Profiles Of American Colleges

Author: Barron's Educational Series
Editor: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764197680
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The latest information on enrollments, tuition and fees, academic programs, campus environment, available financial aid, and much more make the 29th edition of Profiles of American Colleges America’s most comprehensive and authoritative source for college-bound high school students. Every accredited four-year college in the United States is profiled, and readers are directed to a brand-new Barron’s Web site featuring a FREE ACCESS college search engine that presents exclusive on-line information to help students match their academic plans and aptitudes with the admission requirements and academic programs of each school. The book presents profiles of more than 1,650 colleges, each profile including details on: • Admission requirements • Library and computer facilities • Admissions procedures for freshmen • Campus safety and security • Thumbnail descriptions of faculty • Requirements for a degree • Athletic facilities • Extracurricular activities • E-mail addresses • College fax numbers and web sites • Admissions Contacts • and more Schools are rated according to Barron’s reliable competitiveness scale, which ranges from “Noncompetitive” to “Most Competitive.” The book’s tinted pages section presents an Index of College Majors that lists all available major study programs at every school. Also profiled are excellent colleges in Canada and several other countries, as well as brief profiles of religious colleges, and American colleges based in foreign countries.

Class Warfare

Author: Lois Weis
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022613508X
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Stories abound about the lengths to which middle- and upper-middle-class parents will go to ensure a spot for their child at a prestigious university. From the Suzuki method to calculus-based physics, from AP tests all the way back to early-learning Kumon courses, students are increasingly pushed to excel with that Harvard or Yale acceptance letter held tantalizingly in front of them. And nowhere is this drive more apparent than in our elite secondary schools. In Class Warfare, Lois Weis, Kristin Cipollone, and Heather Jenkins go inside the ivy-yearning halls of three such schools to offer a day-to-day, week-by-week look at this remarkable drive toward college admissions and one of its most salient purposes: to determine class. Drawing on deep and sustained contact with students, parents, teachers, and administrators at three iconic secondary schools in the United States, the authors unveil a formidable process of class positioning at the heart of the college admissions process. They detail the ways students and parents exploit every opportunity and employ every bit of cultural, social, and economic capital they can in order to gain admission into a “Most Competitive” or “Highly Competitive Plus” university. Moreover, they show how admissions into these schools—with their attendant rankings—are used to lock in or improve class standing for the next generation. It’s a story of class warfare within a given class, the substrata of which—whether economically, racially, or socially determined—are fiercely negotiated through the college admissions process. In a historic moment marked by deep economic uncertainty, anxieties over socioeconomic standing are at their highest. Class, as this book shows, must be won, and the collateral damage of this aggressive pursuit may just be education itself, flattened into a mere victory banner.

Elite Schools In Globalising Circumstances

Author: Jane Kenway
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317327144
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Elite Schools in Globalizing Circumstances foregrounds the richly theoretical and empirically-based work of an international cast of scholars seeking to break out of the confines of the methodological nationalism that now governs so much of contemporary scholarship on schooling. Based on a 5-year extended global ethnography of elite schools in nine different countries—countries defined by colonial pasts linked to England—the contributors make a powerful case for the rethinking of elite schools and elite class formation theory in light of contemporary processes of globalization and transnational change. Prestigious, high-status schools have long been seen as critical institutional vehicles directly contributing to the societal processes of elite selection and reproduction. This book asserts that much has changed and that these schools can no longer rest on their past laurels and accomplishments. Instead they must re-cast their heritages and tradition in order to navigate the new globally competitive educational field enabling them to succeed in a world in which the globalization of educational markets, the global ambitions and imaginations of school youth, and the emergence of new powerful players peddling entrepreneurial models of curriculum and education, have placed contemporary schooling under tremendous pressure. This insightful and though-provoking volume provides a well-researched perspective on the nature of contemporary schooling in the globalizing era. This book was originally published as a special issue of Globalisation, Societies and Education.

Best Buys In College Education

Author: Lucia Solorzano
Editor: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764139871
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Numerous “Mini-Workouts” for sharpening essay writing skills

Barron S Compact Guide To Colleges

Author: Barron's Educational Series,
Editor: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764117855
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This smaller version of Barron's definitive Profiles of American Colleges presents detailed descriptions of more than 400 accredited four-year schools that fall mainly within the top three categories of Barron's exclusive academic competitiveness scale. Updated with the latest facts and figures, each of the Compact Guide's college profiles includes information on admission requirements, academic programs, tuition and fees, available financial aid, library and computer facilities, student-faculty ratios, and much more.

Public Library Core Collection

Author: John Greenfieldt
Editor: Hw Wilson Company
ISBN: 9780824210946
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Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.

Profiles Of Engineering Engineering Technology Colleges

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City Profiles Usa 2008 2009

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Entries for the largest populated cities, the state and provincial capitals, and other important cities cover city facts, weather, important phone numbers, travel information, lodging and food, attractions, and other data.

Four Year Colleges 2009

Author: Peterson's
Editor: Petersons
ISBN: 9780768925449
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Presents information on location, enrollment, costs, financial aid, admissions, curriculum, campus life, housing and career services of four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

Asee Profiles Of Engineering Engineering Technology Colleges

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Cis International Schools Directory 2009 10

Author: Derek Bingham
Editor: John Catt Educational Ltd
ISBN: 190472468X
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Race Class And Affirmative Action

Author: Sigal Alon
Editor: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 1610448545
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No issue in American higher education is more contentious than that of race-based affirmative action. In light of the ongoing debate around the topic and recent Supreme Court rulings, affirmative action policy may be facing further changes. As an alternative to race-based affirmative action, some analysts suggest affirmative action policies based on class. In Race, Class, and Affirmative Action, sociologist Sigal Alon studies the race-based affirmative action policies in the United States. and the class-based affirmative action policies in Israel. Alon evaluates how these different policies foster campus diversity and socioeconomic mobility by comparing the Israeli policy with a simulated model of race-based affirmative action and the U.S. policy with a simulated model of class-based affirmative action. Alon finds that affirmative action at elite institutions in both countries is a key vehicle of mobility for disenfranchised students, whether they are racial and ethnic minorities or socioeconomically disadvantaged. Affirmative action improves their academic success and graduation rates and leads to better labor market outcomes. The beneficiaries of affirmative action in both countries thrive at elite colleges and in selective fields of study. As Alon demonstrates, they would not be better off attending less selective colleges instead. Alon finds that Israel’s class-based affirmative action programs have provided much-needed entry slots at the elite universities to students from the geographic periphery, from high-poverty high schools, and from poor families. However, this approach has not generated as much ethnic diversity as a race-based policy would. By contrast, affirmative action policies in the United States have fostered racial and ethnic diversity at a level that cannot be matched with class-based policies. Yet, class-based policies would do a better job at boosting the socioeconomic diversity at these bastions of privilege. The findings from both countries suggest that neither race-based nor class-based models by themselves can generate broad diversity. According to Alon, the best route for promoting both racial and socioeconomic diversity is to embed the consideration of race within class-based affirmative action. Such a hybrid model would maximize the mobility benefits for both socioeconomically disadvantaged and minority students. Race, Class, and Affirmative Action moves past political talking points to offer an innovative, evidence-based perspective on the merits and feasibility of different designs of affirmative action.

French Studies In And For The Twenty First Century

Author: Philippe Lane
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1846316553
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With contributions from leading scholars across the entire range of French studies, this up-to-date volume examines both the current state of French studies in the United Kingdom, as well as its future in an increasingly interdisciplinary world where student demand, new technologies, and developments in transnational education are changing the ways in which we teach, learn, research and assess achievements. Required reading for French studies scholars worldwide, this volume builds upon the findings of the influential Review of Modern Foreign Languages Provision in Higher Education and maps the present and future of the field.

Barron S Profiles Of American Colleges

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Barron S Profiles Of American Colleges

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Profiles Of American Colleges

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Editor: 교보문고
ISBN: 9780812084917
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This brand-new edition of Barron's world-famous college directory is in fact three information sources in one. The main section presents up-to-date profiles of more than 1,650 accredited four-year colleges; a special section features an Index of College Majors; and two computer disks (one which operates on Windows, the other on Macintosh) help students prepare college application forms and letters, and offer capsule profiles of all schools listed in the book.

Profiles Of American Colleges With Cd Rom

Author: Barron's Educational Series,
Editor: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764174360
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America's definitive guide to all accredited four-year colleges and universities has been updated with the latest information, figures, and fees. More than 1,650 schools are profiled with details on admission requirements, academic programs, tuitions and other fees, sources of available financial aid, library facilities, computer facilities, descriptions of campus environments, athletic facilities, extracurricular activities, e-mail addresses, fax numbers, web sites, and more. Each school receives Barron's exclusive academic rating system, which advises students on its degree of academic competitiveness-from "Noncompetitive" to "Most Competitive." Also included on tinted pages for quick reference is a complete index of college majors, listed in chart form and including every major offered by every college. A CD-ROM enclosed with each copy of the book can be used for both Windows and Mac operating systems. It is set up in an interactive format, allowing students to ask specific questions about individual schools.

Profiles Of America Florida Georgia South Carolina

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Profiles Of America Alaska California Hawaii Oregon Washington

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Profiles Of Best Practices In Academic Library Interlibrary Loan

Author: Paul Kelsey
Editor: Primary Research Group Inc
ISBN: 157440122X
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The study profiles the interlibrary loan efforts of nine leading American colleges: the University of Texas at Arlington, Tulane University, the University of Minnesota, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Brigham Young University, the University of Tennessee, Colorado State University, Oberlin College and Stony Brook University. The libraries interviewed shared their thoughts on a broad range of topics including but not restricted to: workflow management, productivity measures, departmental organization, budgets and spending trends, service to distance learning students, copyright and licensing issues, measures for special collections, automation and software use, use of institutional repositories and open access publications, shipping costs and procedures, and many other facets of academic interlibrary loan management. The purpose of the report is to define and diffuse best practices by profiling measures taken by nine leading institutions of higher education. Although the report contains much useful quantitative information, especially relating to budgets and employment, the focus in this report is on a journalistic narrative explaining departmental goals, procedures and practices and evaluating results.