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ERIC Number: EJ1054542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0574
Fostering Social and Cultural Capital in Urban Youth: A Programmatic Approach to Promoting College Success
Sommerfeld, Amanda K.; Bowen, Paul
Journal of Education, v193 n1 p47-55 2013
Bachelor's degree attainment has become essential for U.S. labor market participation. However, degree attainment is differentially accessible across racial and economic lines. One explanation of degree disparities is that urban students often lack the social and cultural capital needed to succeed in higher education institutions. This article focuses on the Trinity Education for Excellence Program that has been successful in developing capital and promoting college enrollment and completion for urban youth through values-based instruction. Recommendations describe how TEEP's approach can be applied in homes, schools, and community youth organizations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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