Sure to be widely discussed, Aspiring Adults Adrift will compel us once again to re-examine the aims, approaches, and achievements of higher education.
Author: Richard Arum
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Few books have ever made their presence felt on college campuses—and newspaper opinion pages—as quickly and thoroughly as Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s 2011 landmark study of undergraduates’ learning, socialization, and study habits, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses. From the moment it was published, one thing was clear: no university could afford to ignore its well-documented and disturbing findings about the failings of undergraduate education. Now Arum and Roksa are back, and their new book follows the same cohort of undergraduates through the rest of their college careers and out into the working world. Built on interviews and detailed surveys of almost a thousand recent college graduates from a diverse range of colleges and universities, Aspiring Adults Adrift reveals a generation facing a difficult transition to adulthood. Recent graduates report trouble finding decent jobs and developing stable romantic relationships, as well as assuming civic and financial responsibility—yet at the same time, they remain surprisingly hopeful and upbeat about their prospects. Analyzing these findings in light of students’ performance on standardized tests of general collegiate skills, selectivity of institutions attended, and choice of major, Arum and Roksa not only map out the current state of a generation too often adrift, but enable us to examine the relationship between college experiences and tentative transitions to adulthood. Sure to be widely discussed, Aspiring Adults Adrift will compel us once again to re-examine the aims, approaches, and achievements of higher education.
Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on
College Campuses (Chicago, 2010). 17. Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Students (Chicago, 2014).
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Author: Johann N. Neem
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Exploring how we can ensure that America's colleges remain places for intellectual inquiry and reflection, Neem does not just provide answers to the big questions surrounding higher education—he offers readers a guide for how to think about them.
Aspiring adults adrift: Tentative transitions of college graduates. Chicago, IL:
University of Chicago Press. Ary, D., Jacobs, L. C., Irvine, C. K. S., & Walker, D. (
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Author: Anindya Kundu
How can we promote the learning and well-being of all students, especially those who come from some of the most disadvantaged backgrounds? Anindya Kundu argues that we can fight against deeply rooted inequalities in the American educational system by harnessing student agency--each person's unique capacity for positive change. To make his case, Kundu draws powerful narratives from a population of individuals who beat the odds to become academically and professionally successful. These strivers have overcome challenges such as broken families, homelessness, unexpected pregnancies, forms of abuse, incarceration, and more, to make it in the world. But it wasn't simply individualism, tenacity, resilience, or grit that helped them. Rather, as Kundu illustrates, it was a combination of social and cultural supports that paved the path towards their dreams, harnessing the inherent power of their agency. Book Features: A counter-narrative to the popular misconception that all students need is "grit." A strengths-based approach to education that is sensitive to students' communities and cultures. Rich, first-person quotes from individuals who have overcome immense odds. Useful diagrams for educational stakeholders on the relationship between grit and agency. Descriptions of dense sociological concepts presented in plain terms. Inclusion of fundamental and new waves in psychology.
Arroyo, Raymond. Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve
and a Network of Miracles. New York: Doubleday, 2005. Arum, Richard, and
Jospia Roksa. Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates.
Author: Katherine Dugan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Millennials in the U.S. have been characterized as uninterested in religion, as defectors from religious institutions, and as agnostic about the role of religious identity in their culture. Amid the rise of so-called "nones," though, there has also been a countervailing trend: an increase in religious piety among some millennial Catholics. The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), which began evangelizing college students on American university campuses in 1998, hires recent college graduates to evangelize college students and promote an attractive and culturally savvy Catholicism. These millennial Catholics have personal relationships with Jesus, attend Mass daily, and know and defend papal teachings, while also being immersed in U.S. popular culture. With their skinny jeans, devotional tattoos, and large-framed glasses, FOCUS missionaries embody a hip, attractive style of Catholicism. They promote a faith that interweaves distinctly Catholic identity with outreach methods of twentieth-century evangelical Protestants and the anxieties of middle-class emerging adulthood. Though this new generation of missionaries lives according to strict gender essentialism prescribed by papal teachings-including the notions that men lead while women follow and that biology dictates gender roles-they also support stay-at-home fatherhood and women earning MBAs. Millennial Missionaries examines how these young people navigate their Catholic and American identities in the twenty-first century. Illuminating the ways missionaries are reshaping American Catholic identity, Katherine Dugan explores the contemporary U.S. religious landscape from the perspective of millennials who proudly proclaim "I am Catholic"-and devote years of their lives to convincing others to do the same.
This collection of faculty voices is a must read for all those involved in higher education." —Richard J. Shavelson, former dean, Stanford University Graduate School of Education; author, Measuring College Learning Responsibly Solidly ...
Author: Richard Arum
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An ambitious, comprehensive reimagining of 21st century higher education Improving Quality in American Higher Education outlines the fundamental concepts and competencies society demands from today's college graduates, and provides a vision of the future for students, faculty, and administrators. Based on a national, multidisciplinary effort to define and measure learning outcomes—the Measuring College Learning project—this book identifies 'essential concepts and competencies' for six disciplines. These essential concepts and competencies represent efforts towards articulating a consensus among faculty in biology, business, communication, economics, history, and sociology—disciplines that account for nearly 40 percent of undergraduate majors in the United States. Contributions from thought leaders in higher education, including Ira Katznelson, George Kuh, and Carol Geary Schneider, offer expert perspectives and persuasive arguments for the need for greater clarity, intentionality, and quality in U.S. higher education. College faculty are our best resource for improving the quality of undergraduate education. This book offers a path forward based on faculty perspectives nationwide: Clarify program structure and aims Articulate high-quality learning goals Rigorously measure student progress Prioritize higher order competencies and disciplinarily grounded conceptual understandings A culmination of over two years of efforts by faculty and association leaders from six disciplines, this book distills the national conversation into a delineated set of fundamental ideas and practices, and advocates for the development and use of rigorous assessment tools that are valued by faculty, students, and society. Improving Quality in American Higher Education brings faculty voices to the fore of the conversation and offers an insightful look at the state of higher education, and a realistic strategy for better serving our students.
This comprehensive reader in the sociology of education examines important topics and exposes students to examples of sociological research on schools.
Author: Richard Arum
This comprehensive reader in the sociology of education examines important topics and exposes students to examples of sociological research on schools. Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, the editors have chosen readings that examine current issues and reflect diverse theoretical approaches to studying the effects of schooling on individuals and society.
Author: Nyu Sociology DepartmentPublish On: 2012-12-13
Further, this text focuses on developing the ten essential skills needed for success and gives readers tangible goals to work towards.
Author: Nyu Sociology Department
Category: Social Science
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Harmful community conditions are cleaned up , adult education thrives ,
kindergartens flourish . ... The highest goal to which a society of men and women
can aspire - the creation of a community as nearly perfect as human fallibility and
They my students to build bridges from the have lost every connection with the
children they were to the adults they past : personal ... nied one of the greatest
human joys , them aspiring writers of children ' s compasses growth and change .
nurturing and remembering a ... as time - fantasy clas - adults , set adrift from their
cultural sics by E . Nesbit , Alison Uttley , heritage by an inadequate education
ABOUT BOOKS VOCATIONAL ASPIRATION LEVELS OF This book is not easy
reading . ... Not the least of these relationships is that between the success
EDUCATION FOR A WORLD ADRIFT , by achieved and the success to which he
Adolescents adrift from parental and educational control are more likely than
those with more controls to develop mild or ... Among males with working - class
origins , identification with the subculture of delinquency has a negative effect on
trajectories of early adult status attainment . ... theory focuses on cultural
sociology ( e.g. , Hall and Jefferson 1976 ; the socialization of aspiration and
Category: Social systems
Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."
A minimum of transcendence - man must have something to look up to , to reach
for , some kind of aspiration , if he is to be a man at all . In conclusion , this will
work only if all ... Yes , independent but not adrift . 3 . Flexibility : — not trapped by
Loomis inoculated rabbits with material from the bronchial glands of 30 adults
who had died either suddenly or after an acute disease ... infection , which may
occur whenever proper conditions are found for dislodging the bacilli and setting
them adrift in the general or pulmonary circulation . ... of resistance , while the
expansion of the lung should be aided by early and , if necessary , repeated aspiration .
... of salicylic should be aided by early , and if necessary , repeated acid in many
cases suggests its being ut times a local aspiration . ... Loomis inoculated Dr.
C. M. GREEN read a paper on rabbits with material from the bronchial glands of
30 adults who had died either ... the bacilli and setting them adrift in the the
women of more delicate health of the upper classes general or pulmonary
It is a sad office . hour when the adult loses all that innocence and cries , Two
happier women Mrs. Southmayd had never seen “ There ... Thrift , inand I should
still keep a home , it might consist of six rooms dustry and aspiration bear fruit as
certainly as the apple and or two ... Her would be utterly adrift and lost , not so
much for loneliness friend grew to be so popular among women and children ,
after the ...
14 guidance of socially aspiring adults . Some of the romances themselves may
have been ... When the children are born , the fathers set their daughters and
grandsons adrift . The mothers and sons survive the perils of the sea only to be ...
Instead , Alger ' s heroes aspire to the white - collar world of clerking , accounting
, and sales that the growing urban centers offered . ... lucky breaks or instruction
or simply encouragement ; just as often , adults exploit children and disregard
their needs in pursuit of their own success . ... to provide them with both skills to
negotiate the city and those moral values from which they might have been cut adrift .
Author: Gail Schmunk Murray
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
Category: Literary Criticism
Examines an array of American children's literature, discussing what the messages in the stories reveal about society