Mike Rose: Second Chances for Non-Traditional Students Will Improve Economy, Society
September 6, 2012 - Mike Rose says his new book, “Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education” (New York: The New Press, 2012. Print), “developed out of a long history of work with various populations who are in some way behind the educational or economic eight-ball.”
A professor of education in the Social Research Methodology Division of the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, Rose has taught or observed a variety of student populations for nearly four decades, including everything from kindergarten to Vietnam veterans in a reentry program offered through UCLA Extension. Having interviewed numerous students who are attending community colleges or occupational programs for “Back to School,” he says that no matter what their circumstances or goals were, “They were all in one way or another, trying to get another chance at education.”
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