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Summary

  • Issues of race and class have turned the college experience into an obstacle course that is deterring many of America's brightest students from graduating with a four-year degree. This video counters cultures of low expectation and social isolation with three stand-out initiatives that are helping students get into college - and stay in. Featured in this video are: the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, a national model for talented minority students studying science, engineering, math, and computer science; The Puente Project; the East Los Angeles College program, which bridges the transition gap between two- and four-year institutions; and the Twenty-first Century Scholars Program, which is raising educational aspirations among Indiana's low- and moderate-income families.

Notes

  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 02, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Mode of access: Internet.
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform.
  • Includes on-demand English subtitles.

Contents

  • Meyerhoff Scholars (2:57) -- Falling Behind (2:48) -- Societal Expectations of Black Males (1:58) -- High Achieving Minority Students (3:23) -- Social Experience of African American Students (2:18) -- High Risk for Drop Out (4:13) -- Higher Expectations Produce Higher Results (3:43) -- Student Pioneers (1:27) -- Prospective Transfer Students (2:19) -- Need for Community College (1:30) -- Ready to Transfer to University (1:24) -- Sobering Odds and Intellectual Capital (2:15) -- On Site Counseling (2:49) -- Preparing for University Classes (3:51) -- Unprepared for Transfer (2:27) -- Economic Change in Indiana (2:30) -- Economic Impact of College Going (2:05) -- Twenty-first Century Scholars Program (2:28) -- College Prep Courses (2:38) -- Changing Views on Education (3:08) -- Credits: Get In, Stay In (0:57)
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