Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1993

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Daniel C. Robinson

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine how students who are academically marginal or academically at-risk perceive College Bound/Images as a precollege program to increase the pool of ethnic minorities seeking college admission at Iowa's Regents institutions. The study identifies factors associated with students' perceptions of College Bound/Images as a precollege program to increase the pool of ethnic minorities seeking college admission upon high school completion in Iowa. The research was guided by 17 questions;The second phase of the study involved a mailed questionnaire to 450 ethnic minority students currently enrolled in the College Bound/Images Program. One-hundred fifty students were randomly selected from each Regents institution (i.e., Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa). The major areas were identified as factors significantly affecting students' perceptions of College Bound/Images as a precollege program to increase the pool of ethnic minorities seeking college admission upon high school graduation. Regardless of gender, ethnic background, grade level, length of time enrolled, parents' educational backgrounds, college aspirations, and financial status, students perceived College Bound/Images as a precollege program able to increase the pool of ethnic minorities seeking college admission;The major reason that the perceptions of College Bound/Images participants considered academically marginal or academically at-risk were highly positive was that the students perceived the precollege program as an academically motivating vehicle.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9603

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Sandy Hoagland, Jr.

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9334989

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

158 pages

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