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ERIC Number: EJ813166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Social Capital and College Planning: Students of Color Using School Networks for Support and Guidance
Farmer-Hinton, Raquel L.
Education and Urban Society, v41 n1 p127-157 2008
Through analyses of focus group transcripts, the author highlights key school-based supports and resources students viewed as helpful in their college-planning activities and explores the challenges students' expressed about being exposed to school-based social capital while living in disadvantaged community contexts. The findings suggest the importance of intersecting dosages of school-based social capital such as high expectations and experiential learning to help students complete their college-planning activities as well as the need for coping strategies for the psychological barriers of being college-bound within contexts where college access is not widely available. (Contains 1 figure and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A