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Walpole, MaryBeth, Ed. – ASHE Higher Education Report, 2007
This volume examines conceptual frameworks and models that flow from scholars' definitions and operationalizations of social class: status attainment theory, human capital theory, the financial nexus model, Bourdieuian theory, and critical race theory. Since students often have multiple social locations that affect their educational process, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Human Capital, Definitions
Bard, Joe; Gardener, Clark; Wieland, Regi – National Rural Education Association (NJ1), 2005
The consolidation of rural schools in the United States has been a controversial topic for policy-makers, school administrators, and rural communities since the 1800s. Issues in the consolidation movement have been concerns of efficiency, economics, student achievement, school size, and community identity. Throughout the history of schooling in…
Descriptors: School Size, Rural Areas, Declining Enrollment, Consolidated Schools
Weis, Lois, Ed. – 1988
This volume of essays on class, race, and gender in American education contains an introduction by Lois Weis. Cameron McCarthy and Michael W. Apple contributed an overview, "Race, Class, and Gender in American Educational Research: Toward a Nonsynchronous Parallelist Position." The book has two parts. Part 1, "Different Knowledge,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
Sharpes, Donald K. – 1983
Social science concepts have an impact on the study of teacher education in developing countries, and teacher education is a primary social force woven throughout the study of national development. A recommended approach to research on teacher education combines a study of how education influences, and in turn is influenced by, other developmental…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Factors, Global Approach, Higher Education
Shultz, James A. – 1995
This report identities significant characteristics and implications of state programs that provide financial aid to students in private, independent non-profit colleges and universities and describes one program in detail, Virginia's Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) Program. Following an introduction in Section 1, Section 2 reviews the scope of…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Students, Educational Policy, Government School Relationship
Bornstein, Marc H., Ed.; Davidson, Lucy, Ed.; Keyes, Corey L. M., Ed.; Moore, Kristin A., Ed. – 2003
This book offers a holistic examination of well-being across the life course by experts in psychology, sociology, child development, and medicine, and describes foundational strengths for well-being from infancy through adulthood. The chapters are: (1) "A Brief History of the Study of Well-Being in Children and Adults" (Kristin A. Moore…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Adults, Child Development
Maryland Univ. System Administration, Adelphi. – 1996
This report examines the use of the name "University of Maryland System" (UMS) to characterize the state's university system and its 13 institutions. It is noted that the UMS name is somewhat misleading, in that it suggests that the system comprises only the seven institutions with "University of Maryland" in their name. The…
Descriptors: Educational History, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Public Policy