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- 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...
- 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...
- Stylus Publishing 2010; US$ 23.99
Given that first-generation students comprise over 40% of incoming freshmen, increasing their retention and graduation rates can dramatically increase an institutions overall retention and graduation rates. This book provides administrators with a plan of action to create the awareness necessary for meaningful long-term change, sets out a campus... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00
College Students in the United States accounts for contemporary and anticipated student demographics and enrollment patterns, a wide variety of campus environments and a range of outcomes including learning, development, and achievement. Throughout the book, the differing experiences, needs, and outcome of students across the range of “traditional”... more...
- 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...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00
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... more...
- R&L Education 2011; US$ 25.99
A high performing school is described as one where student achievement is high and student and teacher absenteeism is low. Student behavior is such that teachers seldom have to control them or tell them what to do. This results in greater time on task, higher teacher morale, low teacher absenteeism, and improved parental support. One other distinctive... more...