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- R&L Education 2011; US$ 31.99
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$ 63.95
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$ 64.00
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...
- Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 173.56
This book examines the nature of the school dropout problem in advanced industrialized countries with the goal of developing a broader, international understanding that can feed into public policy to help improve completion rates worldwide. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 29.00 US$ 25.13
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$ 60.00 US$ 52.00
Praise for Increasing Persistence "What a gem! This is a requisite text for enrollment practitioners, higher education scholars, and progressive public policy makers dedicated to understanding the processes involved in increasing student retention and success rates. The authors' data-focused approach identifies many of the best practices and fundamental... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 28.99
Women's schooling is strongly related to child survival and other outcomes beneficial to children throughout the developing world, but the reasons behind this correlation have been unclear. In Literacy and Mothering, the authors show, for the first time, how communicative change plays a key role: Girls acquire academic literacy skills, even in low-quality... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 38.00
Even as the number of students attending college has more than doubled in the past forty years, it is still the case that nearly half of all college students in the United States will not complete their degree within six years. It is clear that much remains to be done toward improving student success. For more than twenty years, Vincent Tinto?s pathbreaking... more...
- Stylus Publishing 2012; US$ 25.99
"Jeff Davis offers keen insight into the first-generation student experience with this readable, informative, and persuasive volume. Smartly pairing academic analysis with student narratives, Davis describes and demonstrates the key barriers to student success for this growing contingent of American students. He presents a range of promising recommendations... more...