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Solmon, Lewis C.

Overview
Works: 83 works in 248 publications in 2 languages and 10,615 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: LC66, 370.973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lewis C Solmon
Does college matter? Some evidence on the impacts of higher education by Lewis C Solmon( Book )

14 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a conference on higher education held at Woods Hole, Massachusetts in the summer of 1972, this comprehensive collection of papers covers virtually every important aspect of the question of whether college matters. There are articles that survey the social science literature on the effects of higher education; papers offering original quantitative research on particular factors; and reports dealing with the theoretical issues of financing higher education, including the monetary and nonmonetary benefits to those obtaining schooling, and the benefits to society. Of particular concern is how the knowledge relating to women and minority students could be applied to questions of alternative methods of financing higher education, and the one overwhelming conclusion was that much more work must be done. (Author)
From the campus : perspectives on the school reform movement( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The characteristics and needs of adults in postsecondary education by Lewis C Solmon( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Similarities and differences between adult and traditional-aged students were analyzed based on a survey of 13 cohorts of first-year college freshmen. A sample of 172,400 first-year students over the age of 21 who responded to the Cooperative Institutional Research Program's freshman survey between 1966 and 1978 was compared to a nationally representative sample of traditional-aged students. The analysis considered the following areas: demographics, college choice, the financing of college education, preparation for college, college plans, and life goals. The following demographic characteristics of respondents were considered: enrollment status, age, sex, race, marital status, number of children, and father's and mother's educational attainment. Generally, the greatest concentration of adults was found in the two-year colleges, particulary those that are publicly controlled. Reasons for the student's selection of the college they attended included the institution's quality, and at times, job-related training and cost. Students' concern for financing their college education was considered in relation to demographic characteristics, field of study, and type of institution attended. The extent of preparation offered in high school, the need for remedial help, high school grade point average, living arrangements while attending college, degree aspirations, probable major, and probable career after college were assessed. Additionally, social, family, business, and personal life goals of respondents were evaluated. Implications of the study findings and results of additional study of a subsample of the respondents are considered. A bibliography is included. (Sw)
College as a training ground for jobs by Lewis C Solmon( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The specific intent of the study was to find out what college graduates mean when they say their job is related to their major, and to what extent and in what instances the major-job relationship influences job satisfaction. The effect of the relationship on job satisfaction and salary is examined, with separate chapters devoted to career outcomes for graduates in particular majors and particular occupations. Approximately 12,000 graduates who had entered colleges nationwide in 1961 and had been working for up to ten years were surveyed for the study, which was conducted between November 1974 and March 1975. (Authors/MSE)
Underemployed Ph. D.'s by Lewis C Solmon( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result of a series of studies by the Higher Education Research Institute (heri) on the job market for doctorate holders in the humanities, the sciences, and engineering, this book represents 5 years of research on the subject. Chapters by Solmon, Laura Kent, Nancy L. Ochsner, and Margo-Lea Hurwicz include: "The Context of the Problem: An Overview of the Ph.D. Labor Market"; "Questions of Definition and Value"; "Some Proposed Solutions to the Humanities Crisis"; "The Most-Promising Solutions"; "An Overview of Public-Sector Employment"; "Finding Public-Sector Jobs: the Whys and the Hows"; "Job Characteristics and Satisfactions"; "The Female Ph.D. in the Public Sector"; "How Useful Is Humanities Tracking"; "Identifying Non-Academic-Career Options"; "Where Are the Nonacademic Jobs"; "What Are the Nonacademic Jobs Like"; "How Satisfying Are the Nonacademic Jobs"; "The Dynamics of Job Change"; and "a New Crisis? Dealing with Prospective Shortages of Scientists and Engineers." The summary chapter comments on salary, research and productivity, underemployment, job satisfaction and job change. It is suggested that constraints be taken off industry so that research and development can prosper as it did when U.S. scientific research was the model for the world. It is also suggested that improvement must be made in providing information for better decision-making in five basic areas: (1) estimating future science- and engineering-labor supply and demand; (2) providing students with better data with which to make decisions; (3) improving student selection for admission to graduate programs; (4) developing better mechanisms for screening during graduate school to ensure that those who drop out are not potential high producers; and (5) improving the academic hiring process and review procedures. Appendix a contains the questionnaire forms; Appendix b contains a methodological note. References and an index are provided. (Lc)
Keeping graduate programs responsive to national needs( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics by Lewis C Solmon( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Male and female graduate students : the question of equal opportunity by Lewis C Solmon( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of differential opportunities for men and women graduate students was undertaken during a two-year period. The analyses of the results provide some evidence that differential treatment exists, but also some data indicating that things have improved compared with conditions in earlier eras. Earlier discussions of sex discrimination are reviewed, and sex differences are documented and explained in the areas of admissions, time spent in graduate study, geographic and interinstitutional mobility, and financial aid practices. (Mse)
The Costs of evaluation by Alkin M. C( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor markets, employment policy, and job creation( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This clear, accessible volume provides a comprehensive overview of the ongoing debate over the determining factors of and key influences on employment growth and labor market training, education, and related policies in the United States. Drawing on the work of distinguished labor economists, the chapters tackle questions posed by job and skill demands in the "new high-tech economy" and explore sources of employment growth; productivity growth and its implications for future employment; government mandates, labor costs, and employment; and labor force demographics, income inequality, and returns to human capital
Alternative careers for humanities PhDs : perspectives of students and graduates by Lewis C Solmon( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we get the graduates we want? : a view from the firing lines by Lewis C Solmon( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selections in this book originated at the annual National Educator Awards Retreat held by the Milken Family Foundation in March 1991. To set the stage for the discussions, W. Bennett and A. Levine offered opening remarks concerning characteristics of ideal high school graduates. Educators, including state superintendents, responded. After a preface by L. Milken, the following papers are provided: (1) "The Graduates We Want: Who They Are and How We Get Them" (A. Levine); (2) "What Do We Want Our Graduates To Be Like?" (W. J. Bennett); (3) "Keynoters and Award Recipients: An Open Exchange"; (4) "Superintendents' Views: What Do We Want Our Graduates To Be Like?" (E. Bither, H. Marockie, E. Paslov, and C. Toguchi); (5) "Practitioners' Views: Who Do We Want Our Graduates To Be?" (K. N. Hughes); (6) "The Moral Development of Our Nation's Children: The Role of the Public School" (N. M. Fagan); (7) "Meeting the Needs of Diverse Student Populations" (A. A. Mori); (8) "Attracting, Preparing, and Retaining High-Quality Teachers" (C. L. Ellner); (9) "How Should Our Schools Be Structured? A View from the Top of the Bottom of the Heap" (G. C. Hentschke); (10) "How Do We Assess Effective School Processes?" (H. Handler); (11) "Business and University Collaboration With the Schools" (L. C. Solmon and C. L. Fagnano); and (12) "Additional Ideas on How To Get the Graduates We Want" (L. C. Solmon). A 137-item bibliography is included, as are descriptions of the editors and contributors and a list of award recipients. (Sld)
Reassessing the link between work and education( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and French and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic policy, financial markets, and economic growth( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Job satisfaction after college : the graduates' viewpoint by Ann S Bisconti( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph provides clear evidence that relationships do exist between education and work. It makes equally clear the fact that these relationships are complex and, to a very significant degree, individually determined. The present analysis is based on the responses of 3,077 men and 1,061 women holding a bachelor's degree and working full-time in 1974-1975. Areas of focus are attitudes toward work; influences on job satisfaction; job satisfaction at the nonprofessional level; job satisfaction and occupational choice; and definition of a good job. (YRJ/Author)
The foreign student factor : impact on American higher education by Lewis C Solmon( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The challenges of school reform : implementation, impact, and sustainability by Milken National Education Conference( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, The Challenges of School Reform: Impact, Implementation, and Sustainability, explores why reforms todate have failed to live up to expectations, and it discusses promising practices and strategies for sustaining increased student achievement. This work expands on the ideas and themes discussed in the first two volumes in this series on education policy: The first book-Talented Teachers: The Essential Force for Improving Student Achievement-examines the importance of teacher quality. Years of research have repeatedly confirmed what we inferred to be true-outside of the home environment, the quality of a student's teacher has the strongest impact on learning. After talented teachers were found to be a powerful component for bettering education, the second book-Improving Student Achievement: Reforms that Work-introduces reform ideas and programs that positively impact both teacher quality and student work. Now, The Challenges of School Reform: Implementation, Impact, and Sustainability deepens these discussions by exploring the answers to questions regarding ensuring the longevity and sustained success of effective school reform
Talented teachers : the essential force for improving student achievement by Lewis C Solmon( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of papers on the topic of teacher quality
How stakeholders can support teacher quality( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last silver bullet? : technology for America's public schools by Lewis C Solmon( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to introduce ideas, methods, and people that could be of assistance to those who will utilize educational technology in teaching and learning, especially to those whose responsibility it is to put in place the policies necessary to make this happen. Analogies comparing school technology to earlier massive national efforts to build America's infrastructure are offered. An introductory chapter presents a case for technology in schools; remaining chapters discuss various issues related to technology integration in k-12 schools. Several chapters include case studies for illustration. The chapters are as follows: (1) "Technology for American Schools"; (2) "Can a Few pcs Make Socialism Work?"; (3) "Economic Benefits of Education Technology"; (4) "The Cost of Education Technology"; (5) "The Imperative of Teacher Training"; (6) "Can the Private Sector Solve the Problem?"; (7) "Can the Federal Government Take on This Task?"(including background and a chronology of the Telecommunications Act of 1996); (8) "State Funding for Technology"; (9) "Allocation and Implementation Issues"; and (10) a concluding chapter that refutes the top ten reasons not to put technology in schools. An appendix discusses a model to estimate gains in labor market productivity. Statistics are presented in 30 figures and tables throughout the text. (Contains 147 references.) (Aef)
 
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From the campus : perspectives on the school reform movement
Alternative Names
Solmon, Lewis Calvin 1942-

Languages
English (127)

French (1)

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How do we get the graduates we want? : a view from the firing linesThe challenges of school reform : implementation, impact, and sustainabilityTalented teachers : the essential force for improving student achievementHow stakeholders can support teacher qualityThe last silver bullet? : technology for America's public schools