Factors That Foster Educational Success Among Youth From Low-Income Families

pathways-thumbA new study conducted by researchers at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles, has identified five factors that have a major impact on whether or not students from low-income families succeed in higher education.

The five-year study, funded by a $7.5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, determined that mechanisms for listening to student concerns, an attention to diversity, asset-based approaches to education, strong cooperation between K-12 and higher educational institutions, and institutional support for students were the key factors in ensuring success.

The report, Pathways to Postsecondary Success: Maximizing Opportunities for Youth in Poverty, may be downloaded here.

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