Is it Worth it? Science Education of the Talented 2%

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This essay critiques mismatch theory in science education, a theory supported by opponents of affirmative action who strive to derail efforts to diversify institutions of higher education. Can high-achieving students survive and thrive in an academic environment dominated by their super high-achieving peers? Our research suggests that while there are a variety of nuanced factors that impact an undergraduate's success in certain majors, students of all backgrounds can excel at highly selective universities, given the proper resources and support.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Baker, LD; Canada, T

Published Date

  • October 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 116 - 124

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1548-7466

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1051-0559

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/traa.12037

Citation Source

  • Scopus