Preparing for College: Nine Elements of Effective Outreach / Edition 1

Preparing for College: Nine Elements of Effective Outreach / Edition 1

by William G. Tierney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791462765

ISBN-13: 9780791462768

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: State University of New York Press

The remarkable diversity in college preparation programs raises a compelling question: With a finite amount of time and resources, which activities are most likely to improve educational achievement for underrepresented youth in the United States? This book defines and analyzes the parameters of effective college outreach programs. Instead of looking at college…  See more details below

Overview

The remarkable diversity in college preparation programs raises a compelling question: With a finite amount of time and resources, which activities are most likely to improve educational achievement for underrepresented youth in the United States? This book defines and analyzes the parameters of effective college outreach programs. Instead of looking at college preparation writ large, contributors focus on various program components, examining how elements such as academic preparation, culture, family, and mentoring operate within the context of preparation programs and how each contributes—or does not contribute—to program success. By engaging with individual program elements, the contributors provide a means for studying, evaluating, and improving them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791462768
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
SUNY series, Frontiers in Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
810,606
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : engaging research and practice - extracurricular and curricular influences on college access1
1The role of culture in college preparation programs : a review of the research literature13
2Toward developing an untapped resource : the role of families in college preparation29
3The role of peer groups in college preparation programs49
4Counseling matters : knowledge, assistance, and organizational commitment in college preparation69
5Putting your money where your mouth is : mentoring as a strategy to increase access to higher education89
6The key to college access : rigorous academic preparation113
7Cocurricular activities and students' college prospects : is there a connection?135
8A dream deferred : the critical factor of timing in college preparation and outreach155
9Value added : the costs and benefits of college preparatory programs in the United States173
Conclusion : making sense of what we know - from nine propositions to future research and interventions189
List of titles, SUNY series : frontiers in education261

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