- Hardcover: 280 pages
- Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation (January 4, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0871547074
- ISBN-13: 978-0871547071
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,156,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
JAMES E. ROSENBAUM is professor of sociology, education, and social policy, and faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.
REGINA DEIL-AMEN is assistant professor at the Center for the Study of Higher Education, the University of Arizona College of Education.
ANN E. PERSON is a doctoral student in human development and social policy and a graduate fellow with the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.
Top Customer Reviews
The focus of the book is a 3-year study in which the authors tracked some of best accredited private occupational colleges, and compare them to the community colleges in the same areas. The private schools had MUCH better graduation rates, especially for minority students. The difference was not explained by the students coming in, as the demographics and academic levels of incoming students were the same for the two groups of schools. The authors have identified several key differences in the ways that the two types of schools support their enrolled students. These translate into ideas for changes that community colleges should consider.
As a community college faculty member in an occupational field, I found a lot of food for thought. I've discussed some of the study results with my students, and they agree.