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dc.contributor.authorWinslow, Mary Ann.
dc.creatorWinslow, Mary Ann.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-31T18:39:01Z
dc.date.available2011-10-31T18:39:01Z
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/187399
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to ascertain the educational aspirations and future expectations of working class youth in an all-female Catholic high school. The ethnographic methods of primarily interviews and participant observation were used to discover the plans and the decision processes of approximately 21% of the senior class. Sixty girls were interviewed four weeks before graduation, as well as 20 teachers and administrators. Almost 100% of the sample (59) planned to attend college the following fall. While most institutions were competitive, only one planned to attend a most competitive, most selective institution, although several met the admissions requirements to do so. One-fourth of the sample planned to attend community colleges. The institution helped to facilitate the process of college entrance. However, many of the girls' decisions were determined before high school, and most were influenced by family members, most of whom had never attended a finished college. It was observed and reported by the girls that the all-female environment enhanced their educational experiences.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectCatholic women -- Education (Secondary) -- United States.en_US
dc.subjectWorking class women -- Education (Secondary)en_US
dc.subjectCatholic high schools.en_US
dc.subjectSingle-sex schools -- United States.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Secondary.en_US
dc.titleWhere the boys are: The educational aspirations and future expectations of working class girls in an all-female high school.en_US
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dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.contributor.chairRhoades, Garyen_US
dc.identifier.oclc707938334en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLevin, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKoff, Nancyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9622975en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHigher Educationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-27T11:35:12Z
html.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to ascertain the educational aspirations and future expectations of working class youth in an all-female Catholic high school. The ethnographic methods of primarily interviews and participant observation were used to discover the plans and the decision processes of approximately 21% of the senior class. Sixty girls were interviewed four weeks before graduation, as well as 20 teachers and administrators. Almost 100% of the sample (59) planned to attend college the following fall. While most institutions were competitive, only one planned to attend a most competitive, most selective institution, although several met the admissions requirements to do so. One-fourth of the sample planned to attend community colleges. The institution helped to facilitate the process of college entrance. However, many of the girls' decisions were determined before high school, and most were influenced by family members, most of whom had never attended a finished college. It was observed and reported by the girls that the all-female environment enhanced their educational experiences.


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