One hour of “difference education” can narrow first-generation college students’ “social-class achievement gap” significantly, according to a study. First-year college students listened to a panel of older students discussing how they dealt with problems. If panelists talked about their family backgrounds, such as mentioning their parents couldn’t give them advice on college, the first-year students earned higher grades and felt more at home on campus.
Closing the ‘social-class achievement gap’
February 18, 2014 by Joanne