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Ethnicity Matters

Rethinking How Black, Hispanic, and Indian Students Prepare for and Succeed in College

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Mary Jo Benton Lee

Ethnicity Matters – Rethinking How Black, Hispanic, and Indian Students Prepare for and Succeed in College focuses on four model programs that are highly effective in preparing students from underrepresented groups for college and in supporting these students through baccalaureate degree completion. The four model programs serve students from those ethnic groups that face the most serious problems of underrepresentation in American higher education – African Americans, Latinos, and American Indians. What sets these four programs apart from most other minority college recruitment and retention efforts is that they are built on this premise: Ethnic identity plays an empowering role in educational achievement.
Contents: MaryJo Benton Lee: Ethnicity Matters – Julia E. Colyar: Neighborhood Academic Initiative: Connecting Culture and College Preparation – Tim Nichols/Laurie Stenberg Nichols: 2+2+2: An Equation for Native American Student Success – Derek Vergara/Len Hightower: First Generation Student Success Program: Latino/a Students and Families Working Together – Diane Gillespie/Gillies Malnarich/George Woods: Critical Moments: Using College Students’ Border Narratives as Sites for Cultural Dialogue – MaryJo Benton Lee: How and Why Ethnicity Matters: A Model for Developing Programs That Serve Students of Color.