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The Resource Back to school : why everyone deserves a second chance at education, Mike Rose

Back to school : why everyone deserves a second chance at education, Mike Rose

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Back to school : why everyone deserves a second chance at education
Title
Back to school
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why everyone deserves a second chance at education
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Mike Rose
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Language
eng
Summary
"It's a statistic that's sure to surprise: close to 45 percent of postsecondary students in the United States today do not enroll in college directly out of high school and many attend part-time. Following a tradition of self-improvement as old as the Republic, the "nontraditional" college student is becoming the norm. Back to School is the first book to look at the schools that serve a growing population of "second-chancers," exploring what higher education-in the fullest sense of the term-can offer our rapidly changing society and why it is so critical to support the institutions that make it possible for millions of Americans to better their lot in life. In the anecdotal style of his bestselling Possible Lives, Rose crafts rich and moving vignettes of people in tough circumstances who find their way; who get a second . . . or third . . . or even fourth chance; and who, in a surprising number of cases, reinvent themselves as educated, engaged citizens. Rose reminds us that our nation's economic and civic future rests heavily on the health of the institutions that serve millions of everyday people-not simply the top twenty universities in U.S. News and World Report-and paints a vivid picture of the community colleges and adult education programs that give so many a shot at reaching their aspirations"--
Summary
"It's a statistic that's sure to surprise: close to 45 percent of postsecondary students in the United States today do not enroll in college directly out of high school and many attend part-time. Following a tradition of self-improvement as old as the Republic, the "nontraditional" college student is becoming the norm. Back to School is the first book to look at the schools that serve a growing population of "second-chancers," exploring what higher education-in the fullest sense of the term-can offer ourrapidly changing society and why it is so critical to support the institutions that make it possible for millions of Americans to better their lot in life. In the anecdotal style of his bestselling Possible Lives, Rose crafts rich and moving vignettes of people in tough circumstances who find their way; who get a second . . . or third . . . or even fourth chance; and who, in a surprising number of cases, reinvent themselves as educated, engaged citizens. Rose reminds us that our nation's economic and civic future rests heavily on the health of the institutions that serve millions of everyday people-not simply the top twenty universities in U.S. News and World Report-and paints a vivid picture of the community colleges and adult education programs that give so many a shot at reaching their aspirations"--
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10146724
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Rose, Mike
Dewey number
374/.973
Index
no index present
LC call number
LC5251
LC item number
.R55 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Adult college students
  • Adult education
  • EDUCATION / Higher
Target audience
adult
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why everyone deserves a second chance at education
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Back to school : why everyone deserves a second chance at education, Mike Rose
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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907888
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiii, 206 pages
Isbn
9781595587862
Lccn
2012021135
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(Sirsi) i9781595587862
Label
Back to school : why everyone deserves a second chance at education, Mike Rose
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
907888
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiii, 206 pages
Isbn
9781595587862
Lccn
2012021135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781595587862

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