06 August 2007|
The Research Catalogue
From Institute for Higher Education Policy July 2007
College Access for the Working Poor: Overcoming Burdens to Succeed in Higher Education (Courtney McSwain and Ryan Davis, IHEP) –
This report examines the precarious position of working poor students in
Race-Conscious Policies for Assigning Students to Schools: Social Science Research and the Supreme Court Cases (Robert L. Linn and Kevin G. Welner,
With the Supreme Court decision in the Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education case striking down race-conscious school assignments in
From The Future of Children Policy Brief Fall 2006
Stagnating incomes for the middle class together with rising income inequality have raised questions about whether the
Gender Indicators in Science, Engineering, and Technology: An Information Toolkit (Sophia Huyer and Gunnar Westholm) –
This UNESCO toolkit aims to provide better understanding of the numbers and needs at stake in science, engineering, and technology fields, including quantitative and qualitative indicators of the participation of women and under-represented groups, especially in developing countries. It reviews the main theoretical and methodological approaches to data collection internationally and presents case studies on and new approaches to the collection and analysis of gender-disaggregated data. In doing so, it speaks to planners and policy-makers.
From National Governors Association July 2007
This paper focuses on how states can better align postsecondary education with their economic needs, positioning them to compete in the global economy both by producing a highly-skilled workforce and by unleashing postsecondary education institutions’ power to innovate.
From IHEP April 2007
Model Institutions for Excellence 2007 National Report (
The Model Institutions for Excellence (MIE) program represents an 11-year-long investment by NSF and NASA to increase graduates in STEM fields. This report outlines the strategies, impacts, and lessons learned through the MIE program to produce a replicable model for other institutions of higher education, especially those with significant minority student populations.
From The Civil Rights Project 2007
Charting the Future of College Affirmative Action: Legal Victories, Continuing Attacks, and New Research (eds. Gary Orfield, Patricia Marin, Stella M. Flores and Liliana M. Garces) –
This volume presents the views of leading scholars across the country on a variety of topics directly linked to the present situation, existing challenges, and the future of race-conscious policies in educational institutions across the country. The Civil Rights Project offers the interpretations of researchers who have discussed their work in a roundtable and have responded to questions raised in a peer review process. This eight-chapter report presents perspectives, rather than a cookbook for college authorities.
From Business-Higher Education Forum 2007
An American Imperative: Transforming the Recruitment, Retention, and Renewal of Our Nation’s Mathematics and Science Teaching Workforce (BHEF) –
BHEF’s “An American Imperative” addresses the critical shortage of high quality mathematics and science teachers, the lack of which threatens the strength, innovation, and productivity of
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