ERIC Number: EJ1104976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Bounded Aspirations: Rural, African American High School Students and College Access
Means, Darris R.; Clayton, Ashley B.; Conzelmann, Johnathan G.; Baynes, Patti; Umbach, Paul D.
Review of Higher Education, v39 n4 p543-569 Sum 2016
This qualitative case study explores the career and educational aspirations, college choice process, and college barriers and opportunities of 26 rural, African American high school students. Data included interviews with 26 students and 11 school staff members. Findings suggest that the students' rural context shapes aspirations. In addition, students have emotional support and motivation to attend college from their family members and schools, but the students did not always have the "know how" to prepare for college. Finally, students described financial and academic preparedness barriers for college, but they also mentioned grades and teenage pregnancy as potential barriers for college.
Descriptors: Rural Youth, Rural Schools, High School Students, African American Students, Access to Education, Higher Education, College Bound Students, Academic Aspiration, College Choice, Postsecondary Education, Enrollment, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Literature Reviews, Barriers, Comparative Analysis, Semi Structured Interviews, Educational Attainment, Occupational Aspiration, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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