Boosting students' cultural experiences can increase retention, study finds

11/5/2013 | InsideHigherEd.com

Exposing first-generation college students to such cultural activities as attending concerts and plays or going to museums increases the likelihood that they will stay in college, a new study shows. The study, led by Vanderbilt University education professor John M. Braxton, outlined steps some colleges have taken to increase students' cultural exposure. For example, South Carolina's Wofford College, which has high retention rates, provides a freshman reading initiative -- with a cultural element -- and requires participation in some cultural events.

View Full Article in:

InsideHigherEd.com

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
San Francisco Unified is Accepting Applications for 2015-16!
San Francisco Unified School District
San Francisco, CA
Principal
Tapestry Public Charter School
Atlanta, GA
Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership
Ball State University
Muncie, IN
Principal
DC Public Schools
Washington DC, DC
Teachers
Bend International School
Bend, OR