ERIC Number: EJ1084586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
High-Poverty Urban High School Students' Plans for Higher Education: Weaving Their Own Safety Nets
Cilesiz, Sebnem; Drotos, Stephanie M.
Urban Education, v51 n1 p3-31 Jan 2016
This qualitative study investigates high-poverty urban high school students' views of and plans regarding higher education, using Bourdieu's theory of reproduction in education as theoretical framework. Interview data from 76 students from six high-poverty urban schools in a metropolitan area in the Midwestern United States were analyzed using grounded theory. Findings suggest that students (a) viewed higher education as rewarding in many ways, (b) perceived attending college to involve multiple risks, and (c) devised risk-minimizing strategies to facilitate their intended pursuit of higher education.
Descriptors: Poverty, Urban Schools, High Schools, Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, Higher Education, Interviews, Metropolitan Areas, Disadvantaged Schools, Grounded Theory, Risk, Academic Aspiration, College Attendance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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