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ERIC Number: EJ1024538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Moving beyond the College-Preparatory High School Model to a College-Going Culture in Urban Catholic High Schools
Aldana, Ursula S.
Journal of Catholic Education, v17 n2 p131-153 Apr 2014
A college-going culture has been found to improve academic outcomes for underrepresented high school students (Allen, Kimura-Walsh, & Griffin, 2009; Stanton-Salazar, 2010). The research on Catholic high schools shows their college-preparatory environment ability to produce successful outcomes for African-American and Latino students (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993). This study examines two urban Catholic high schools and how they construct opportunities for low-income Latino and Africa-American male students. The year-long study draws from 1) ethnographic field notes; 2) interviews with students and staff; 3) survey and 4) student data. Data suggests that although both schools focused on preparing students for college, only one maintained a college-going culture through its "college-going discourse" which better served the needs of its underrepresented students.
Descriptors: College Preparation, High Schools, Catholic Schools, Low Income, Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Interviews, Urban Schools, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Ethnography, Student Needs, Educational Opportunities, Disproportionate Representation, Discourse Analysis, Males, High School Students, Mixed Methods Research, School Counselors, Educational Counseling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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