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ERIC Number: EJ783086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Leave No College Student Behind
Smith, Buffy
Multicultural Education, v11 n3 p48-49 Spr 2004
In this article, the author talks about the disproportionate gap in the graduation rates in colleges and universities, which highlights the need for the higher education community to rethink strategies for improving the retention of students of color. To increase the graduation rates of students of color, the author suggests addressing the issue of the hidden curriculum, the unwritten and unspoken values, dispositions, and social and behavioral expectations that govern the interactions between teachers and students within schools. She challenges higher education administrators, faculty, researchers, and policymakers to develop and implement policies that would provide all students equal access to the academic cultural knowledge of postsecondary institutions. To maintain affirmative action as a cornerstone of recruitment process in higher education, the author stresses the importance of simultaneously developing new approaches for improving the retention of students of color and first-generation college students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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