Barbara Schneider

Michigan State University
College of Education and Department of Sociology

620 Farm Lane
516 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI
USA
48824
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Barbara Schneider is the John A. Hannah Chair and Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and Department of Sociology at MSU. She is the principal investigator of the College Ambition Program (CAP), a study that tests a model for promoting a STEM college-going culture in two high schools that encourages adolescents to pursue STEM majors in college and occupations in these fields. She worked for 18 years at University of Chicago, holding positions as a professor in Sociology and Human Development and senior researcher at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). She remains a senior fellow at NORC, where she is the principal investigator of the Center for Advancing Research and Communication in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. She uses a sociological lens to understand societal conditions and interpersonal interactions that create norms and values that enhance human and social capital. Her research focuses on how the social contexts of schools and families influence the academic and social well being of adolescents as they move into adulthood. Professor Schneider has published 15 books and over 100 articles and reports on family, social context of schooling, and sociology of knowledge. She recently was the editor of Sociology of Education.

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Schneider, B., Judy, J., Broda, M., & Burkander, K. (2014), Pathways to college and STEM careers: Enhancing the high school experience. In B. Schneider & J. Judy (Eds.), New directions for youth development: Innovations in improving access to higher education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
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Schneider, B., Judy, J., Mazuca, C., & Broda, M. (2014). Trust in elementary and secondary urban schools: A pathway for student success and college ambition. In D. Van Maele, P. Forsyth, & M. Van Houtte (Eds.), Trust and school life. New York: Springer.
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Schneider, B., Judy, J., & Burkander, K. (2014). Schools. In J. McLeod, E. Lawler, and M. Schwalbe (Eds.), Handbook of the social psychology of inequality. New York: Springer.
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Perez-Felkner, L., McDonald, S. and Schneider, B. (2014). What happens to high-achieving females after high school? Gender and persistence on the postsecondary STEM pipeline. In I. Schoon & J. Eccles (Eds.), Gender differences in aspirations and attainment. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
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Judy, J., Mazuca Ebmeyer, C., & Schneider, B. (Forthcoming). Solving the college admissions mismatch process: Importance of high school norms and values. In V. Stead (Ed.), International perspectives on higher education admission policy: A reader. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishers.
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Kochanek, J. R., & Schneider, B. (2014). Trust in schools: Leadership for organizational change. Trust in Educational Research. Germany: Barbara Budrich Publishers.
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Schneider, B., Judy, J., Broda, M., & Burkander, K. (2013), Pathways to college and STEM careers: Enhancing the high school experience. In B. Schneider & J. Judy (Eds.), New Directions for Youth Development: Innovations in Improving Access to Higher Education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
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Schneider, B., & Stevenson, D. 1999. The ambitious generation: America’s teenagers, motivated but directionless. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
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Csikszentmihalyi, M., & Schneider, B. 2000. Becoming adult: How teenagers prepare for the world of work. New York: Basic Books.
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Bryk, A. S., & Schneider, B. 2002. Trust in schools: A core resource for improvement. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
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Schneider, B., & McDonald, S. (Eds.). 2007. Scale-up in education: Vol. 1. Ideas in principle. and Vol. 2. Issues in practice. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
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Sykes, G., Schneider, B., & Plank, D. N. (Eds.). 2009. The AERA handbook of education policy research. New York: Routledge.
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Christensen, K., & Schneider, B. (Eds.). (2010). Workplace flexibility: Realigning 20th century jobs for a 21st century workforce. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
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Schneider, Barbara, and Justina Judy. 2013. New directions for youth development: Innovations in improving access to higher education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy PRIMARY

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Keywords

HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY SOCIOLOGY