ERIC Number: EJ864359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Bridging the Education Gap through College Access Programs
Reese, Kenyae L.
Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, v1 n1 p54-58 2008
College access and subsequently college attendance rates of students of color, students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, and those who would be first-generation college students are still significantly below second generation students and European-Americans. The gap exists because the dissemination of college information is inconsistent and informal. Short of students taking the initiative to walk into a professional school counselor's office there is no formalized and continuous way to get students the college materials they need. In response, one high school counseling department partnered with a privately-funded college access organization called Collegiate Candidates, Inc. to create such a formalized program. Results indicated that students who participated in the program produced higher college application rates than their non-participant peers.
Descriptors: College Attendance, Counselor Role, School Counseling, Achievement Gap, Transitional Programs, College Preparation, Career Information Systems, Career Counseling, Access to Education, Partnerships in Education, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools; Higher Education
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