Academic Essays & Book Chapters

J. M. Beach.  “The Community College: A Limited Opportunity for Reaching the Middle Class.”  The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty.  Edited by Robert S Rycroft.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2017.

 

J. M. Beach.  “Requiem for the “College Idea”:  Andrew Delbanco’s Beleaguered Defense of Liberal Arts Education.”  The Journal of College Student Retention.  2014.

 

Zachary Haberler & John S. Levin.  "The Four Cs of Promising Practices in Community Colleges."  Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 38, no. 5 (2014): 403-216.  (I did supporting reserach for this article)

 

Beth McMurtrie & Lara Farrar.  (January 14, 2013).  "Chinese Summer Schools Sell Quick Credits."  Chronicle of Higher Education. (I did supporting research and was a main source for this article)

 

Levin, J. S., Cox, E., Kisker, C. Cerven, C., Haberler, Z., Smith, M., Chang, Y. Naylor, N., Malcom, L., Montero-Hernandez, V., Roys, J., Beach, J., Silverman, J., Mulholland, S. (2010) Promising Practices in Community Colleges. California Community College Collaborative (C4).

 

John S. Levin, Josh M. Beach, & Carrie B. Kisker.  “Educational Attainment Skewed in California Community Colleges?”  Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 33, no. 3 (2009): 256-269.

 

J. M. Beach.  “A Critique of Human Capital Formation in the U.S. and The Economic Returns to Sub-Baccalaureate Credentials.” Educational Studies: A Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 45, no. 1 (2009): 24-38.

 

J. M. Beach.  “Globalization & Vocational Education: Liberation, Liability, or Both?” Educational Studies: A Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 43, no. 3 (2008): 270-281.  

 

John S. Levin, Elizabeth M. Cox, Carrie Kisker, Christine Cerven, Yueh-Ching Chang, Josh Beach, Jennifer Silverman, and Shaila Mulholland.  “Promising Practices Literature Reviews:  Basic Skills, Counseling, ESL, Transfer, Vocational Education.” C4 eJournal, II (2008)

 

John S. Levin, Josh M. Beach, Carrie B. Kisker.  “Short-Term Credentials and the California Community College Curriculum, 1993-2006.”  C4 Policy Paper Series.  A Working Paper for the California Community College Collaborative.  April 28, 2007. 

 

J. M. Beach.  “Ideology of the American Dream: Two Competing Philosophies in Education, 1776 – 2006,” Educational Studies: A Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 41, no. 2 (2007): 148-64.


Conferences and Workshops

Josh M. Beach.  “21st Century Literacy & the Rhetoric of Science: Constructing and Debating Knowledge in Multicultural Societies.”  Paper presented at Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA, Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2016.



Josh M. Beach.  "21st Century Literacy: A Free On-Line Textbook.  Speech presented at The Virtues of Free Textbooks, University of Texas, San Antonio, February 29, 2016.

 

Josh M. Beach.  "Inadequate Student Academic Preparation & Interventions that Accelerate Student Success."  Paper presented at Fall General Assembly, Austin Community College, August 22, 2014.

 

Josh M. Beach.  "Re-Visioning the Textbook: Open, On-Line, & Interactive."  Paper presented at 10th Annual Convention of Innovations in On-Line Learning, San Antonio, TX, May 30, 2014.  I was also interviewed by San Antonio Express-News for an article on open-education tools.

 

Josh M. Beach.  "21st Century Literacy & the Rhetoric of Science: Constructing and Debating Knowledge in Multicultural Societies."  Paper presented at 65th Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN, March 19-22, 2014.

 

Josh M. Beach.  "21st Century Literacy."  Lecture presented at Leadership Now! Conference, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, February 1, 2014.

 

Josh M. Beach.  “Children Dying Inside: An Analysis of the Book.”  Web Interview presented at Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, December 12, 2013.

 

Josh M. Beach.  "21st Century Literacy: Re-Visioning College Composition & Critical Thinking."  Paper presented at Two-Year College English Association, Southwest Conference, Austin, TX, Nov 1-2, 2013.

 

Josh M. Beach.  "21st Century Literacy: Constructing and Debating Knowledge in Multicultural Societies."  Workshop presented at Writing Program Training Seminar, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, Oct 23, 2013.

 

Josh M. Beach.  "21st Century Literacy."  Paper presented at Fall General Assembly, Austin Community College, August 23, 2013.

      

Josh M. Beach.  "Reasoning, Rhetoric & Scientific Methods: A Conceptual & Historical Approach to Teaching Argument via a Critical Analysis of Writing Arguments."  Paper presented at Department of the Writing Program Staff Development, University of Texas at San Antonio, August 19, 2011.

 

Josh M. Beach.  "'Children Dying Inside:' An Analysis of South Korea's 'Education Fever.'"  Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 8-12, 2011.

 

Josh M. Beach, Ellen Walroth, Gaylynne Carter, Christina Frasier. "Reading, Writing & Critical Thinking: Using Qualitative & Quantitative Methods Across the Curriculum." Paper presented at Department of the Writing Program Staff Development, University of Texas at San Antonio, January 7 2011.

 

Josh M. Beach.  "Why Education Policy Makers Continue to Reinvent the Broken Wheel: Re-Grounding the Ontological and Epistemological Foundations of Educational Policy on Historical and Institutional Analysis."  Paper presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 18-20, 2010.

 

Josh M. Beach.  “Race and the History of the American Junior College, with a Case Study of the California Junior College.”  Paper presented at Council for the Study   of Community Colleges, Seattle, WA, April 16 2010.

 

Josh M. Beach.  “The Community College as Structurally Limited Opportunity.”  Paper presented at Sociology Week, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, March 17 2010.

 

Josh M. Beach.  “The California Post-secondary Educational Commission and Institutional and Assessment, 1965 – 2002.”  Paper presented at Council for the Study of Community Colleges, Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, April 2-4 2009.

 

Josh M. Beach.  “Institutional Assessment in California Community Colleges: A Historical Perspective.”  Paper presented at Midwest History of Education Society Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, October 10-11, 2008.

 

John S. Levin & Josh M. Beach.  “Short-Term Credentials and the California College Curriculum, 1993 – 2006.”  Paper presented at Council for the Study of Community Colleges 50th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 3-5, 2008.

 

John S. Levin, Elizabeth M. Cox, Josh M. Beach, Chrissy Cerven, Yueh-ching Chang, & Nori Naylor.  “Examining and Transferring Promising Practices in Community Colleges.”  Paper presented at Council for the Study of Community Colleges 50th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 3-5, 2008.

 

J. M. Beach & J. S. Levin.  “What Is The State of Vocational Education and Technical Training in America?”  Round-table presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Louisville, KT, November 7-10, 2007.

 

J. M. Beach.  “Investigating Who Succeeds and What ‘Success’ Means for California Community Colleges? A Statewide Study of Student Enrollments, Success Rates, and Award Attainment, with Emphasis on Vocational Education Programs,” Poster presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Louisville, KT, November 7-10, 2007.

 

J. M. Beach.  “Contested Notions of Americanism and Americanization,” Paper presented at International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference, Spokane, WA, March 1-3, 2007.

 

J. M. Beach.  “Should U.S. Community Colleges Adopt an Americanization Curriculum? A Proposal for a Multicultural Americanization Curriculum for U.S. Community Colleges,” Paper presented at Reclaiming Democracy: Visions and Practices from the Radical Left, Radical Philosophy Association, 7th Biennial Conference, Omaha, NB, November 4, 2006.


Opinion & Creative Essays

J. M. Beach.  "On Love."  GOfish 4 (Feb 2012): 20.  Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.

 

J. M. Beach.  “Fiction and the Form of Human Experience.”  GOfish 3, (Nov 2010): 18. Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

 

J. M. Beach.  "A Warning to the World."  The Korea Times (June 17 2010). Seoul, South Korea.

 

J. M. Beach.  “Going to College?  Welcome to the Circus.”  GOfish 1, (Nov 2008): 40-41. Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

 

J. M. Beach.  "Poetry: Spring into Life."  Poetry for the People II.  J. M. Beach and Eric Dickey, eds.  Corvallis: Parke Press, 2002.

 

J. M. Beach.  "The Way of Poetry: An Ancient Wisdom."  The Dissenting American Poets Present: The People's Poetry.  J. M. Beach, ed. Corvallis: Parke Press, 2001.