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Breakaway Learners: Strategies for Post-Secondary Success with At-Risk Students (Hardback)
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Breakaway Learners: Strategies for Post-Secondary Success with At-Risk Students (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 30/06/2017
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This powerful book explores how institutions of higher education can successfully serve "breakaway" students-first-generation, low-income students who are trying to break away from the past in order to create a more secure future. The gap between low-SES and high-SES students persists as efforts to close it have not met with great success. In this provocative book, Gross offers a new approach to addressing inequities by focusing on students who have succeeded despite struggling with the impacts of poverty and trauma. Gross draws on her experience as a college president to outline practical steps that post-secondary institutions can take to create structures of support and opportunity that build reciprocal trust. Students must trust their institutions and professors, professors must trust their students, and eventually students must learn to trust themselves.

Publisher: Teachers' College Press
ISBN: 9780807758434
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


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Breakaway Learners is a timely edition to the ongoing yet critical discussion about post-secondary student success. Gross's work offers practical insights and examples for educators to tap into 'at-risk' students' academic potential rather than solely focusing on their deficits.

--Journal of Children and Poverty


More than a student-centered learning approach to education, Gross suggests that the educational system as a whole should assist students in developing lasticity, a term she uses to describe the quality necessary to enable breakaway students not only to complete their degrees, but also to succeed as adults in the working environment.

--Reflective Teaching


...provides helpful strategies for faculty and administrators to reconsider how we are serving students who are rarely written about in the literature...

--Journal of Political Science Education

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