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Author Bergerson, Amy Aldous.

Title College choice and access to college : moving policies, research, and practice to the 21st century / Amy Aldous Bergerson.

Imprint San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, c2009.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  378.007 As35  v.35 no.4    ---  Available
Description xvii, 141 p. ; 23 cm.
Series ASHE higher education report ; v. 35, no. 4
Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series
ASHE higher education report ; v. 35, no. 4.
Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-130) and indexes.
Contents Introduction to college choice ; College access versus college choice ; Historical perspectives on college choice ; Intended audience ; Limitations -- Current trends in college choice research ; Access and equity in college choice ; Utility of comprehensive college choice models in the twenty-first century ; Preparation for college ; Increased policy focus -- College choice as a comprehensive process ; Hosler and Gallagher's college choice model ; Hosler and Gallagher's model in recent research ; Critiques of Hosler and Gallagher's model ; Emerging college choice models ; Alternative lenses for viewing the college choice process -- College choice for lower socioeconomic students ; Issues of access for lower socioeconomic students ; Linking Bourdieu to college choice -- College choice processes for students of color ; Research related to the college choice processes of students of color -- College preparation programs ; College preparation and access programs ; Essential components of college preparation : a review of several current programs ; Measuring up : comparing existing programs with the essential components framework -- Implications and recommendations for practice, policy, and research ; Recommendations for practice, policy, and research from 1989 ; Recommendations for practice, policy, and research from the current research.
Summary "Faced with continuing racial and social stratification, higher education institutions seek ways to increase access to the post secondary education environment for increasingly diverse student populations in the United States. Attention to the preparation of students for college, changes in policies addressing financial aid and the K-20 schooling environment, and movement away from comprehensive models of college choice are characteristics of recent research examining the ways students from different backgrounds determine whether and where to go to college. This book explores the nuances of the college choice process, focusing specifically on the experiences of students of color and students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, summarizing the extensive body of literature that shapes practice, policy and research around college choice."--From back cover.
Subject College choice -- United States.
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Admission.
College costs -- United States.
ISBN 9780470613917
Standard No. AU@ 000045465885

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