Theory, Practice, and Change
Chapter Four: Achievement Gap and The Role of Community Colleges
ACHIEVEMENT GAP AND THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES
This chapter examines the community college achievement gap. In doing so, we present: (a) the P-12 influence on the community college achievement gap; (b) the personal and social benefits of postsecondary education; (c) persistence research and models; (d) the community college achievement gap model, which identifies factors directly influencing two-year-college achievement disparities; (e) minority male initiatives; and( f) the guiding steps for community college leaders to address the achievement gap through the presentation of the Achievement Gap Action Model.
When reading this chapter, consider the following questions:
•What P-12 factors directly influence the community college achievement gap?
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