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Ethnicity Matters: Rethinking how Black, Hispanic and Indian Students Prepare for and Succeed in College


reviewed by Kristan Venegas — December 05, 2007

coverTitle: Ethnicity Matters: Rethinking how Black, Hispanic and Indian Students Prepare for and Succeed in College
Author(s): MaryJo Benton Lee (Ed.)
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, New York
ISBN: 0820476021, Pages: 160, Year: 2007
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Ethnicity Matters: Rethinking How Black, Hispanic and Indian Students Prepare for and Succeed in College provides four examples of access and intervention models that seek to promote the success of students of color in postsecondary education. The examples are introduced by two chapters which highlight why ethnicity matters and how “mattering” can be lived in practice. Chapter 1 begins with key facts asserting the need for racially and ethnically focused college access programs. These key facts are not new to those who engage in research or practice related to college access. For example, there are persistent differences in access for students whose parents have gone to college and those who have not (Choi, 2001); a lack of financial aid presents an additional barrier for low-income and first generation college students (Glaudiex, 2004); and college preparation programs are seen as a possible remedy to this historical lack of access to postsecondary... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 05, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14837, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 11:32:41 PM

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  • Kristan Venegas
    Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California
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    KRISTAN M. VENEGAS is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of Masters Programs in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. Her research interests focus on college access and financial aid for low-income students and students of color. Dr. Venegas’ recent publications have appeared in American Behavioral Scientist, American Academic, College & University, and the Journal of College Admission.
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