NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1014250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Rules of Engagement: Building a College-Going Culture in an Urban School
McKillip, Mary E. M.; Godfrey, Kelly E.; Rawls, Anita
Urban Education, v48 n4 p529-556 Jul 2013
Students who struggle in pursuit of postsecondary education tend to be Latino, Black, low-income, or first-generation college students. This article presents the case of a small public school serving students grades 6-12 from these traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in a large urban school district. Observations revealed that the school works to accomplish its primary mission of preparing students for college by merging academics with the socioemotional development of students. The relationships between and among students and staff in the school are the foundation upon which the school's college-going culture is built. The study concludes with recommendations for ways to build a college-going culture in similar schools. (Contains 1 figure.)
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 8; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A