Empowering parents in the college planning process: An action inquiry case study
Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk
Involving parents in the college-planning process is essential to increasing access for students from low-income communities of color. Using the action inquiry model, we explore how collaboration between a school district and a university can empower parents to engage in meaningful conversations and planning related to college access. This qualitative case study draws from 3 years of data gathered from the development and implementation of a college-access program designed for underperforming middle and high school students who would be first-generation college students. Our findings suggest that parents want access to specific information, desire a deeper connection with other parents going through the process, and lack proper knowledge to feel empowered to lead discussions with their children.
Hallett, R. E.,
Griffen, J. M.
Empowering parents in the college planning process: An action inquiry case study.
Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk, 20(1--2), 101–119.