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

Author: Karen Gross

Availability: In Stock

Code: TCP3745

ISBN: 9781760563745

No of Pages: 238

Publish date: 31/08/2017

Price: $39.95


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 and opportunity that build reciprocal trust.

Book Features: 

  • Addresses flagging efforts to improve the educational progress of low-income students. 

  • Focuses on the institutions that serve students as opposed to efforts to fix failing students. 

  • Provides concrete strategies and describes their actual impact on individuals and institutions. 

  • Offers strategies that can be replicated and scaled and can be adapted to the K–12 educational landscape. 

  • Includes images, some of which were created by a breakaway learner.