Early College Folio
The Early College Research Tradition and the People Who Made It: A History of Interventions that Shaped the Field
Early college as an educational reform has had a unique trajectory over the past two decades. School reform in the United States (with a few exceptions) has been a top-down movement, and the majority of attention has centered on grades three through eight, the grade levels the No Child Left Behind Act focused on. Early college, by contrast, has been a grassroots movement in many areas and has focused on high school students and their aspirations for college. This article describes the story of early college through the lens of individuals whose research helped to reorient the field and broaden the impact and appeal of the movement. This is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather is meant to suggest the contours of the field and highlight some of the best work done to support it, including work that is critical of the movement.
"The Early College Research Tradition and the People Who Made It: A History of Interventions that Shaped the Field,"
Early College Folio: Vol. 2:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.bard.edu/earlycollegefolio/vol2/iss1/8
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