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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95
The official school drop-out figure in the US in recent years has been 25 per cent of the cohort. Estimates from large cities are often double these rates, and in some areas 60 per cent or worse. This text focuses on this problem in US schools, but from an unusual perspective. It is a study gained from in-depth interviews of 100 "stop-outs" - that... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 199.00
The articles for this e-book were all selected from papers presented at the Fourth European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education (HE) which was held in Oxford in the summer of 2005. The conference was aimed at academics and practitioners who share an interest in understanding the processes that disadvantage women in universities, and in... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 42.00
Shows how the cycle of educational alienation can be broken, to enable parents and schools to work together to contribute to children's educational, social and emotional well-being. This book is a useful reading for teachers and trainee teachers, child psychologists, educational psychologists and social workers. more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
Why do some colleges exhibit higher student attrition than expected? This is the first work to present case studies based on specific institutions; it also adds an important voice from the students themselves on the practical concerns that affect attritio more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 75.00
This annotated bibliography offers access to literature on the higher education recruitment and retention of six race and ethnic student groups, and organizes that literature based on five underlying commonalities to facilitate decision making about recruitment and retention strategy related issues. 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 49.99
Women's schooling is strongly related to child survival and other outcomes beneficial to children throughout the developing world, but the reasons behind these statistical connections have been unclear. In Literacy and Mothering, the authors show, for the more...