By Nabih Haddad The following blog post is an adaptation of a forthcoming article titled “ORDER, DISCIPLINE AND EXIGENCY: The Convergence of U.S. and Cuban Education Policy in the Service of Labor Market,” by Larry Catá Backer and Nabih Haddad, due out in 2013. Part 1 Post-secondary education has been shifting from a teaching based [...]

The National Forum is partnering with scholars around the nation to produce three research papers on undocumented students in higher education. “The Forum identified gaps in the literature regarding higher education officials’ response to the crisis regarding undocumented students,” says Angela Vidal-Rodriguez, leader of the Higher Education Access research team at the National Forum.  “After [...]

Title: Reinventing Public Education: Educating for the Public Good Location: UM Alumni CenterLink out: Click hereDescription: The National Forum is joining the Alumni Association of UM in hosting a series of seminars on public education. LLL student front page.jpg This seminar series is a distinct, yet important shift from the ubiquitous and often controversial debate [...]

Title: Reinventing Public Education: Higher EducationLocation: UM Alumni CenterLink out: Click hereDescription: The National Forum is joining the Alumni Association of UM in hosting a series of seminars on public education. This seminar series is a distinct, yet important shift from the ubiquitous and often controversial debate about education reform and our schools’ problems. These [...]

During the fall of 2011, the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan is hosting a seminar series titled Reinventing Public Education. The seminar is part of the Alumni Association’s series: Lifelong Learning: Leaders and Best Seminars. The National Forum is partnering with the Alumni Association in crafting the seminars, helping frame some of the [...]

Pay: $10/hr Hours: 10/week Duties: Student will assist with general office duties to include tasks such as maintaining databases, answering phones, processing supply orders, writing, and proofreading. Educational Value: Student will gain valuable exposure to working in a research driven environment, focusing on the value of higher education in society. Job Requirements: Successful candidate will have computer experience, [...]

Abstract In this research study, we examined the curricular and co-curricular careers of 23 selected undergraduate students at the University of Michigan to determine whether the choices they made could be grouped into coherent pathways that advanced the students toward a set of desired learning outcomes related to preparing students for life in a diverse [...]