Courageous Learning: Finding a New Path through Higher Education [NOOK Book]

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Our nation is facing a great education crisis, and if we fail to respond quickly and seriously, we can expect our economy to grow weaker and our standard of living to decline. Courageous Learning is for those adults who, seeking to face this challenge, are considering returning to school, either to finish an undergraduate degree or to start a graduate one.

Knowing that a decision to return to school can be expensive and difficult, especially ...
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Courageous Learning: Finding a New Path through Higher Education

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Overview

Our nation is facing a great education crisis, and if we fail to respond quickly and seriously, we can expect our economy to grow weaker and our standard of living to decline. Courageous Learning is for those adults who, seeking to face this challenge, are considering returning to school, either to finish an undergraduate degree or to start a graduate one.

Knowing that a decision to return to school can be expensive and difficult, especially for those who may have been out of the classroom for decades, we have attempted to provide answers for some of the most common questions heard from returning students. We also profile five accredited institutions that offer excellent service and value to adult learners, and we outline ways for prospective students to find the right institution in terms of fit and cost. Each of these schools is non-profit, long-established, and focused specifically on the needs of adults.

In addition, we present the stories of several adult learners who have shown uncommon persistence in pursuit of their degrees. These stories were edited from interviews conducted within the last year. In their own words, these courageous learners describe the disparate challenges they have overcome, either to achieve personal and professional success or to transform themselves into productive members of society.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013082175
  • Publisher: Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press
  • Publication date: 8/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

William Patrick is a writer whose works have been published or produced in several genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, screenwriting, poetry, and drama. Saving Troy, his innovative chronicle of a year spent living and riding with professional firefighters and paramedics, was published in hardcover by Hudson Whitman in 2005. A paperback edition of Saving Troy appeared from the State University of New York Press in 2009.

From his experience with the firefighters, Mr. Patrick also wrote a screenplay, Fire Ground, as well as a radio play, Rescue, which was commissioned by the BBC for their Season of American Thirty Minute Plays and aired worldwide on BBC 3. An earlier teleplay, Rachel’s Dinner, starring Olympia Dukakis and Peter Gerety, was aired nationally on ABC-TV.

His memoir in poetry, We Didn’t Come Here for This, was published by BOA Editions in 1999. In a starred review, Kirkus called the book a “marvelous memoir-in-poetry and a wonderful hybrid, written in a voice that’s compassionate, fresh and American, without ever proclaiming itself such.” An earlier collection of Mr. Patrick’s poetry, These Upraised Hands, also published by BOA Editions in 1995, is a book of narrative poems and dramatic monologues. His novel, Roxa: Voices of the Culver Family, won the 1990 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for the best first work of fiction.
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