Think College!

Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Author: Meg Grigal,Debra Hart
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557669179
Category: Education
Page: 323
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As the Higher Education Opportunity Act opens the door to more options and supports, more and more students with intellectual disabilities are "thinking college." That means high schools, colleges, and universities must be fully prepared to meet the needs of students with disabilities--and this comprehensive resource is just what they need. Developed by two of the most respected experts on this hot topic, this book uncovers the big picture of today's postsecondary options and reveals how to support students with disabilities before, during, and after a successful transition to college. A critical resource for education professionals to read and share with families, Think College helps readers understand the three current models for postsecondary education (PSE): inclusive individual supports; substantially separate, noninclusive classes; and hybrid approaches overcome the common challenges and barriers to PSE for students with significant disabilities plan effective, person-centered transition services for high school students as they pursue PSE support students as they manage the practical aspects of a positive PSE experience connect students' PSE experiences directly to employment and their other individual life goals discover how exciting legislation and policy changes will affect future PSE options Throughout the book, vignettes and first-person narratives from students and families underscore the benefits and challenges of PSE, and detailed profiles of real programs illustrate what a wide range of postsecondary options look like. Readers will also get the helpful tools they need to create effective programs and ease students' transition to PSE, including a self-advocacy checklist, a program evaluation tool, sample student schedules, and a college-planning checklist for students and families. With this thorough guide to today's PSE options and tomorrow's possibilities, professionals will help students with intellectual disabilities take full advantage of their educational opportunities--and set the stage for a successful, fulfilling community life. Insights professionals need to help students access college coursework request accommodations work well with faculty set educational goals assess progress develop social relationships evaluate employment opportunities participate in work-based learning experiences secure paid employment and more

Your College Experience

Strategies for Success
Author: John N. Gardner,A. Jerome Jewler,Betsy O. Barefoot
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1413033776
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 325
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Combines proven material on issues such as learning strategies, critical thinking, time management, relationships, and personal health with information on trends, topics, and technology important to students. This text reflects a focus on purpose, life planning, and practical career preparation, as well as integrated coverage of technology.

Successfully Serving the College Bound


Author: Africa S. Hands
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838912729
Category: Education
Page: 168
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Whether they’re students taking the traditional path of entering college from high school, or adult first-time or re-entry students, navigating the admissions and financial aid process can be overwhelming for the college bound. Public libraries can help provide information and guidance for a successful start, and this book shows how to do it. Incorporating insight gleaned from interviews with librarians serving college-bound patrons, this book includes Checklists to help public libraries take stock of current services, programs, and resources for serving the college bound, with pointers on how to make improvementsTips for using, marketing, and expanding the collection effectivelyReady-to-adapt program ideasAdvice on shoring up support among stakeholders, overcoming objections, and taking advantage of outreach opportunitiesWorksheets to help library administrators evaluate staff skills and interestsReviews of online college-planning toolsA directory of college-related organizations, publishers, resources, and education authority agencies With the assistance of this book, public libraries can provide truly outstanding service to this important population.

Think College? Me? Now?

A Handbook for Students in Middle and Junior High School : Think College Early
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Junior high school students
Page: 24
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This handbook is designed to encourage students in middle school and junior high school to begin thinking about attending college. It defines the different types of colleges that exist; compares the salaries of college graduates to those of non-college graduates; discusses technical programs; lists the type of jobs available to those who attend two-year programs, four-year programs, and graduate programs; lists college preparatory courses by subject area; encourages students to seek help when planning for college; provides a breakdown of the costs of college; defines different types of financial aid; provides web site addresses for federal financial aid information. The following steps in getting ready for college are described: (1) deciding what kind of school to attend; (2) taking the right courses in middle and high school; (3) finding out how much college costs; (4) exploring financial aid options and saving money. (MKA)

Community Colleges and the Access Effect

Why Open Admissions Suppresses Achievement
Author: J. Scherer,M. Anson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137331003
Category: Education
Page: 260
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Taking on the cherished principle that community colleges should be open to all students with a high school education, Scherer and Anson argue that open access policies and lenient federal financial aid laws harm students and present the case for raising the minimum requirements for community college entry.

Inklusive Hochschule

Diskursbausteine offener Hochschulbildung aus Theorie, Praxis und Forschung
Author: Sabine Harter-Reiter,Wolfgang Plaute,Robert Schneider-Reisinger
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3706556979
Category: Study Aids
Page: 352
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Der Auftrag Pädagogischer Hochschulen besteht insbesondere in der Aus- Fort- und Weiterbildung von Lehrer_innen. Es ist von zentraler Bedeutung, dass diese Institutionen sich dabei nicht von gesellschaftlichen Prozessen, Umbrüchen und Spannungsfeldern entkoppeln und sich vor deren Hintergrund der Herausforderung angemessener Lehrer_innen-(Aus-)Bildung stellen. Eine (selbst-)kritische Betrachtung führt über fundamentale Fragen der Bildung und des guten Lebens mit und für andere in Institutionen sowie über die Reflexion der gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung von pädagogisch Tätigen. Ein gangbarer Weg, diese Herausforderungen aktiv anzunehmen, wird in der Entwicklung einer inklusiven Hochschule erachtet. Das führt zu zahlreichen Veränderungen der hochschulischen Struktur, Lehr-Lernkultur, und dem prinzipiellen Ansatz pädagogischer Bildung (angehender) Lehrer_innen. Diesen Prozess dokumentiert und kommentiert dieses Buch in vier Kapiteln: - eine bildungstheoretische Rahmung, - eine Erörterung jener vier Diversitätskategorien, die für die Entwicklung der Inklusiven Pädagogischen Hochschule Salzburg Stefan Zweig maßgebend sind, - eine Sammlung aktueller, innovativer und zum Teil brisanter hochschulpädagogischer Diskurse aus Praxis, Theorie und Forschung sowie - eine orientierende Umsicht, die Rück- und Ausblick zu vereinen sucht.

Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities


Author: Meg Grigal,Joseph Madaus,Lyman Dukes III,Debra Hart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317389158
Category: Education
Page: 234
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Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities provides effective strategies for navigating the transition process from high school into college for students with a wide range of disabilities. As students with disabilities attend two and four-year colleges in increasing numbers and through expanding access opportunities, challenges remain in helping these students and their families prepare for and successfully transition into higher education. Professionals and families supporting transition activities are often unaware of today’s new and rapidly developing options for postsecondary education. This practical guide offers user-friendly resources, including vignettes, research summaries, and hands-on activities that can be easily implemented in the classroom and in the community and that facilitate strong collaboration between schools and families. Preparation issues such as financial aid, applying for college, and other long-term planning areas are addressed in detail. An accompanying student resource section offers materials for high school students with disabilities that secondary educators, counselors, and transition personnel can use to facilitate exploration and planning discussions. Framing higher education as a possible transition goal for all students with disabilities, Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities supports the postsecondary interests of more than four million public school students with disabilities.

Visiting College Campuses


Author: Janet Spencer,Sandra Maleson
Publisher: The Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375764004
Category: Education
Page: 433
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Includes profiles of 299 of the most-toured colleges in the country, plus maps, directions, lodging information, and advice on arranging appointments with faculty.

FOCUS on College Success, Concise Edition


Author: Constance Staley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133170242
Category: Education
Page: 320
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According to recent market research, students are less academically engaged than ever before--a downward trend that has nothing to do with intellect, but everything to do with motivation, focus, and discipline. Visually appealing, research-based, and highly motivational, FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS, CONCISE EDITION, completely engages students with direct applications and immediate results. Thoroughly researched, the text covers the topics most important to student success and incorporates underlying themes of motivation and self-discipline throughout. Rather than talking down to students or speaking over their heads, FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS, CONCISE EDITION, initiates a personal and informal conversation with readers--directly connecting with and drawing them into text discussions. Like FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS, this concise version of the text addresses the needs of today's college students. In this smaller version, chapters on information literacy, writing, speaking skills, and wellness have been removed to concentrate on the core elements of the college success class. By holding to one good example for each chapter, Staley allows for the hands-on learning at which she excels, while creating a concise, student-focused option for the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

College 101

A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year
Author: Julie Zeilinger
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 161821215X
Category: Study Aids
Page: 200
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College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year is a comprehensive and authentic guide for girls to everything related to the college process. Unlike other college guides, College 101 is written from the honest, humorous, and relatable first-person perspective of a young woman who recently experienced the process, while also offering the advice of experts and unique experiences of other college-aged women. This guide shows girls what to really expect from the college planning process as well as their first year of college, including pro tips and common pitfalls to avoid. From test-taking tips, to finding the right college for you, to how to make the most of your freshman year, this book answers all young women's questions, including those they didn't even know they had! Presented in a dynamic and varied format, College 101 imparts seriously valuable information and secrets about the process in an extemporaneous and entertaining way.

I Wish I Knew It Before Going To College


Author: Gabbriel Simone
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614480885
Category: Education
Page: 156
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Are you going to college soon? Do you really know what you are getting yourself into? College isn’t just going to class and partying. Well maybe for some, but in reality it is way more than that. You want to be successful? You want to make a name for yourself? Create a new image? How do you plan on doing that? I Wish I Knew It Before Going To College teaches you how to take advantage of the amazing opportunities to succeed and also informs you of all the unfortunate and easy opportunities to fail. I Wish I Knew It Before Going To College is a compilation of excerpts, one liner’s, and stories all based off of hundreds of college students answers to what they wish they knew before they went to college. It includes stories about professors, parties, and dating to the bathroom, dorm room, roommates and everything in between. This is your inside scoop into what really goes on in the next chapter of your life. Enjoy! I Wish I Knew It TM is about sharing stories and learning from others. It is about giving you a heads up on what is really to come. I Wish I Knew ItTM books will make you laugh, cry, happy, sad nervous, at ease, scared, and everything in between. Share with us your real experiences and we’ll begin to teach just what life is all about.

College Ready

Use Your Assets to Build a Meaningful and Productive Future
Author: Darrell Fraley
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1477216235
Category: Education
Page: 80
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The book has some solid advice for parents and college bound students. It will help you prepare for the college experience with realistic expectation; identify your individual assets so that you can devise intelligent strategies for selection of a major. You'll also gain an understanding of the college entrance testing process; know the differences between junior college, public university and private college and it will help you understand the key financial opportunities available to Florida college students. If you are a Florida student and you want to be equipped to make the best college decision-this book is for you.

Critical Thinking for College Students


Author: Jon Stratton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847696031
Category: Education
Page: 356
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This Instructor's manual accompanies the text Critical Thinking for College Students. The purpose of critical thinking, according to this text, is rethinking: that is, reviewing, evaluating and revising thought.

The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2011

Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know, 37th Edition
Author: Yale Daily News Staff
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429922050
Category: Study Aids
Page: 1024
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For more than thirty-five years, The Insider's Guide to the Colleges has been the favorite resource of high school students across the country because it is the only comprehensive college reference researched and written by students for students. In interviews with hundreds of peers on campuses from New York to Hawaii and Florida to Alaska, our writers have sought out the inside scoop at every school on everything from the nightlife and professors to the newest dorms and wildest student organizations. In addition to the in-depth profiles of college life, this 37th edition has been revised and updated to include: * Essential statistics for every school, from acceptance rates to the most popular majors * A "College Finder" to help students zero in on the perfect school * Insider's packing list detailing what every college student really needs to bring * FYI sections with student opinions and outrageous off-the-cuff advice. The Insider's Guide to the Colleges cuts through the piles of brochures to get to the things that matter most to students, and by staying on top of trends and attitudes it delivers the straight talk students and parents need to choose the school that's the best fit.

1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know

(Like Buying Your Books Before Exams Start)
Author: Harry Harrison
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418580562
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
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Students entering college may think they know just about everything, but... Whether it's their first year or fourth, college students (who think they already know everything) can always use powerful and proven tips on how to make the most of their experience. In 1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know, Harry H. Harrison Jr.'s latest dose of trademark wit and wisdom provides practical advice ranging from class enrollment, living on campus, study habits and more, that every student-and parent-will benefit from...like buying their books before exams start!

The Portable Guidance Counselor

Answers to the 284 Most Important Questions About Getting Into College
Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 0307755649
Category: Study Aids
Page: 272
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The college admissions process is overwhelming, and counselor appointments can be few and far between at some schools. That's why The Princeton Review got more than 200 top college counselors to share their secrets about getting that crucial acceptance letter! Take the stress out of the college application process with: · Handy tips on finding the right school for you · Step-by-step advice on every aspect of the application · Insider insight into what colleges look for in applicants · Practical hints on standing out in the crowd The Portable Guidance Counselor helps you maximize your college chances with answers to key questions like these: - What should I look for during college visits? - How many AP classes should I take? - Are valedictorians and salutatorians shoo-ins for college? - What do I need to know about applying Early Action or Early Decision? - Where do I find scholarships, and how do I get them? - What do college admissions officers really want to see on an application?

The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children


Author: Doreen Virtue
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401930240
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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Indigo children are bright, intuitive, strong-willed, and sometimes self-destructive individuals. They are often labeled (and misdiagnosed) as having ADD or ADHD because they won’t comply with established rules and patterns; and they may exhibit behavioral problems at home and at school. In The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children, Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., explores the psyche of these special kids and offers alternative solutions to Ritalin based on her extensive research and interviews with child-care experts, teachers, parents, and the Indigo Children themselves. Read the accounts of these remarkable children as they explain why they act-out, are aggressive or withdrawn; and what they want from the adults in their lives. You’ll also be fascinated by the psychic experiences that these kids have had in their lives so far. This is a groundbreaking book that can positively affect the ways in which you interact with your child, altering the shape of their future in miraculous ways.

Confessions of a Barbarian

Selections from the Journals of Edward Abbey
Author: Edward Abbey,David Petersen
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555662875
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 418
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Iconoclast, activist, philosopher, and spiritual father of the environmental movement, the author of The Monkeywrench Gang was also an avid journal keeper. Here Abbey's longtime friend David Petersen showcases the best of these journals, complete with Abbey's philosophical musings, notes, character sketches, and illustrations.

The Thinking Student's Guide to College

75 Tips for Getting a Better Education
Author: Andrew Roberts
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226721159
Category: Education
Page: 174
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Offers advice on different options for higher education, how to choose a college, the college application process, and how to decide whether to apply to graduate school.