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Gender-Separate Education: The Effects On Student Achievement & Self-Esteem On Economically Disadvantaged Public Middle School Students In Philadelphia, Heather M. O'Neill, Allison Guerin Oct 2010

Gender-Separate Education: The Effects On Student Achievement & Self-Esteem On Economically Disadvantaged Public Middle School Students In Philadelphia, Heather M. O'Neill, Allison Guerin

Business and Economics Faculty Publications

In 2003, three Philadelphia middle schools with similar demographics and failing student achievement levels were taken over by an educational management organization. Two were transformed into distinct single-sex academies within the original school buildings and a third remained coeducational. Students did not have the option where to attend, eliminating selection bias. Through funding from a Spencer Foundation grant, data was collected on 1,000 students for 2002-03 through 2004-05 to examine impacts of gender-segregation. We find students in single sex schools witness greater improvements in standardized test scores, with boys gaining the most, and no differences on Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem ...


The Bodger Dialogues, Richard P. Richter Jan 2002

The Bodger Dialogues, Richard P. Richter

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This is an account of Ursinus College during the period 1965-1994, told in a literary format by former President Richard P. Richter in 2002.


Who Owns Our Values? Back To School, John Strassburger Jan 2001

Who Owns Our Values? Back To School, John Strassburger

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This is the sixth in a series of occasional papers about the challenges confronting students and what Ursinus is doing to help them enter adult life.


First Year Versus Second Year Retention Of College Students: A Case Study, Heather M. O'Neill Jan 2000

First Year Versus Second Year Retention Of College Students: A Case Study, Heather M. O'Neill

Business and Economics Faculty Publications

Students and their families expend much time, effort and money researching which colleges or universities will best suit the students' needs. Simultaneously, institutions desire to find the cohort of students who will succeed at their schools. Recently, faced with more stringent economic constraints, schools are not only seeking students likely to succeed, but are more aware of the financial burden placed on schools if attrition is high. Since the cost of recruiting a class has risen over the years, the cost of losing students has increased. As a result, institutions are more interested in engaging in student retention studies to ...


Counting Quality, John Strassburger Jan 2000

Counting Quality, John Strassburger

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This is the fifth in a series of occasional papers about the challenges confronting students and what Ursinus is doing to help them enter adult life.


Ursinus College 1970-1976: A Chronicle Of Selected Events, Richard P. Richter Jul 1999

Ursinus College 1970-1976: A Chronicle Of Selected Events, Richard P. Richter

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No abstract provided.


Transforming Experiences: The Benefits Of Intellectual Risk, John Strassburger Jan 1999

Transforming Experiences: The Benefits Of Intellectual Risk, John Strassburger

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This is the fourth in a series of occasional papers about the challenges confronting students and what Ursinus is doing to help them enter adult life.


Ursinus College 1970-1976, A Time For Dispute Over Principles & Priorities: An Interpretation, Richard P. Richter Oct 1998

Ursinus College 1970-1976, A Time For Dispute Over Principles & Priorities: An Interpretation, Richard P. Richter

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No abstract provided.


Tales Out Of School: Six Secrets From Successful Teachers, John Strassburger Jan 1998

Tales Out Of School: Six Secrets From Successful Teachers, John Strassburger

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This is the third in a series of occasional papers about the challenges confronting students and what Ursinus is doing to help them enter adult life.


Writing For Their Lives, John Strassburger Jan 1997

Writing For Their Lives, John Strassburger

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This is the second in a series of occasional papers about the challenges confronting students and what Ursinus is doing to help them enter adult life.


Education For Self-Reliance, Responsibility And Hope, John Strassburger Jan 1996

Education For Self-Reliance, Responsibility And Hope, John Strassburger

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This is the first in a series of occasional papers about the challenges confronting students and what Ursinus is doing to help them enter adult life.