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Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2012
This annual newsletter contains updates on the latest Community College Research Center (CCRC) research, new publications and details of upcoming presentations at major conferences. The feature article in this issue, "Improving Community College Assessment and Placement," by Thomas Bailey, discusses how the process of assessment and placement that…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Program Effectiveness, Community Colleges, Student Placement
Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2011
This annual newsletter contains updates on the latest Community College Research Center (CCRC) research, new publications and details of upcoming presentations at major conferences. The feature article in this issue, "Strategies for Increasing Student Success," by Thomas Bailey, summarizes the discussion found in the CCRC Assessment of Evidence…
Descriptors: Work Study Programs, Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Online Courses
Slater, Doug, Ed. – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2010
This annual newsletter contains updates on the latest Community College Research Center (CCRC) research, new publications and details of upcoming presentations at major conferences. The feature article in this issue, "The Growing Prominence of Community Colleges," by Thomas Bailey, discusses how today's community colleges are increasingly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Technology, Technical Education, Community Colleges
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2005
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This April 15, 2005 issue of "Chronicle for Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "M.A. Students as Pledges" (Hengen, Nicholas); (2) "It's All An Illusion" (Schweber, Simone); (3)…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Newspapers, Electronic Publishing
Bailey, Thomas, Ed.; Morest, Vanessa Smith, Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
Community colleges enroll almost half of all undergraduates in the United States. These two-year colleges manifest the American commitment to accessible and affordable higher education. With about 1,200 institutions nationwide, community colleges have made significant progress over the past decade in opening access and have become the critical…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, Case Studies, Institutional Mission
Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2009
This annual newsletter contains updates on the latest CCRC research, new publications and details of upcoming presentations at major conferences. The feature article in this issue, "Addressing the Needs of Underprepared Students," by Thomas Bailey, summarizes the discussion found in the paper "Challenge and Opportunity: Rethinking the Role and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Research, Remedial Instruction, Developmental Studies Programs
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2008
Recognizing the need to strengthen the community college pathway, the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance has undertaken an initiative on community colleges. Through its research, the Committee has noted three critical transition points for students who start at a community college and intend to obtain a bachelor's degree:…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Advisory Committees, Community Colleges, Academic Persistence
West, Mark I. – Teaching and Learning Literature with Children and Young Adults, 1998
Discusses Thomas Bailey Aldrich's "The Story of a Bad Boy" (written in 1868), one of the first children's books in the United States to introduce realism to children's literature. Describes the book's appealing qualities, and Aldrich's life and career. Lists classic elements of the book, and suggests six activities for stimulating student…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
Shaw, Kathleen M., Ed.; Heller, Donald E., Ed. – Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2007
This is an opportune time for researchers in higher education to examine policy via cross-state comparative analyses. Momentous court, legislative and policy developments that impact state-level higher education policy are emerging at a rapid rate. The states have emerged as postsecondary policy innovators in the areas of student financing,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research
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Graham, Patricia Albjerg, Ed.; Stacey, Nevzer G., Ed. – 2002
The Committee on the Impact of the Changing Economy on the Education System of the Center for Education, National Research Council, held a workshop to discuss changes in postsecondary education practices in response to economic factors. The report results from the Committees deliberations, the discussions at the workshop, and the papers prepared…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Change, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
Bailey, Thomas R., Ed. – 1995
Contributors to this volume address the feasibility of work-based education as a reform for the U.S. educational system and consider whether such strategies will work with large numbers of students. Costs, problems of implementation, and alternative approaches are discussed. The following papers are presented: (1) "Introduction" (Thomas Bailey);…
Descriptors: Costs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Employers
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National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board. – 1998
Traditionally, vocational mathematics and precollege mathematics have been separate in schools. This book illuminates the interplay between technical and academic mathematics. This collection of essays by mathematicians, educators, and other experts is enhanced with illustrative tasks from workplace and everyday contexts that suggest ways to…
Descriptors: Algebra, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, High Schools
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Bailey, Thomas – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
Developmental education is one of the most difficult issues confronting community colleges. Community colleges are charged with teaching students college-level material, yet a majority of their students arrive with academic skills in at least one subject area that are judged to be too weak to allow them to engage successfully in college-level…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Program Effectiveness, Two Year College Students
Bailey, Thomas – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2009
This Brief reviews evidence on students who enter community college with weak academic skills, and it summarizes study findings on the effectiveness of developmental education. It suggests that, on average, developmental education is not very effective in overcoming student weaknesses. The report concludes with recommendations for a reform…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change
Halperin, Samuel, Ed. – 1998
The 10 papers in this report review what the United States has accomplished for late-adolescents and young adults in the past decade since publication of "The Forgotten Half." The consensus from the 15 authors is that many developments have not been encouraging. "Today's Forgotten Half: Still Losing Ground" (Samuel Halperin), a review of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, College Bound Students, Community Programs, Demography
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