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ERIC Number: EJ854365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0195-7597
Concluding Messages: The Toolbox Revisited--Paths to Degree Completion from High School through College
Adelman, Clifford
Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, v28 n1 p31-56 Fall 2005
Compared to its predecessor, "Answers in the Tool Box," the preponderance of the "Toolbox Revisited" story has been on the postsecondary side of the matriculation line. Implicitly, it calls on colleges, universities, and community colleges to be a great deal more interventionary in the precollegiate world, to be more self-reflective about the paths they offer from high school through their own territories. It also calls on them both to fortify their institutional research capacities and integrate them more intimately with academic advising and course scheduling. Beyond the fundamental banner of institutional fortification, there are three sets of messages impelled by both studies. In this article, the author discusses these three sets of messages and describes the problems of dissonant statistics that are thrown around about student progress and the language used in describing what happens to the education system. The author illustrates a few paired terms that are contrary rhetorics and provides reiterations of themes and conclusions. (Contains 1 figure, 17 tables and 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A