This qualitative interview study examined how parents of potential college-going first-generation students in one high school perceive and experience their access to resources and knowledge that would allow them to support their adolescents’ successful entrance into postsecondary institutions. The study found that the parents believe that high schools will help their children with college but that they underutilize the resources available and lack important social capital needed to help their students succeed.
Brown, Christopher W. Ed.D; Reeves, Alison Associate Professor; and Puchner, Laurel Professor
"College Access for Prospective First-generation High School Students: Parent Perceptions,"
Journal of College Access: Vol. 6
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jca/vol6/iss1/6