ERIC Number: EJ822783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 20
Institutional Efforts to Address Disadvantaged Students: An "Up-So-Down" View
Levin, John S.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n144 p93-103 Win 2008
Practitioners at individual community colleges and in-state agencies recognize the struggles of disadvantaged students, yet their combined efforts do not overcome the policies and practices that are contrary to advancing and aiding large student populations. In this article, an empirical investigation is briefly outlined, and the complex issue of social mobility frames the discussion of community college strategies and behaviors directed to address student inequalities and disadvantaged conditions. The discussion concludes by articulating avenues to remedy parts of the problem for disadvantaged students.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Disadvantaged, Social Mobility, State Agencies, Educational Strategies, Academic Achievement, Educational Mobility, Student Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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