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Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015

Author : Edward B Fiske
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"The best college guide you can buy."-USA Today This leading guide to more than 300 colleges and universities has been an indispensable source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Hip, honest, and straightforward, The Fiske Guide to Colleges delivers an insider's look at the academic climates and the social and extracurricular scenes at the "best and most interesting" schools in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland. Includes: • Fiske's exclusive academic, social, and quality-of-life ratings • Fiske's "Best Buys:" schools that deliver the best education at the most reasonable costs • Lists of each school's strongest majors and programs • Candid comments from each school's current students • A self-quiz to help students understand which college is right for them And more!

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016

Author : Edward B. Fiske
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The Fiske Guide to Colleges delivers an insider's look at what it's really like to be a student at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States, plus Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland so you can find the best fits for you.

Teaching Including and Supporting College Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Author : Kelly R. Kelley
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Teaching, Including, and Supporting College Students with Intellectual Disabilities provides higher education professionals and proponents of post-secondary education programs for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) with a comprehensive guide to developing new programs and inclusive practices for college students with ID. Drawing on their own extensive experience with inclusive college programs, the authors outline lessons learned and offer helpful advice for developing, organizing, and implementing such programs. Covering topics from operating key program elements – such as career training and preparing for post-program success – to working with families and addressing safety issues, this book is both a practical resource and a springboard for generating innovative ideas to expand inclusive learning and living opportunities for individuals with ID. This valuable resource provides a research-based overview of the key elements that any higher education professional or advocate should know when supporting students with and without disabilities.

Powering Up a Career in Robotics

Author : Peter K. Ryan
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This intriguing book will pique the interest of all young people, regardless of whether they are technically inclined. The reason is that robots are all around us and will only gain in popularity. This title educates readers on the various careers in the robotics industry, from building robots to the back end work. There’s a place for everyone, from the mathematically inclined to the artistically gifted. With STEM being a major focus of today’s educators, this book will surely be a hit with students and librarians alike.

Universities and Colleges

Author : David Palfreyman
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What is a university? What is the University? How have universities evolved over the centuries? How might they change over the coming decades as the physical and organisational entity most identified with "higher education" being delivered to over 250 million students? What will be the impactof digital- and distance-learning, of commercial for-profit new entrants to the higher education market, of government austerity, of globalization, of student consumerism? Exploring the origins and the concept, the idea and the ideal, of the university, this Very Short Introduction discusses one of the world's oldest, most resilient, and most adaptable institutions. David Palfreyman and Paul Temple consider the links between universities and the economy, and the roleof universities within society. Highlighting some of the key questions surrounding the position of universities, they ask how the university can be politically accountable for its taxpayer funding, if it needs to be autonomous to function effectively as a public good. Are professors professionalenough in their teaching practices at a time that increasing tuition fees transform students more and more into consumers? And just what does "academic freedom" for university faculties really entail? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Winds of Change

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Fiske Guide to Colleges 2009

Author : Edward B. Fiske
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Draws on interviews with administrators and students to furnish data on three hundred of the country's most prominent colleges.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges

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Finding Your U

Author : Judith Muir
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Finding Your U is the synthesis of two college counselors thirty years of work in the field, hundreds of college campus visits, and innumerable conversations with college deans and reps. It addresses the nuances of what has become an increasingly complex process and helps the path to college application become a time of positive growth in the student s self-awareness and the family s relationships. A succinct and accessible format provides a more manageable overview of the process and will be a useful handbook for domestic and international parents and students who are approaching American higher education with confusion or angst."

Studio Thinking 2

Author : Lois Hetland
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" The first edition of this bestseller was featured inThe New York TimesandThe Boston Globefor its groundbreaking research on the positive effects of art education on student learning across the curriculum. Capitalizing on observations and conversations with educators who have used the Studio Thinking Framework in diverse settings, this expanded edition features new material, including: The addition ofExhibitionsas a fourth Studio Structure for Learning (along with Demonstration-Lecture, Students-at-Work, and Critique). Explanation and examples of the dispositional elements of each Habit, includingskill, alertness(noticing appropriate times to put skills to use), andinclination(the drive or motivation to employ skills). A chart aligning Habits to the English Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core. Descriptions of how the Framework has been used inside and outside of schools incurriculum planning, teaching,andassessmentacross arts and non-arts disciplines. A full-color insert with new examples of student art. Studio Thinking 2will help advocates explain arts education to policymakers, help art teachers develop and refine their teaching and assessment practices, and assist educators in other disciplines to learn from existing practices in arts education. Lois Hetlandis professor and chair of art education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and senior research affiliate at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education.Ellen Winneris professor and chair of psychology at Boston College and a senior research associate at Project Zero.Shirley Veenemais an instructor in visual arts at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.Kimberly M. Sheridanis an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University. “Our decade of using the Studio Thinking Framework in California’s schools positions us for success in this new era because of the foundation of reflective, creative, and critical thinking developed in our schools and districts.” —From the Foreword to the Second Edition byLouise Music, Executive Director of Integrated Learning, Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward, CA “Studio Thinking[is] a vision not only of learning in the arts but what could be learning most anywhere.” —From the Foreword to the First Edition byDavid N. Perkins, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Senior Co-Director of Harvard Project Zero Praise for the First Edition ofStudio Thinking— “Winner and Hetland have set out to show what it means to take education in the arts seriously, in its own right.” —The New York Times “This book is very educational and would be helpful to art teachers in promoting quality teaching in their classrooms.” —School Arts Magazine “Studio Thinkingis a major contribution to the field.” —Arts & Learning Review “The research inStudio Thinkingis groundbreaking and important because it is anchored in the actual practice of teaching artists.... The ideas inStudio Thinkingcontinue to provide a vehicle with which to navigate and understand the complex work in which we are all engaged.” —Teaching Artists Journal “Hetland and her colleagues reveal dozens of practical measures that could be adopted by any arts program, inside or outside of the school.... This is a bold new step in arts education.” —David R. Olson, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto “Will be at the top of the list of essential texts in arts education. I know of no other work in art education with this combination of authenticity and insight.” —Lars Lindström, Stockholm Institute of Education “The eight studio habits of mind should become a conceptual framework for all preservice art education programs; this book should be read by all early and experienced art educators.” —Mary Ann Stankiewicz, The Pennsylvania State University "

States at War Volume 4

Author : Richard F. Miller
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While many Civil War reference books exist, there is no single compendium that contains important details about the combatant states (and territories) that Civil War researchers can readily access for their work. People looking for information about the organizations, activities, economies, demographics, and prominent personalities of Civil War States and state governments must assemble data from a variety of sources, with many key sources remaining unavailable online. This crucial reference book, the fourth in the States at War series, provides vital information on the organization, activities, economies, demographics, and prominent personalities of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey during the Civil War. Its principal sources include the Official Records, state adjutant-general reports, legislative journals, state and federal legislation, federal and state executive speeches and proclamations, and the general and special orders issued by the military authorities of both governments, North and South. Designed and organized for easy use by professional historians and amateurs, this book can be read in two ways: by individual state, with each chapter offering a stand-alone history of an individual stateÕs war years; or across states, comparing reactions to the same event or solutions to the same problems.

The Focus Factor

Author : James A. Bellanca
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Featuring practical how to classroom examples, this teacher-friendly introduction examines the importance of an essential set of thinking skills that supports the Common Core State Standards and future success for students in 21st-century life, school, and work. Starting with cognitive psychologist Reuven Feuersteins pioneering Theory of Mediated Learning, the author provides a rationale for teaching skills that focuses on deeper learning and connects to CCSSs. These include distinguishing what is important from what is not, thinking critically and creatively, sorting and searching information, connecting ideas, and problem solving. Each chapter introduces the what, the why, and the how to do it for explicit, intentional incorporation of specific content-crossing competencies. The text is designed to make it easy for teachers to integrate the development of important cognitive functions into their daily lessons.