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Taming the river : negotiating the academic, financial, and social currents in selective colleges and universities

Author: Camille Zubrinsky Charles; Mary J Fischer; Margarita A Mooney; Douglas S Massey
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
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"Building on their important findings in The Source of the River, the authors now probe even more deeply into minority underachievement at the college level. Taming the River examines the academic and social dynamics of different ethnic groups during the first two years of college. Focusing on racial differences in academic performance, the book identifies the causes of students' divergent grades and levels of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Camille Zubrinsky Charles; Mary J Fischer; Margarita A Mooney; Douglas S Massey
ISBN: 9780691139647 0691139644
OCLC Number: 236082572
Description: xi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Entering the current --
Staying afloat academically --
Staying afloat socially --
Staying afloat financially --
Battling social undercurrents --
The hidden rocks of segregation --
The shoals of stereotypes --
The wake from affirmative action --
College at midstream --
Appendix A: questionnaire used in spring of freshman year --
Appendix B: questionnaire used in spring of sophomore year --
Appendix C: construction of social scales.
Responsibility: Camille Z. Charles, Mary J. Fischer, Margarita A. Mooney, Douglas S. Massey ; with assistance from Gniesha Dinwiddie, Brooke Cunningham.
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