This new book sheds light on a critical yet overlooked topic of the 21st century: the high dropout rate of GED certificate holders entering the postsecondary educational system in America. America’s Forgotten Student Population serves as a comprehensive resource for administrators, educational policy makers and researchers, offering both broad policy recommendations and tested ideas and models that can be implemented at the state and institutional level.
Who: On site interviews available upon request with Dr. Angela Long, Christopher M. Mullin, Margaret Becker Patterson and Wei Song.
When: Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
11:30am – 1pm
Where: Portland Community College Bookstore
2306 SE 82n Ave
Portland, OR 97216
Contact: RSVP to Shaqunia Clark
Marketing & Publicity Manager
About Stylus Publishing
Stylus publishes books and journals that focus on higher education, and books on inclusive teaching in K-12. Our higher education program covers such areas as teaching and learning, service learning, assessment, online learning, racial diversity on campus, women’s issues, student affairs, doctoral education, and leadership and administration.
About the Authors:
Angela Long is an educational researcher, educator, and author of the "Five Factors Theory;" currently serves as an independent consultant in higher education. She works with leaders across the nation to publish groundbreaking data and retention metrics for at-risk student populations attending community colleges. Pam Blumenthal is the director of alternative programs at Portland Community College (PCC) in Portland, Oregon. She now leads a group of dedicated staff in five programs designed to support at-risk students in achieving college success and completion. Pam is actively involved in local and national initiatives focused on education reform.
America’s Forgotten Student Population: Creating a Path to College Success for GED® Completers, Edited by Angela Long and Christopher M. Mullin, February 2014, 192 pp, 6” x 9” Paper, 9781620361405, $35.00 eBook, 9781620361429, $27.99