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Schneider, Barbara L.

Works: 39 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 9,454 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HQ796, 305.2350973
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Most widely held works by Barbara L Schneider
The ambitious generation : America's teenagers, motivated but directionless by Barbara L Schneider( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But because schools and parents sometimes do a poor job of directing them, many take the wrong courses, choose the wrong colleges, and enter college with unrealistic career goals. For many their dreams of success are likely to remain just that - dreams
The adolescent years : social influences and educational challenges( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contributors to this book see adolescence in broad terms - as a "dynamic social construction." As society changes, it becomes necessary to rethink what it means to be an adolescent in a rapidly changing world and to look with great care for explanations of teenage behavior, which is often perplexing to adults and teenagers themselves." "A recurrent theme in this volume is that, no matter how adolescence is defined, the establishment of identity and the search for autonomy remain central developmental tasks of the adolescent years. Changes in the various social contexts in which teenagers live - family, school, community institutions, peer groups, workplace - can significantly affect the progress they make with these and other social and cognitive developmental tasks. And success with those tasks is critical to ensure a smooth transition into adulthood."--Jacket
Becoming adult : how teenagers prepare for the world of work by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The detailed results provide a window of society's future through which we can glimpse how adolescents are preparing themselves for the lives they will lead in the years to come."--Jacket
Parents, their children, and schools( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parental involvement with children at home, in school, and in the community is one of the most important factors in educational success. Yet we know very little about the most effective approaches to parental intervention. Moreover, not all parents have the same resources or opportunities to act on the educational expectations they have for their children. This book examines the resources available to parents and the actions parents can take to further their children's education. It is the first study of the subject based on major survey data, drawing from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 - a national survey of 26,000 eighth graders, their parents, teachers, and school administrators. The authors explore several important debates, including the extent to which parental involvement can mitigate the constraints of poverty for minorities and disadvantaged students, school choice and equality of educational opportunity, and the effects that school-sponsored activities involving parents have on educational performance. Certain to change the thinking of educators and policymakers, this book is essential reading for scholars and parents as well
Being together, working apart : dual-career families and the work-life balance( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A recent study of 500 families, which focuses on middle-class dual-career families in eight communities across the US, provides a holistic view of the complexities of work and family life experienced by parents and their children. This unique study has resulted in an unusually rich data set due to the variety of methods used. Drawing on the study, this book explores how dual-earner families cope with the stresses and demands of balancing work and family life, whether the time parents spend working is negatively affecting their children, how mothers feel managing both work and household responsibilities, and what role fathers are taking in family life. In answering these questions the authors argue for a new balance between work and family life. The book with its rich data, findings, and commentary from an interdisciplinary group of scholars provides a valuable resource for academics, policy makers, and working parents."--Jacket
Trust in schools : a core resource for improvement by Anthony S Bryk( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most Americans agree on the necessity of education reform, but there is little consensus about how this goal might be achieved. The rhetoric of standards and vouchers has occupied center stage, polarizing public opinion and affording litle room for reflection on the intangible conditions that make for good schools. This book engages this debate with a compelling examination of the importance of social relationships in the successful implementation of school reform
Transforming schools by Peter W Cookson( Book )

13 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Workplace flexibility : realigning 20th-century jobs for a 21st-century workforce( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher: Although today's family has changed, the workplace has not-and the resulting one-size-fits-all workplace has become profoundly mismatched to the needs of an increasingly diverse and varied workforce. As changes in the composition of the workforce exert new demands on employers, considerable attention is being paid to how workplaces can be structured more flexibly to achieve the goals of employers and employees. Workplace Flexibility brings together sixteen essays authored by leading experts in economics, demography, political science, law, sociology, anthropology, and management. Collectively, they make the case for workplace flexibility, as well as examine existing business practices and public policy regarding flexibility in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Workplace Flexibility underscores the need to realign the structure of work in time and place with the needs of the changing workforce. Considering the positive and negative consequences for employer and employee alike, the authors argue that, although there is not an easy solution to creating and implementing flexibility practices-in the United States or abroad-redesigning the workplace is essential if today's workers are effectively to meet the demands of life and work and if employers are successfully able to attract and retain top talent and improve performance. Kathleen Christensen is Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and coeditor of Contingent Work: American Employment Relations in Transition, also from Cornell. Barbara Schneider is John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University and a Senior Fellow, NORC and The University of Chicago. She is coeditor of The AERA Handbook on Education Policy Research
Handbook of education policy research by David Nathan Plank( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational policy continues to be of major concern. This AERA-sponsored Handbook presents two themes of defining the theoretical boundaries and methodological approaches of education policy research
The social organization of schooling by Larry V., Ed Hedges( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Employing a variety of analytical methods, The Social Organization of Schooling provides a sound understanding of the social mechanisms at work in our educational system. This volume brings a fresh perspective to the many ongoing debates in education policy and is essential reading for anyone concerned with the future of America's children."--Jacket
Scale-up in education( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work, family, and workplace flexibility( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a collection of articles that examines workplace flexibility, work-family conflict, and workers' increasing lack of leisure time and how it pertains to long-term U.S. national stability. The contributors argue that current workplaces are not meeting the needs of today's workers, and the lack of workplace flexibility is having huge human capital costs that are affecting every sector of society. They explore how flexibility, despite having fixed costs, can be an effective tool for attracting and retaining employees and increasing productivity -- the key being to make the workplace flexible in ways that are profitable for employers and also engage workers to feel more satisfied and committed to their jobs
Newcomers : blacks in private schools : executive summary by Diana T Slaughter-Defoe( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estimating causal effects : using experimental and observational designs.( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ... report is designed to help researchers, policymakers and funders understand the capacities and limits of examining the causes of educational outcomes with large-scale databases. ... The report specifically: Considers key issues involved in selecting research designs that allow researchers to draw valid causal inferences about treatment effects using large-scale observational datasets; Addresses why key issues of establishing causal inference are of particular interest to education researchers, briefly explains how causality is commonly defined in scholarly literature, and describes tools that analysts use to approximate randomized experiments with observational data; Reviews four National Science Foundation-funded studies which illustrate the difficulties of and possibilities for making causal inferences when conducting studies focused on significant education issues"--Publisher's Web site
Social trust a moral resource for school improvement by Anthony S Bryk( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innovations in improving access to higher education by Barbara Schneider( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaining an understanding about the barriers in transitioning from high school to college is crucial to improving college access and matriculation-particularly for low-income families and first-generation college-goers. These obstacles include many factors, such as: Lack of access to resources at home or schoolNot having a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum or not taking advantage of these coursesMisperceptions about the college-going process. This volume introduces innovative and effective ways to ease the transition process. One essential quest
Applied developmental science. special issue: conditions for optimal development in adolescence: an experimental approach( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time use and population representation in the Sloan Study of Adolescents by Casey B Mulligan( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Do studies of time use interfere too much in the lives of the subjects? As a result are those who agree to participate a biased sample of the population? We examine the characteristics of the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) adolescent sample from the Alfred P. Sloan Study of Youth and Social Development in order to detect and quantify instances of sampling and nonresponse bias. According to available proxies for time use and standard demographic variables, the Sloan ESM sample is nearly representative in terms of teen employment rates, parental employment rates, a student's grade point average, and TV watching. Work hours are slightly undercounted in the study because of slightly higher nonresponse rates by teenagers working long hours. The sample is less representative in terms of the time of week and gender; nonresponse is relatively common on school nights and (to a lesser extent) on weekends, and among boys. We offer some suggestions regarding general implications of our findings for the measurement of time use
Redesigning American education by James S Coleman( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on several principles of sociological theory, James S. Coleman and his colleagues construct a new design for American schooling. The authors present compelling evidence on the deficits of our educational system compared to other countries, arguing that the problems are the result of inappropriate incentives for teachers, students, and parents. Asserting that most American school systems are driven by administrative needs, the authors propose school designs that would shift the focus to student achievement output as the driving force behind public education
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The ambitious generation : America's teenagers, motivated but directionless
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The adolescent years : social influences and educational challengesBecoming adult : how teenagers prepare for the world of workParents, their children, and schoolsBeing together, working apart : dual-career families and the work-life balanceTrust in schools : a core resource for improvementTransforming schoolsWorkplace flexibility : realigning 20th-century jobs for a 21st-century workforceHandbook of education policy research