Dear friends and colleagues,
I'm very proud to announce that the book I co-authored with Suzanne Bouffard, Ready, Willing, and Able: A Developmental Approach to College Access and Success, is now available from the Harvard Education Press. Designed for practitioners, policymakers, and other leaders, the book describes the developmental skills and competencies that young people need to plan for and succeed in higher education. We describe why college readiness efforts need to go beyond academic, informational, and financial preparation to reach more students, especially those who don't already see themselves as college goers. At the heart of the book is our firm commitment to helping young people who are underrepresented in higher education, especially first-generation college-bound youth, succeed.
Please feel free to share this with those you think might have an interest in the topic.
For more information or to order a copy, visit http://www.hepg.org/hep/book/160/ReadyWillingAndAble (You can also order the book on Amazon.)
To see our related commentary in Education Week, visit: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/03/14/24bouffard.h31.html