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ERIC Number: EJ883010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Nonprofits Partnering with Postsecondary Institutions to Increase Low-Income Student Access
Kezar, Adrianna; Lester, Jaime; Yang, Hannah
Educational Policy, v24 n3 p500-533 2010
This article reports on a three year case study and interview project of a federal initiative to help low income students access college called individual development accounts (IDA). The study focused on partnership development between community agencies that offer IDAs and postsecondary institutions, examining challenges and facilitators. A set of challenges are identified as well as strategies for overcoming the obstacles. The results also suggest underlying reasons for challenges: (a) postsecondary institutions being hesitant to partner with community agencies that they perceive as having limited assets and prestige (essentially disempowered) and (b) community agencies lacking familiarity with the higher education environment. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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