Closing the gap for First Generation College Students

Hi All

Here is an article that is relevant for all first-generation college students.  The article addresses one of the 12 factors that Sternberg identified as related to college retention, implicit knowledge.

Click here: Study: 1-hour program can close achievement gap for first generation college students | Inside Higher Ed

The practical application from the 1-hour program is that first-generation students need to know that they have to access resources on campus in order to cope with the challenges of college.

From an ASPIRE perspective, could we design a short intervention that would prepare our first-generation students for college?  What about having first-generation college students from the high school conduct a workshop where they address what they did to succeed and what they wish they had done in high school and the first year of college.   What are your thoughts?

Cheers,  George

George A. Letchworth, Ph.D.


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