Innovations in Improving Access to Higher Education: New Directions for Youth Development, Number 140 Barbara Schneider

ISBN: 9781306461566

Published: February 25th 2014

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128 pages


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Innovations in Improving Access to Higher Education: New Directions for Youth Development, Number 140  by  Barbara Schneider

Innovations in Improving Access to Higher Education: New Directions for Youth Development, Number 140 by Barbara Schneider
February 25th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 128 pages | ISBN: 9781306461566 | 8.64 Mb

Gaining an understanding about the barriers in transitioning from high school to college is crucial to improving college access and matriculation--particularly for low-income families and first-generation college-goers. These obstacles includemanyMoreGaining an understanding about the barriers in transitioning from high school to college is crucial to improving college access and matriculation--particularly for low-income families and first-generation college-goers.

These obstacles includemany factors, such as: Lack of access to resources at home or schoolNot having a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum or not taking advantage of these coursesMisperceptions about the college-going process.This volume introduces innovative and effective ways to ease the transition process. One essential question examined is the role of high schools and whether they should take a more active role in preparing students for college.

While some interventions in this issue are designed for school-wide implementation, others are more targeted and focus on certain aspects of the college process such as financial aid, but all recognize the role of high schools in shaping students college-going aspirations and behavior.

By including the most cutting-edge and rigorous research on improving college access, this volume: Delineates the obstacles adolescents face in their transition from high school to collegeIncreases understanding of the mechanisms contributing to gaps in college enrollmentHighlights how interventions can help to ease these challenges.This is the 140th volume of New Directions for Youth Development, the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series dedicated to bringing together everyone concerned with helping young people, including scholars, practitioners, and people from different disciplines and professions.



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