Author

Adam Cibulka

Publication Date

2017

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Shimizu, Hidetada, 1960-

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

LCSH

Education||Educational leadership||School management and organization

Abstract

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.

Comments

Advisors: Hidetada Shimizu.||Committee members: Bradley Hawk; Rosita Lopez; Teresa Wasonga.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

vi, 67 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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