College Knowledge

What It Really Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready
Author: David T. Conley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787996750
Category: Education
Page: 384
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Describes the cognitive skills and subject area knowledge a student needs to succeed in college and includes ways high schools can prepare students for college.

College Knowledge

101 Tips for the College-bound Student
Author: David Louis Schoem
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472030354
Category: Education
Page: 229
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Practical advice on every aspect of campus life for students headed off to college What educators and students have to say about David Schoem's College Knowledge: "David Schoem is a devoted teacher. He recognizes the challenges of preparing to be a responsible, compassionate, successful adult in the twenty-first century. He has written a book that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of its readers." ---Jeffrey Lehman, President, Cornell University "College Knowledge is full of wise, straight-to-the-point guidance for success both in and out of the classroom. Every first-year student should read-a--nd heed---David Schoem's advice. Though written for students, parents of first-year students can learn from it, too!" ---Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College "College Knowledge is a deceptively straightforward guide appropriate for any student entering higher education. As both a parent and an educator, I highly recommend this sage, yet easy-to-digest guide as a must for the college-bound young adult." ---Pamela Horne, Director of Admissions, Michigan State University "Professor Schoem's insights and encouragement helped me to create many of my most satisfying and lasting experiences during college. This book captures his infectious enthusiasm and will inspire readers to take risks in exploring all that college has to offer." ---Miriam Vogel, former Schoem student

College Knowledge

Entries Into Academic Culture
Author: Henry
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780787296094
Category: Education
Page: 200
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College Knowledge for the Student Athlete


Author: David Schoem,Shelly Kovacs
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472034545
Category: Education
Page: 200
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This book was written to support the academic success of student athletes—whether at a large or small university or college, whether team or individual sport, whether women or men, whether on scholarship or not. While all college students must learn to negotiate the complex transition from high school to college, student athletes face unique challenges, including the complicated set of regulations set out by the NCAA and individual conferences that determine eligibility. The current environment in college athletics makes it even more critical that student athletes understand what they need to do academically and how to avoid potential situations that could jeopardize their athletic careers. College Knowledge for the Student Athlete is a road map and tour guide for a successful career as a student athlete. Tips are based on research and the authors’ experience, as well as the wisdom and advice of hundreds of former student athletes.

College knowledge

what Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it : a report
Author: Louis G. Tornatzky,Richard Cutler (Ph.D.),Jongho Lee,Tomás Rivera Policy Institute
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 26
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College Knowledge for the Community College Student


Author: David Schoem,Lynn Dunlap
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472034553
Category: Education
Page: 187
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Most students arrive at college not fully aware of just how different the college experience is from other prior experiences. The intellectual and social expectations, as well as the rules and regulations, are different, and not just different from high school. While all college students must learn to negotiate the transition to college, the challenges for those who enroll in community colleges are unique. Many community college students work, and many work full-time. Many also have family responsibilities—children, partners, and aging parents. A majority of community college students are the first in their family to enroll in college. Some students—both from abroad and from the United States--do not speak English fluently. Some students are retired military personnel. and some are seeking to make a career change. This book strives to speak to this diversity as well as to situations specific to today’s U.S. community college students. College Knowledge for the Community College Student is a road map and tour guide for a successful community college experience and education. Tips are based on research and the wisdom and advice of other community college students and are designed to help students learn, succeed, graduate, and have a rewarding and fulfilling community college experience.

Get in Gear: College Knowledge Book

A Resource for Educational Success
Author: Carlos Ojeda (Jr),Ernesto Mejia
Publisher: Coolspeak Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780615765969
Category: College choice
Page: 96
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"[A] guide that enables students to believe in themselves, understand how to continue their education after high school, and most importantly allow students to discover the array of options available to them upon graduating from high school"--cover.

Research, Actionable Knowledge, and Social Change

Reclaiming Social Responsibility Through Research Partnerships
Author: Edward P. St. John
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579227376
Category: Education
Page: 276
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A professional text written for social science researchers and practitioners, Research, Actionable Knowledge and Social Change provides strategies and frameworks for using social science research to engage in critical social and educational problem solving. Combining the best practices of critical analysis and traditional research methods, this professional text offers guidance for using the Action Inquiry Model (AIM), a transformative model that explains how to successfully conduct action-oriented research in a multitude of professional service organizations. The aim of the text is to encourage a new generation of research-based partnerships reforms that promote equity and access for underserved populations. Topics discussed include: • The historical precedents for universities engaged in social change • The limitations of current social science theory and methods • The critical-empirical approach to social research • The issues relating to social justice within the policy decision process • The use of social research to integrate an emphasis of social justice into economic and policy decision making Research, Actionable Knowledge and Social Change does not propose different foundations for social research, but rather argues that it is necessary to reconsider how to work with theory and research methods to inform change. This text can also be used by students enrolled in graduate and Ed.D/Ph.D Higher Education Leadership programs and graduate programs across professional fields including K-12, public administration, sociology, health, cultural studies, organizational development and organizational theory. It further offers students guidance for research design and dissertation research.

Choosing Colleges

How Social Class and Schools Structure Opportunity
Author: Patricia M. McDonough
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791434789
Category: Education
Page: 174
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Examines the everyday experiences of high school seniors as they choose their colleges and demonstrates that college choice is a more complex social and organizational reality than has been previously understood.

America's Elite Colleges

The Smart Applicant's Guide to the Ivy League and Other Top Schools
Author: Dave Berry,David Hawsey
Publisher: The Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375762062
Category: Education
Page: 290
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Offers practical suggestions, strategies, and tips to help readers gain admission to thirty-two selective colleges.

College Students' Knowledge and Beliefs

A Survey of Global Understanding. The Final Report of the Global Understanding Project
Author: N.A
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412819848
Category:
Page: 288
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The development, administration, and evaluation of a national survey to determine college students' understanding of world affairs are described in 12 articles that focus on survey measures, procedures, and results. Stephen F. Klein and Sheila M. Ager describe the issues examined by an assessment committee, their choice of an issues framework for the test, and the selection of content areas, including foreign affairs, world history, and area studies. Thomas S. Barrows discusses four types of measurement methods that were employed: Likert, self-report, semantic differential, and error choice. John L. D. Clark discusses the rationale for the foreign language component, data selection instruments, pretesting of self-appraisal technique, and language pretest results. Mary F. Bennett briefly addresses elements of students' backgrounds that might influence the development of global understanding. Henry I. Braun considers stratification, sample selection, sample characteristics estimation, and variance estimation. Lois G. Harris, Mary F. Bennett, and Thomas S. Barrows examine recruitment, administration, and sampling error, and Stephen F. Klein and Sheila M. Ager discuss structure of the knowledge domain, level of test performance, and item level performance. Mary F. Bennett highlights data that are relevant from foreign language background, proficiency, and attitude standpoints. Thomas S. Barrows presents the results of the surveys, and Thomas S. Barrows and John L. D. Clark report on analyses to fit together response data and survey measures. Additionally, Thomas S. Barrows provides a summary and interpretations. Questionnaires and a list of participating colleges are appended. (SW)

Breaking Through the Access Barrier

How Academic Capital Formation Can Improve Policy in Higher Education
Author: Edward P. St. John,Shouping Hu,Amy S. Fisher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113695239X
Category: Education
Page: 296
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Breaking Through the Access Barrier argues that the policies designed to address inequalities in college access are failing to address underlying issues of inequality. This book introduces academic capital formation (ACF), a groundbreaking new theory defined by family knowledge of educational options and the opportunities for pursuing them. The authors suggest focusing on intervention programs and public policy to promote improvement in academic preparation, college information, and student aid. This textbook offers: a new construct–academic capital–that integrates and draws upon existing literature on influencing access to college practical advice for better preparation and intervention real student outcomes, databases, and interviews taken from exemplary intervention programs empirical research illuminating the role of class reproduction in education and how interventions (financial, academic, and networking) can reduce student barriers quantitative and qualitative analysis of the importance and effectiveness of several major policy interventions. Written for courses on higher education policy and policy analysis, readers will find Breaking Through the Access Barrier offers valuable advice for working within new policy frameworks and reshaping the future of educational opportunities and access for under-represented students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Ecology of College Readiness

ASHE Higher Education Report Volume 38, Number 5
Author: Karen D. Arnold,Elissa C. Lu,Kelli J. Armstrong
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118595432
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Despite extensive research, policies, and practical efforts to improve college readiness in the United States, a large proportion of low-income students remain unprepared to enter and succeed in higher education. This issue draws on the human ecology theory of Urie Bronfenbrenner (1917–2005) to offer a fresh perspective that accounts for the complexity of the interacting personal, organizational, and societal factors in play. Ecological principles shift the focus to individual differences in the ways that students engage environments and to the connections across students’ immediate settings and relationships. Viewing college readiness within an ecological system also reveals how the settings where development occurs are in turn shaped by more distant environments. The aspirations and behaviors that affect students’ college preparation originate in opportunities, resources, and hazards beyond their immediate environments. The ecological lens illuminates the need for coordinated, comprehensive efforts that affect students across the various levels of their environment and provides a framework for advancing college readiness research, policy, and educational practice. This is the 5th issue of the 38th 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.

Creating a College Culture for Latino Students

Successful Programs, Practices, and Strategies
Author: Concha Delgado Gaitan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452278504
Category: Education
Page: 192
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Help your Latino students become college-bound! This groundbreaking book shows how educators can help Latino students overcome the barriers that prevent them from attending college. Delgado Gaitan, an award-winning professor, scholar, and first-generation Latina college graduate, shares winning strategies from the nation’s most outstanding college-readiness programs for Latino learners. You'll find: Guidance on creating a "college culture" in elementary, middle, and secondary school, both within the classroom and throughout the building Insights on working with families and community organizations to promote Latino students' school achievement and college goals Best practices for coaching students, including five essentials for college-preparedness

The Political Economy of Hope and Fear

Capitalism and the Black Condition in America
Author: Marcellus William Andrews
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814705200
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
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Popular liberal writing on race has relied on appeals to the value of "diversity" and the fading memory of the Civil Rights movement to counter the aggressive conservative assault on liberal racial reform generally, and on black well-being, in particular. Yet appeals to fairness and justice, no matter how heartfelt, are bound to fail, Marcellus Andrews argues, since the economic foundations of the Civil Rights movement have been destroyed by the combined forces of globalization, technology, and tight government budgets. The Political Economy of Hope and Fear fills an important intellectual gap in writing on race by developing a hard-nosed economic analysis of the links between competitive capitalism, racial hostility, and persistent racial inequality in post-Civil Rights America. Andrews speaks to the anger and frustration that blacks feel in the face of the nation's abandonment of racial equality as a worthy objective by showing how the considerable difficulties that black Americans face are related to fundamental changes in the economic fortunes of the U.S. The Political Economy of Hope and Fear is an economist's plea for unsentimental thinking on matters of race to replace the mixture of liberal hand wringing and conservative mythmaking that currently passes for serious analysis about the nation's racial predicament.