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Title Taming the river : negotiating the academic, financial, and social currents in selective colleges and universities / Camille Z. Charles [and others] ; with assistance from Gniesha Dinwiddie, Brooke Cunningham
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 301 pages) : illustrations
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
Summary 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 personal satisfaction with their institutions. Using survey data collected from twenty-eight selective colleges and universities, Taming the River considers all facets of student life, in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index
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Subject Academic achievement -- United States.
College students -- United States -- Social conditions.
Minorities -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Charles, Camille Zubrinsky, 1965-
ISBN 1400830052 (electronic bk.)
9781400830053 (electronic bk.)