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

Colleges that Change Lives

40 Schools that Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges
Author: Loren Pope
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143037361
Category: Education
Page: 382
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Profiles forty colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides insider tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as homeschooling and learning disabilities.

The End of College

Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere
Author: Kevin Carey
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
ISBN: 1594634041
Category: Distance education
Page: 278
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In the New York Times-bestselling The End of College, education expert Kevin Carey draws on new research to paint a portrait of the future of education. He explains how the college and university experiences are being radically altered and how this fact will emancipate millions of students. Insightful and readable, The End of College is an innovative roadmap to understanding tomorrow's higher education for teachers, parents and students.

Who Do You Think You Are?

Three Crucial Conversations for Coaching Teens to College and Career Success
Author: Stephen M. Smith,Shaun Fanning
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119384710
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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Give your kids their greatest chance at success Who Do You Think You Are? helps parents, school counselors, and administrators get teens thinking about—and interested in—their future careers. Success in college and beyond relies on thorough prior preparation; by identifying interests and passions early on, young people are better able to plan for the career they want by mapping out the academic path to support it. This book shows you how to guide teens along on this journey, and how to stick with them until they reach the goals they've set. From helping them discover just what it is they're interested in, to finding the institution that will help them flourish and setting out a clear "plan of attack," this book provides invaluable insight from an expert in student success. No one expects every student to have a definitive life plan by high school graduation, but having some idea of direction is critical. Nearly 3.3 million students will graduate high school this year, and most will head straight to college—but just 20 percent of those who pursue an associate’s degree complete within four years, and only 60 percent of those who pursue a bachelor's degree complete within six years. Even those who earn a degree may struggle to move from school to work. Those who do succeed have done so because they've planned their work and worked their plans. This book shows you how to help your child to be one of the success stories. Map out an academic plan to support each kid’s field of interest Identify the best-fit institution to get them where they want to be Balance support and independence throughout your teen’s journey Help your child be prepared for college so they can succeed far beyond Adults know that success in life comes from plenty of hard work and thorough preparation—but for kids in middle and high school, that lesson is just now beginning to hit home. Who Do You Think You Are? helps you guide them through the transition successfully, so they can come out the other side exactly where they want to be.

Think College? Me? Now?

A Handbook for Students in Middle and Junior High School : Think College Early
Author: N.A
Publisher: 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)

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.

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
Author: Frank Bruni
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 145553269X
Category: Education
Page: 176
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Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges-large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands-serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are a student's efforts in and out of the classroom, not the gleam of his or her diploma. Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that-and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education.

The Education of Millionaires

Everything You Won't Learn in College about how to be Successful
Author: Michael Ellsberg
Publisher: Portfolio
ISBN: 1591845610
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 274
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Draws on interviews with successful, wealthy individuals who never attended or finished college, identifying their winning principles to offer advice on networking with high-powered mentors and designing a lucrative career path.

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.

So You Think You Can Teach

A Guide for New College Professors on How to Teach Adult Learners
Author: Dr. Shelton J. Goode
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462017886
Category: Education
Page: 172
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Why do some professors always receive positive evaluations from students while other instructors struggle from class to class? The answer, according to author Dr. Shelton J. Goode, is that successful professors are able to create a dynamic learning environment for all of their students, regardless of age or level of knowledge. Based on extensive research and experience, So You Think You Can Teach shows readers how to recognize and rectify classroom issues that can inhibit the full participation of a diverse student body; create an inclusive learning environment that capitalizes on the creativity and richness that adult learners bring to the classroom; manage student differences by building bridges between the various groups within the classroom; develop the teaching skills necessary to help your students achieve their desired learning goals. This straightforward guide is the product of more than two decades of college and university teaching experience. The lessons and methods developed by Goode give new college professors and instructors concrete, practical ways to increase their creativity, innovation, and productivity in the classroom. So You Think You Can Teach creates confident, effective teachers with the knowledge and skills to help their students reach their educational goals.

What the Best College Students Do

Author: Ken Bain
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674070380
Category: Education
Page: 299
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The author of the best-selling What the Best College Teachers Do is back with humane, doable, and inspiring help for students who want to get the most out of their education. The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. Use these four years to cultivate habits of thought that enable learning, growth, and adaptation throughout life.

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.


What it Was, Is, and Should be
Author: Andrew Delbanco
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691130736
Category: Education
Page: 229
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As the commercialization of American higher education accelerates, more and more students are coming to college with the narrow aim of obtaining a preprofessional credential. The traditional four-year college experience is in danger of becoming a thing of the past. Prominent cultural critic Delbanco offers a trenchant defense of such an education, and warns that it is becoming a privilege reserved for the relatively rich.

Grow Small, Think Beautiful

Ideas for a Sustainable World from Schumacher College
Author: Stephen Harding
Publisher: Floris Books
ISBN: 0863159397
Category: Science
Page: 280
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Schumacher College, based near Totnes in Devon, England, opened its doors in the early 1990s and is now an internationally-renowned centre for transformative learning on all aspects of sustainable living. James Lovelock led the first course on Gaia theory. A host of visionary thinkers has followed, including mathematician and biologist Brian Goodwin, who died in 2009. This book is a realisation of his vision for Schumacher College to publish a collection of essays on sustainable solutions to the current global crisis. Themes include the importance of education, science, Transition thinking, economi, energy sources, business and design, in the context of philosophy, spirituality and mythology. The contributors include Satish Kumar, Jules Cashford, Fritjof Capra, Rupert Sheldrake, James Lovelock, Peter Reason, Gideon Kossoff, Craig Holdrege, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Colin Tudge, Nigel Topping and many others. This book is essential reading for anyone concerned about the future of our society and the environment.

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.

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.

To My Professor

Student Voices for Great College Teaching
Author: Michigan State School of Journalism
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781942011491
Category: Education
Page: 230
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"To My Professor: Student Voices for Great College Teaching" begins with remarks by students about their professors. More than 50 chapters cover situations including expectations, communication, technology, race, gender and religion, mental and physical health. The student statements are starting points that lead to advice from master teachers.

The College Solution

A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price
Author: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0132944693
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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This bestseller has been completely updated to provide you with the answers that you need to find wonderful colleges and universities at more affordable prices. The second edition of The College Solution, which contains approximately 90% new material, is aimed at helping parents and teenagers become empowered consumers as they navigate through the college process. Billions of dollars are available to pay for college, but not everybody gets their share. It's not always the families with the brightest students or the parents who are struggling financially who receive the most money. The College Solution shares the secrets of how you can capture some of this money for your own family. The book provides advice on such topics as financial aid, merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, admission hooks, the important differences between colleges and universities, college rankings, the best student loans and the latest online tools to evaluate the generosity of schools. O’Shaughnessy presents an easy-to-use, proven road map for getting past the ratings, and finding the right schools at the right price. No other book offers this much practical guidance on choosing and paying for college now – and no other book will save you as much money!

The “People Power” Education Superbook: Book 19. College Prep Guide (There Are Several Ways to Get Into College)

Author: Tony Kelbrat
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312080779
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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Chances are you will go to a college near where you live or go to one online. Many people now do parts of their degrees online then attend the college physically for awhile. In-state is always cheaper than going to a college out of state because your local government subsidizes residents at the local public universities, not the private ones. Private universities charge whatever they want to everybody. Publicly-funded ones are much cheaper. The real issue is what do you study. Do you listen to what everybody else says including the world system or yourself? That’s the eternal question. Will I be the hero of my own life or will I be a clone, following everybody else? College is not necessarily the answer to life. You are. Whatever lives inside of you is strong, unique and vital. College can help you find it but by itself college is a fantasy land for young people.

Academically Adrift

Limited Learning on College Campuses
Author: Richard Arum,Josipa Roksa
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226028577
Category: Education
Page: 272
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In spite of soaring tuition costs, more and more students go to college every year. A bachelor’s degree is now required for entry into a growing number of professions. And some parents begin planning for the expense of sending their kids to college when they’re born. Almost everyone strives to go, but almost no one asks the fundamental question posed by Academically Adrift: are undergraduates really learning anything once they get there? For a large proportion of students, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s answer to that question is a definitive no. Their extensive research draws on survey responses, transcript data, and, for the first time, the state-of-the-art Collegiate Learning Assessment, a standardized test administered to students in their first semester and then again at the end of their second year. According to their analysis of more than 2,300 undergraduates at twenty-four institutions, 45 percent of these students demonstrate no significant improvement in a range of skills—including critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing—during their first two years of college. As troubling as their findings are, Arum and Roksa argue that for many faculty and administrators they will come as no surprise—instead, they are the expected result of a student body distracted by socializing or working and an institutional culture that puts undergraduate learning close to the bottom of the priority list. Academically Adrift holds sobering lessons for students, faculty, administrators, policy makers, and parents—all of whom are implicated in promoting or at least ignoring contemporary campus culture. Higher education faces crises on a number of fronts, but Arum and Roksa’s report that colleges are failing at their most basic mission will demand the attention of us all.