Recognizing and Serving Low-Income Students in Higher Education

Recognizing and Serving Low-Income Students in Higher Education

Author: Adrianna Kezar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136968136

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Written for administrators, faculty, and staff in Higher Education who are working with low income and first-generation college students, Recognizing and Serving Low-Income Students in Higher Education uncovers organizational biases that prevent post-secondary institutions from adequately serving these students. This volume offers practical guidance for adopting new or revised policies and practices that have the potential to help these students thrive. This contributed volume is based on empirical studies that specifically examine the policies and practices of postsecondary institutions in the United States, England, and Canada. The contributing authors argue that discussions of diversity will be enriched by a better understanding of how institutional policies and practices affect low-income students. Unlike most studies on this topic, this volume focuses on institutional rather than federal, state and public policy. Institutional policies and practices have been largely ignored and this volume lifts the veil on processes that have remained hidden.

The Next Twenty-five Years

The Next Twenty-five Years

Author: David Lee Featherman

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472033775

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 535

A must-read for anyone who cares about the future of higher education in diverse democracies

Why School?

Why School?

Author: Mike Rose

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595584670

Category: Education

Page: 195

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In the tradition of Jonathan Kozol, this little book is driven by big questions. What does it mean to be educated? What is intelligence? How should we think about intelligence, education, and opportunity in an open society? Why is a commitment to the public sphere central to the way we answer these questions? Drawing on forty years of teaching and research, from primary school to adult education and workplace training, award-winning author Mike Rose reflects on these and other questions related to public schooling in America. He answers them in beautifully written chapters that are both rich in detail—a first-grader conducting a science experiment, a carpenter solving a problem on the fly, a college student’s encounter with a story by James Joyce—and informed by a deep and powerful understanding of history, the psychology of learning, and the politics of education. Rose decries the narrow focus of educational policy in our time: the drumbeat of test scores and economic competition. Why School? will be embraced by parents and teachers alike, and readers everywhere will be captivated by Rose’s eloquent call for a bountiful democratic vision of the purpose of schooling.

Education and the Public Interest

Education and the Public Interest

Author: Edward P. St. John

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402052484

Category: Education

Page: 273

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Economic globalization has been accompanied by implementation of education reforms linked to accountability and public finance schemes that emphasize student choice in schools and student loans in higher education. This book provides a systematic evaluation of the effects of state education reforms and finance policies over the past decades. It includes a discussion of the need for a fundamental rethinking of educational policy in the United States.