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The Resource Back to school : why everyone deserves a second chance at education, Mike Rose

Back to school : why everyone deserves a second chance at education, Mike Rose

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Back to school : why everyone deserves a second chance at education
Title
Back to school
Title remainder
why everyone deserves a second chance at education
Statement of responsibility
Mike Rose
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Close to 45 percent of postsecondary students in the United States today do not enroll in college directly out of high school and many attend part-time. Following a tradition of self-improvement as old as the Republic, the "nontraditional" college student is becoming the norm. This text looks at the schools that serve a growing population of "second-chancers," exploring what higher education-in the fullest sense of the term-can offer our rapidly changing society and why it is so critical to support the institutions that make it possible for millions of Americans to better their lot in life. The author reminds us that our nation's economic and civic future rests heavily on the health of the institutions that serve millions of everyday people--not simply the top twenty universities in U.S. News and World Report--and paints a vivid picture of the community colleges and adult education programs that give so many a shot at reaching their aspirations"
Assigning source
--Derived from jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Back to school : why everyone deserves a second chance at education, Mike Rose
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Second chances -- Why going back to school matters -- Adult education and the landscape of opportunity -- Who should go to college? Unpacking the college-for-all versus occupational training debate -- Full cognitive throttle : when education for work ignites the mind -- Who we are : portraits from an urban community college -- Overcoming bad ideas : toward success with remedial education and bridging the academic-vocational divide -- Improving the people's college -- A learning society
Control code
7ocm78419434
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiii, 206 pages
Isbn
9781595587862
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012021135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Back to school : why everyone deserves a second chance at education, Mike Rose
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Second chances -- Why going back to school matters -- Adult education and the landscape of opportunity -- Who should go to college? Unpacking the college-for-all versus occupational training debate -- Full cognitive throttle : when education for work ignites the mind -- Who we are : portraits from an urban community college -- Overcoming bad ideas : toward success with remedial education and bridging the academic-vocational divide -- Improving the people's college -- A learning society
Control code
7ocm78419434
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiii, 206 pages
Isbn
9781595587862
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012021135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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