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Baum, Sandy; McPherson, Michael – Princeton University Press, 2022
We often think that a college degree will open doors to opportunity regardless of one's background or upbringing. In this eye-opening book, two of today's leading economists argue that higher education alone cannot overcome the lasting effects of inequality that continue to plague us, and offer sensible solutions for building a more just and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Bias, Outcomes of Education, Academic Degrees
Orfield, Gary – Princeton University Press, 2022
In our unequal society, families of color fully share the dream of college but their children often attend schools that do not prepare them, and the higher education system gives the best opportunities to the most privileged. Students of color hope for college but often face a dead end. For many young people, racial inequality puts them at a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Race, Educational Policy, College Preparation
Coven, Martha B. – Princeton University Press, 2022
Writing is an essential skill in today's workplace. From messaging platforms and social media to traditional forms of communication like memos and reports, we rely on words more than ever. Given how much reading we do on mobile devices, being able to write succinctly is critical to success. "Writing on the Job" is an incisive guide to…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Best Practices, Writing Skills, Job Skills
Zaloom, Caitlin – Princeton University Press, 2021
The struggle to pay for college is a defining feature of middle-class life in America. Caitlin Zaloom takes readers into homes of families throughout the nation to reveal the hidden consequences of student debt and the ways that financing college has transformed our most sacred relationships. She describes the profound moral conflicts for parents…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Paying for College, Middle Class, Family Relationship
Marks, Jonathan – Princeton University Press, 2021
Not so long ago, conservative intellectuals such as William F. Buckley Jr. believed universities were worth fighting for. Today, conservatives seem more inclined to burn them down. In "Let's Be Reasonable," conservative political theorist and professor Jonathan Marks finds in liberal education an antidote to this despair, arguing that…
Descriptors: General Education, Political Attitudes, Higher Education, Educational Philosophy
Bain, Ken – Princeton University Press, 2021
Decades of research have produced profound insights into how student learning and motivation can be unleashed--and it's not through technology or even the best of lectures. In "Super Courses," education expert and bestselling author Ken Bain tells the fascinating story of enterprising college, graduate school, and high school teachers…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study, College Faculty
Robert, Henry Martyn; Loss, Christopher P. – Princeton University Press, 2021
If you have ever attended a town meeting or business lunch, or participated in a church group or department meeting, or served on a faculty senate or maybe just watched C-SPAN, then you have likely encountered "Robert's Rules of Order." This critical edition of Henry M. Robert's essential guide to parliamentary procedure features the…
Descriptors: Meetings, Parliamentary Procedures, Higher Education, Democracy
Gable, Rachel – Princeton University Press, 2021
College has long been viewed as an opportunity for advancement and mobility for talented students regardless of background. Yet for first generation students, elite universities can often seem like bastions of privilege, with unspoken academic norms and social rules. "The Hidden Curriculum" draws on more than one hundred in-depth…
Descriptors: Hidden Curriculum, First Generation College Students, Institutional Characteristics, Universities
Golann, Joanne W. – Princeton University Press, 2021
Silent, single-file lines. Detention for putting a head on a desk. Rules for how to dress, how to applaud, how to complete homework. Walk into some of the most acclaimed urban schools today and you will find similar recipes of behavior, designed to support student achievement. But what do these "scripts" accomplish? Immersing readers…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Discipline, School Culture, Urban Schools
Frank, David John; Meyer, John W. – Princeton University Press, 2020
The university is experiencing an unprecedented level of success today, as more universities in more countries educate more students in more fields. At the same time, the university has become central to a knowledge society based on the belief that everyone can, through higher education, access universal truths and apply them in the name of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Knowledge Economy, College Role
Bok, Derek – Princeton University Press, 2020
In recent decades, cognitive psychologists have cast new light on human development and given colleges new possibilities for helping students acquire skills and qualities that will enhance their lives and increase their contributions to society. In this landmark book, Derek Bok explores how colleges can reap the benefits of these discoveries and…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Educational Change, Undergraduate Study, Personality Traits
Finn, Chester E., Jr.; Scanlan, Andrew E. – Princeton University Press, 2019
The Advanced Placement program stands as the foremost source of college-level academics for millions of high school students in the United States and beyond. More than 22,000 schools now participate in it, across nearly forty subjects, from Latin and art to calculus and computer science. Yet remarkably little has been known about how this…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Educational History, High School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
Geiger, Roger L. – Princeton University Press, 2019
American higher education is nearly four centuries old. But in the decades after World War II, as government and social support surged and enrollments exploded, the role of colleges and universities in American society changed dramatically. Roger Geiger provides the most complete and in-depth history of this remarkable transformation, taking…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational History, College Role, Educational Change
Johnson, Dana T. – Princeton University Press, 2019
Getting into college takes plenty of hard work, but knowing what your professors expect of you once you get there can be even more challenging. "Will This Be on the Test?" is the essential survival guide for high-school students making the transition to college academics. In this entertaining and informative book, Dana Johnson shares…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Environment, Teacher Student Relationship, Assignments
Stevens, Mitchell L.; Miller-Idriss, Cynthia; Shami, Seteney – Princeton University Press, 2018
U.S. research universities have long endeavored to be cosmopolitan places, yet the disciplines of economics, political science, and sociology have remained stubbornly parochial. Despite decades of government and philanthropic investment in international scholarship, the most prestigious academic departments still favor research and expertise on…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Researchers, Tenure, Competition
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