Overcoming Educational Racism in the Community College : Creating Pathways to Success for Minority and Improvised Student Populations
This book addresses this urgent issue by bringing together nationally recognized researchers whose work throws light on the structural and systemic causes of student attrition, as well as college presidents and leaders who have successfully implemented strategies to improve student outcomes.
The book is divided into five sections, each devoted to a demographic group: African Americans, Native Americans/American Indians, Latina/o Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and Caucasian students in poverty. Each section in turn comprises three chapters, the first providing an up-to-date summary of research findings about barriers and attainments pertaining to the corresponding population, the second the views of a community college president, and the final chapter offering a range of models and best practices for achieving student success.
The analyses, descriptions of cutting edge programs, and recommendations for action will commend this volume to everyone concerned about equity and completion rates in the community college sector, from presidents and senior administrators through faculty and student affairs leaders. For educational researchers, it fills blanks on data about attrition and persistence patterns of minority students attending community colleges.
- Paperback | 232 pages
- 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
- 30 Nov 2016
- Stylus Publishing
- Sterling, VA, United States
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The aim of this work, as expressed in Long's introduction, is to answer the difficult question: are minority students at community colleges disadvantaged by educational racism? This book is unique in that the first five parts are subdivided in three ways, capturing the voice of a national researcher, the voice of a national leader, and cutting edge models for best practice for each racial/ethnic group. This thoughtful arrangement is powerful, namely because it constructs a conversational narrative between each author: all of whom serve in various capacities as college administrators, student affairs professionals, and educational researchers.
Taken as a whole, this book makes a valuable contribution to the literature and can act as an important resource for institutional leaders looking to understand and improve the experiences of community colleges' most vulnerable populations. The 20 contributing authors of Overcoming Educational Racism should applaud themselves for this timely work, as it can help institutional leaders eliminate structural inequities that impede minoritized student success in our nation's community colleges."--Teachers College Record
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