Moving From College Aspiration to Attainment: Learning From One College Access Program

@inproceedings{Dyce2013MovingFC,
  title={Moving From College Aspiration to Attainment: Learning From One College Access Program},
  author={Cherrel Miller Dyce and Cheryll A. Albold and Deborah Thurlow Long},
  year={2013}
}
Using data from a survey of 75 parents and high school students who were eligible for a college access program, this article examines parents’ and students’ college aspirations and their confidence in fulfilling that goal. The authors argue that pre-college preparation programs can benefit from the non-economic forms of capital that these families undoubtedly have. Moreover, students’ and their parents’ confidence in college aspirations are often situated in deeply-rooted beliefs in the… CONTINUE READING

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