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Table of Contents

Collapsing Educational Boundaries from Preschool to PhD
by
Nicholas D. Young & Lynne M. Celli


Dedication	
Introduction	
Chapter 1: Early Childhood: The Foundation	
	Where the Foundation is Built	
	Social and Emotional Development at the Early Childhood Level	
	The Role of Family and Community in PK20 Education	
	Content and Pedagogy Expertise: Teacher Knowledge and 
		Student Involvement	
	Connections to Elementary School and Beyond
Chapter 2: Elementary/Middle School: The Multifaceted Foundation 
	of Abstract Thinking	
	Transition Years	
	Child Development	
	Middle School Pedagogy	
	Engagement: Active Learning	
	Teaching and Learning Styles: Vehicles for Stretching Practice
		 in the Elementary and Middle School Years	
	Adolescent Development and Learning Styles	
	Developmentally Appropriate Middle School Guidance Practices: 
	Promoting a Holistic Approach to Learning and Growth	
	Components of Holistic Guidance/School Counseling Programs	
	Key Proficiencies for Guidance/School Counselors	
	Best Practices for Guidance/School Counselors
Chapter 3: High School and College Readiness	
	Current State of Student Achievement in Secondary Schools	
	Likely Causes of Low Levels of Academic Achievement 
		at the Secondary Level	
	Addressing Common Myths about U.S. Student Achievement 
		at the Secondary Level	
	High School Predictors of Future Postsecondary Success	
	Examples of Secondary Programs and Initiatives Designed 
		to Increase College Attendance and Completion Rates	
	International Baccalaureate	
	Conclusion
Chapter 4: Community Colleges as Essential Bridges to Everywhere	
	Student Demographics	
	The Mission of Community Colleges	
	What Community Colleges Offer	
	What High School Students Need to Be Told 
		about Community College	
	Why Community Colleges Are Ideal Partners for K12 Schools 
		and Four-Year Institutions	
	High School and Community College Connections	
	Community College and Four-Year Institution Connections	
	Conclusion
Chapter 5: From Four-Year Higher Education Institution to Graduate School	
	Economic Realities of Educational Attainment	
	Four-Year Institutions	
	Retention and Completion	
	Improving College and Graduate Degree Completion Rates	
	Degree Options	
	Virtual Education in the College and Graduate School Domains	
	Conclusion
Conclusion
	
References
	
Index	

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