Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Upward Bound: A Qualitative Study of Bridging the Opportunity Gap
by Lowe, Elizabeth, Ed.D., The University of Alabama, 2020, 174; 27998641
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to investigate how former Upward Bound students’ experiences may have influenced their high school completion and college readiness to bridge the opportunity gap. This study describes the personal experiences of former Upward Bound students and current staff to understand how a specific Upward Bound Program assists its students with being college ready. The results gathered provided indications about how the Upward Bound Program influenced the students’ transition from high school to college. The main data collection method was the use of interviews. Qualitative research methods were used to explain the data gathered from the interviews. The results of the study suggested that the Upward Bound Program positively influenced its students through the activities, awareness, and support provided by the staff to impact the opportunity gap.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bray, Nathaniel
Commitee: Breaux, Arleene, Golar, Norman, Holley, Karri, Laanan, Frankie
School: The University of Alabama
Department: Higher Education Administration
School Location: United States -- Alabama
Source: DAI-A 82/3(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Education, Secondary education, Educational administration, Higher education, Educational leadership
Keywords: Upward bound students, College readiness, Opportunity gap, Upward Bound Program, High school transition
Publication Number: 27998641
ISBN: 9798672163505
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