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Perfect Phrases for Medical School Acceptance (Paperback, Ed): Paul Bodine Perfect Phrases for Medical School Acceptance (Paperback, Ed)
Paul Bodine
R321 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R46 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Perfect Phrases for Getting Accepted

Whether you're applying to law school, business school, or medical school, it's essential to have the right phrases at your fingertips. Students need to be ready to stand out in essays, to impress during the interview, and to articulate the principles of their profession clearly and succinctly. The Perfect Phrases series gives these aspiring professionals the words they need for every step of the application process.

The Next Twenty-Five Years - Affirmative Action in Higher Education in the United States and South Africa (Paperback): David L.... The Next Twenty-Five Years - Affirmative Action in Higher Education in the United States and South Africa (Paperback)
David L. Featherman, Marvin Krislov, Martin Hall
R165 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R23 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A penetrating exploration of affirmative action's continued place in 21st-century higher education, The next twenty-five years assembles the viewpoints of some of the most influential scholars, educators, university leaders, and public officials. Its comparative essays range the political spectrum and debates in two nations to survey the legal, political, social, economic, and moral dimensions of affirmative action and its role in helping higher education contribute to a just, equitable, and vital society.

Clinical Psychology Internship for Underrepresented Students - An Inclusive Approach to Higher Education (Paperback): Anatasia... Clinical Psychology Internship for Underrepresented Students - An Inclusive Approach to Higher Education (Paperback)
Anatasia Kim, Abigail Johal
R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This text introduces Taking Flight, a year-long clinical psychology internship program to be implemented for students of color and first-generation college-bound students. The program offers hands-on opportunities for participants to develop skills that will propel them to seek advanced degrees in mental health. The book offers a comprehensive internship curriculum based on a culturally affirming mentorship framework that aims to increase interns' exposure of clinical psychology, build confidence in their ability, and foster a sense of belonging as a means to inspire educational and career pursuits in the field. Chapters cover topics such as common mental health concerns; self-reflections and insights; research and clinical approaches; capstone projects and presentations; and integration of knowledge, skills, and self-concept. An appendix includes worksheets to utilize throughout the course of the program. The program is designed to be operated within psychology departments in partnership with local high schools. The text will guide mental health providers and school professionals to executing this program in the hopes of ensuring a more diverse and inclusive clinical psychology workforce.

The Royal College of Music and its Contexts - An Artistic and Social History (Hardcover): David C. H. Wright The Royal College of Music and its Contexts - An Artistic and Social History (Hardcover)
David C. H. Wright
R2,263 Discovery Miles 22 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Located between the great Victorian museums of South Kensington and the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal College of Music, founded in 1883, has been a central influence on British musical life ever since. This wide-ranging account places the College within its musical and educational environments. It argues that the RCM's significance lies not only in its famous performers and composers, but also the generations of its more anonymous former students who have done so much to improve the musical life of the localities in which they have worked as teachers and animateurs. As a cultural history, this account also captures how significantly society's consumption of music - from new technologies to the altered perspectives of historical and world musics - has changed since the College was founded, and how very different our points of musical reference now are. This study traces the effects of such developments on the College's work.

The Privileged Poor - How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students (Paperback): Anthony Abraham Jack The Privileged Poor - How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students (Paperback)
Anthony Abraham Jack
R359 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R53 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An NPR Favorite Book of the Year "Breaks new ground on social and educational questions of great import." -Washington Post "An essential work, humane and candid, that challenges and expands our understanding of the lives of contemporary college students." -Paul Tough, author of Helping Children Succeed "Eye-opening...Brings home the pain and reality of on-campus poverty and puts the blame squarely on elite institutions." -Washington Post "Jack's investigation redirects attention from the matter of access to the matter of inclusion...His book challenges universities to support the diversity they indulge in advertising." -New Yorker The Ivy League looks different than it used to. College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doors-and their coffers-to support a more diverse student body. But is it enough just to admit these students? In this bracing expose, Anthony Jack shows that many students' struggles continue long after they've settled in their dorms. Admission, they quickly learn, is not the same as acceptance. This powerfully argued book documents how university policies and campus culture can exacerbate preexisting inequalities and reveals why some students are harder hit than others.

Clinical Psychology Internship for Underrepresented Students - An Inclusive Approach to Higher Education (Hardcover): Anatasia... Clinical Psychology Internship for Underrepresented Students - An Inclusive Approach to Higher Education (Hardcover)
Anatasia Kim, Abigail Johal
R3,093 Discovery Miles 30 930 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This text introduces Taking Flight, a year-long clinical psychology internship program to be implemented for students of color and first-generation college-bound students. The program offers hands-on opportunities for participants to develop skills that will propel them to seek advanced degrees in mental health. The book offers a comprehensive internship curriculum based on a culturally affirming mentorship framework that aims to increase interns' exposure of clinical psychology, build confidence in their ability, and foster a sense of belonging as a means to inspire educational and career pursuits in the field. Chapters cover topics such as common mental health concerns; self-reflections and insights; research and clinical approaches; capstone projects and presentations; and integration of knowledge, skills, and self-concept. An appendix includes worksheets to utilize throughout the course of the program. The program is designed to be operated within psychology departments in partnership with local high schools. The text will guide mental health providers and school professionals to executing this program in the hopes of ensuring a more diverse and inclusive clinical psychology workforce.

The Attack on Higher Education - The Dissolution of the American University (Hardcover, New edition): Ronald G Musto The Attack on Higher Education - The Dissolution of the American University (Hardcover, New edition)
Ronald G Musto
R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

American higher education is under attack today as never before. A growing right-wing narrative portrays academia as corrupt, irrelevant, costly, and dangerous to both students and the nation. Budget cuts, attacks on liberal arts and humanities disciplines, faculty layoffs and retrenchments, technology displacements, corporatization, and campus closings have accelerated over the past decade. In this timely volume, Ronald Musto draws on historical precedent - Henry VIII's dissolution of British monasteries in the 1530s - for his study of the current threats to American higher education. He shows how a triad of forces - authority, separateness, and innovation - enabled monasteries to succeed, and then suddenly and unexpectedly to fail. Musto applies this analogy to contemporary academia. Despite higher education's vital centrality to American culture and economy, a powerful, anti-liberal narrative is severely damaging its reputation among parents, voters, and politicians. Musto offers a comprehensive account of this narrative from the mid-twentieth century to the present, as well as a new set of arguments to counter criticisms and rebuild the image of higher education.

The Case against Education - Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money (Paperback): Bryan Caplan The Case against Education - Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money (Paperback)
Bryan Caplan; Bryan Caplan
R421 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R69 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education Despite being immensely popular-and immensely lucrative-education is grossly overrated. Now with a new afterword by Bryan Caplan, this explosive book argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skills but to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As only to forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for average workers, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy. Romantic notions about education being "good for the soul" must yield to careful research and common sense-The Case against Education points the way.

The Hill - An Illustrated Biography of Syracuse University, 1870-Present (Hardcover): John Robert Greene The Hill - An Illustrated Biography of Syracuse University, 1870-Present (Hardcover)
John Robert Greene
R877 R723 Discovery Miles 7 230 Save R154 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

John Robert Greene captures the spirit, grandeur, and rich history of Syracuse University -- known as The Hill -- in this photographic journey, which spans SU's 130 years.

With over four hundred photographs compiled from archives and private collections -- many never before published, Greene draws on his own expertise as a historian and author of two previous books on the history of Syracuse University to tell a compelling story of a unique institution.

From the early founders to the greatest Orange athletes to the eclectically beautiful campus, The Hill illustrates the life history of this majestic institution. Greene portrays generation after generation of teachers, students, athletes, and benefactors who have graced its halls.

The book concludes with an enlightening interview with University Chancellor Kenneth Shaw in which Shaw reveals his vision for Syracuse University in the twenty-first century.

Alumni and friends of Syracuse University will find that this cherished volume evokes not only personal memories but an estimable pride worthy of this noble and enduring institution.

Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color - The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College (Hardcover): Andrew... Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color - The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College (Hardcover)
Andrew Feiler
R748 R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Save R121 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This gathering of sixty images, along with the essays that frame them, gives us a new way to think about the too often troubled status of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The bell in the clock tower at Atlanta's Morris Brown College bears an inscription about the ideal of educational access, that it be "without regard to sex, race, or color." Yet most of the Morris Brown campus has lain silent for more than a decade. Established in 1881, it was all but shut down in 2002 after years of fiscal hardship were capped by a mismanagement scandal. Pride stillruns high among its alumni, however, and its current leadership vows to revive the school. Meanwhile, as Andrew Feiler's stirring photos show, Morris Brown is literally falling apart. In the spirit of those photographers who have documented the physical decline of our valued institutions-from small family farms to entire cities-Feiler points his lens at one embattled place and dares us to look away. Aiming to "open minds, trigger emotion, stimulate discussion, and, perhaps, prompt action," his images project a new layer of meaning onto the Morris Brown story. We see classrooms, dorms, gym facilities, and other spaces no longer alive with students, faculty, and staff but rather mired in a state of uncertainty where hopes of normality's return mutely battle a host of unwelcome alternate futures. We see how time passes without regard for academic years, regular maintenance cycles, or the other comings and goings that would ordinarily call attention to the leaks, invading animals, acts of vandalism, and other forces working to peel the paint from Morris Brown's walls, buckle its floors, and molder its furnishings. We see garbage piling up alongside sports trophies, scientific equipment, and other vestiges of the prouder past we would rather remember.

Life and Death in Higher Education PB - A Political and Sociological Analysis of British Colleges of Education (Paperback):... Life and Death in Higher Education PB - A Political and Sociological Analysis of British Colleges of Education (Paperback)
Clare Debenham
R1,002 R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 Save R396 (40%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This study is the result of many years of research but is topical because of the current teacher shortage. At its peak in 1961 there were 40,000 men and women who entered colleges of education in Britain compared to 50,000 who entered traditional universities. There have been interesting histories of individual colleges but this book takes a holistic approach which was supported by the historian Professor Asa Briggs. This controversial study is packed with fascinating facts that will intrigue and inform readers. As well as the relationship between colleges and schools social issues are analysed such as the role of working class teachers and the battles of women staff and students. New evidence is provided for the colleges' expansion and their sudden closure. The study draws on undiscovered official and local archival sources. An important feature is the testimony drawn from interviews from former college students, the oldest being 101 years. This immensely readable book appeals to general readers as well as specialist historians of education. It is of particular interest to teachers, especially those whose institutions were originally colleges of education. Political scientists and sociologists will find much of relevance, as will feminists who have enjoyed Debenham's last two published books.

The Missing Course - Everything They Never Taught You about College Teaching (Paperback): David Gooblar The Missing Course - Everything They Never Taught You about College Teaching (Paperback)
David Gooblar
R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

"An invaluable source of insight and wisdom on what it means to work with students. We've needed this book for a long time, and I'm glad it has finally arrived." -John Warner, author of Why They Can't Write "Gooblar critically diagnoses how teaching gets done (or doesn't) in modern colleges and universities, but he goes beyond critique, offering a series of activities, approaches, and strategies that instructors can implement." -Los Angeles Review of Books "This book is both warm and empirically-based, comprehensive but accessible, student-centered and also scientific. We're so lucky to have Gooblar as a guide, as he generously shares...a host of practical teaching tips amassed over a career." -Sarah Rose Cavanagh, author of The Spark of Learning College is changing, but the way we train academics is not. Most professors are taught to be researchers first and teachers a distant second, even as scholars are increasingly expected to excel in the classroom. There has been a revolution in teaching and learning over the past generation, and we now have a whole new understanding of how the brain works and how students learn. The Missing Course offers a field guide to the state-of-the-art in teaching and learning and is packed with insights to help students learn in any discipline. Wary of the folk wisdom of the faculty lounge, David Gooblar builds his lessons on the newest findings and years of experience. From active-learning strategies to ways of designing courses to get students talking, The Missing Course walks you through the fundamentals of the student-centered classroom, one in which the measure of success is not how well you lecture but how much your students actually learn.

A Dubious Expediency - How Race Preferences Damage Higher Education (Hardcover): Gail Heriot, Maimon Schwarzchild A Dubious Expediency - How Race Preferences Damage Higher Education (Hardcover)
Gail Heriot, Maimon Schwarzchild
R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book offers eight clear-sighted essays critical of racial "diversity" preferences in American higher education. Unlike more conventional books on the subject, which are essentially apologies for racial reverse discrimination, this volume forthrightly exposes the corrosive effects of identity politics on college and university life. The fact-filled and hard-hitting chapters are by Heather Mac Donald, Peter N. Kirsanow, Peter W. Wood, Lance Izumi and Rowena Itchon, John Ellis, Carissa Mulder, and the editors Gail Heriot and Maimon Schwarzschild.

American Higher Education since World War II - A History (Paperback): Roger L. Geiger American Higher Education since World War II - A History (Paperback)
Roger L. Geiger
R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A masterful history of the postwar transformation of American higher education 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 an in-depth history of this remarkable transformation, taking readers from the GI Bill and the postwar expansion of higher education to the social upheaval of the 1960s and 1970s, desegregation and coeducation, and the ascendancy of the modern research university. He demonstrates how growth has been the defining feature of modern higher education, but how each generation since the war has pursued it for different reasons. Sweeping in scope and richly insightful, this groundbreaking book provides the context we need to understand the complex issues facing our colleges and universities today, from rising inequality and skyrocketing costs to deficiencies in student preparedness and lax educational standards.

Scholarship and Freedom (Hardcover): Geoffrey Galt Harpham Scholarship and Freedom (Hardcover)
Geoffrey Galt Harpham
R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

A powerful and original argument that the practice of scholarship is grounded in the concept of radical freedom, beginning with the freedoms of inquiry, thought, and expression. Why are scholars and scholarship invariably distrusted and attacked by authoritarian regimes? Geoffrey Galt Harpham argues that at its core, scholarship is informed by an emancipatory agenda based on a permanent openness to the new, an unlimited responsiveness to evidence, and a commitment to conversion. At the same time, however, scholarship involves its own forms of authority. As a worldly practice, it is a struggle for dominance without end as scholars try to disprove the claims of others, establish new versions of the truth, and seek disciples. Scholarship and Freedom threads its general arguments through examinations of the careers of three scholars: W. E. B. Du Bois, who serves as an example of scholarly character formation; South African Bernard Lategan, whose New Testament studies became entangled on both sides of his country's battles over apartheid; and Linda Nochlin, whose essay "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" virtually created the field of feminist art history.

Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education (Paperback): William G. Bowen, Martin A. Kurzweil, Eugene M. Tobin Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education (Paperback)
William G. Bowen, Martin A. Kurzweil, Eugene M. Tobin
R720 Discovery Miles 7 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Thomas Jefferson once stated that the foremost goal of American education must be to nurture the "natural aristocracy of talent and virtue." Although in many ways American higher education has fulfilled Jefferson's vision by achieving a widespread level of excellence, it has not achieved the objective of equity implicit in Jefferson's statement. In "Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education," William G. Bowen, Martin A. Kurzweil, and Eugene M. Tobin explore the cause for this divide. Employing historical research, examination of the most recent social science and public policy scholarship, international comparisons, and detailed empirical analysis of rich new data, the authors study the intersection between "excellence" and "equity" objectives.

Beginning with a time line tracing efforts to achieve equity and excellence in higher education from the American Revolution to the early Cold War years, this narrative reveals the halting, episodic progress in broadening access across the dividing lines of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. The authors argue that despite our rhetoric of inclusiveness, a significant number of youth from poor families do not share equal access to America's elite colleges and universities. While America has achieved the highest level of educational attainment of any country, it runs the risk of losing this position unless it can markedly improve the precollegiate preparation of students from racial minorities and lower-income families.

After identifying the "equity" problem at the national level and studying nineteen selective colleges and universities, the authors propose a set of potential actions to be taken at federal, state, local, and institutional levels. With recommendations ranging from reform of the admissions process, to restructuring of federal financial aid and state support of public universities, to addressing the various precollegiate obstacles that disadvantaged students face at home and in school, the authors urge all selective colleges and universities to continue race-sensitive admissions policies, while urging the most selective (and privileged) institutions to enroll more well-qualified students from families with low socioeconomic status.

Best Colleges 2017 - Find the Best Colleges for You! (Paperback, 2017th Soft Cover ed.): U S Report Best Colleges 2017 - Find the Best Colleges for You! (Paperback, 2017th Soft Cover ed.)
U S Report; Contributions by Anne McGrath, Robert J Morse, Lynn F. Jacobs, Jeremy S Hyman, …
R461 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R50 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Profile of the Community College Professorate, 1975-2000 (Paperback): Charles Outcalt A Profile of the Community College Professorate, 1975-2000 (Paperback)
Charles Outcalt
R1,201 Discovery Miles 12 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Through a national, longitudinal study, this book offers important insights into the attitudes and practices of the nation's 275,000 community college faculty. The book includes chapters on such crucial topics as instruction, satisfaction, professional involvement, and the use of reference groups. The author concludes with practical recommendations for administrators and faculty interested in improving the quality of faculty lives, and faculty practices, at their institutions.

The Global Virtual University (Hardcover): Lalita Rajasingham, John Tiffin The Global Virtual University (Hardcover)
Lalita Rajasingham, John Tiffin
R3,832 Discovery Miles 38 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


Contents:
1. The universals of a university 2. Universities have IT 3. Instruction in universities 4. New academics for old 5. Old students for new 6. Play the game: knowledge in universities 7. The problem's the thing: Research in a global virtual university 8. The curriculum of globalisation 9. Global corporate

Japanese Higher Education as Myth (Paperback, New Ed): Brian J McVeigh Japanese Higher Education as Myth (Paperback, New Ed)
Brian J McVeigh
R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this dismantling of the myth of Japanese "quality education", McVeigh investigates the consequences of what happens when statistical and corporatist forces monopolize the purpose of schooling and the boundary between education and employment is blurred.

Campus Sexual Assault - Constitutional Rights and Fundamental Fairness (Paperback): Evan Gerstmann Campus Sexual Assault - Constitutional Rights and Fundamental Fairness (Paperback)
Evan Gerstmann
R612 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R107 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Sexual assault on college campuses has drawn tremendous public attention and colleges are under great pressure to respond. In many cases, the result has been a system of sexual assault tribunals that violates the rights of alleged assailants and assault survivors. Gerstmann shows how colleges are often punishing students as sex offenders without a fair hearing and are defining sexual offenses in an unconstitutionally broad manner. Using unbiased and accessible language, this book avoids easy answers and asks: how are colleges failing to assess accusations in a fair manner? Why are 'affirmative consent' laws unconstitutional? How can we do a better job preventing sexual assault? The author argues that colleges are too often making poor choices in terms of how they respond to allegations of sexual assault and, in doing so, they are depriving students of due process, while failing to protect victims of assault.

In Search of Deeper Learning - The Quest to Remake the American High School (Paperback): Jal Mehta, Sarah Fine In Search of Deeper Learning - The Quest to Remake the American High School (Paperback)
Jal Mehta, Sarah Fine
R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Winner of the Grawemeyer Award "In their brave search for depth in American high schools, scholars Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine suffered many disappointments...Undeterred, they spent 750 hours observing classes, interviewed more than 300 people, and produced the best book on high school dynamics I have ever read." -Jay Mathews, Washington Post "A hopeful, easy-to-read narrative on what the best teachers do and what deep, engaging learning looks like for students. Grab this text if you're looking for a celebration of what's possible in American schools." -Edutopia "This is the first and only book to depict not just the constraints on good teaching, but also how good teachers transcend them. A superb book in every way: timely, lively, and entertaining." -Jonathan Zimmerman, University of Pennsylvania What would it take to transform our high schools into places capable of supporting deep learning for students across a wide range of aptitudes and interests? To find out, Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine spent hundreds of hours observing and talking to teachers and students in and out of the classroom at thirty of the country's most innovative schools. To their dismay, they discovered that deeper learning is more often the exception than the rule. And yet they found pockets of powerful learning at almost every school, often in extracurriculars but also in a few mold-breaking academic courses. So what must schools do to achieve the integrations that support deep learning: rigor with joy, precision with play, mastery with identity and creativity? In Search of Deeper Learning takes a deep dive into the state of our schools and lays out an inspiring new vision for American education.

Black Liberation in Higher Education - Considerations for Research and Practice (Hardcover): Chayla Haynes, Milagros... Black Liberation in Higher Education - Considerations for Research and Practice (Hardcover)
Chayla Haynes, Milagros Castillo-Montoya, Meseret F. Hailu, Saran Stewart
R3,076 Discovery Miles 30 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this book on higher education the contributors make The Black Lives Matter (#BLM) their focus and engage in contemporary theorizing around the issues central to the Movement: Black Deprivation, Black Resistance, and Black Liberation. The #BLM movement has brought national attention to the deadly oppression shaping the everyday lives of Black people. With the recent murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd from state-sanctioned violence by police, the public outrage and racial unrest catapulted #BLM further into the mainstream. Institutional leaders (e.g., provosts, department heads, faculty, campus administrators), particularly among white people, soon began realizing that anti-Blackness could no longer be ignored, making #BLM the most significant social movement of our time. The chapters included in this volume cover topics such as white institutional space and the experiences of Black administrators; a Black transnational ethic of Black Lives Matter; depictions of #BLM in the media; racially liberatory pedagogy; campus rebellions and classrooms as sites for Black liberation; Black women's labor and intersectional interventions; and Black liberation research. The considerations for research and practice presented are intended to assist institutional leaders, policy-makers, transdisciplinary researchers, and others outside higher education, to dismantle anti-Blackness and create supportive mechanisms that benefit Black people, especially those working, learning and serving in higher education. The chapters in this book were originally published in a special issue of International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

Practice for Life - Making Decisions in College (Hardcover): Lee Cuba, Nancy Jennings, Suzanne Lovett, Joseph Swingle Practice for Life - Making Decisions in College (Hardcover)
Lee Cuba, Nancy Jennings, Suzanne Lovett, Joseph Swingle
R845 Discovery Miles 8 450 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From the day they arrive on campus, college students spend four years-or sometimes more-making decisions that shape every aspect of their academic and social lives. Whether choosing a major or a roommate, some students embrace decision-making as an opportunity for growth, while others seek to minimize challenges and avoid risk. Practice for Life builds a compelling case that a liberal arts education offers students a complex, valuable process of self-creation, one that begins in college but continues far beyond graduation. Sifting data from a five-year study that followed over two hundred students at seven New England liberal arts colleges, the authors uncover what drives undergraduates to become engaged with their education. They found that students do not experience college as having a clear beginning and end but as a continuous series of new beginnings. They start and restart college many times, owing to the rhythms of the academic calendar, the vagaries of student housing allocation, and other factors. This dynamic has drawbacks as well as advantages. Not only students but also parents and faculty place enormous weight on some decisions, such as declaring a major, while overlooking the small but significant choices that shape students' daily experience. For most undergraduates, deep engagement with their college education is at best episodic rather than sustained. Yet these disruptions in engagement provide students with abundant opportunities for reflection and course-correction as they learn to navigate the future uncertainties of adult life.

JPD Remembered - UCT Vice Chancellor, Rotarian, Cricketer, Mathematician (Paperback): Andrew Duminy JPD Remembered - UCT Vice Chancellor, Rotarian, Cricketer, Mathematician (Paperback)
Andrew Duminy
R240 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R34 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

JP Duminy (1897-1980) was the only university professor to play cricket for South Africa. He was also the first alumnus of UCT to become Vice Chancellor and the first non-American to be elected a First Vice President of Rotary International. In this book, his son Andrew writes about his life and his distinguished career. Using diaries and private papers in the family's possession, he portryas his father as someone known for his good humour, clear-thinking and fair mindedness. In the words fo a senior academic who knew him well, he thought "dispassionately and fearlessly acted upon what he found to be true and in the best interests of the institution which he served".

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