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ERIC Number: EJ1145739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
Equity and Access: Strengthening College Gateway Programs with Credentials
Parks, Rodney; Parrish, Jesse; Holmes, Melissa
College and University, v92 n2 p43-46 Jun 2017
As postsecondary credentials become even more essential to bridge education programs and career pathways, it is critical to reevaluate expectations regarding the transition from high school to college. More specifically, it must be determined how best to support students in marginalized populations that historically have been less likely to attend university. Low-income students with no family history of college enrollment typically lack the education and support systems to help them navigate the transition to college. Without targeted intervention, the achievement gap is sure to widen. Many higher education institutions have designed gateway programs to assist local student populations with the transition to college. Programs such as those at Donnelly College in Kansas City and Community College of Philadelphia help students start their college experience while they are still enrolled in high school. Yet few institutions document such education in the form of an academic credential outside of regular college courses earned through joint enrollment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); North Carolina; Kansas (Kansas City)
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