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- Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00
This volume profiles some of the innovative reforms community college practitioners are engaged in, focusing on supporting students through to graduation. While much has been written at the federal and state levels about the need to improve student completion rates, this volume translates that imperative into action at the campus level. It presents... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95
This book presents 46 research-based tools, worksheets, and resources which have been field-tested at schools and dropout prevention programs across the country. For teachers, administrators, counselors, and special educators who work with at-risk learners, it helps you apply the Fifteen Strategies identified by The National Dropout Prevention Center... 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...
- 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...
- 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...