Turning the Tide Reports

Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good Through College Admissions

This 2016 report from Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common marks the first time in history that a broad coalition of college admissions offices have joined forces to collectively encourage high school students to focus on meaningful ethical and intellectual engagement. The report includes concrete recommendations to reshape the college admissions process and promote greater ethical engagement among aspiring students, reduce excessive achievement pressure, and level the playing field for economically disadvantaged students.DO

Turning the Tide II: How Parents and High Schools Can Cultivate Ethical Character and Reduce Distress in The College Admissions Process

This 2019 report from Making Caring Common focuses on the critical role of high schools and parents in supporting teens in developing core ethical capacities, including a sense of responsibility for others and their communities, and reducing achievement-related stress. It explores how parents and high schools can powerfully shape the college admissions process.

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