Author: Edward B. Fiske
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Category: Study Aids
Draws on interviews with administrators and students to furnish data on three hundred of the country's most prominent colleges.
Author: Edward B. Fiske
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
Featuring new at-a-glance charts for easy statistical comparison among colleges, a highly regarded, fully revised guide provides thorough and up-to-date profiles of more than three hundred state and private colleges and universities, with ratings of each institution's academics, social life, and quality of life, and highlights the forty-three best buys. Original. 75,000 first printing.
Author: Edward B Fiske,Bruce G Hammond
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Study Aids
Find the college that's right for you! An A Z of admissions secrets, The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College takes you behind the scenes of the college application process. The expert advice and tips in this book will help you get accepted at the schools of your choice. This clear, accessible guide takes students and their parents step-by-step through the admissions process. Learn: --How to choose the right college --How to get off a waiting list and get accepted --How to write winning essays --How to use the Internet in the application process --How admissions officers really rank applicants --How to interview successfully --How to construct a successful application --How to get the most financial aid --And much more! This is the best resource for helping students get into the schools of their choice. Edward B. Fiske served for 17 years as Education Editor of The New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He wrote the bestselling annual, The Fiske Guide to Colleges, to help them. Bruce G. Hammond was editor in chief of The Insider's Guide to the Colleges and was managing editor of four editions of The Fiske Guide to Colleges. He is the author of Discounts and Deals at the Nation's 360 Best Colleges and is the school and college expert at Parent Soup, a division of iVillage.com.
Strategies, tips, and tools you need to succeed in school!
Author: Cynthia C Muchnick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Here's something worth learning: Studying doesn't have to be a chore! This fun and accessible resource provides the tools you need to develop better study habits, boost your grades, and position yourself for academic success. Educational consultant Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick uses a wide range of ideas taken from hundreds of students to help you find a unique, effective method suited for your individual learning style. You'll improve transcripts for college applications, ace standardized tests, and become a better student at any level of education. This indispensable guide shows you how to: Get the most out of class time Use the best strategies for note-taking and memorizing Improve writing skills Prepare completely for tests Safely and effectively conduct online research Use Skype, iChat, or social media to form study groups With this guide in your backpack, you'll be able to balance school and activities, avoid pre-test panic, and achieve consistently better results.
Why the Best Colleges May Be Your Worst Choice
Author: Robert David Honigman
Category: Study Aids
Robert Honigman has studied and written about higher education for more than 25 years. He is the author of University Secrets. In Choosing a College he’ll tell you things you won’t learn in a classroom. · Chapter One gives 50 key questions to ask in selecting a college. · Chapter Two presents a critical history of American university. · Chapter Three discusses why a liberal education is important. · Chapter Four suggests why you shouldn’t go to elite research universities like Harvard or Berkeley, even if admitted. · Chapter Five describes how major universities are sorting us into “winners” and “losers”. · Chapter Six offers some final advice on education and choosing a college. · Appendices A-D present thumbnail sketches of Harvard, Michigan, Berkeley, and Texas A&M. · A final appendix makes proposals for university reform. To get the best college education you can, read Choosing a College.
Reframing a Social Problem / Changing the Culture
Author: George W. Dowdall
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Drinking is recognized as one of the most important problems confronting students on campus today, with major impacts on health and safety. This book answers crucial questions about why students drink, examines its complex links to campus crime and sexual assault, and offers new insights on how to address the issue. It differs from other studies of college drinking by dispelling the myth that the problem is universal. Dowdall’s research reveals that the incidence of alcohol abuse varies enormously between colleges, and in doing so identifies interventions and policies that have been effective, and those that have failed. His study is also unique in looking “upstream” at the broader cultural, organizational and social forces that shape this behavior, where most studies focus only on “downstream” behaviors, well after students have selected their college and have started drinking. Students and parents can take action to lower the risk of binge drinking by following the book’s recommendations, and consulting the data it provides about alcohol violations and crime at thousands of colleges. For administrators and student affairs personnel, it both defines and illuminates the issue, and outlines effective interventions.
Volume 17: Education
Author: Clarence L. Mohr
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Offering a broad, up-to-date reference to the long history and cultural legacy of education in the American South, this timely volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture surveys educational developments, practices, institutions, and politics from the colonial era to the present. With over 130 articles, this book covers key topics in education, including academic freedom; the effects of urbanization on segregation, desegregation, and resegregation; African American and women's education; and illiteracy. These entries, as well as articles on prominent educators, such as Booker T. Washington and C. Vann Woodward, and major southern universities, colleges, and trade schools, provide an essential context for understanding the debates and battles that remain deeply imbedded in southern education. Framed by Clarence Mohr's historically rich introductory overview, the essays in this volume comprise a greatly expanded and thoroughly updated survey of the shifting southern education landscape and its development over the span of four centuries.
An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
Category: American literature
A Cautionary Tale
Author: Edward B. Fiske,Helen F. Ladd
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
In 1989 New Zealand embarked on what is arguably the most thorough and dramatic transformation of a compulsory state education system ever undertaken by an industrialized country. Under a plan known as Tomorrow's Schools this island nation of 3.8 million people abolished its national Department of Education and turned control of its nearly 2,700 primary and secondary schools over to locally elected boards of trustees. Virtually overnight, one of the world's most tightly controlled public education systems became one of the most decentralized. Two years later, in 1991, with a new government in power, New Zealand enacted further reforms that introduced full parental choice of schools and encouraged the development of a competitive culture in the state education system. Debate rages in the United States about whether similar reforms would improve the performance of the country's troubled public school system. Judgments about the potential benefits of these ideas, as well as the general relevance of economic models to educational systems, tap into deeply held values, and discussion in the U.S. has been hampered by the lack of practical experience with them. The extended and widespread experiences of New Zealand, whose school system functions much like our own, provide U.S. policy makers with a wide range of appropriate insights and implications to consider as they gauge the merits of bold education reform. When Schools Compete is the first book to provide detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis of the New Zealand experiment. Combining the perceptive observations of a prominent education journalist and the analytical skills of an academic policy analyst, this book will help supporters and critics of market-based education reforms better anticipate the potential long-term consequences of applying ideas of market competition to the delivery of education.