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ERIC Number: EJ859663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
The Influence of High School Size on Access to Postsecondary Information, Conversations, and Activities
Farmer-Hinton, Raquel L.; Holland, Nicole E.
American Secondary Education, v37 n1 p41-61 Fall 2008
Across race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, the college aspirations of America's high school students continue to rise. Yet, in spite of their high aspirations, many students of color and many students from low socioeconomic backgrounds are underrepresented in the nation's postsecondary educational institutions. The under representation of these students in higher education may be related to the paucity or absence of guidance they receive regarding postsecondary planning. Based on survey results from one large, urban school district, this investigation sought to determine the role school size played in high school seniors' perceptions about their access to school-based college planning information. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois