Advancing College-Going Culture

Principles of building a college-going culture

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Professor Patricia McDonough of UCLA has identified nine critical interrelated elements that together help schools build and strengthen a college-going culture. These nine elements are:

  • College Talk
  • Clear Expectations
  • Information and Resources
  • Comprehensive Counseling Model
  • Testing and Curriculum
  • Faculty Involvement
  • Family Involvement
  • College Partnerships
  • Articulation


Building a College Culture: Needs, Goals, Principles, and a Case Study

McDonough, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Describes and defines the principles of college culture, and provides specific examples of how these principles were implemented in an urban school district. Building_a_College_Going_Culture_Principles_Examples_MCDONOUGH.doc (49.15KB)


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