0-7879-7914-7] LB2343.32 .S79 2005
  • Shapiro, Nancy S. and Jodi H. Levine. Creating Learning Communities: A Practical Guide to Winning Support, Organizing for Change, and Implementing Programs. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1999 [0787944629] LB2331 .S473 1999
  • Fink, L Dee. Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2003 [0787960551] LB2331 .F495 2003
  • Cox, Milton and Richlin, Lavine, eds.  Building Faculty Learning Communities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004 [0-7879-7568 0] LB1025.2 .N456 no.97 
  • Retallck, John, Barry Cocklin, and Kennece Coombe.  Learning Communities in Education: Issues, Strategies, and Contexts.  London: Routledge, 1999  [0-415-19760-0]
    LB14.7.L43 1999
  • Bloom, Dan and Colleen Sommo. Building Learning Communities: Early Results from the Opening Doors Demonstration at Kingsborough Community College. 2005 [pdf]
  • Foster, Lenar. The Practice of Educational Leadership in African American Communities of Learning: Context, Scope, and Meaning. Educational Administration Quarterly. 2005
    [full text] R
  • Stassen, Martha L.A. Student Outcomes: The Impact of Varying Living-Learning Community Models. Research in Higher Education. 2003 [full text] R

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