College and Career Ready: Helping All Students Succeed Beyond High School

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 12, 2010 - Education - 336 pages
Giving students the tools they need to succeed in college and work

College and Career Ready offers educators a blueprint for improving high school so that more students are able to excel in freshman-level college courses or entry-level jobs-laying a solid foundation for lifelong growth and success. The book is filled with detailed, practical guidelines and case descriptions of what the best high schools are doing.

  • Includes clear guidelines for high school faculty to adapt their programs of instruction in the direction of enhanced college/career readiness
  • Provides practical strategies for improving students' content knowledge and academic behaviors
  • Offers examples of best practices and research-based recommendations for change

The book considers the impact of behavioral issues-such as time management and study habits-as well as academic skills on college readiness.

 

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Contents

Redefining College and Career Readiness
19
Ways to Develop Key Cognitive Strategies and Key Content
53
Ways to Develop SelfManagement Skills and College
72
Key Principles of College and Career Readiness
104
Case Studies of Schools That Succeed
133
Putting It All Together
176
Steps on the Road to Readiness
205
and Career Ready
219
Afterword
265
Example Items from the School Diagnostic
303
Index
311
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About the author (2010)

David T. Conley is professor of Educational Policy and Leadership at the University of Oregon; founder and director of the Center for Educational Policy Research at the University of Oregon; and founder and CEO of the Educational Policy Improvement Center in Eugene, Oregon. For more information, go to www.CollegeCareerReady.org or www.epiconline.org.

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