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Posted on February 18, 2014

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AAC&U blogs Pasadena City College + Reading Apprenticeship

Why not democratize excellence in post-secondary education? When people think of colleges that provide a liberal education, the Ivy League and other elite institutions may leap to mind. But the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) wants to broaden the field—including to community colleges and developmental education. Their LEAP initiative (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) features the First-Year Pathways program at Pasadena City College and the role of Reading Apprenticeship in changing the perception of where and for whom excellence in post-secondary education should be happening. As Susan Albertine writes in her AAC&U blog post, “The Reading Apprenticeship metacognitive approach encourages faculty to ask students what they are thinking and gives them a way to demonstrate their intellectual assets. The students do indeed rise to that challenge. Their performance helps faculty shift their own thinking away from the discourse on what the students lack.”

Read the full article: blog.aacu.org/index.php/2014/02/14/liberal-learning-through-first-year-pathways-and-reading-apprenticeship

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