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ERIC Number: EJ931914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1932-202X
Strengthening the Bridge to Higher Education for Academically Promising Underrepresented Students
Contreras, Frances
Journal of Advanced Academics, v22 n3 p500-526 Spr 2011
Several approaches to raising the academic success of minority high achievers exist in the form of school, community, nonprofit, and university programmatic efforts. This article represents a review of K-12 intervention programs in multiple organizational contexts that serve to strengthen the bridge to higher education for academically promising underrepresented students. The article begins with a framework and context for promoting academic success and college readiness through the educational pipeline as well as an overview of access issues that impede high achieving underrepresented students from realizing their full potential, followed by a discussion of specific intervention programs that are designed to remedy this situation. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A