ERIC Number: ED541594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. Volume 24
Smart, John C., Ed.
Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research (MS)
Features of this book include: (1) Authoritative in the field of higher education; (2) Provides state-of-the-art reviews on a wide range of topics in the study of higher education; (3) Attracts annual contributions from distinguished scholars around the world; and (4) Chapters are frequently cited in major higher education journals. Published annually since 1985, 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. The Handbook focuses on twelve general areas that encompass the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world. Contents include: (1) Why Financial Aid Matters (or Doesn't) for College Success: Toward a New Interdisciplinary Perspective (Sara Goldrick-Rab); (2) The Use of Matching Methods in Higher Education Research: Answering Whether Attendance at a Two-Year Institution Results in Differences in Educational Attainment (C. Lockwood Reynolds and Stephen L. DesJardins); (3) Othering Research, Researching the Other: De/colonizing Approaches to Qualitative Inquiry (Kakali Bhattacharya); (4) The Cultural Capital of Cultural and Social Capital (Glenda D. Musoba and Benjamin Baez); (5) The Rise and Fall of Need-Based Grants: A Critical Review of Presidential Discourses on Higher Education, 1964-1984 (Julie R. Posselt); (6) A Review of Attributional Retraining Treatments: Fostering Engagement and Persistence in Vulnerable Students (Tara L. Haynes and Raymond P. Perry); (7) Globalization, Social Movements, and the American University (Robert A. Rhoads and Amy Liu); (8) Hispanics and Higher Education: An Overview of Research, Theory and Practice (Amaury Nora and Gloria Crisp); (9) Turning from Time to Space: Conceptualizing Faculty Work (Aaron M. Kuntz); (10) Student Aid and Its Role in Educational Persistence (Donald Hossler); and (11) Enter the Dragon?: China's Higher Education Returns to the World Community (Rui Yang).
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Persistence, Student Financial Aid, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries, Social Distance, Social Capital, Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Interdisciplinary Approach, Two Year Colleges, Cultural Capital, Learner Engagement, Global Approach, Hispanic Americans, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: China