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Delaying College Changes People in Ways the World Needs

GapYearThe Johns Hopkins University Press has recently published an important book by Dr. Joseph O’Shea entitled Gap Year: How Delaying College Changes People in Ways the World Needs. From the publishers description:

“With some of the most prestigious universities in America urging students to defer admissions so they can experience the world, the idea of the gap year has taken hold in America… Until now, there has been no systematic study of how the gap year helps students develop as young scholars and citizens. Joseph O’Shea has produced the first empirically based analysis of a gap year’s influence on 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.”

Read more here.

Read an article by the author for Inside Higher Ed here.

More Gap Year resources from CTI here.