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Making College Work

Author : Harry J. Holzer
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Practical solutions for improving higher education opportunities for disadvantaged students Too many disadvantaged college students in America do not complete their coursework or receive any college credential, while others earn degrees or certificates with little labor market value. Large numbers of these students also struggle to pay for college, and some incur debts that they have difficulty repaying. The authors provide a new review of the causes of these problems and offer promising policy solutions. The circumstances affecting disadvantaged students stem both from issues on the individual side, such as weak academic preparation and financial pressures, and from institutional failures. Low-income students disproportionately attend schools that are underfunded and have weak performance incentives, contributing to unsatisfactory outcomes for many students. Some solutions, including better financial aid or academic supports, target individual students. Other solutions, such as stronger linkages between coursework and the labor market and more structured paths through the curriculum, are aimed at institutional reforms. All students, and particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, also need better and varied pathways both to college and directly to the job market, beginning in high school. We can improve college outcomes, but must also acknowledge that we must make hard choices and face difficult tradeoffs in the process. While no single policy is guaranteed to greatly improve college and career outcomes, implementing a number of evidence-based policies and programs together has the potential to improve these outcomes substantially.

Making It in a Down Economy College Work Savings Tips

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What Limits College Success

Author : Philip Oreopoulos
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Holzer and Baum's recent book, 'Making College Work: Pathways to Success for Disadvantaged Students,' provides an excellent up-to-date review of higher education. My review first summarizes its key themes: 1) who gains from college and why? 2) mismatch and the need for more structure; 3) problems with remediation; 4) financial barriers and 5) the promise of comprehensive support. I then critique the book's proposed solutions using some of my own qualitative and quantitative data. Some recommendations are worth considering, while others are too expensive or unlikely to make a meaningful difference without addressing the underlying lack of preparedness and motivation of college students. I argue that making mandatory some existing services, such as application assistance and advice, proactive tutoring and advising, and greater career transition support, has the most immediate potential.

Making College Affordability a Priority

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
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Making the Most of Your College Education

Author : Marianne Ragins
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Making the Most of Your College Education demonstrates that in order to be more competitive and marketable in the workplace, it is necessary to partake of the myriad opportunities the college/university environment holds. This invaluable guide, rich with anecdotes from students across the nation, presents the many overlooked and underutilized resources that college campuses offer. It illustrates how learning begins in, and extends far beyond, the classroom. This indispensable book shows you how to pack your college years with career-building experiences that can lead to graduate and professional schools clamoring to admit you; how to write an impressive professional resume; and how to gain keen entrepreneurial skills, an investment portfolio, and multiple job offers.

Making College Affordable Again

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Making ADD Work

Author : Blythe Grossberg
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Career consultant and psychologist Blythe Grossberg offers advice on managing A.D.D. symptoms that arise during daily work routines-and provides insights from well-known entrepreneurs, CEOs, professional athletes, and others afflicted with the condition who paved their way to success.

Doing More with Less

Author : Joshua C. Hall
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This volume contains a collection of papers by economists which examine the various strategies for cutting costs and improving productivity in higher education in the United States. The dramatic increase in the cost of attending most colleges and universities in recent years has led to increasing concerns regarding college affordability. In addition, with nearly 35 percent of full-time college students failing to receive a bachelor’s degree within six years of enrolling in an institution of higher education, the productivity of colleges and universities has also been called into question. Systematic reform of higher education has intensified as a result of the large amount of public and private dollars flowing into it. The chapters in this volume, while recognizing it may be the primary source of the problem, also understand that the political forces behind the subsidization of higher education are unlikely to wane. The contributors examine several areas of possible reform from an economic perspective, including financial aid systems, athletics, and the organization of universities and university systems with an emphasis on identifying the types of reforms that are most likely to result in improvements as well as those that may make things worse. This volume will be of interest to economists, education researchers and policymakers concerned with education reform.

88 Money Making Writing Jobs

Author : Robert Bly
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THE BEST WAYS TO MAKE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WRITING! Writers today are no longer just working on books and newspapers. Businesses, advertisers, and hundreds of other outlets are desperate for people who can craft effective messages and persuade people with their words. A strong writer can make $50 to $200 per hour, or even more... if you know where to find the work. Robert Bly is a professional writer who makes more than $600,000 per year from his writing. Now, he's ready to share his secrets. 88 Money-Making Writing Jobs presents the best outlets writers can find to turn their words into profit (including many that few people think to seek out). Along with an overview of each job, you'll discover: A breakdown of what it typically pays The nuts and bolts of what you'll write What it takes to work in the field How to get started Resources for finding the work For anyone serious about a career as a writer, this guide offers the best information on how to make incredible money in ways that are fun, challenging, and make the most of your writing talents.

Making the Right College Choice

Author : Annalise Silivanch
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This book provides an overview of educational options after high school, including taking a "gap year" before pursuing more education and distance learning, and includes information on the application process, financial considerations, dealing with family expectations, and more.

Making Distance Education Work

Author : S. Joseph Levine
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A guide for effective development & delivery of distance education programs. Focuses on principles of distance education, clarifications of who distance education learners are, and examples of learner-focused distance education programs. An essential reference for those about to create distance education programs, those currently conducting distance education programs, and learners who are considering the challenge of learning at a distance. "This is a must-read for all educators and learners who are committed to enhancing and succeeding in teaching and learning at a distance. From theoretical grounding in adult learning to very unique, practical tools and suggestions that translate theory into successful practice, this book brings forth essential new insights to the distance education arena. We come away challenged to further enhance our own efforts in formal and nonformal distance education." (Joan Cybela, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Extension)

Learning to work making the transition from school to work

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Over the past decade, public attention has been drawn to the difficulties that many young adults are having in finding their way in the changing economy and earning a decent living. A broad movement is emerging across the country to better connect school with career opportunities and further education to help these young adults succeed. In 1994 Congress responded by passing the School to Work Opportunities Act (STWOA), which assists states and localities in establishing comprehensive school to work transition systems. Soon after the school to work legislation was passed by Congress, OTA was asked by the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources and the House Committee on Education and Labor to assess the potential and problems of work based learning as a component of school to work. As the report shows, work based learning has considerable promise but will be difficult to implement. Work based learning can potentially help students see the relevance of their academic studies later in life, allow students to explore career options, and help them develop needed occupational skills. But the implementation of good work based learning programs will require considerable effort on the part of schools and participating businesses. Whether many businesses can be recruited to participate remains to be seen.

Making the Most of College

Author : Richard J. Light
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Draws on years of research and interviews with undergraduates to explore the choices students make to obtain an enriching college experience.

Making Classroom Inquiry Work

Author : Robert P. Pelton
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This book is designed to serve those who wish to delve deep into their action research or as leaders in teacher research and reflective practice.

Making Media Work

Author : Derek Johnson
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The management and labor culture of the entertainment industry. In popular culture, management in the media industry is frequently understood as the work of network executives, studio developers, and market researchers—“the suits”—who oppose the more productive forces of creative talent and subject that labor to the inefficiencies and risk aversion of bureaucratic hierarchies. However, such portrayals belie the reality of how media management operates as a culture of shifting discourses, dispositions, and tactics that create meaning, generate value, and shape media work throughout each moment of production and consumption. Making Media Work aims to provide a deeper and more nuanced understanding of management within the entertainment industries. Drawing from work in critical sociology and cultural studies, the collection theorizes management as a pervasive, yet flexible set of principlesdrawn upon by a wide range of practitioners—artists, talent scouts, performers, directors, show runners, and more—in their ongoing efforts to articulate relationships and bridge potentially discordant forces within the media industries. The contributors interrogate managerial labor and identity, shine a light on how management understands its roles within cultural and creative contexts, and reconfigure the complex relationship between labor and managerial authority as productive rather than solely prohibitive. Engaging with primary evidence gathered through interviews, archives, and trade materials, the essays offer tremendous insight into how management is understood and performed within media industry contexts. The volume as a whole traces the changing roles of management both historically and in the contemporary moment within US and international contexts, and across a range of media forms, from film and television to video games and social media.

Schools Making A Difference

Author : Thrupp, Martin
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Does an effective school really come about through the actions of teachers and school leaders, or does it also require an advantaged student intake? This question reflects a longstanding research debate about whether or not the social class mix of a school's student intake has much effect on individual achievement. Schools Making a Difference: Let's Be Realistic! presents new evidence which suggests that school mix is likely to be important because of the way many school processes are deeply influenced by student intake characteristics. Low socioeconomic schools face numerous intake-related constraints which make them highly resistant to improvement efforts. By suggesting that 'failing' schools are often overwhelmed rather than ineffective, this book provides a sympathetic reappraisal of the performance of teachers and school leaders in such schools. It also offers a critical response to the often unrealistic claims of the school effectiveness and school improvement movement and a fresh critique of market reforms in education.

Making Your Education Work For You

Author : Gordon W. Green
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In today's challenging economy, students need every advantage to compete effectively. Making Your Education Work For You is a proven system, developed by Dr. Gordon Green, to help students realize their full academic potential and land the job of their dreams. Dr. Green's fool-proof system covers all of the essential skills needed for maximizing academic success and turning that success into a successful career. Making Your Education Work for You shows students how to: *Work with parents for success *Maximize the academic experience *Earn top grades *Find educational assistance *Engage in effective job planning *Secure career success More than just a "how-to", Making Your Education Work For You contains valuable information on how a good education leads to a good life, the value of getting good grades, setting goals, establishing contacts, gaining work experience and career planning. The appendices include suggested reading lists and other educational resources, and Dr. Green's own Academic Transcript, which proves his "Straight-A" system really works. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Making the Grade

Author : Howard Saul Becker
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Based on three years of detailed anthropological observation, this account of undergraduate culture portrays students' academic relations to faculty and administration as one of subjection. With rare intervals in crisis moments, student life has always been dominated by grades and grade point averages. The authors of "Making the Grade "maintain that, though it has taken different forms from tune to time, the emphasis on grades has persisted in academic life. From this premise they argue that the social organization giving rise to this emphasis has remained remarkably stable throughout the century. Becker, Geer, and Hughes discuss various aspects of college life and examine the degree of autonomy students have over each facet of their lives. Students negotiate with authorities the conditions of campus political and organizational life--the student government, independent student organizations, and the student newspaper--and preserve substantial areas of autonomous action for themselves. Those same authorities leave them to run such aspects of their private lives as friendships and dating as they wish. But, when it comes to academic matters, students are subject to the decisions of college faculties and administrators. Becker deals with this continuing lack of autonomy in student life in his new introduction. He also examines new phenomena, such as the impact of "grade inflation" and how the world of real adult work has increasingly made professional and technical expertise, in addition to high grades, the necessary condition for success. "Making the Grade "continues to be an unparalleled contribution to the studies of academics, students, and college life. It will be of interest to university administrators, professors, students, and sociologists.

Making Mark Twain Work in the Classroom

Author : James S. Leonard
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A collection of articles on Twain’s work expressing a broad range of critical perspectives and pedagogical methods, intended to address race, gender and class issues in the classroom.

Making Managers in Universities and Colleges

Author : Prichard
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This book provides an alternative means of discussing the development and significance of managers and management in universities and colleges.