Shimizu, Hidetada, 1960-
Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Education; Educational leadership; School management and organization
This case study investigated the factors that influenced the college readiness of low-income, Hispanic students at Addison Trail High School. The purpose of the qualitative study was to determine, through the eyes of the participants, four low-income, Hispanic students who graduated Addison Trail High School, what factors assisted them in becoming college ready. Through detailed interviews and analysis, themes emerged from the data as to how the participants became college ready. The data supported the finding that the participants became college ready because they challenged themselves, the school provided resources that did not exist at home and the participants felt a sense of belonging to their school, which allowed them to feel comfortable enough to access the resources available within the school (both practical and social-emotional) to become college ready.
Cibulka, Adam, "Working together to beat the odds : factors that influence the college readiness of low-income, Hispanic students at Addison Trail High School : a case study" (2017). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6750.
vi, 67 pages
Northern Illinois University
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