Equal opportunities

Equal opportunities, exclusion, access… are a core feature of this project crossing science communication with social perspectives: we should gain a basic common understanding of these concepts.

We need also need data and information on participation in and exclusion from higher education. National statistics, data on inequalities, studies highlighting the main causes of exclusion, etc.

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Marieke Meeuwisse

Being Smart is not Enough: the role of psychological factors in study success of ethnic minority and ethnic majority students

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In the past decade(s), many studies have been conducted on the differences in study success between ethnic minority students and ethnic majority students to identify explanations for the less successful academic careers of ethnic minority students. This dissertation aimed to explain the differences in study success between ethnic majority students and ethnic minority students from the perspective of psychosocial and academic-related skills in relation to academic success. The research reported in this dissertation has highlighted several issues related to the less successful academic careers of ethnic minority students. One important issue is the quality of interaction with faculty and peers as it are the formal interactions with teachers and fellow students that made ethnic minority students feel at home in their educational program. Furthermore, high quality formal relationships, as part of the quality of the education, prevent ethnic minority students from dropping out from higher education. Next to the learning environment, students’ families also play a role in obtaining study success. More specifically, the less successful academic careers of ethnic minority students can partly be explained by their higher levels of participation in activities with or for their family, and by the less effective family social support they receive in comparison with ethnic majority students. Finally, the results concerning academic-related skills (e.g., time management) do not seem to explain the less successful academic careers of ethnic minority students. These findings yield practical implications for improving the student success of ethnic minority students in particular, such as inviting students’ families to the academic domain and fostering high quality formal relationships with faculty and fellow students. More research is needed to further improve our understanding of the less successful academic performance and study progress of ethnic minority students, to ultimately reach the day that chances for success for both groups of students are the same.


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Dimpal Jaina, Alfred Herrera, Santiago Bernal & Daniel Solorzano

Critical Race Theory and the Transfer Function: Introducing a Transfer Receptive Culture

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Daniel Solorzano, Miguel Ceja, Tara Yosso

Critical Race Theory, Racial Microaggressions, and Campus Racial Climate: The Experiences of African American College Students

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Robert T. Palmer, Dina C. Maramba, Marybeth Gasman (ed.)

Fostering Success of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in STEM

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Louise Archer and Merryn Hutchings

Higher Education and Social Class: Issues of exclusion and inclusion

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John Aubrey Douglass, Heinke Roebken and Gregg Thomson

The Immigrant University: Assessing the Dynamics of Race, Major and Socioeconomic Characteristics at the University of California

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Douglas S. Massey, Camille Z. Charles, Garvey F. Lundy and Mary J. Fischer:

The Puzzle of Minority Underachievement

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Jennifer Engle, Adolfo Bermeo and Colleen O'Brien

What Works for First Generation College Students

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