PROMOTING SCHOLARSHIP, INFORMING PRACTICE, BUILDING CONNECTIONS

Series on Special Student PopulationsSeries

Welcoming Blue-Collar Scholars Into the Ivory Tower

Developing Class-Conscious Strategies for Student Success

Paperback
July 2015
9781889271965
More details
  • Publisher
    National Resource Center for The First Year Experience
  • Published
    17th July 2015
  • ISBN 9781889271965
  • Language English
  • Pages 92 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$25.00

Welcoming Blue-Collar Scholars Into the Ivory Tower is the first volume in a series designed to explore how institutional policies, practices, and cultures shape learning, development, and success for students who have been historically underserved or given limited consideration in the design of higher education contexts. Using the theory of social reproduction as a lens, Krista Soria explores working-class students’ access to and experiences in the academic and social spaces of the campus. Chapters focusing on the classroom and social settings offer recommendations for transforming the learning environment to better support students from working-class backgrounds. Strategies for increasing access, including precollege support networks, and creating inclusive campuses are also addressed. This compact, accessible volume provides both the theoretical grounding and the practical strategies educators need to create a welcoming environment for this underserved population.

"Soria focuses on the 'What can we do?' question .… By establishing the critical issues through a review of research literature, the reader is guided to learning about activities that have worked successfully with blue­collar students."-

- Journal of College Student Development

Foreword—Tracy L. Skipper, Series Editor

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Theoretical Perspectives on Social Class in Higher Education

Chapter 3: Access to Higher Education: Examining the Roots of Disparities in Attendance and Attainment

Chapter 4: Class in the Class(ed)room

Chapter 5: Social Class and Integration on Campus

Chapter 6: Strategies for Campuswide Reform to Support Working-Class Students in Transition

References
Index
About the Author

Krista M. Soria

Krista M. Soria