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ERIC Number: EJ942284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Promoting the Educational Attainment of Adults: The Potential Role of Youth-Oriented Precollege Outreach Programs
Perna, Laura; Walsh, Erin; Fester, Rachel
Educational Policy, v25 n6 p935-963 Nov 2011
This study draws on data collected from case studies of four precollege outreach programs and a survey of program administrators to explore the ways that youth-oriented precollege outreach programs may promote the educational attainment of the parents of participating students. The results suggest that precollege outreach programs may expand the "worldview" of participating students' parents to include enrollment in an educational program as a realistic option and provide parents with information required for this enrollment. The results also suggest that, despite the potential role of precollege outreach programs in promoting the educational attainment of participating students' parents, low current educational attainment and insufficient financial resources are substantial deterrents to enrollment. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A