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

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Analyzes and defines the parameters of effective college outreach programs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791462768
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Series: SUNY Series, Frontiers in Education
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 816,213
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

At the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis at the University of Southern California, William G. Tierney is Director and the Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education, Zoë B. Corwin is Research Assistant, and Julia E. Colyar is Postdoctoral Research Associate. Tierney has written many books, including Increasing Access to College: Extending Possibilities for All Students (coedited with Linda Serra Hagedorn), also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Engaging Research and Practice—Extracurricular and Curricular Influences on College Access
Zoë B. Corwin, Julia E. Colyar, William G.Tierney

Part 1: Social Support Networks

1. The Role of Culture in College Preparation Programs: A Review of the Research Literature
Octavio Villalpando and Daniel G. Solorzano

2. Toward Developing an Untapped Resource: The Role of Families in College Preparation
William G. Tierney and Susan Auerbach

3. The Role of Peer Groups in College Preparation Programs
William G. Tierney and Julia E. Colyar

4. Counseling Matters: Knowledge, Assistance, and Organizational Commitment in College Preparation
Patricia M. McDonough

5. Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Mentoring as a Strategy to Increase Access to Higher Education
Patricia Gándara and Maria Mejorado

Part 2: Programmatic Elements

6. The Key to College Access: Rigorous Academic Preparation
Laura W. Perna

7. Cocurricular Activities and Students' College Prospects: Is There a Connection?
James C. Hearn and Janet M. Holdsworth

8. A Dream Deferred: The Critical Factor of Timing in College Preparation and Outreach
Marguerite Bonous-Hammarth and Walter R. Allen

9. Value Added: The Costs and Benefits of College Preparatory Programs in the United States
Watson Scott Swail

Conclusion: Making Sense of What We Know—From Nine Propositions to Future Research and Interventions
Robert Rueda




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