ERIC Number: EJ1090300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Entering the (Postgraduate) Field: Underrepresented Students' Acquisition of Cultural and Social Capital in Graduate School Preparation Programs
Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle; McCoy, Dorian L.
Journal of Higher Education, v87 n2 p179-205 Mar-Apr 2016
Examining the role of humanities graduate preparation programs in facilitating underrepresented undergraduate students' socialization to the field (social context) of graduate education, this critical multisite case study finds that these programs are crucial to bidirectional anticipatory socialization for graduate education, where one gains new ideas but does not abandon one's background. Additionally, these programs helped in the acquisition of the type of cultural and social capital that are likely to be relevant to disciplinary knowledge, skills, and competencies in graduate education.
Descriptors: Social Capital, Graduate Study, Disproportionate Representation, Cultural Capital, Graduate Students, Socialization, First Generation College Students, Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Doctoral Programs, Intellectual Disciplines, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Questionnaires
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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