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ERIC Number: EJ1074920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
(Re)Examining the Role of Family and Community in College Access and Choice: A Metasynthesis
Mwangi, Chrystal A. George
Review of Higher Education, v39 n1 p123-151 Fall 2015
Using meta-synthesis, this study analyzes higher education literature to provide a comprehensive understanding of the role of nonparent family and community (NPFC) members such as siblings, extended family, fictive kin, and peers in college access and choice. Findings revealed the diverse familial and community networks of today's college going students as well as NPFC members' multifaceted forms of support to both students and parents. Students who received support from NPFC members developed a sense of responsibility to be an educational role model and source of college knowledge in their families and communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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