Lecture Notes - Higher Education and Social Class
Lecture Notes - Higher Education and Social Class EDUC 115
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Thursday November 13 2014 Diversity Lecture Notes Social Class in Higher Education ls higher education the social class equalizer The US higher education system fails to equalize opportunities among students from high and low income families The current process of admission toenrollment inand graduation from colleges and universities contributes to economic inequality as measured by income and wealth Therefore higher education appears to perpetuate and reinforce differences in economic status instead of eradicating it Social capital Separate and Unequal How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational Reproduction of White Racial Privilege Class divide Affluent higher income parents can invest time money and influence to ensure their children s academic success from preschool through graduate school Children of less welleducated parents begin the college education game later with fewer choices and fewer resources For example in 2000 parents at the 90th percentile of the income distribution had available an average of 50000 to provide each of their children with supplemental educational support while parents at the 10th percentile had only 9000 per child Impact of social class on higher education Who attends selective institutions 74 of the students at the most and highly selective institutions come from families in the top quarter of the socioeconomic scale Only 3 are from families in the lowest socioeconomic status and only 10 are from the bottom half of the socioeconomic scale Class and higher education Thursday November 13 2014 The odds of a poor low achieving student going to a highly selective institution are 02 The odds of a rich low achieving students going to a highly selective institution is 35
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