Structured opportunities to help low-income students integrate their families into their college life may include family events with free childcare, heavily discounted lodging or travel costs, free career development events, or networking opportunities to connect low-income students and their families with college staff or faculty.
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For instance, when I was a first-generation college student and an undergraduate resident assistant, I invited my mother to teach my residence hall students first aid and CPR. There is no one solution to better support students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds—a constellation of activities is required to combat the effects of societal and institutional classism.
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Bridging the Higher Education Divide
Hamedani, and Mesmin Destin. Taylor Phillips. Johnson, and Rebecca Covarrubias. White, Byron P. Krista M.
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Bridging the Divide, Education Policy & Practice
Buy As Gift. No set of educational institutions better embodies the promise of equal opportunity than community colleges.
Two-year colleges have opened the doors of higher education for low-income and working-class students as never before, and yet, community colleges often lack the resources to provide the conditions for student success. Furthermore, there is a growing racial and economic stratification between two- and four-year colleges, producing harmful consequences. Bridging the Higher Education Divide faces those grave realities in unblinking fashion. MOOCs moving into the corporate training marketplace has to be a top-of-mind fear not concern, fear for CE admins across the country.
Many colleges see corporate training as the goose that lays the golden egg; not much extra work year-to-year, company-to-company in terms of developing the content, massive payoffs from content. I like the idea of competencies replacing our traditional GPA-style system. The challenge is separating where comptencies end and subject areas especially in the liberal arts begin. Your email address will not be published.
Sunday, Oct 6, Search Site Search. Toggle navigation. New and Innovative Market Opportunities. Speed in adopting innovative approaches has not been a hallmark of higher education. Yet, there may be a convergence of factors that could change this, and dramatically so.