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ERIC Number: EJ1047043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
Common Purpose and Different Approaches to Support College-Going in Five Southwestern Districts
Bosworth, Kris; Convertino, Christina; Hurwitz, Jason T.
American Secondary Education, v43 n1 p4-24 Fall 2014
School-wide approaches to increase college-going can potentially improve postsecondary education outcomes for all students. The ongoing process and challenges to establish such approaches are, however, little understood. Using qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews conducted with leaders at five public high schools in the Southwest, this exploratory study describes how school leaders (a) define "college-going culture" and (b) identify key approaches to promote college-going in their schools. School leaders articulated elements of a common "college-going culture" definition but they cited different approaches and resources to achieve the purpose of supporting college-going in their own schools. Research and practice implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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