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Gap Year:

How Delaying College Changes People in Ways the World Needs
  • ISBN-13: 9781421410364
  • Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Author: O'Shea, Joseph
  • Price: AUD $64.99
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  • Availability: This book is temporarily out of stock, order will be despatched as soon as fresh stock is received.
  • Local release date: 13/02/2014
  • Format: Paperback (229.00mm X 152.00mm) 200 pages Weight: 386g
  • Categories: Economics, finance, business & management [K]Higher & further education, tertiary education [JNM]
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With some of the most prestigious universities in America now urging students to defer admissions so they can experience the world, the idea of the gap year has taken hold in America. Since its development in Britain nearly fifty years ago, taking time off between secondary school and college has allowed students the opportunity to travel, develop crucial life skills, and grow up, all while doing volunteer work in much needed parts of the developing world. Until now, there has been no systematic study of how the gap year helps students develop as young scholars and citizens. Joseph OShea has produced the first empirically based analysis of how the gap year influences student development. He also establishes a context for better understanding this personal development and suggests concrete ways universities and educators can develop effective gap year programs.

Preface
Introduction
Part I: Experiencing the Gap Year
1. Reasons for Taking a Year
2. Changes in Themselves
3. Changes in Relationships
4. Changes in Religious and Civic Perceptions
5. Changes in Ways of Thinking and Future Plans
Part II: Understanding the Gap Year
6. Theorizing the Gap Year
7. Developing Citizens
8. Designing Gap Year Programs
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Index

""O'Shea is able to identify many of the greatest challenges in designing gap-year programs and offers some suggestions for how to maximize this pedagogical tool through the structure and administration of the gap-year experience.""

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