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The Source of the River : the Social Origins of Freshmen at America's Selective Colleges and Universities.

Author: Douglas S Massey; Camille Z Charles; Garvey Lundy; Mary J Fischer
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2008.
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African Americans and Latinos earn lower grades and drop out of college more often than whites or Asians. Yet thirty years after deliberate minority recruitment efforts began, we still don't know why. In The Shape of the River, William Bowen and Derek Bok documented the benefits of affirmative action for minority students, their communities, and the nation at large. But they also found that too many failed to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Massey, Douglas S.
Source of the River : The Social Origins of Freshmen at America's Selective Colleges and Universities.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas S Massey; Camille Z Charles; Garvey Lundy; Mary J Fischer
ISBN: 9781400840762 1400840767 1283134772 9781283134774
OCLC Number: 730151789
Description: 1 online resource (298 pages)
Contents: Cover; contents; list of tables and figures; chapter 1: the puzzle of minority underachievement; chapter 2: sample and methodology; chapter 3: family origins; chapter 4: neighborhood background; chapter 5: prior educational experiences; chapter 6: the social world of high school; chapter 7: racial identity and attitudes; chapter 8: pathways to preparation; chapter 9: sink or swim: the first semester; chapter 10: lessons learned; appendix a: survey of college life and experience: first-wave instrument; appendix b: construction of social scales; references; index.

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African Americans and Latinos earn lower grades and drop out of college more often than whites or Asians. Yet thirty years after deliberate minority recruitment efforts began, we still don't know why. In The Shape of the River, William Bowen and Derek Bok documented the benefits of affirmative action for minority students, their communities, and the nation at large. But they also found that too many failed to achieve academic success. In The Source of the River, Douglas Massey and his colleagues investigate the roots of minority underperformance in selective colleges and universities. They exp.

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