Drawing upon quantitative data gathered from the U.S. Census and U.S. Department of Education, as well as interviews with students from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, Low-Income Students and The Perpetuation of Inequality examines the question of who really benefits from public higher education.
Today, over 75 percent of high school seniors aspire to graduate from college. However, only one-third of Americans hold a bachelor's degree, and college graduation rates vary significantly by race/ethnicity and parental socioeconomic status. If most young adults aspire to obtain a college degree, why are these disparities so great? From High School to College illuminates how gender, immigration, and ethnicity influence the path to college graduation.
Mentoring gets a face lift in this handbook for fostering a healthy, successful mentoring program. Developed with input from Big Brothers Big Sisters and MENTOR/The National Mentoring Partnership, this guide provides a comprehensive approach that factors in the needs of the entire mentoring team, including program leaders, mentors, mentees, parents, and caregivers. More than 50 reproducible materials provide program leaders with easily administered, ready-made tools and activities.
Despite decades of substantial investments by the federal government, state governments, colleges and universities, and private foundations, students from low-income families as well as racial and ethnic minority groups continue to have substantially lower levels of postsecondary educational attainment than individuals from other groups. The State of College Access and Completion draws together leading researchers nationwide to summarize the state of college access and success and to provide recommendations for how institutional leaders and policymakers can effectively improve the entire spectrum of college access and completion.
This book explores successful transition strategies to, within and from university for students from around the globe, with Macquarie University, a large Australian university, studied in depth. It addresses the meaning of success taking a variety of perspectives, including student, staff and employer views.
As more students of color continue to make up our nation's schools, finding ways to address their academic and cultural ways knowing become important issues. This book explores these intersections, by covering a variety of topics related to race, social class, and gender, all within a multiyear study of a mentoring program that is situated within U.S. K-12 schools.