The middle of somewhere: an exploration of rural women, communities of place, and college-going

dc.contributor.advisor Robert D. Reason
dc.contributor.author Gillon, Kathleen
dc.contributor.department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
dc.date 2018-08-11T10:15:01.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:57:41Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:57:41Z
dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2015
dc.date.embargo 2001-01-01
dc.date.issued 2015-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>It has been well documented that rural students attend college at a rate lower than urban students as well as below the national average, despite the fact that rural students tend to graduate from high school at a higher rate than students in urban schools. Previous scholarship has attributed this post-secondary educational pattern to individual factors such as student aspirations and attainment as well as cultural and social capital at the familial level. Less attention has been given to the role of community context and the capital present at the community level in shaping rural student’s college-going practices and behaviors.</p> <p>This study utilized life history methodology to explore how two White women from rural areas understood how their home communities shaped their college-going practices and behaviors. Findings suggest that rural women’s college-going is heavily influenced by rural community capital and its interaction with larger systems and structures such as gender/patriarchy and urbanormativity. Implications for research recommend further exploration of the roles of natural and built capital in understanding college-going, especially for rural students. Implications for policy focus on the role of dual enrollment programs and broadband internet access in shaping college-going practices and behaviors in rural communities.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/14577/
dc.identifier.articleid 5584
dc.identifier.contextkey 7988790
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-4125
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/14577
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/28762
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education Administration
dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education and Teaching
dc.subject.keywords Education (Educational Leadership)
dc.subject.keywords Education
dc.subject.keywords Educational Leadership
dc.subject.keywords college access
dc.subject.keywords community capital
dc.subject.keywords higher education
dc.subject.keywords rural
dc.subject.keywords women
dc.title The middle of somewhere: an exploration of rural women, communities of place, and college-going
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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