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ERIC Number: EJ1172638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0151
Demography of Honors: The Census of U.S. Honors Programs and Colleges
Scott, Richard I.; Smith, Patricia J.; Cognard-Black, Andrew J.
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v18 n1 p189-224 Spr-Sum 2017
Beginning in 2013 and spanning four research articles, we have implemented an empirical analysis protocol for honors education that is rooted in demography (Scott; Scott and Smith; Smith and Scott "Growth"; Smith and Scott, "Demography"). The goal of this protocol is to describe the structure and distribution of the honors population, but instead of a focus on aggregates of students or faculty and staff, the educational institution is the unit of analysis. This organizational demography has answered many questions about the growth of honors throughout collegiate education over time (Smith and Scott, "Growth"); documenting infrastructural and programmatic differences between honors colleges and programs, and between those programs at two-year and four-year institutions (Scott); identifying the existence of all institutions offering honors education in the United States and how they are grouped by institutional mission and control (Scott and Smith); and mapping the location and regional affiliation of all honors programs and colleges in the United States (Smith and Scott, "Demography").
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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