How institutions can help students struggling with the transition into post-secondary: Gonzalez

August 14, 2019

The fact that students from marginalized homes are struggling with the transition from high school to post-secondary is a problem that policymakers need to acknowledge and address, writes Christina Gonzalez. The author cites a 2018 Canadian study showing that Black, Latino, and Southeast Asian students are less prepared for post-secondary education compared to their white counterparts due to systemic, early-life disadvantages. The author adds that improving early-school experiences for these students can have a significant impact on their later success and wellbeing. For those already in post-secondary, the author also highlights programs at Wilfrid Laurier University and Confederation College to show how institutions can provide students struggling with the transition to post-secondary with greater support. Maclean’s (National)