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Charles, Camille Z.; Fischer, Mary J.; Mooney, Margarita A.; Massey, Douglas S. – Princeton University Press, 2009
Building on their important findings in "The Source of the River," the authors now probe even more deeply into minority underachievement at the college level. "Taming the River" examines the academic and social dynamics of different ethnic groups during the first two years of college. Focusing on racial differences in academic performance, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affirmative Action, Stereotypes, White Students
Century Foundation, 2013
American community colleges stand at the confluence of four mighty rivers that are profoundly influencing all of American life. At a time of growing economic globalization, community colleges are a critical element in the strategy to address the skills and education gap to meet the emerging needs of industries in the new knowledge economy. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Honors Curriculum, Incentives, Educational Innovation