ERIC Number: EJ1002911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Urban High School Students' Experiences in an Afterschool College Readiness Program
Parikh, Sejal B.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v45 n2 p220-231 Jun 2013
This transcendental phenomenological investigation examined urban students' experiences in Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), an afterschool college readiness program. The federally funded program provides low-income and minority students information and access to services that lead to increased opportunities for post-secondary education. Interviews with 10 participants revealed that (a) navigating the college system; (b) expansion of career options; (c) counseling relationship; (d) personal insight; and (e) future orientation were major themes. Implications for school counselor preparation and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: College Readiness, After School Programs, Urban Schools, High School Students, Phenomenology, Minority Group Students, Economically Disadvantaged, Low Income Groups, Educational Opportunities, Interviews, Counselor Client Relationship, School Counselors, Counselor Training
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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