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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95
Recent school drop-out figures in the US average at least 25 per cent. This text, based on interviews with school leavers who later returned to school, asks four basic questions: who drops out?; why did they drop out?; what made them return?; and what will prevent the drop-out in the first place? 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 43.99
Retention lingers as a major problem in higher education despite greater accessibility. The second edition of Seidman?s groundbreaking book includes three new chapters to fill information gaps on critical topics: assessment in community colleges, retention theory, and online programs. This book will be of interest to practitioners and classroom... 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 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...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 49.99
Composing Lives in Transition: A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of Early School Leavers is structured around ten narrative accounts, each one offering glimpses into the lives of early school leavers from different backgrounds. Framed by the puzzling question of why someone would want to leave school early, the authors worked alongside youths... more...
- R&L Education 2011; US$ 48.99
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...
- 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...