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Fail U

Author : Charles J. Sykes
ISBN : 9781250091765
Genre : Education
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The cost of a college degree has increased by 1,125% since 1978—four times the rate of inflation. Total student debt has surpassed $1.3 trillion. Nearly two thirds of all college students must borrow to study, and the average student graduates with more than $30,000 in debt. Many college graduates under twenty-five years old are unemployed or underemployed. And professors—remember them?—rarely teach undergraduates at many major universities, instead handing off their lecture halls to cheaper teaching assistants. So, is it worth it? That’s the question Charles J. Sykes attempts to answer in Fail U., exploring the staggering costs of a college education, the sharp decline in tenured faculty and teaching loads, the explosion of administrative jobs, the grandiose building plans, and the utter lack of preparedness for the real world that many now graduates face. Fail U. offers a different vision of higher education; one that is affordable, more productive, and better-suited to meet the needs of a diverse range of students—and one that will actually be useful in their future careers and lives.

Higher Education In Austerity Europe

Author : Jon Nixon
ISBN : 9781474277273
Genre : Education
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The financial crisis of 2007/2008 prompted governments across Europe to adopt austerity measures aimed at the reduction of their escalating budget deficits. Higher Education in Austerity Europe explores how the resulting cuts in public expenditure - together with the increasing reliance on the privatisation of services - have impacted on higher education directly through the reduction of public sector provision and indirectly as a result of the social and political consequences of that reduction. Moreover, it explores how the effects of these economic policies have differed markedly across the national regions of Europe, with the result that inequality has increased significantly both within and between national regions, and this, in turn, has led to social and political dislocation within and across communities. It is only by viewing higher education within this broader context that we can begin to understand the full implications of the austerity measures introduced over the last ten years. Jon Nixon draws together leading scholars to delve into the complexity of impact and response generated by these measures. Part 1 focuses on cross-European perspectives; Part 2 on the impact of austerity measures within national systems; and Part 3 on new perspectives and possibilities. The volume also includes considered responses from 'outsiders' by academics located in Asia, Australia, and the USA, providing an additional dimension to the analysis. As well as analysing the full impact of austerity measures across some of the worst hit national regions of Europe, the contributors also identifying openings and possibilities for renewal.

False Promises

Author : Stanley Aronowitz
ISBN : 9780822381730
Genre : Social Science
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DIVThis classic study of the American working class, originally published in 1973, is now back in print with a new introduction and epilogue by the author. An innovative blend of first-person experience and original scholarship, Aronowitz traces the historical development of the American working class from post-Civil War times and shows why radical movements have failed to overcome the forces that tend to divde groups of workers from one another. The rise of labor unions is analyzed, as well as their decline as a force for social change. Aronowitz’s new introduction situates the book in the context of developments in current scholarship and the epilogue discusses the effects of recent economic and political changes in the American labor movement./div

New Physical Ideas Are Here Needed Revolutionizing Education

Author : Art Bardige
ISBN : 9781430312574
Genre : Education
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How can we meet the increasing demands on American education for more content, greater complexity, and much higher levels of student success? How can we make every student a more effective learner? How can we help every teacher support learning more productively? How can we create schools that enable each and every child to achieve the education to which he or she aspires? We can with a new technology of education - a technology focused on student practice and conceptual visualization. Fortunately, this new technology is now at hand, and it can enable us to revolutionize education. Please join me in an exploration of these new physical ideas that are here, so desperately, needed. Art Bardige

Higher Education In Partnership With Industry

Author : David R. Powers
ISBN : UOM:39015046385921
Genre : Education
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Looks at university-affiliated industrial parks, research and technical centers, and on-campus training programs, and offers guidelines on developing cooperative programs

Der Gro E Gatsby

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9783159613437
Genre : Fiction
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F. Scott Fitzgeralds Meisterwerk von 1925 ist eine der großen Liebesgeschichten der Weltliteratur. Jay Gatsby, durch dubiose Geschäfte zum Millionär geworden, gibt in seiner Villa auf Long Island glanzvolle Partys für die New Yorker Gesellschaft. Er selber aber träumt davon, die Vergangenheit wiederzubeleben und seine große Liebe zurückzugewinnen. Doch die Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit endet tragisch.

For Profit Higher Education

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ISBN : MINN:31951D035269608
Genre : Federal aid to higher education
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Issues For The Future Of American Indian Studies

Author : Charlotte Heth
ISBN : UCBK:C024396012
Genre : Education
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This book is an outgrowth of a project aimed at developing a communication and support network for effectively involving Indian students in the educational process. The book contains two parts. The first part reports on three surveys assessing (1) the current conditions and needs of 107 academic programs of Indian studies (types, financial sources, institutional cooperation, and support programs); (2) occupational needs of 117 Indian communities (community types, job market in the community, and needs for vocational and professional training); and (3) problems and needs perceived by 30 Indian college seniors (causes of dropout and specific educational needs). Major findings are: programs were rated high in financial assistance but low in sharing information on strategies and success stories; the communities indicated high needs for trained people in professional fields, particularly in the humanities-based professions; students reported differences associated with financial problems, cultural pressure, and psychological adjustment. Steps in forming an Indian studies program and institutional barriers that keep Indian students from succeeding are discussed. Based on the research findings, the gaps between available programs and determined needs are summarized, and recommendations are made for program development. The book contains 50 references and the questionnaires used the in surveys. The second part of the book is a directory of 105 programs of American Indians studies. (GGH)

Higher Education Handbook Of Theory And Research

Author : J.C. Smart
ISBN : 0875861091
Genre : Education
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The Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic.

Passing The Test

Author : Marita Moll
ISBN : 9780886273347
Genre : Achievement tests
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