The End of College

The End of College
Author: Kevin Carey
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN: 1594634041
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of College Book Excerpt:

From a renowned education writer comes a fascinating examination of the rapidly shifting world of college that every parent, student and educator needs to understand. In 2011-2012, some of the world's most famous universities and technology entrepreneurs began a revolution in higher education. College courses that had been kept from all but an elite few were released to students around the world -- for free. And thanks to exploding tuition prices, a volatile global economy and some high-tech innovations, we're now poised for a total rethinking of what college is and should be. In the NEW YORK TIMES-bestselling THE END OF COLLEGE, Kevin Carey draws on new research to paint an exciting portrait of the near future of education. He explains how the college experience is being radically altered now and how it will emancipate millions of people around the world. Insightful and readable, THE END OF COLLEGE is an innovative roadmap to understanding tomorrow's higher education today.

The End of College

The End of College
Author: Robert Wilson-Black
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 1506471471
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of College Book Excerpt:

College in the United States changed dramatically during the twentieth century, ushering in what we know today as the American university in all its diversity. Religion departments made their way into institutions in the 1930s to the 1960s, while significant shifts from college to university occurred. The college ideal was primarily shaping the few to enter the Protestant management class through the inculcation of values associated with a Western civilization that relied upon this training done residentially, primarily for young men. Protestant Christian leaders created religion departments as the college model was shifting to the university ideal, where a more democratized population, including women and non-Protestants, studied under professors trained in specialized disciplines to achieve professional careers in a more internationally connected and post-industrial class. Religion departments at mid-century were addressing the lack of an agreed-upon curricular center in the wake of changes such as the elective system, Carnegie credit-hour formulation, and numerous other shifts in disciplines spelling the end of the college ideal, though certainly continuing many of its traditions and structures. Religion departments were an attempt to provide a cultural and religious center that might hold, enhance existential and moral meaning for students, and strengthen an argument against the German research university ideals of naturalistic science whose so-called objectivity proved, at best, problematic and, at worst, inept given the political crisis in Europe. Colleges found they were losing sight of the college ideal and hoped religion as a taught subject could bring back much of what college had meant, from moral formation and curricular focus to personal piety and national unity. That hope was never realized, and what remained in its wake helped fuel the university model with its specialized religion departments seeking entirely different ends. In the shift from college to university, religion professors attempted to become creators of a legitimate academic subject quite apart from the chapel programs, attempts at moralizing, and centrality in the curriculum of Western Christian thought and history championed in the college model.

The End of College

The End of College
Author: Kevin Carey
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN: 1101634596
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of College Book Excerpt:

From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand. Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world’s most famous universities and high-powered technology entrepreneurs began a race to revolutionize higher education. College courses that had been kept for centuries from all but an elite few were released to millions of students throughout the world—for free. Exploding college prices and a flagging global economy, combined with the derring-do of a few intrepid innovators, have created a dynamic climate for a total rethinking of an industry that has remained virtually unchanged for a hundred years. In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends—the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology—are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world. Insightful, innovative, and accessible, The End of College is a must-read, and an important contribution to the developing conversation about education in this country.

Ending Sexual Violence in College

Ending Sexual Violence in College
Author: Joanne H. Gavin,James Campbell Quick,David J. Gavin
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-03-23
ISBN: 1421440164
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ending Sexual Violence in College Book Excerpt:

Aimed at college administrators and Title IX coordinators who are responsible for leading campuses that are safe for everyone, Ending Sexual Violence in College enables those who work or live on a college campus to take an active role in making the campus safer.

The Secrets of Picking a College and Getting In

The Secrets of Picking a College  and Getting In
Author: Lynn F. Jacobs,Jeremy S. Hyman,Jeffrey Durso-Finley,Jonah T. Hyman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-10-23
ISBN: 1118975073
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secrets of Picking a College and Getting In Book Excerpt:

Two award-winning professors, a former admissions officer at a major university (now a counselor at a prestigious high school), and a gifted high school senior (now in the throes of the college admissions process himself) team up to offer you over 600 tips, techniques, and strategies to help you get in to the college of your choice. Comprehensive, yet easy-to-read, this book will teach you: How to size up the colleges you're considering—and come up with a coherent list. What are college nights, college fairs, and college rep visits—and how you can use each to your advantage. What are "holistic", "contextualized", and "legacy" admissions—and how each can work for you. How some schools count "demonstrated interest"—and how you can take advantage of this little-known fact. What are Early Decision, Early Action, and Single-Choice Early Action—and whether any is right for you. How to figure out the true costs of college, and what is the difference between "need-" and "merit-based" aid. What it means when colleges say they meet "100% of demonstrated financial aid" and what "loan-free" means. When and how to make campus visits—and what to do on each. How to prepare for each section of the ACT or SAT—and how to increase your scores. What admissions officers are looking for in your application—and how to give it to them. How to write the all-important Common App essay—and present your extra-curricular activities. How to prepare for an alumni interview—and present yourself in the best light. Whom to ask for letters-of-recommendation—and how to help them write the best possible letter. How to compare your final offers—and, in some cases, substantially improve them. When it's good to wait out the "wait list"—and when not. -and much, much more. When you understand the college admissions process, you can maximize your chance of success. Why not put yourself ahead of the pack?

A History of the Working Men s College

A History of the Working Men s College
Author: J F C Harrison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-28
ISBN: 1134530838
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Working Men s College Book Excerpt:

Originally published in 1954, this is the first full-length account of the history of the Working Men’s College in St.Pancras, London. One hundred and fifty years on from its foundation in 1854, it is the oldest adult educational institute in the country. Self-governing and self-financing, it is a rich part of London’s social history. The college stands out as a distinctive monument of the voluntary social service founded by the Victorians, unchanged in all its essentials yet adapting itself to the demands of each generation of students and finding voluntary and unpaid teachers to continue its tradition.

Never at Rest

Never at Rest
Author: Richard S. Westfall
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983-04-29
ISBN: 1107392799
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never at Rest Book Excerpt:

This richly detailed 1981 biography captures both the personal life and the scientific career of Isaac Newton, presenting a fully rounded picture of Newton the man, the scientist, the philosopher, the theologian, and the public figure. Professor Westfall treats all aspects of Newton's career, but his account centres on a full description of Newton's achievements in science. Thus the core of the work describes the development of the calculus, the experimentation that altered the direction of the science of optics, and especially the investigations in celestial dynamics that led to the law of universal gravitation.

College Essays That Made a Difference 6th Edition

College Essays That Made a Difference  6th Edition
Author: The Princeton Review
Publsiher: Princeton Review
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN: 0804125791
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

College Essays That Made a Difference 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

No one knows colleges better than The Princeton Review! Not sure how to tackle the scariest part of your college application—the personal essays? Get a little inspiration from real-life examples of successful essays that scored! In College Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition, you’ll find: • More than 100 real essays written by 90 unique college hopefuls applying to Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and other top schools—along with their stats and where they ultimately got in • Tips and advice on avoiding common grammatical mistakes • Q&A with admissions pros from 20 top colleges, including Connecticut College, Cooper Union, The University of Chicago, and many more This 6th edition includes application essays written by students who enrolled at the following colleges: Amherst College Barnard College Brown University Bucknell University California Institute of Technology Claremont McKenna College Cornell University Dartmouth College Duke University Georgetown University Harvard College Massachusetts Institute of Technology Northwestern University Pomona College Princeton University Smith College Stanford University Swarthmore College Wellesley College Wesleyan University Yale University

Brighton College Register 1847 1922

Brighton College Register   1847 1922
Author: Brighton College
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 396
Release: 1922
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Private schools
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brighton College Register 1847 1922 Book Excerpt:

The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer

The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer
Author: Lucia D. Tyler,Susan E. Henninger
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2017-05-19
ISBN: 1475826893
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer Book Excerpt:

The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer is a comprehensive guide, designed to make college transfer between four-year schools as successful as possible. Chapters outline the steps to take from the moment a student finds him/herself considering college transfer to the first semester at his/her next college. The book contains vignettes (based on real student stories) and excerpts from interviews with transfer students, parents, and higher education professionals. The information and advice they share will be helpful, informative, and reassuring to families going through a college transfer and enlightening to high school and college personnel. College transfer, when done for the right reasons and in the right way, can be an extremely positive experience for students. This is especially true when the student goes from merely surviving in their old environment to thriving in their new one.

Social Issues in America

Social Issues in America
Author: James Ciment
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 2056
Release: 2015-03-04
ISBN: 1317459717
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Issues in America Book Excerpt:

More than 150 key social issues confronting the United States today are covered in this eight-volume set: from abortion and adoption to capital punishment and corporate crime; from obesity and organized crime to sweatshops and xenophobia.

American Educational History Journal

American Educational History Journal
Author: Paul J. Ramsey
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN: 1623964237
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Educational History Journal Book Excerpt:

The American Educational History Journal is a peer?reviewed, national research journal devoted to the examination of educational topics using perspectives from a variety of disciplines. The editors of AEHJ encourage communication between scholars from numerous disciplines, nationalities, institutions, and backgrounds. Authors come from a variety of disciplines including political science, curriculum, history, philosophy, teacher education, and educational leadership. Acceptance for publication in AEHJ requires that each author present a well?articulated argument that deals substantively with questions of educational history.

Annual Report of the Regents

Annual Report of the Regents
Author: University of the State of New York
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Report of the Regents Book Excerpt:

No. 104-117 contain also the Regents bulletins.

Higher Education Access and Choice for Latino Students

Higher Education Access and Choice for Latino Students
Author: Patricia Perez,Miguel Ceja
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2015-04-10
ISBN: 1317512618
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Higher Education Access and Choice for Latino Students Book Excerpt:

Now the largest and fastest-growing ethnic population in the U.S., Latino students face many challenges and complexities when it comes to college choice and access. This edited volume provides much needed theoretical and empirical data on how the schooling experiences of Latino students shape their educational aspirations and access to higher education. It explores how the individual and collective influence of the home, school and policy shape the college decision-making process. This unique collection of original scholarly articles offers critical insight on educational pathways that will help families, educators and policy makers intervene in ways that foster and sustain college access and participation for Latino students. It considers destination preferences and enrollment selections, elementary and secondary school experiences, and intervention programs that shed light on how practitioners can promote participation and retention. This multi-conceptual, multi-methodological volume offers directions for future research, programming and policy in Latino education.

Wittenberg An American College

Wittenberg  An American College
Author: William A. Kinnison
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2008-09-23
ISBN: 145008141X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wittenberg An American College Book Excerpt:

"Half of all the colleges founded before the Civil War did not survive. Wittenberg did. This is the story of a college on the Ohio frontier that sought to Americanize millions of German immigrants and to Americanize the German Lutheran Church. In spite of that, Wittenberg was caught in the anti-foreign prejudice of “Nativists” who feared the influence of immigrants on American institutions. The school prospered after the Civil War as America embraced German culture from classical music to the Christmas tree. The school again faced prejudice in the anti-German furor of World War I. Simultaneously, this is the story of students and faculty coping with the pressures of a nation going from the poverty of the rural frontier to the wealth of an urban-industrial society and how they and Wittenberg changed."

College Admissions for the Other 95

College Admissions for the Other 95
Author: Lawrence M. Rich
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2013-10-21
ISBN: 1493103849
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

College Admissions for the Other 95 Book Excerpt:

This book is written to be a user-friendly guide to the school counselors office. Like the first tour of the school library, it is meant to show the user how to find information on any subject they need to be successful in the college admissions process. The reader can select the topic(s) of most interest to them as they need them, or they can read the entire book. Most college admissions books are geared for those 5 percent of students interested in the most competitive colleges. This book is focused on the other 95 percent who are looking at an array of colleges.

Literature in the Making

Literature in the Making
Author: Nancy Glazener
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2015-10-15
ISBN: 0199390142
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature in the Making Book Excerpt:

In the eighteenth century, literature meant learned writings; by the twentieth century, literature had come to be identified with imaginative, aesthetically significant works, and academic literary studies had developed special protocols for interpreting and valuing literary texts. Literature in the Making examines what happened in between: how literature came to be more precisely specified and valued; how it was organized into genres, canons, and national traditions; and how it became the basis for departments of modern languages and literatures in research universities. Modern literature, the version of literature familiar today, was an international invention, but it was forged when literary cultures, traditions, and publishing industries were mainly organized nationally. Literature in the Making examines modern literature's coalescence and institutionalization in the United States, considered as an instructive instance of a phenomenon that was going global. Since modern literature initially offered a way to formulate the value of legacy texts by authors such as Homer, Cervantes, and Shakespeare, however, the development of literature and literary culture in the U.S. was fundamentally transnational. Literature in the Making argues that Shakespeare studies, one of the richest tracts of nineteenth-century U.S. literary culture, was a key domain in which literature came to be valued both for fuelling modern projects and for safeguarding values and practices that modernity put at risk-a foundational paradox that continues to shape literary studies and literary culture. Bringing together the histories of literature's competing conceptualizations, its print infrastructure, its changing status in higher education, and its life in public culture during the long nineteenth century, Literature in the Making offers a robust account of how and why literature mattered then and matters now. By highlighting the lively collaboration between academics and non-academics that prevailed before the ascendancy of the research university starkly divided experts from amateurs, Literature in the Making also opens new possibilities for envisioning how academics might partner with the reading public.

Barnard s American journal of education

Barnard s American journal of education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 880
Release: 1864
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barnard s American journal of education Book Excerpt:

An Empire Divided

An Empire Divided
Author: Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2000-07-18
ISBN: 0812217322
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Empire Divided Book Excerpt:

"O'Shaughnessy's excellent, clearly written book is an important contribution to Caribbean and US history. He successfully explains why the Caribbean colonists, far from supporting the American Revolution, preferred to keep the British empire intact. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice

Japanese Lessons

Japanese Lessons
Author: Gail R. Benjamin
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1998-08-01
ISBN: 0814723403
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Lessons Book Excerpt:

Gail R. Benjamin reaches beyond predictable images of authoritarian Japanese educators and automaton schoolchildren to show the advantages and disadvantages of a system remarkably different from the American one... --The New York Times Book Review Americans regard the Japanese educational system and the lives of Japanese children with a mixture of awe and indignance. We respect a system that produces higher literacy rates and superior math skills, but we reject the excesses of a system that leaves children with little free time and few outlets for creativity and self-expression. In Japanese Lessons, Gail R. Benjamin recounts her experiences as a American parent with two children in a Japanese elementary school. An anthropologist, Benjamin successfully weds the roles of observer and parent, illuminating the strengths of the Japanese system and suggesting ways in which Americans might learn from it. With an anthropologist's keen eye, Benjamin takes us through a full year in a Japanese public elementary school, bringing us into the classroom with its comforting structure, lively participation, varied teaching styles, and non-authoritarian teachers. We follow the children on class trips and Sports Days and through the rigors of summer vacation homework. We share the experiences of her young son and daughter as they react to Japanese schools, friends, and teachers. Through Benjamin we learn what it means to be a mother in Japan--how minute details, such as the way mothers prepare lunches for children, reflect cultural understandings of family and education. Table of Contents Acknowledgments 1. Getting Started 2. Why Study Japanese Education? 3. Day-to-Day Routines 4. Together at School, Together in Life 5. A Working Vacation and Special Events 6. The Three R's, Japanese Style 7. The Rest of the Day 8. Nagging, Preaching, and Discussions 9. Enlisting Mothers' Efforts 10. Education in Japanese Society 11. Themes and Suggestions 12. Sayonara Appendix. Reading and Writing in Japanese References Index