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ERIC Number: ED567367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 151
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3038-0538-7
Passports into Dominant Society: An Examination of GEAR UP Cultural and Social Capital Experiences on Student Trajectories and College Participation
Meyka, Marisa
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, California State University, Los Angeles
The research study examined a university GEAR UP program in order to gain a better understanding of HEA's progress in providing at-risk students from high poverty families with mentoring, counseling, outreach, and supportive services to both students and their parents. Case study was used to examine implementation of the government funded partnership program between the university and local schools. The study took a detailed, in depth look at how the program impacted students, their families, school and university personnel and in what ways GEAR UP did in fact help the urban Latino high school students attend college. The research probed one of the factors possibly contributing to the Latino achievement gap in education: the roles that parents and educators play in developing and creating new cultural and social capital. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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