The Role of College Counseling in Shaping College Opportunity: Variations across High Schools

@article{Perna2007TheRO,
  title={The Role of College Counseling in Shaping College Opportunity: Variations across High Schools},
  author={Laura W Heather T Scott Loring Angela Robert Chunyan Perna and Laura W Heather T Scott Loring Angela Robert Chunyan Rowan-Kenyon and Laura H. Thomas and Laurie Bell and Laura Anderson and Laura W Heather T Scott Loring Angela Robert Chunyan Li},
  journal={The Review of Higher Education},
  year={2007},
  volume={31},
  pages={131 - 159}
}
This study draws on data from descriptive case studies of 15 high schools, three in each of five states. The findings highlight constraints in the availability of college counseling, differences in the availability of college counseling across schools, and the influence of schools, districts, higher education institutions, and states on the availability and nature of college counseling. The study suggests that, in the context of limited fiscal and other resources, changes in federal and state… Expand
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