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Minding the Gap: Why Integrating High School with College Makes Sense and How to Do It


reviewed by Mary B. Marcy — June 04, 2008

coverTitle: Minding the Gap: Why Integrating High School with College Makes Sense and How to Do It
Author(s): Nancy Hoffman, Joel Vargas, Andrea Venezia, & Marc S. Miller
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 1891792458, Pages: 319, Year: 2007
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Minding the Gap, the new book of case studies and policy analysis edited by the leadership of Jobs for the Future along with Andrea Venezia, is an entirely necessary if not yet fully sufficient guide to understanding the state of efforts to more fully integrate high school and college education. It is necessary because of the rapidly growing interest in establishing programs that bridge high school and college. To the degree that it is not sufficient, its failings are due to the sheer scope of the current activity, and, as the editors rightly note, to the limits in what a book of manageable size can address. As its title suggests, the book aggressively promotes the emerging efforts to more fully integrate college and high school work. To be sure, this is not a difficult case to make. The challenges of making the transition from high school to college -- whether through... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 04, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15266, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 2:53:15 PM

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  • Mary Marcy
    Bard College at Simon’s Rock
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    MARY B. MARCY is the Provost and Vice President of Bard College at Simon’s Rock, the nation’s first early college and only four-year liberal arts college dedicated to the younger scholar. She has published extensively on issues of diversity, access, and cost in higher education. Her most recent work, published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, considers the academic presidency through the framework of Richard Neustadt’s classic political science model of the American presidency.
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