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ERIC Number: EJ1088756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Shaping a College-Bound Life Not as Easy as It Sounds
Scornavacco, Karla
Phi Delta Kappan, v97 n5 p26-31 Feb 2016
This article is a cross-section of stories of three young men navigating the expectations of a school with a 100% college admissions goal. Similar to their classmates, none of these male teens had a parent who had attended college. In addition, each of them had at one point in their high school lives declared that they would be dropping out of high school. Their stories bring to light privileged assumptions and hidden struggles about what it takes for seniors in a low-income district to be college-bound and, in doing so, prove themselves worthy of public recognition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado
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