Research suggests that participation in high school organized extracurricular activities is strongly associated with social class, and that participation will also influence postsecondary plans. Drawing mainly on cultural capital theory, the debate has either focused on the associations between...
Since 2001 Colorado, Illinois, and Maine have all
enacted policies that require high school juniors to take college entrance
exams—the SAT or the ACT. One goal of these policies was to increase
college enrollment based on the belief that requiring students to take these
exams would make...
For many years there has been research on study abroad, student and staff
mobility and international student exchange, however in the last two
decades the volume and scope of this work has increased significantly. By
now there are specific academic journals, a host of new books each...
Drawing upon current literature of Chinese international students as well as existing knowledge of social identity theory, this qualitative research explores the impact of ethnic identity on Chinese international students' identity development in the United States. Based on the data from the...
Few studies have examined the steps to college
enrollment between college aspiration and college enrollment and how these
steps might present a barrier to four-year college enrollment. This study
used data from the Education Longitudinal Study: 2002 and employed a
multivariate random effects...
This report attempts to chronicle the research
published on the International Baccalaureate (IB) in 2014. The annotated
bibliography is organized into sections by IB programs, geographic regions,
and topics to assist the reader in locating the most pertinent or useful
This capstone project is a proposal responding to a
terms of reference presented by a nonprofit organization. This organization gives grants to burgeoning grassroots organizations working with vulnerable and marginalized children in low- and middle-income countries. Among the grantees, a...
As rationales of United States (U.S.) national security
interests are cited as reasons to increase the number of U.S. students studying abroad, it is useful to understand how providers of study abroad
programs are reacting to perceived demand. U.S. agencies including the Department of Defense...
We explore how dynamic processes related to
socioeconomic inequality operate to sort students into, and create
stratification among, colleges. We use an agent-based model to simulate a
stylized version of this sorting processes in order to explore how factors
related to family resources...
The refugee influx to Germany has challenged
institutions of higher education (HEI's) to develop programs and policies
that further support a diverse population of students. Building upon a small
number of published works focusing on this highly dynamic environment, we
present an analysis of...