How Are Certifications Affecting the Lives of Working Americans? - Student Research Foundation

How Are Postsecondary Certifications Affecting the Lives of Working Americans?

How are CTE certificates affecting the way people work in America?

We recently spent some time researching current CTE data compiled by the National Center for Educational Statistics. They provide some thought-provoking insights into how certifications are changing the way Americas live and work. Read more

How Google’s Expanded College Search Will Affect Colleges and their Applicants - Student Research Foundation

How Will Google’s Expanded College Search Affect Colleges and their Applicants?

If you Google the name of a college or university today, you will be surprised to discover that a lot more information appears than did only a few months ago. That is because Google is now putting up a lot more data about American Colleges and Universities, some of which comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Google is also serving up a variety of data about colleges that it appears to have generated internally. Read more

What Are Digital Humanities?

We have been hearing the term “Digital Humanities” a lot lately. But exactly what does it mean?

We asked Linda LoSchiavo, Director of Libraries at Fordham University in New York. “Digital humanities (DH) has morphed from the next big thing to this week’s stock-in-trade,” she told us. “Academic libraries now have dedicated staff (DH librarians), infrastructure (scanning centers), and activities (workshops, data curation, consultations, preservation and repository services). So how do you define DH?  If you’re within the academy, you’ll know it when you see it.” Read more

Are High School Students Being Taught to be Global Citizens - Student Research Foundation

Research Finds that Only 51% or U.S. High School Students Are Learning to Be Good Global Citizens

Research conducted by the Student Research Foundation turned up something troubling about what students are learning in most American high schools. An important outlook, “Global Citizenship,” is not being sufficiently addressed or developed. Read more

Manufacturing Careers Research by Student Research Foundation

What Influences Students to Enter Manufacturing Careers?

Findings from the “Attracting the Next Generation of Students” Study

What influences students to enroll in career and technical education (CTE) courses that lead to employment in manufacturing? Read more

Good Skilled Jobs - Student Research Foundation

While Students Compete to Get into College, Good Skilled Jobs Remain Unfilled

NPR News Reports that While Students Compete to Get into College, Good Skilled Jobs Remain Unfilled

“High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up for University,” a story aired on NPR News on April 25, 2018, presents some compelling evidence that reinforces an important lesson . . .

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Does CTE Represent a Return to Apprenticeship Models - Student Research Foundation

Does CTE Represent a Return to Apprenticeship Models?

Is the new Career and Technical Education path to launching a career really something new? In some ways, yes. But there are historical precedents. Read more