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The Resource Lessons of a generation : education and work in the lives of the high school class of 1972, Clifford Adelman

Lessons of a generation : education and work in the lives of the high school class of 1972, Clifford Adelman

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Lessons of a generation : education and work in the lives of the high school class of 1972
Title
Lessons of a generation
Title remainder
education and work in the lives of the high school class of 1972
Statement of responsibility
Clifford Adelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Lessons of a Generation, Clifford Adelman offers a fascinating look at the career and educational choices of the high school class of 1972, with special emphasis on how postsecondary education has made a difference in their lives. Drawing on the largest and richest data archive ever assembled on a generation of Americans, Adelman follows 22,000 members of the senior class of '72 over a fifteen-year period, in and out of school, college, work, family, and community life, and shows how their choices - what courses to take in high school, whether to attend college, and what to study once they are there - have affected who they are and what they do. Adelman explores the career histories of women and demonstrates that the workplace does not always reward educational achievement. He takes a critical look at the preferential treatment offered to special populations by tracking college athletes from adolescence to adulthood. He examines the role that community colleges play as an educational resource for men and women in various life phases. And he reveals much about the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments in today's curricular culture wars
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adelman, Clifford
Dewey number
373.12/912/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1695.6
LC item number
.A34 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • High school graduates
  • High school graduates
  • Educational surveys
Label
Lessons of a generation : education and work in the lives of the high school class of 1972, Clifford Adelman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Accounts and stories: tracking a generation -- Women at thirtysomething: paradoxes of attainment -- Light and shadows on college athletes -- The way we are: the Community College in our lives -- Tourists in our own land: cultural literacies and the college curriculum -- Beyond the paper trail: becoming an adult in the 1970s -- Resource A: Definitions used in tables -- Resource B: Institutional selectivity and course-taking patterns -- Resource C: Selected data on educational pathways, socioeconomic status, and major field distributions -- Resource D: Other longitudinal studies that included educational data
Control code
ocm30623702
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 309 p.
Isbn
9781555426361
Lccn
94021633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)30623702
Label
Lessons of a generation : education and work in the lives of the high school class of 1972, Clifford Adelman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Accounts and stories: tracking a generation -- Women at thirtysomething: paradoxes of attainment -- Light and shadows on college athletes -- The way we are: the Community College in our lives -- Tourists in our own land: cultural literacies and the college curriculum -- Beyond the paper trail: becoming an adult in the 1970s -- Resource A: Definitions used in tables -- Resource B: Institutional selectivity and course-taking patterns -- Resource C: Selected data on educational pathways, socioeconomic status, and major field distributions -- Resource D: Other longitudinal studies that included educational data
Control code
ocm30623702
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 309 p.
Isbn
9781555426361
Lccn
94021633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)30623702

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