ERIC Number: EJ723570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 46
Improving Equity and Access for Low-Income and Minority Youth into Institutions of Higher Education
Ward, Nadia L.
Urban Education, v41 n1 p50-70 2006
This article discusses the educational achievement status of racial and ethnic minorities, specifically African Americans and Latinos as compared to their Caucasian peers. In addition, this article describes several long-standing federal educational initiatives designed to improve educational equity and access on the part of low-income and underrepresented minorities into institutions of higher learning. Finally, the promise of a relatively new educational initiative called GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is illustrated with a detailed description of Connecticut's successful implementation of this approach. Underscored are implications this article has for research, policy, and practice in the educational arena.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Change, Postsecondary Education, Minority Groups, Access to Education, Low Income Groups, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement, Federal Programs, College Preparation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut