The effectiveness of select upward bound programs in meeting the needs of 21st century learners in preparation for college readiness, 2014

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
The effectiveness of select upward bound programs in meeting the needs of 21st century learners in preparation for college readiness, 2014
Creator:
Thomas, Kaemanje S.
Contributor to Resource:
Hill, Barbara
Gregory, Sheila
Turner, Trevor
Date of Original:
2014-05-19
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: dissertation
Degree Name: Doctor of Education (EdD)
Date of Degree: 2014
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: Educational Leadership
This mixed-methods study examined the effectiveness of the Upward Bound TRIO program in preparing a low-income and first-generation population for the successful completion of high school and acceptance into postsecondary institutions of higher learning. Data collection methods for this study were comprised of teacher and student surveys and program director interviews. A comparison of two Upward Bound programs was conducted in the southern regions of Virginia and Georgia. The results were analyzed and queried as to whether the current program objectives were effective in meeting the needs of low-income, first-generation students and whether the program provided the necessary academic and technological skillsets and support needed to gain employment in knowledge capital economy. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in institutions of higher learning. The significance of this study is that it offers insight on the necessary support structures needed to assist low-income and first-generation students. The study was an in depth analysis of the Upward Bound TRIO programs current objectives in meeting the needs of the 21st century learner. Information gathered from the literary sources as well as other sources provides additional insight for the researcher on program practice, evaluation, efficiency, and low-income first-generation students success. KEY TERMS: Upward Bound, Trio, Low-income, first-generation students, 21st Century learner, Education, Educational Leadership
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2014_thomas_kaemanje
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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