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Making College Work

Author : Harry J. Holzer
ISBN : 9780815730224
Genre : Business & Economics
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Practical solutions for improving higher education opportunities for disadvantaged students Too many disadvantaged college students in America do not complete their coursework or receive any college credential, while others earn degrees or certificates with little labor market value. Large numbers of these students also struggle to pay for college, and some incur debts that they have difficulty repaying. The authors provide a new review of the causes of these problems and offer promising policy solutions. The circumstances affecting disadvantaged students stem both from issues on the individual side, such as weak academic preparation and financial pressures, and from institutional failures. Low-income students disproportionately attend schools that are underfunded and have weak performance incentives, contributing to unsatisfactory outcomes for many students. Some solutions, including better financial aid or academic supports, target individual students. Other solutions, such as stronger linkages between coursework and the labor market and more structured paths through the curriculum, are aimed at institutional reforms. All students, and particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, also need better and varied pathways both to college and directly to the job market, beginning in high school. We can improve college outcomes, but must also acknowledge that we must make hard choices and face difficult tradeoffs in the process. While no single policy is guaranteed to greatly improve college and career outcomes, implementing a number of evidence-based policies and programs together has the potential to improve these outcomes substantially.

The First Year Of College

Author : Robert S. Feldman
ISBN : 9781316819463
Genre : Psychology
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This book is premised on a very powerful social/educational concern about college retention rates: one-third of first-year students seriously consider leaving college during their first term, and only half of all students who start college ultimately graduate. This book examines the first year of college from a variety of perspectives to paint a comprehensive picture of the intersecting challenges facing today's students and higher education institutions. Technological advances, increases in college attendance costs, and increasing political pressure on colleges to prove their value have changed the landscape of the first year of college, but researchers have identified new approaches to improve student and institutional success that have shown considerable success and promise. In this comprehensive volume, top educational researchers explore topics of student success, persistence, and retention in the first year of college.

Contemporary Readings In Curriculum

Author : Barbara Slater Stern
ISBN : 9781412944724
Genre : Education
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“This book combines a number of excellent authors thinking about curriculum. It’s a nice blend of known authors and newer writers in the field.” — Robert C. Morris, University of West Georgia “The range of topics—reading, science, art—makes this a complete and comprehensive reader for both novices and experienced educational teachers and leaders.” —Jeffrey S. Kaplan, University of Central Florida Contemporary Readings in Curriculum provides beginning teachers and educational leaders with a series of articles that can help them build their curriculum knowledge base Key Features and Benefits Provides a historical context of the curriculum field, giving educators a solid foundation for curriculum knowledge Describes the political nature of curriculum and how we must be attentive to the increasingly diverse populations found in our schools Connects the readings to traditional course goals, providing practical applications of curriculum topics Covers cocurricular issues, which have become a major contemporary topic within school systems Enhances the articles with a strong pedagogical framework, including detailed Internet references, questions for each article, topic guides tying each article to course topics, and article abstracts for the instructor Includes Articles From the Following Journals American School Board Journal Community College Review Curriculum & Teaching Dialogue Education & Urban Society Educational Leadership Educational Policy Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership Journal of Chemical Education, Journal of Curriculum & Supervision Journal of Curriculum Studies NASSP Bulletin Phi Delta Kappan Rethinking Schools Teachers College Record The American Behavioral Scientist The Educational Forum The Journal of Social Issues Theory and Research in Education Urban Education Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice Intended Audience This book is intended as a supplement for graduate courses such as Curriculum Development, Curriculum Theory, and Curriculum Leadership.

Student Success Secrets

Author : Eric Jensen
ISBN : 0764120077
Genre : Reference
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Provides easy-to-follow guidelines for succeeding in school and beyond, including note-taking, study methods, test-taking, and resources for papers, and vocabulary building.

Doing Honest Work In College

Author : Charles Lipson
ISBN : 0226484734
Genre : Reference
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Distinguished scholar and teacher Charles Lipson provides clear, accessible, and often humorous advice on honesty in all aspects of college studies, from papers and exams to study groups and labs.

Becoming A Master Student

Author : Dave Ellis
ISBN : 9780618950034
Genre : Education
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The Twelfth Edition of the bestselling Becoming a Master Student continues to lead the way in meeting the changing needs of today's first-year students. Through interactive journaling, a motivational writing style, and hands-on activities that students can apply right away, this text helps students succeed in college and in life. The Twelfth Edition's clean, sophisticated interior design appeals to both traditional students and adult learners. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal, Power Process articles, Master Student Profiles, and the Kolb Learning Styles Inventory (LSI) deepen students' knowledge of themselves and the world around them. In addition to the traditional print format, the Twelfth Edition offers a new Multimedia version, which brings together all of the tools instructors have come to rely on--such as videos, quizzes, and journal entries--and delivers them in a single, seamless format. Also look for a more concise length; a completely revised Diversity Chapter; a new Money Chapter; additional strategies for choosing a major; Mastering Technology boxes, skillfully connecting each chapter's topic with applicable technology; an updated Communication chapter with new coverage on analyzing your audience and overcoming the fear of public speaking; and expanded coverage of planning for the next semester and for a career in the What's Next chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fundraising Strategies For Community Colleges

Author : Steve Klingaman
ISBN : 9781579227333
Genre : Education
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This book is a co-publication with CASE. Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to building a million-dollar-a-year development office. Community colleges educate nearly half the undergraduates in America yet receive as little as two percent of all gifts to higher education. Private philanthropy is now essential to the mission of community colleges. In order to gain a fair share, community colleges can rely on this book to deploy strategies effectively used by 4-year colleges. The author, Steve Klingaman, has raised over $40 million dollars for two-year and four-year colleges over a 25-year development career. With its emphasis on planning the work and working the plan, Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges offers practical advice and concrete steps on how to build a strong advancement team with robust Annual Fund, grants, major gifts, planned giving programs. Topics include: * Strategies used at one two-year college that raised $50 million over ten years * 75 boxed tips on the details that matter most * How to create an institutional commitment to advancement * How to enhance the advancement function * How to build an effective foundation board that gives * How to grow the Annual Fund with sustainable, repeatable gifts * Secrets top universities use to close major gifts * Continuous quality improvement techniques to improve results year after year. Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges is the only comprehensive development guide to focus on community college fund raising. Written for development professionals, college presidents, board members, trustees, faculty leaders, and other college leadership, this book is an essential, practical guide that fills a critical gap in the market.

First Generation College Students

Author : Lee Ward
ISBN : 9781118233955
Genre : Education
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FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS "…a concise, manageable, lucid summary of the best scholarship, practices, and future-oriented thinking about how to effectively recruit, educate, develop, retain, and ultimately graduate first-generation students." —from the foreword by JOHN N. GARDNER First-generation students are frequently marginalized on their campuses, treated with benign disregard, and placed at a competitive disadvantage because of their invisibility. While they include 51% of all undergraduates, or approximately 9.3 million students, they are less likely than their peers to earn degrees. Among students enrolled in two-year institutions, they are significantly less likely to persist into a second year. First-Generation College Students offers academic leaders and student affairs professionals a guide for understanding the special challenges and common barriers these students face and provides the necessary strategies for helping them transition through and graduate from their chosen institutions. Based in solid research, the authors describe best practices and include suggestions and techniques that can help leaders design and implement effective curricula, out-of-class learning experiences, and student support services, as well as develop strategic plans that address issues sure to arise in the future. The authors offer an analysis of first-generation student expectations for college life and academics and examine the powerful role cultural capital plays in shaping their experiences and socialization. Providing a template for other campuses, the book highlights programmatic initiatives at colleges around the county that effectively serve first-generation students and create a powerful learning environment for their success. First-Generation College Students provides a much-needed portrait of the cognitive, developmental, and social factors that affect the college-going experiences and retention rates of this growing population of college students.

The College Admissions Officer S Guide

Author : Barbara Lauren
ISBN : UOM:39076002733298
Genre : Education
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On Course Strategies For Creating Success In College And In Life

Author : Skip Downing
ISBN : 9781305854819
Genre : Education
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ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE, 8th Edition, empowers you with the tools you need to take charge of your academic and lifelong success. A self-assessment at the beginning of the text helps you identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change in order to achieve more of your potential in college and in life. Through short articles and distinctive guided journal entries, the author encourages you to explore and develop eight keys to your success: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem. As you develop these skills, you'll find yourself making more effective choices and achieving greater success in college and in life. In addition, the Toolbox for Active Learners provides extensive coverage of study skills that will help you excel in all of your college courses. Another self-assessment before and after the Toolbox for Active Learners will show you how much you’ve learned about being an effective learner. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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