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Preparing for College: Nine Elements of Effective Outreach / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- State University of New York Press
Analyzes and defines the parameters of effective college outreach programs.
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 contributesor does not contributeto program success. By engaging with individual program elements, the contributors provide a means for studying, evaluating, and improving them.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Engaging Research and PracticeExtracurricular 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 KnowFrom Nine Propositions to Future Research and Interventions
List of Titles, SUNY series: Frontiers in Education