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- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 27.50
Born Françoise d'Aubigné, a criminal's daughter reduced to street begging as a child, Madame de Maintenon (1653-1719) made an improbable rise from impoverished beginnings to the summit of power as the second, secret wife of Louis XIV. An educational reformer, Maintenon founded and directed the celebrated academy for aristocratic women... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 1997; US$ 110.00
Traditionally, home circumstances or school regimes have been blamed for the worst excesses of pupil disaffection. The authors argue that this simplistic response to a complex problem needs to be re-examined. The book reports the findings of a research programme, based in Aberdeen, which explored the factors leading to pupil disaffection. The views... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95
How to Recruit and Retain Higher Education Students is an invaluable resource for academic staff, administrators and policy makers involved in student recruitment and improving student retention. It offers practical advice on how universities can influence the expectations of prospective students, allowing them to make sensible decisions about careers,... more...
- World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99
This working paper discusses equity and efficiency issues in secondary education transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Its main purpose is to identify and analyze national, regional, and local measures that may lead to the development of more efficient and seamless transitions between post-primary education pathways. In most African countries student... more...
- R&L Education 2011; US$ 25.99
This book describes a comprehensive school reform approach that reduces resistance to school reform and increases the likelihood of creating a caring learning community. Creating a "high-performing" school is an organizational approach to school reform that creates a distinctly different school culture and climate than can be found in existing schools.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95
Too Scared to Learn explores the impact of women's experiences of violence on their learning, and proposes radical changes to educational programs through connecting therapeutic and educational discourses. Little attention has previously been paid to the impact of violence on learning. A large percentage of women who come to adult literacy programs... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 143.00
This book summarizes structural, reproduction, and resistance theories of education and provides a social research approach to problems of social inequity. It analyzes how these perspectives contribute to the political analysis of the production of early school departures and the consequent disadvantages and poverty. Fagan follows a deconstructive... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 35.00
How widespread is student disaffection with school in different education systems? What policies and practices are most effective in fostering students sense of belonging and participation in school? These questions are of great concern to educators in many countries, not only because of the interrelationship between student engagement at school... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 29.00
Student departure is a long-standing problem to colleges and universities. Approximately 45 percent of students enrolled in two-year colleges depart during their first year, and approximately one out of four students departs from a four-year college or university. The authors advance a serious revision of Tinto's popular interactionalist theory to... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 50.00
What really works in student retention? Increasing Persistence offers a compendium on college student persistence that bridges the gaps between theory, research, and successful practice. Anchored by ACT, Inc.’s 2010 What Works in Student Retention survey of 1,100 colleges and universities, which provides insights on the causes of attrition... more...