Dual Enrollment Policies Pathways and Perspectives ab 22.99 € als epub eBook: New Directions for Community Colleges Number 169. Aus dem Bereich: eBooks, Fachthemen & Wissenschaft, Sozialwissenschaften,
Coming of Age in the Other America shows that despite overwhelming odds, some disadvantaged urban youth do achieve upward mobility. Drawing from 10 years of fieldwork with parents and children who resided in Baltimore public housing, sociologists Stefanie DeLuca, Susan Clampet-Lundquist, and Kathryn Edin highlight the remarkable resiliency of some of the youth who hailed from the nation's poorest neighborhoods and show how the right public policies might help break the cycle of disadvantage. Coming of Age in the Other America illuminates the profound effects of neighborhoods on impoverished families. The authors conducted in-depth interviews and fieldwork with 150 young adults, and found that those who had been able to move to better neighborhoods - either as part of the Moving to Opportunity program or by other means - achieved much higher rates of high school completion and college enrollment than their parents. About half the youth surveyed reported being motivated by an "identity project" - or a strong passion such as music, art, or a dream job - to finish school and build a career. Coming of Age in the Other America presents a sensitive, nuanced account of how a generation of ambitious but underprivileged young Baltimoreans has struggled to succeed. It both challenges long-held myths about inner-city youth and shows how the process of "social reproduction" - where children end up stuck in the same place as their parents-is far from inevitable. The book is published by the Russell Sage Foundation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086578/bk_acx0_086578_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dual Enrollment Policies Pathways and Perspectives ab 22.99 EURO New Directions for Community Colleges Number 169
This phenomenological research examined sources available to students for funding education and their experiences within the six Ghanaian public universities. The research examined students use of social networks in social capital formation to meet challenges of cost sharing. It used qualitative methodology of structured, semi-structured, and open- ended in-depth interviews to collect data from 44 students and three administrators. Documents from the universities, Ministry of Education, GET Fund, and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning were analyzed. Findings indicated that a number of qualified students could not have access to university education because of lack of funding. Students from lower-socioeconomic families were mostly affected. Government was gradually shifting more responsibilities of funding higher education to parents. Female students faced cultural factors that limited their access to higher education. Enrollment and accommodation policies as well as loans processing requirements needed close monitoring and evaluation.
Since the independence in 1961, Women access to higher education has become one of the country's agenda in Tanzania, various efforts have been made for the purpose of ensuring women participation in higher education. The policies that made to facilitate female's participation are not enough. This book, therefore, investigates women access to higher education in Tanzania. It explored factors influenced women's enrollment in higher education and further investigated the policies that have been made to influence women access to higher education . Findings revealed that, while the universities especially University of Dar es Salaam have showed their efforts to increase female s enrollment in higher education, more efforts are still to be done in order to increase women access to higher education in Tanzania. However, Tanzania government needs to formulate more policies which would really help more women in higher education.The analysis should be useful to Professionals in higher education, students , teachers, parents and anyone else who may be considering understanding on women access to higher education.
The majority of Medicare beneficiaries rely on supplemental insurance to help fill the gaps in Medicare s benefit package and to protect themselves from large, unanticipated health care expenses. Although numerous studies have been conducted on Medicare Supplemental insurance ownership, few attempts have been made to explore the decision-making process for purchasing Medigap. This book examined decision factors in the dynamics of private supplemental insurance purchases on the conceptual framework of Bounded Rationality. The study used Multilevel modeling to examine the time-dependent relationship of the Medigap purchasing decision on longitudinal data from the Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest-Old Survey (AHEAD). The study has implications for Medicare policies that are designed to enhance health care coverage while containing health care costs through market competition. It is also important for public agencies and other entities helping the disadvantaged elderly make informed enrollment decisions, and for furthering empirical knowledge and research methodology on the behavioral modeling with respect to health insurance purchases.
Throughout the process of an evolving educational system, student achievement has been impacted by the demands of accreditation. Accreditation standards often have been driven by accountability and reform movements, which are dictated and guided by educational law and policy. The criteria by which educational systems have been evaluated has been modified in response to the formulation of new policies and laws. This research consists of comparing the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation processes with those of the Association of Christian Schools International. Criterion-based accreditation models are compared to open-ended systems. Student performance trends and issues include assessment and accountability, dropout and graduation rates, academic readiness for higher education, standardized testing, grade inflation, dual enrollment, advanced placement, and historical averages of the SAT and ACT. The Impact of Significant Shifts is a book that traces the historical events, educational trends, and legislative policies that have impacted accreditation processes and influenced student performance.