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ERIC Number: EJ1144755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-2998
Promoting Low-Income Students' College Readiness, Well-Being, and Success: A GEAR UP Counseling Program Study
Capizzi, Lorri M.; Hofstetter, Carolyn Huie; Mena, Dolores D.; Duckor, Brent; Hu, Xiaolu
Journal of School Counseling, v15 n3 2017
This article documents narrative experiences from alumni who participated in the GEAR UP program. The San Jose State University GEAR UP program, based on an intensive counseling model, is grounded in social capital and resilience theories, and is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Qualitative findings from surveys and semi-structured interviews with GEAR UP alumni highlight the power of this intensive counseling model in providing meaning, connectedness, and a sense of empowerment for students to support their personal and academic development, college readiness, and overall well-being.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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