ERIC Number: EJ1113555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
College Prep and Access from the Perspective of Diversity College Admission Professionals
Bethea, Kathryn A.
College and University, v91 n3 p2-11 Sep 2016
Studies have found that there is a college access gap for students of color in P-16 education. I utilize Perna's (2006) integrated college access model in exploring college admission's knowledge of college preparation in education. The present study uses qualitative questionnaires to measure diversity college admission professionals' (DCAPs) definitions of college readiness, college-going culture, and college access. Findings suggest that DCAPs are aware of the opportunities and challenges in promoting urban college access. This can lead to researching DCAPs as an informative stakeholder in the college access gap. The implications of these findings for college counseling will be discussed.
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Admission, Minority Group Students, Questionnaires, College Readiness, School Counselors, Higher Education, Access to Education, Disproportionate Representation, Student Diversity, Urban Schools, Males, Blacks, African Americans, Qualitative Research, Constructivism (Learning)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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