Increasing Access to College: Extending Possibilities for All Students (review)

Increasing Access to College: Extending Possibilities for All Students (review) Tierney, W.G. and Hagedorn, L.S. (2002). Increasing Access to College: Extending Possibilities for All Students. State University of New York Press, 250 pages, $68.50 hardcover, $22.95 paperback. Tierney and Hagedorn, both members of the University of Southern California's academic community, have assembled a highly accomplished group of educational scholars to examine college preparatory programs as a strategy for increasing college access for underrepresented students. The book's conceptual focus on social theory is especially enlightening as a cultural critique of the current and future relationships between underrepresented students, K-12 schools, and colleges. The authors argue that recent challenges to race-sensitive college admissions policies have thrust intervention programs into more significant roles that mediate the entrance of underachieving minority students into college (Altbach, Lomotey, & Rivers, 2002). As an exploration and critique of college preparatory programs, the book provides renewed opportunities for academics and practitioners to ponder more culturally sensitive ways to develop, implement, and evaluate these programs. The edited volume has three broad subsections: "The Landscape of College Access," "The Real World of College Preparatory Programs," and "Suggestions and Policy for the Future." Watson Swail and Laura Perna's chapter 1, entitled "Pre-college Outreach Programs," provides a descriptive analysis of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of General Education Penn State University Press

Increasing Access to College: Extending Possibilities for All Students (review)

The Journal of General Education, Volume 52 (3)

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Tierney, W.G. and Hagedorn, L.S. (2002). Increasing Access to College: Extending Possibilities for All Students. State University of New York Press, 250 pages, $68.50 hardcover, $22.95 paperback. Tierney and Hagedorn, both members of the University of Southern California's academic community, have assembled a highly accomplished group of educational scholars to examine college preparatory programs as a strategy for increasing college access for underrepresented students. The book's conceptual focus on social theory is especially enlightening as a cultural critique of the current and future relationships between underrepresented students, K-12 schools, and colleges. The authors argue that recent challenges to race-sensitive college admissions policies have thrust intervention programs into more significant roles that mediate the entrance of underachieving minority students into college (Altbach, Lomotey, & Rivers, 2002). As an exploration and critique of college preparatory programs, the book provides renewed opportunities for academics and practitioners to ponder more culturally sensitive ways to develop, implement, and evaluate these programs. The edited volume has three broad subsections: "The Landscape of College Access," "The Real World of College Preparatory Programs," and "Suggestions and Policy for the Future." Watson Swail and Laura Perna's chapter 1, entitled "Pre-college Outreach Programs," provides a descriptive analysis of

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