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dc.contributor.authorMacGowan, Bradford Richarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-22T04:13:38Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.date.submitted2001
dc.identifier.otherb24147576
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/33512
dc.descriptionThesis (Ed.D.)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThis exploratory qualitative study investigated the college choice processes of 25 African American college students. Individual interviews that asked the students to look back on their college choice processes during high school provided the data for the study. The goals of the study were to (1) identify the difficulties that these students encountered when searching for and applying to colleges, (2) identify the factors that helped them succeed in gaining acceptance to college, and (3) develop a model of the college choice process based on the identified factors. The findings provide understandings of the positive and negative factors that African American students may encounter in the college choice process and provide a model of the optimal process. This model is designed to help counselors in high schools and colleges change organizational arrangements and procedures, both within and between institutions, to better assist African American high school students in the transition to higher education. Other wider societal and political changes that may assist students in the transition to higher education are identified and discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis work is being made available in OpenBU by permission of its author, and is available for research purposes only. All rights are reserved to the author.en_US
dc.subjectAfrican Americansen_US
dc.subjectHigher educationen_US
dc.titleBy chance or by design: structures of opportunity for college-bound African Americansen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineEducationen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US
dc.identifier.barcode11719022836979
dc.identifier.mmsid99180475030001161


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