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

Author: Barbara F. Tobolowsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119275415
Format: PDF
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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.

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

Author: Penny Pasque
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118385314
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

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

Author: Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118338839
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Exploring Learning Ecologies

Author: Norman Jackson
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0993575900
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Author: Harry F. Wolcott
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759105294
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Author: Xun Ge
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319025732
Format: PDF
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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.

Character Sketches of Romance Fiction and the Drama

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
ISBN: 9781410213334
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.'"

College Student Development

Author: Don G. Creamer
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN:
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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)