Preparing for College

Author: William G. Tierney
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791462751
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Analyzes and defines the parameters of effective college outreach programs.

Governance and the Public Good

Author: William G. Tierney
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791481263
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Grapples with a variety of policy issues in order to provoke a discussion of the state of higher education in the 21st century.

Understanding the College Choice of Disadvantaged Students

Author: Alberto F. Cabrera
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787954390
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In order to face the challenges of attracting minority and disadvantaged students and improving college participation among them, it is important to understand the college-choice decision of these students. This issue examines the often neglected topic of college-choice decision of minority and disadvantaged students and suggests avenues to help promote access and improve participation. Authors of this issue examine the influence of family and high school variables as well as racial and ethnic differences on college-choice. Understanding these variables, differences as well as obstacles of students, including first-generation students, are integral factors for understanding college-choice and uncovering key elements to help strengthen enrollment management. This issue also provides an informative discussion of the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1998, an invaluable resource, especially for researchers focussing on national trends. By providing insightful information on college-choice among minority and disadvantaged students, this issue will assist in gathering and utilizing information on prospective students in order to develop a cohesive and successful enrollment management system. This is the 107th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Institutional Research.

Family Life Education

Author: Stephen F. Duncan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412979080
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Drawing on the best scholarship and their own years of professional experience, the authors of this thoroughly updated edition begin by discussing the foundations of family life education and encourage readers to develop their own outreach philosophies. The book then helps readers learn principles and methods for reaching out to the public and how to form and use community collaborations and use principles of social marketing to promote programs. The Second Edition contains five new chapters on education for personal well-being, marriage and relationship education, parenting education, sexuality education, and narratives of family life educators. The authors’ practical, hands-on experience is used to demonstrate how readers can put principles from the latest and best scholarship into action and reinforced with the Interactive Explorations sections throughout.

Over the Ivy Walls

Author: Patricia Gandara
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438403771
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Explores social factors that lead to academic success for low-income Chicanos.

Education and Sustainability

Author: Daniella Tilbury
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 2831706238
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A publication from IUCN s Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), this book tells the stories of people who work with communities to motivate them to create a more sustainable future. The accounts range from engaging communities through theatre to a revival of indigenous stories to pass on good environmental practice. The publication was produced both to share what educators around the world have learnt and to give them a platform to tell their stories."

Comprehensive Internationalization

Author: John K. Hudzik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317676726
Format: PDF
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This book is a timely insight into the internationalization of higher education institutions. The internationalization of higher education is a global phenomenon, but with substantial variation in how it is made operational in individual institutions. Comprehensive Internationalization focuses on desirable practices in institutions and their actual approaches to implement a more integrated, strategic, or comprehensive global engagement across their core missions: teaching, research, and service. Part I of the book investigates a wide range of issues governing the internationalization of institutions: Outlining the origins, meaning and evolution toward more strategic and comprehensive forms of internationalization; building an understanding of the meanings of comprehensive internationalization, as well as common aspirations, when linked to different types of institutions; understanding the rationales and motivations for internationalization and intended results; creating an institutional vision and culture to support comprehensive internationalization; and implementing key strategies for successful internationalization in terms of practical actions and programs and results, including identifying and ameliorating barriers, engaging organizational change, assessing outcomes, and obtaining resources. Part II of the book offers case stories from institutions across the globe which describe varying pathways toward more comprehensive internationalization. Institutions were chosen to reflect the diversity of higher education and approaches to internationalization. An analysis of the cases uncovers similarities and differences, as well as common lessons to be learned. With contributions from mainland Europe, Australia, the USA, the UK, Latin America, Singapore and South Africa, the global application of the book is unparalleled. Comprehensive Internationalization will be of vital interest to a wide variety of higher education institutional leaders and managers as they address the problems and solutions for institutional internationalization available to them in a rapidly changing educational world and a 21st Century global environment.