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 by Steven R. Van Hook, PhD

Steven R. Van Hook, PhDAlI instructors and education researchers most likely have an assortment of reference books on their shelves, rarely gathering too much dust before they're shaken off and browsed once again.

It's fun and frequently enlightening to take a quick glance at the bookcases of your colleagues to see what they read -- and most interestingly -- have in common with your own collection. 

Here's a brief sampling of my own education library: books, journal articles, and such frequently cited in my research, writing, and lectures. Feel free to compare and share your own favorites.

Adam, M. (2003, November). World climate demands global learning 
  for all. Education Digest, 69(3), 25-31.

Altbach, P. (2004, March-April). Higher education crosses borders. 

Altbach, P. (2004). Globalization and the university: Myths 
  and realities in an unequal world. Tertiary Management and 
  Education, 1.

Bok, D. (2003).  Universities in the marketplace: The 
  commercialization of higher education.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton 
  University Press.

Bruffee, K. (2002, January-February). Taking the common 
  ground: Beyond cultural identity. Change, 34 (1), 10-17.

Bruner, J.S. (1996). The culture of education. Cambridge, MA: 
  Harvard University Press.

Calloway-Thomas, C., Cooper, P., & Blake, C. (1999). Intercultural 
  communication: Roots and routes.
Needham Heights MA: Allyn & 

Cushner, K., McClelland, A., & Safford, P. (2000). Human diversity 
  in education: An integrative approach
. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Duderstadt, J. J. (2000). A university for the 21st century. Ann Arbor, 
  MI: University of Michigan Press.

Elias, J., & Merriam. S. (1995). Philosophical foundations of adult 
Malabar, Florida: Krieger.

Freire, P. (1993). Pedagogy of the oppressed. New York: Continuum.

Freire, P. (1973). Education for critical consciousness. New York: 

Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional intelligence. New York : Bantam.

Hall, E. (1989). Beyond culture. New York: Doubleday.

Harrison, L. (2000). Promoting progressive cultural change. In L. 
  Harrison & S. Huntington (Eds.), Culture matters: How values 
  shape human progress
(pp. 296-307). New York: Basic Books.

Hofstede, G. (1997). Cultures and organizations: Software of 
  the mind: Intercultural cooperation and its importance for 
New York: McGraw-Hill.

Hofstede, G. (1980).  Culture's consequences: International 
  differences in work-related values. 
Newbury Park CA: Sage 

Irvine , M. (2003). The emerging global e-education industry. In  
  E. Pittinksy
(Ed.). The wired tower: Perspectives on the impact of 
  the internet on higher education
(pp. 65-109). Upper Saddle River, 
  NJ: Prentice Hall.

Jongewaard, S. (2001, April). Beyond multiculturalism: Towards a 
  unification theory for the improvement of cross-cultural 
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 
  National Council for Social Studies Great Lakes Regional 
  Conference, Bloomington, MN. (ERIC Document Reproduction 
  Service No. ED453119)

Keohane, N.O. (2001). The liberal arts and the role of elite higher 
  education.  In P. Altbach, P. Gumport, & D. Johnstone (Eds.). In 
  defense of American higher education
pp. 181-201). Baltimore, 
  MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Klapan, A. (2001, May). Educational needs of the adults - the key 
  question of andragogy.
Paper presented at the International 
  Andragogical School in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia. 
  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED472062)

Knowles, M., Holton, E., & Swanson, R. (1998). The adult learner: 
  The definitive classic in adult education and human resource 
Burlington, MA: Gulf Professional Publishing.

Kurzweil, R. (1999). The age of spiritual machines: When 
  computers exceed human intelligence.
New York: Viking.

Levine, A. (2003). Higher education: A revolution externally, 
  evolution internally. In M. Pittinsky (Ed.), The wired tower: 
  Perspectives on the impact of the internet on higher education 
(pp. 13-39).  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Moore, M., & Tait, A. (2002). Open and distance learning: 
  Trends, policy and strategy considerations. Paris, France:
  Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Newman, F., Couturier, L., & Scurry, J. (2004). The future of higher 
  education: Rhetoric, reality, and the risks of the market.
  Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Oblinger, D.G., Barone, C.A., & Hawkins, B.L. (2001).  
  Distributed education and its challenges: An overview.
  Washington, DC: American Council on Education.

Serdyukov, P. (2001). Models of distance higher education: Fully 
  automated or partially human? Educational Technology Review
  9 (1).  

Taylor, K., Marienau, C., & Fiddler, M. (2000). Developing adult 
  learners: Strategies for teachers and trainers.
San Francisco: 
  Jossey- Bass.

The World Bank. Constructing knowledge societies: New challenges 
  for tertiary education.
(2002). Washington , DC .

Trow, M. (2001). From mass higher education to universal access: 
  The American advantage. In P. Altbach, P. Gumport, & D. 
  Johnstone (Eds.). In defense of American higher education 
pp. 110-143). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.  

Tucker, G.R. (1999, August). A global perspective on bilingualism 
  and bilingual education.
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service 
  No. ED435168)

Tye, K.A. (2003, October). Global education as a worldwide 
Phi Delta Kappan. 85(2), 165-169.

Van Hook, S.R. (2006). Access to global learning: A matter of 
Available online at

Van Hook, S.R. (2006). Themes and images that transcend 
  cultural differences in international classrooms.
(ERIC Document 
  Reproduction Service No. ED490740). Also available online at

Van Hook, S.R. (2005, Summer). Universal learning at a distance: 
  Can we plug it in? Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 
University of West Georgia, Distance Education Center.
  Available online at

Van Hook, S.R. (2004). International learning institutions: 
  Organization, purpose, goals, and missions.
Walden University. 
  Available online at

Van Hook, S.R. (2003). Theories of intelligence, learning, and 
Walden University. Available online at

Vella, J. (2002). Learning to listen, learning to teach: The power of 
  dialogue in educating adults.
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Wilson, J. (2001). The technological revolution: Reflections on the 
  proper role of technology in higher education. In P. Altbach, P. 
  Gumport, & D. Johnstone (Eds.). In defense of American higher 
pp. 202-226). Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins  

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Steven R. Van Hook has been an educator for colleges and 
universities in the United States and abroad for more than a 
decade, teaching in traditional, online, and hybrid classrooms, 
and developing more than a dozen different courses.  

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