Building a College-Going Culture
This course addresses the need for educators to engage with students as effective college-going advocates. National economic competitiveness as well as effective civic engagement require a well-educated workforce and population. There are many obstacles that prevent far too many students from considering both the benefits and their ability of going to college. Despite the American ideal of equal opportunity, access to college can vary greatly depending on one's socio-economic background, ethnicity, quality of K-12 education, and parental educational attainment.
This research-based course will explore college access issues and the roles educators can play in promoting an equitable college-going culture. The course is designed to provide educators with insights and proven strategies that can help motivate students and their families to prepare for, enroll in, and succeed in college.
NOTE: Required books must be acquired separately.