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On the Fast Track Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of Dual Credit ASHE Higher Education Report Volume 42 Number 3

On the Fast Track  Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of Dual Credit  ASHE Higher Education Report  Volume 42  Number 3 Author Barbara F. Tobolowsky
ISBN-10 9781119275411
Release 2016-03-29
Pages 120
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The dual-credit curricular initiative offers high school students the opportunity to earn college and high school credits simultaneously without taking a standardized test to acquire the credit. The courses are purported to introduce students to a more rigorous curriculum in high school and save them time and money in their pursuit of college degrees. Dual credit programs have grown rapidly, and this monograph provides a synthesis of: • the scholarly literature on dual credit offered at high school and a variety of postsecondary settings; • underrepresented students’ experiences with the course(s), and • suggestions for future research and drivers that will influence its development. Originally, these initiatives focused on high-achieving students, but additional models have emerged that expand the benefits to lower- and middle-achieving students as well. This is the third issue of the 42nd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.



Online Education and Adult Learning New Frontiers for Teaching Practices

Online Education and Adult Learning  New Frontiers for Teaching Practices Author Kidd, Terry T.
ISBN-10 9781605668314
Release 2009-08-31
Pages 376
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"This book disseminates current issues and trends emerging in the field of adult e-learning and online instruction"--Provided by publisher.



Postsecondary Education for American Indian and Alaska Natives Higher Education for Nation Building and Self Determination

Postsecondary Education for American Indian and Alaska Natives  Higher Education for Nation Building and Self Determination Author Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy
ISBN-10 9781118338834
Release 2012-03-20
Pages 152
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After decades of national, state, and institutional initiatives to increase access to higher education, the college pipeline for American Indian and Alaska Native students remains largely unaddressed. As a result, little is known and even less is understood about the critical isues, conditions, and postsecondary transitions of this diverse group of students. Framed around the concept of tribal nation building, this monograph reviews the research on higher education for Indigenous peoples in the United States. It offers an analysis of what is currently known about postsecondary education among Indigenous students, Native communities, and tribal nations. Also offered is an overview of the concept of tribal nation building, with the suggestion that future research, policy, and practice center the ideas of nation building, sovereignty, Indigenous knowledge systems, and culturally responsive schooling.



Qualitative Inquiry for Equity in Higher Education Methodological Innovations Implications and Interventions

Qualitative Inquiry for Equity in Higher Education  Methodological Innovations  Implications  and Interventions Author Penny Pasque
ISBN-10 9781118385319
Release 2012-03-26
Pages 144
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Join the dialogue on the future of qualitative inquiry for equity in higher education. Beginning with the premise that equity is of paramount concern in the study of higher education, this text explores the promise and pitfalls of qualitative inquiry with respect to addressing issues of in/equity and fostering social change at micro, meso, and macro levels. Building upon contemporary qualitative higher education scholarship, the authors advance a critique of the reductive and generic conceptions of qualitative research that dominate the field and call upon scholars to examine the transformative potential embedded within critical qualitative inquiry. In addition to exploring the opportunities and tensions associated with engaging in critical qualitative inquiry, this monograph issues a call to action through intervention, describing strategies for challenging and resisting oppressive research norms that undermine the equity aims of higher education research. This is Volume 37 Issue 6 of the Jossey-Bass publication ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph in the series is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education problem, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.



Exploring Learning Ecologies

Exploring Learning Ecologies Author Norman Jackson
ISBN-10 9780993575907
Release 2012-03-11
Pages 428
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The idea of learning ecologies developed through this book, provides a more comprehensive and holistic view of learning and personal development than is normally considered in higher education. A learning ecology provides us with affordances, information,



The Man in the Principal s Office

The Man in the Principal s Office Author Harry F. Wolcott
ISBN-10 0759105294
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 335
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Harry Wolcott's ground-breaking anthropological study into the life of an elementary school principal is now reprinted in a new edition. One of the first studies of its kind, Wolcott uses an mircoenthnographic approach to analyze a single occupation within urban American society. Originally written in 1973, the text skillfully applies anthropological concepts and methodology to the realm of education. This new edition features an updated preface written by the author.



Emerging Technologies for STEAM Education

Emerging Technologies for STEAM Education Author Xun Ge
ISBN-10 9783319025735
Release 2015-09-09
Pages 411
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This theory-to-practice guide offers leading-edge ideas for wide-scale curriculum reform in sciences, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics--the STEAM subjects. Chapters emphasize the critical importance of current and emerging digital technologies in bringing STEM education up to speed and implementing changes to curricula at the classroom level. Of particular interest are the diverse ways of integrating the liberal arts into STEM course content in mutually reshaping humanities education and scientific education. This framework and its many instructive examples are geared to ensure that both educators and students can become innovative thinkers and effective problem-solvers in a knowledge-based society. Included in the coverage: Reconceptualizing a college science learning experience in the new digital era. Using mobile devices to support formal, informal, and semi-formal learning. Change of attitudes, self-concept, and team dynamics in engineering education. The language arts as foundational for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Can K-12 math teachers train students to make valid logical reasoning? Moving forward with STEAM education research. Emerging Technologies for STEAM Education equips educators, education researchers, administrators, and education policymakers with curricular and pedagogical strategies for making STEAM education the bedrock of accessible, relevant learning in keeping with today's digital advances.



College Student Development

College Student Development Author Don G. Creamer
ISBN-10 UOM:39015034019912
Release 1990
Pages 228
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This book contains articles on the most recent thinking about developmental programming in student affairs. "Progress Toward Intentional Student Development" (Don Creamer) introduces a concept orientation in developmental programming. "The Professional Practice of Student Development" (C. Carney Strange and Patricia King) presents a rationale for the professional practice of student development in student affairs. "Recent Theories and Research Underlying Student Development" (Robert Rodgers) updates theories and research underlying student development. "Assessing Development From a Cognitive-Developmental Perspective" (Patricia King) demonstrates the benefits, disadvantages and risks to student development practice associated with formal and informal assessment approaches."Assessing Development From a Psychosocial Perspective" (Theodore Miller and Roger Winston, Jr.) offers a summary of germane findings about assessing ethnic minority students, nontraditional students, and international students. "Understanding and Assessing College Environments" (Lois Huebner and Jane Lawson) reviews research associated with the idea of person-environment interaction. "An Integration of Campus Ecology and Student Development: The Olentangy Project" (Robert Rodgers) illustrates the integration of campus ecology and student development. "Use of a Planned Change Model to Modify Student Affairs Programs" (Don Creamer and Elizabeth Creamer) discusses the usefulness of a model of planned change in higher education. "Ethical Practice in College Student Affairs" (Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel) shows how ethics has emerged as a priority in the profession and how self-imposed standards can influence professional behavior. "Student Outcome Assessment: An Institutional Perspective" (T. Dary Erwin) focuses on the issue of outcome assessment in college student affairs. (NB)



The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration

The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration Author George S. McClellan
ISBN-10 9781119101895
Release 2015-12-30
Pages 720
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The Foremost Authorities on Student Affairs Address Issues Facing The Field Today The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration is a comprehensive and thoughtful resource for the field, with expert insight on the issues facing student affairs. This fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect the most current and effective practices in student affairs administration. New chapters address persistence, retention, and completion; teaching and learning; working with athletics and recreation; leadership; purpose and civic engagement; spirituality; and fundraising. Emerging populations are discussed throughout, featuring specific advice for working with veterans and dual-enrolling high school students. New material includes the role of student affairs in study abroad programs, student use of technology and using social media to serve students, working with student athletes, and more. Professionals at all levels of student affairs administration need practical, timely, and applied information on the myriad issues that fall under the student affairs umbrella. This NASPA-sponsored guide collects the latest information, methods, and advice from the field's leading authorities to bring you up to date on the latest solutions and best practices. Learn about the dominant organization and administration models in student affairs Stay up to date on core competencies and professional development models Examine the latest literature, and consider both the newest and lasting issues facing student affairs Instructor resources available As both the student population and the college experience grow more diverse, student affairs professionals need to update their toolset to face the broader scope of the field and the new challenges that arise every day. The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration provides invaluable guidance to graduate students and professionals alike, and is the one resource you should not be without.



Character Sketches of Romance Fiction and the Drama

Character Sketches of Romance  Fiction and the Drama Author Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
ISBN-10 1410213331
Release 2004-03-01
Pages 592
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Originally published in 1892, "the object of this Handbook is to supply readers and speakers with a lucid, but very brief account of such names as are used in allusions and references, whether by poets or prose writers; - to furnish those who consult it with the plot of popular dramas, the story of epic poems, and the outline of well-known tales. The number of dramatic plots sketched out is many hundreds. Another striking and interesting feature of the book is the revelation of the source from which dramatists and romancers have derived their stories, and the strange repetitions of historic incidents. It has been borne in mind throughout that it is not enough to state a fact. It must be stated attractively, and the character described must be drawn characteristically if the reader is to appreciate it, and feel an interest in what he reads." This work, an American reprint of The Reader's Handbook by E. Cobham Brewer, ..".while retaining all of the original material that can interest and aid the English-speaking student, gives also 'characters and sketches found in American novels, poetry and drama.'"



ASHE Reader on College Student Development Theory

ASHE Reader on College Student Development Theory Author Maureen E. Wilson
ISBN-10 0536859701
Release 2005-01
Pages 681
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This Reader is intended to serve as a resource of primary source literature on college student development theory and as a text for courses on student development theory. Graduate students and other users are introduced to key student development theories by reading original works of the theorists, developing an awareness of the context in which development occurs, and examining applications of theory to practice. The Reader will also be useful in on-going professional development efforts for student affairs practitioners who lack formal study of student development theory or who wish to become familiar with more recent work on the topic. Those who work with college students and want to create programs and services to promote their learning, growth, and development will find a wealth of resources here to aid in those efforts.



The Gap Year Advantage

The Gap Year Advantage Author Karl Haigler
ISBN-10 9781466824324
Release 2005-08-01
Pages 240
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"I'm not ready for college yet..." Those words need not cause panic and fear for parents. Taking time off before or during college is no longer the road less traveled for many students in the United States. A gap year offers students the opportunity to gain focus and discipline, learn to set realistic goals, get real-world experience, and ultimately get the most out of a college educaiton. A complete resource, The Gap-Year Advantage provides parents with all the advice, tips, and information they need to help students develop and implement a gap-year strategy. With answers to commonly asked questions such as "What do colleges think of gap years?" and "Can I be certain my cheld will go or return to college after taking time off?," education experts and gap-year parents Karl Haigler and Rae Nelson also offer guidance on researching program options, creating a gap-year time-line that complements the college-application process, communicating with students about their goals, and handling logistics such as travel, health insurance, and money. With anecdotes from students and parents across the country who have taken gap years, this valuable guide also provides extensive information on program options in the United States and abroad that include volunteering, travel, interning, and specialized study.



Mixed Methods Research

Mixed Methods Research Author Carolyn S. Ridenour
ISBN-10 9780809387151
Release 2008-04-03
Pages 224
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Mixed Methods Research has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mixed Methods Research also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mixed Methods Research book for free.



Evolution for Everyone

Evolution for Everyone Author David Sloan Wilson
ISBN-10 9780440336808
Release 2007-03-27
Pages 400
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What is the biological reason for gossip? For laughter? For the creation of art? Why do dogs have curly tails? What can microbes tell us about morality? These and many other questions are tackled by renowned evolutionist David Sloan Wilson in this witty and groundbreaking new book. With stories that entertain as much as they inform, Wilson outlines the basic principles of evolution and shows how, properly understood, they can illuminate the length and breadth of creation, from the origin of life to the nature of religion. Now everyone can move beyond the sterile debates about creationism and intelligent design to share Darwin’s panoramic view of animal and human life, seamlessly connected to each other. Evolution, as Wilson explains, is not just about dinosaurs and human origins, but about why all species behave as they do—from beetles that devour their own young, to bees that function as a collective brain, to dogs that are smarter in some respects than our closest ape relatives. And basic evolutionary principles are also the foundation for humanity’s capacity for symbolic thought, culture, and morality. In example after example, Wilson sheds new light on Darwin’s grand theory and how it can be applied to daily life. By turns thoughtful, provocative, and daringly funny, Evolution for Everyone addresses some of the deepest philosophical and social issues of this or any age. In helping us come to a deeper understanding of human beings and our place in the world, it might also help us to improve that world. From the Hardcover edition.



Teaching Naked

Teaching Naked Author Jos? Antonio Bowen
ISBN-10 9781118238080
Release 2012-07-03
Pages 352
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You've heard about "flipping your classroom"—now find out how to do it! Introducing a new way to think about higher education, learning, and technology that prioritizes the benefits of the human dimension. José Bowen recognizes that technology is profoundly changing education and that if students are going to continue to pay enormous sums for campus classes, colleges will need to provide more than what can be found online and maximize "naked" face-to-face contact with faculty. Here, he illustrates how technology is most powerfully used outside the classroom, and, when used effectively, how it can ensure that students arrive to class more prepared for meaningful interaction with faculty. Bowen offers practical advice for faculty and administrators on how to engage students with new technology while restructuring classes into more active learning environments.



Effective Leadership at Minority Serving Institutions

Effective Leadership at Minority Serving Institutions Author Robert T. Palmer
ISBN-10 9781315452272
Release 2017-07-28
Pages 232
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Strong, effective, and innovative leadership is critical for institutions of higher education, especially for Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Indeed, research and examples have shown leadership instability among some types of MSIs, while discussions and research on effective leadership for other MSIs is noticeably absent from the extant literature. In this volume, noted experts, researchers, and leaders discuss opportunities and challenges for leadership across the full range of MSIs, while creating a dialogue on leadership models and best practices. Chapters explore issues at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions(HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs). This book helps higher education and student affairs scholars and administrators unpack contemporary leadership issues and strategies, and synthesizes best practices to help MSI leaders increase the effectiveness and sustainability of their institutions.



Completing College

Completing College Author Vincent Tinto
ISBN-10 9780226804521
Release 2012-04-15
Pages 228
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Even as the number of students attending college has more than doubled in the past forty years, it is still the case that nearly half of all college students in the United States will not complete their degree within six years. It is clear that much remains to be done toward improving student success. For more than twenty years, Vincent Tinto’s pathbreaking book Leaving College has been recognized as the definitive resource on student retention in higher education. Now, with Completing College, Tinto offers administrators a coherent framework with which to develop and implement programs to promote completion. Deftly distilling an enormous amount of research, Tinto identifies the essential conditions enabling students to succeed and continue on within institutions. Especially during the early years, he shows that students thrive in settings that pair high expectations for success with structured academic, social, and financial support, provide frequent feedback and assessments of their performance, and promote their active involvement with other students and faculty. And while these conditions may be worked on and met at different institutional levels, Tinto points to the classroom as the center of student education and life, and therefore the primary target for institutional action. Improving retention rates continues to be among the most widely studied fields in higher education, and Completing College carefully synthesizes the latest research and, most importantly, translates it into practical steps that administrators can take to enhance student success.