Postsecondary Education for First-Generation and Low-Income Students in the Ivy League : Navigating Policy and Practice Hardback
This book examines how previously excluded high-achieving, low-income students are faring socially and academically at an Ivy League college in New England.
In the past, research conducted on low-income students in elite schools focused mainly on the admissions process.
As a result, there is a dearth of research on what happens to low-income students once they are admitted and attend classes.
This book chronicles an ethnographic study of twenty low-income men and women in their senior year at Dartmouth College and follows up with them four and twelve years post-graduation.
By helping to bring visibility and self-awareness to low-income students and expose class issues and struggles, the author hopes to encourage elite institutions to change their policies and practices to address the needs of these students.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 257 pages, 3 Illustrations, color; 17 Illustrations, black and white; XV, 257 p. 20 illus., 3 illus.
- Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
- Publication Date: 18/10/2017
- Category: Higher & further education, tertiary education
- ISBN: 9783319634555
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