The Problem of College Readiness

The Problem of College Readiness

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ISBN-13: 9781438457246
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/02/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

William G. Tierney is Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education at the University of Southern California and the editor of many books, including Governance and the Public Good; Preparing for College: Nine Elements of Effective Outreach (with Zoe B. Corwin and Julia E. Colyar); Increasing Access to College: Extending Possibilities for All Students (with Linda Serra Hagedorn); and Faculty Work in Schools of Education: Rethinking Roles and Rewards for the Twenty-first Century, all published by SUNY Press.

Julia C. Duncheon is a doctoral candidate in urban education policy at the University of Southern California.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

Part I. Introduction

1. The Problem of College Readiness
Julia C. Duncheon

2. The Roots of College Readiness: An Old Problem with New Complexities
Daniel J. Almeida

3. The Challenge of the Least Ready: A Historical Perspective
Bryan Adán Rodríguez

Part II. Using Theory, Policy, and Practice to Analyze a State Response

4. College Readiness and Low Income Youth: The Role of Social Capital in Acquiring College Knowledge
Daniel J. Almeida

5. The Early Assessment Program: Is Early Notification Enough?
Lisa D. Garcia

6. Making Sense of Contested Terrain: Writing Remediation, Faculty Perspectives, and the Challenge of Implementation
Julia C. Duncheon

7. On the Path to Completion: Exploring how higher Education Policy Influences the Least Ready College Students
Bryan Adán Rodríguez

Part III. Conclusion

8. The Way Forward: Looking Back
William G. Tierney

Contributors
Index

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