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Exploring the College-Going Scripts of Students Enrolled in a Rural Early College High School

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James Anthony Brooks (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/
Advisor
Kelly Clark-Keefe

Abstract: While much has been written about the characteristics of first-generation college students, little has been written about the transformation they undergo on their way to a university education. In my arts-informed qualitative case study, I explored how school-based narratives and family-based narratives about college-going interacted in an Early College High School. I sought to understand how students with hybrid subjectivities perceive themselves within a social institution which has designated them as first-generation college students and how students negotiate multiple discourses to see themselves as college-going. The notion of schema, or life scripts, was a central metaphor. The school and family narratives are scripts that reflect both the lives the students have lived and the lives that others envision for them. I offer the data from this case study as a script, illustrating the discourses I observed and suggesting ways in which students may become authors of their own life narratives.

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Dissertation
Brooks, J.A. (2011). Exploring the College-Going Scripts of Students Enrolled in a Rural Early College High School. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2011
Keywords
first-generation college students, Early College High School, college-going scripts, college readiness, ethnodrama