Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Imparting social capital to educationally disadvantaged students: A study of the Early Academic Outreach Program
by Jackson, Nicole Korgie, Ed.D., University of Southern California, 2010, 110; 3403728
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the process of an academic preparation program, also known as an outreach program, imparting social capital to educationally disadvantaged students. The particular form of social capital to be examined will be the college knowledge needed to successfully prepare for college admission. The theoretical framework used is Coleman's theory of social capital defined in terms of forms, norms, and resources. Study participants were high school students living in a rural California community who participate in the Early Academic Outreach Program.

Findings suggest that collaborations and partnerships amongst educational entities best serve the needs of the students in the community. College Knowledge forms, norms, and resources manifest themselves most effectively when students are offered the opportunity to participate in multiple outreach program efforts. The Early Academic Outreach Program has proven itself to be a vital partner in offering such opportunities.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Venegas, Kristan
Commitee: Poon Tambascia, Tracy, Yonezawa, Susan
School: University of Southern California
Department: Education(Higher and Post-Secondary Education)
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 71/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational sociology, School administration, Higher education
Keywords: College preparation, Early Academic Outreach Program, Social capital
Publication Number: 3403728
ISBN: 978-1-109-77445-0
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