ERIC Number: EJ1064060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Using Case Study Methodology to Examine Practices in Exemplary College Access Centers
Stillisano, Jacqueline R.; Waxman, Hersh C.; Brown, Danielle B.; Alford, Beverly L.
Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, v8 n3 p173-189 2014
This study focused on the unique qualities of selected college access centers established in Texas high schools with the dual goal of assisting students with college preparation activities and of creating a school-wide college going culture. Six centers demonstrating estimable outcomes on at least one of several different variables were identified, and qualitative data were collected through in-depth interviews with individuals (N = 34) at each campus who were familiar with the outreach efforts of the school's GO Center. Incorporating case study methods provided researchers with common themes across the individual centers and allowed them to develop a comprehensive picture of each center's specific experiences, challenges, and opportunities related to developing and implementing an exemplary college access program.
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Access to Education, High Schools, College Preparation, Academic Aspiration, Interviews, Guidance Centers, Predictor Variables, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Counselor Attitudes, Employee Attitudes, Outreach Programs, Learning Activities, Teamwork, Cooperation, Teacher Role, Administrator Role, School Community Relationship, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education, Personality, Best Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas