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Increasing Access to College: Extending Possibilities for All Students


reviewed by Dennis Redovich — 2003

coverTitle: Increasing Access to College: Extending Possibilities for All Students
Author(s): William G. Tierney and Linda Serra Sagedorn (Editors)
Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany
ISBN: 0791453642, Pages: 250, Year: 2002
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This book consists of an Introduction by the editors, William G. Tierney and Linda Hagedorn, and ten chapters written by eighteen authors including the editors.  The book is divided into Part I “The Landscape of College Access” (3 Chapters), Part II “The Real World of College Preparation Programs” (4 Chapters), and Part III “Suggestions and Policy for the Future” (3 Chapters).   The Introduction attempts to justify and stress the importance of pre-college preparation programs and “articulation” programs that exist for the purpose of smoothing the transition for students moving from high school to college and universities, to community colleges, and to vocational and technical programs. The editors state that, “A college degree can longer be considered a luxury, but rather a necessary passport to the middle class” (p. 3).  This is a misleading account of class mobility; an account that is typical of many academics who seem disconnected from the real world. While the transition to vocational and technical programs is casually mentioned, all ten authors of this edited volume emphasize four-year degrees... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 1, 2003, p. 50-54
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10958, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 4:20:26 AM

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