ERIC Number: EJ1047043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
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.
Descriptors: College Preparation, Semi Structured Interviews, High Schools, Public Schools, Instructional Leadership, School Culture, College Bound Students, School Counselors, Student Attitudes, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Access to Information, Planning, Student Financial Aid, School Counseling, Parent Participation, College Entrance Examinations, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A