The biggest danger to U.S. higher ed? Losing 20 years’ worth of gains
This pandemic is a perfect storm that could wash away hard-won progress for first-gen and minority students.
Ardoin / / December 2017
Ardoin's text explores how a working class, rural environment influences students’ opportunities to pursue higher education and engage in the college choice process. Based on accounts from rural high school students and counselors, this book examines perceptions of higher education and what challenges arise for both rural students and counselors. The book addresses how college knowledge and university jargon illustrate the gap between rural cultural capital and higher education cultural capital. Insights about approaches to reduce barriers created by college knowledge and jargon are shared and strategies for offering students pathways to learn academic language and navigate higher education are presented for both secondary and higher education institutions.