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Perfect Storm Or Perfect Opportunity For Higher Education2

  1. 1. Perfect Storm or Perfect Opportunity for Higher Education William B. Harvey Executive Director International Reading Association Western Cooperative for Educational Technologies National Conference October 23, 2009 Denver, Colorado
  2. 2. Overview of Bachelor’s Degree Attainment 1995-2005 <ul><li>Hispanics/Latinos: 86.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Asian Americans: 62.2 </li></ul><ul><li>American Indians: 57.4 </li></ul><ul><li>African Americans: 53.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Whites: 20.7 </li></ul>Percentage increase by group
  3. 3. Overview of Bachelor’s Degree Attainment 1995-2005 <ul><li>Hispanics/Latinos: 56,899 to 105,971 </li></ul><ul><li>Asian Americans: 62,805 to 101,896 </li></ul><ul><li>American Indians: 6,813 to 10,725 </li></ul><ul><li>African Americans: 89,412 to 137,016 </li></ul><ul><li>Whites: 884,083 to 1,066,946 </li></ul>Actual numbers by group
  4. 4. College Enrollment by Percent of Group 18-24 year olds 2005 <ul><li>Hispanics/Latinos: 24.8 </li></ul><ul><li>African Americans: 32.7 </li></ul><ul><li>Whites: 42.8 </li></ul>
  5. 5. High School Completion Rates by Percent of Group 18-24 year olds 2005 <ul><li>Hispanics/Latinos: 65.9 </li></ul><ul><li>African Americans: 79.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Whites: 87.8 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Educational Attainment AA degree or higher <ul><li>Asian Americans - 66 to 54% +12 </li></ul><ul><li>Whites - 41 to 37% +4 </li></ul><ul><li>African Americans - 24 to 24% 0 </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanics/Latinos - 16 to 18% -2 </li></ul><ul><li>American Indians - 18 to 21% -3 </li></ul>Persons 25 to 29 year olds compared to 30 years or older 2006
  7. 7. <ul><li>At the same time that overall numbers and percentages of students from the Latino/Hispanic, African American, and American Indian communities are increasing in the overall population, the rates of educational attainment appear to be flattening. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What can/should be done?
  9. 9. Closer Purposeful Relations Between The K-12 And Postsecondary Communities <ul><li>Differentiated/specialty schools </li></ul><ul><li>Summer advancement/enrichment programs on college campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Pipeline programs that lead from K-12 to postsecondary enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary research studies between schools of engineering and education to explore hardware/software connections to improved pedagogy </li></ul>including, but not limited to:
  10. 10. Closer Purposeful Relations Between The K-12 And Postsecondary Communities <ul><li>Use of internet and public airways to transmit classroom material </li></ul><ul><li>Academic social network/electronic study and support groups </li></ul><ul><li>Reading clubs throughout the educational pipeline </li></ul><ul><li>Public recognition of academic achievement </li></ul>

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