Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Where can Johnnie learn? – An investigation into the acquisition of social and cultural capital by students during high school
by Juarez, Paul A., Ed.D., Mills College, 2010, 77; 3398130
Abstract (Summary)

A set of ten students from an urban high school were interviewed regarding experiences in Advanced Placement (AP) and non-Advanced Placement courses in high school. Those participants who took an AP Calculus course described opportunities during high school where cultural capital and social capital lead to a successful experience in college. Those who did not take an AP Calculus course described a different experience. For some in this group collegiate sports or family provided a source of social and cultural capital. All participants reported that successful college experiences were the result of personal growth.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kahne, Joseph
Commitee: Cossey, Ruth, Donahue, David
School: Mills College
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 71/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: School administration, Secondary education
Keywords: AP, Advanced Placement, College preparation, Cultural capital, Social capital, Underserved
Publication Number: 3398130
ISBN: 978-1-109-70897-4
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