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Jun, Alexander; Tierney, William G. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
Changes in higher-education policy make it harder for underrepresented minorities in urban environments to gain access to or succeed in higher education. A framework is offered for effective college preparation programs to address the unique needs of low-income, urban minority youth. The framework focuses on development of both academic and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, College Preparation
Borden, Victor M. H.; Rooney, Patrick M. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
Research shows that learning communities are an effective way to improve student performance and persistence, but the success of any particular implementation is not guaranteed. Each program should be evaluated with regard to the likelihood that better-prepared students tend to participate. The protocol used for evaluation at Indiana…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods