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The Resource The source of the river : the social origins of freshmen at America's selective colleges and universities, Douglas S. Massey ... [et al.]

The source of the river : the social origins of freshmen at America's selective colleges and universities, Douglas S. Massey ... [et al.]

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The source of the river : the social origins of freshmen at America's selective colleges and universities
Title
The source of the river
Title remainder
the social origins of freshmen at America's selective colleges and universities
Statement of responsibility
Douglas S. Massey ... [et al.]
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Source of the River, Douglas Massey and his colleagues investigate the roots of minority underperformance in selective colleges and universities. They explain how such factors as neighborhood, family, peer group, and early schooling influence the academic performance of students from differing racial and ethnic origins and differing social classes." "Drawing on a major new source of data - the National Longitudinal Survey of Freshmen - the authors undertake a comprehensive analysis of the diverse pathways by which whites, African Americans, Latinos, and Asians enter American higher education. Theirs is the first study to document the different characteristics that students bring to campus and to trace out the influence of these differences on later academic performance. They show that black and Latino students do not enter college disadvantaged by a lack of self-esteem. In fact, overconfidence is more common than low self-confidence among some minority students. Despite this, minority students are adversely affected by racist stereotypes of intellectual inferiority. Although academic preparation is the strongest predictor of college performance, shortfalls in academic preparation are themselves largely a matter of socioeconomic disadvantage and racial segregation."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC208.8
LC item number
.S68 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Massey, Douglas S
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  • College students
  • Minorities
  • Academic achievement
  • Educational equalization
  • Sociale herkomst
  • Eerstejaarsstudenten
  • Hoger onderwijs
  • Collegestudent
  • Soziale Situation
  • USA
Label
The source of the river : the social origins of freshmen at America's selective colleges and universities, Douglas S. Massey ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-277) and index
Contents
The puzzle of minority underachievement -- Sample and methodology -- Family origins -- Neighborhood background -- Prior educational experiences -- The social world of high school -- Racial identity and attitudes -- Pathways to preparation -- Sink or swim : the first semester -- Lessons learned
Control code
50205698
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[xi], 283 p.
Isbn
9780691125978
Lccn
2002029344
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)50205698
Label
The source of the river : the social origins of freshmen at America's selective colleges and universities, Douglas S. Massey ... [et al.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-277) and index
Contents
The puzzle of minority underachievement -- Sample and methodology -- Family origins -- Neighborhood background -- Prior educational experiences -- The social world of high school -- Racial identity and attitudes -- Pathways to preparation -- Sink or swim : the first semester -- Lessons learned
Control code
50205698
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[xi], 283 p.
Isbn
9780691125978
Lccn
2002029344
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)50205698

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