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Gap Year

Author : Joseph O'Shea
ISBN : 9781421410364
Genre : Education
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With some of the most prestigious universities in America urging students to defer admissions so they can experience the world, the idea of the gap year has taken hold in America. Since its development in Britain nearly fifty years ago, taking time off between secondary school and college has allowed students the opportunity to travel, develop crucial life skills, and grow up, all while doing volunteer work in much-needed parts of the developing world. Until now, there has been no systematic study of how the gap year helps students develop as young scholars and citizens. Joseph O’Shea has produced the first empirically based analysis of a gap year's influence on student development. He also establishes a context for better understanding this personal development and suggests concrete ways universities and educators can develop effective gap year programs.
Category: Education

Gap Year

Author : Joseph O'Shea
ISBN : 9781421410371
Genre : Education
File Size : 81.18 MB
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With some of the most prestigious universities in America urging students to defer admissions so they can experience the world, the idea of the gap year has taken hold in America. Since its development in Britain nearly fifty years ago, taking time off between secondary school and college has allowed students the opportunity to travel, develop crucial life skills, and grow up, all while doing volunteer work in much-needed parts of the developing world. Until now, there has been no systematic study of how the gap year helps students develop as young scholars and citizens. Joseph O’Shea has produced the first empirically based analysis of a gap year's influence on student development. He also establishes a context for better understanding this personal development and suggests concrete ways universities and educators can develop effective gap year programs. -- John B. Bader, author of Dean's List: Eleven Habits of Highly Successful College StudentsHolly Bull, Ed.M, gap year counselor, Center for Interim Programs
Category: Education

Planning Your Gap Year

Author : Nick Vandome
ISBN : 9781848037724
Genre : Travel
File Size : 68.27 MB
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The diversity of gap year opportunities on offer is such that it is only limited by your imagination or your ambition. Packed with ideas on where to go and what to do, this guidebook will make your planning easier. OVER 220 CONTACT ORGANISATIONS VALUABLE ADVICE ON HEALTH AND SAFETY USING THE INTERNET FOR RESEARCH - AND WHEN YOU'RE OUT THERE PERSONAL ACCOUNTS FROM PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN THERE AND DONE IT WRITTEN FOR SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY LEAVERS, VOLUNTEERS AND MID CAREER YEAR-OUTERS
Category: Travel

Gap To Great

Author : Andrea Wien
ISBN : 0994412908
Genre : Travel
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Gap to Great is the first and only guide for parents about the gap year. In each chapter, author Andrea Wien unpacks a different concern typically expressed by parents of high school and college-aged students. If you can only read one book on the gap year, make it this one.
Category: Travel

The Gap Year

Author : Sarah Bird
ISBN : 9781451678826
Genre : Fiction
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Cam has raised her daughter Aubrey alone ever since her ex left to join a cult. But now the bond between mother and daughter seems to have disappeared. While Cam is frantic to see Aubrey, a straight-A student, at the perfect college, on a path that Cam is sure will provide her daughter success and happiness, Aubrey suddenly shows no interest in her mother’s plans. Even the promise of an exciting gap year saving baby seals or bringing clean water to remote villages hasn’t tempted her. She prefers pursuing a life with her wrong-side-of-the-tracks football-hero boyfriend and her own secret hopes. Both mourn the gap that has grown between them, but Cam and Aubrey seem locked in a fight without a winner. Can they both learn how to hold onto dreams . . . and when to let go to grasp something better? Sarah Bird’s trademark laugh-out-loud humor joins with the tears that accompany love in a combination that reveals the fragile yet tough bonds of mother and daughter.
Category: Fiction

Dean S List

Author : John Bader
ISBN : 9781421422374
Genre : Education
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All of your hard work in high school has paid off: you have a solid GPA, numerous extracurricular achievements to your name, and an acceptance letter from an excellent college. Now what? What can you expect from the college experience, and how can you get the most out of it? This book will answer your questions and help you find real and lasting success in college. Deans at America’s top institutions—including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and Columbia—join John Bader to tell you what you need to know to have a rich and rewarding college experience. With wisdom, reassurance, and an insider’s perspective, this lively and timely guide will help you develop strategies such as: • Focus on learning, not on grades• Build a new relationship with your parents• Explore your academic choices• Learn from diversity at home and abroad• Cope with failure• Plan boldly for life after college A complete reworking, this second edition includes information on managing workloads and faculty relationships, as well as new material focused on first-generation challenges and international students. Dean’s List offers a thoughtful, commonsense approach to higher education that allows students to make the most of their four years on campus—and beyond.
Category: Education

World Development Report 2010

Author : World Bank
ISBN : 0821379887
Genre : Political Science
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In the crowded field of climate change reports, 'WDR 2010' uniquely: emphasizes development; takes an integrated look at adaptation and mitigation; highlights opportunities in the changing competitive landscape; and proposes policy solutions grounded in analytic work and in the context of the political economy of reform.
Category: Political Science

There Is Life After College

Author : Jeffrey J. Selingo
ISBN : 9780062388872
Genre : Business & Economics
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From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation. Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today’s college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on their parents for years to come—a reality that has left moms and dads wondering: What did I pay all that money for? There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want. Full of tips, advice, and insight, this wise, practical guide will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment—and give their parents some peace of mind.
Category: Business & Economics