Breaking Through the Access Barrier: How Academic Capital by Edward P. St. John,Shouping Hu,Amy S. Fisher

By Edward P. St. John,Shouping Hu,Amy S. Fisher

Breaking throughout the entry Barrier argues that the rules designed to deal with inequalities in collage entry are failing to deal with underlying problems with inequality. This ebook introduces educational capital formation (ACF), a groundbreaking new conception outlined by way of kin wisdom of academic ideas and the possibilities for pursuing them. The authors recommend targeting intervention courses and public coverage to advertise development in educational coaching, collage details, and pupil relief.

This textbook deals:

  • a new construct–academic capital–that integrates and attracts upon latest literature on influencing entry to school

  • practical suggestion for larger education and intervention

  • real scholar results, databases, and interviews taken from exemplary intervention programs

  • empirical examine illuminating the function of sophistication copy in schooling and the way interventions (financial, educational, and networking) can decrease scholar barriers

  • quantitative and qualitative research of the significance and effectiveness of numerous significant coverage interventions.

Written for classes on larger schooling coverage and coverage research, readers will locate Breaking in the course of the entry Barrier bargains precious suggestion for operating inside of new coverage frameworks and reshaping the way forward for academic possibilities and entry for under-represented scholars from deprived backgrounds.

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