Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Choosing Colleges: How Social Class and Schools Structure Opportunity” as Want to Read:
Choosing Colleges: How Social Class and Schools Structure Opportunity
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Choosing Colleges: How Social Class and Schools Structure Opportunity

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Based on interviews with students, parents, and counselors as well as case studies of the college guidance environments of a working-class public school, an upper-middle-class public school, a private preparatory school, and a Catholic school, McDonough examines the everyday experiences of high school seniors as they choose their colleges. The author shows that college cho ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published November 13th 1997 by State University of New York Press (first published October 1997)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Choosing Colleges, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Choosing Colleges

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 53)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Robert Boone
Feb 22, 2015 Robert Boone rated it liked it
The text is a bit dated (1997), but highlights some insightful considerations among low- and high-SES students regarding post-secondary choice. Most impressive is the chapter dealing with SES as an indicator for familial involvement with the college selection process and the impact of friends and secondary schools in the absence of active family guidance.
Many points of the text remain relevant today as policy makers continue to struggle with the breadth of open access institutions and the poten
Feb 20, 2015 Regan rated it liked it
Read for my program. Meh. It was OK, it brought forth some decent questions and some interesting takes but, ultimately, it's nearly 20 years old, only studied 12 female students all in the middle class, and all in California meaning that there is only limited application to the study as a whole. So far, this is the only text I've read for this class that doesn't make me want to scream, throw the book across the room, and then set fire to it with the raw rage flooding from my eyes. So that's a go ...more
Feb 20, 2009 Tonya rated it liked it
Forgive me... school has started, so I only read what is required these days. Although, this one is pretty interesting!
May 22, 2011 Shannon rated it it was amazing
Brilliant! Game changer in the world of college access research.
BookDB marked it as to-read
Sep 29, 2016
Kiara marked it as to-read
Jul 19, 2016
Jeremy rated it really liked it
Mar 13, 2016
Jessica rated it liked it
Jan 02, 2016
Amanda marked it as to-read
Dec 16, 2015
Austin rated it really liked it
Dec 11, 2015
Stephanie marked it as to-read
Sep 19, 2015
Kristen rated it really liked it
Aug 16, 2015
Katie Knorr
Katie Knorr rated it really liked it
Sep 19, 2015
Cindy added it
Dec 21, 2015
Marina Corrales
Marina Corrales rated it it was amazing
May 10, 2015
Brian J. Farester
Brian J. Farester rated it liked it
Apr 21, 2015
Cassie Christman
Cassie Christman marked it as to-read
Mar 26, 2015
Serina Estrello
Serina Estrello marked it as to-read
Jan 23, 2015
Catherine Branch
Catherine Branch rated it liked it
Nov 23, 2014
Hillary marked it as to-read
Sep 15, 2014
Daniel Duffield
Daniel Duffield rated it liked it
Jun 04, 2014
Darkowaa rated it liked it
May 24, 2014
Shahira Payano
Shahira Payano marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2014
Nicki Fox
Nicki Fox rated it it was amazing
Dec 24, 2013
Ansley Manfredi
Ansley Manfredi marked it as to-read
Nov 30, 2013
Jimmie marked it as to-read
Sep 24, 2013
Lisa added it
Oct 03, 2013
Holly marked it as to-read
May 07, 2013
Isabel marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2013
Debbie marked it as to-read
Apr 05, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book