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Bourke, Alan; Jayman, Alison Jenkins – Urban Education, 2011
This article utilizes interview data to explore how notions of risk operate in a school-university partnership program. Our analysis traces the divergence between conceptualizations of "at-risk" in scholarship, its use in policy, and students' responses to this terminology. Although students targeted in such programs are often…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Ward, Nadia L. – Urban Education, 2006
This article discusses the educational achievement status of racial and ethnic minorities, specifically African Americans and Latinos as compared to their Caucasian peers. In addition, this article describes several long-standing federal educational initiatives designed to improve educational equity and access on the part of low-income and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Change, Postsecondary Education, Minority Groups