Writing and presentations by CARA
Institutional Support for College Access and Success
How do public high schools develop a college-going culture that promotes equity in college access for traditionally underserved students?
Operationalizing public high schools as institutional agents for college access in New York City. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. (Division J, Section 2a: College Access). San Francisco, CA.
College for all in New York City: Operationalizing high schools as organizational institutional agents. New York City Department of Education (NYC DoE) Forum on Connecting Research, Policy & Practice. New York, NY.
McCallen, L.S. & Johnson, H.L. (2019). The role of institutional agents in promoting higher education success among first-generation college students at a public urban university. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.
Hachey, V.K. & McCallen, L.S. (2018). Perceptions of campus climate and sense of belonging among non-immigrant, first-generation, and second-generation students at public research universities. In K. Soria (Ed.), Evaluating Campus Climate at U.S. Research Universities: Opportunities for Diversity and Inclusion. New York, New York: Springer.
Bloom, J. (2012). Willie Rivera thoughts: critical small schools and the transition to higher education. In M. Hantzopolous and A. Tyner (Eds.) Critical Small Schools: Beyond Privatization in New York City Urban Educational Reform. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Bloom, J. (2008). The pedagogy of college access programs: A critical analysis ASHE/Lumina Critical Essay Series.
Students’ Navigational Capacity
How do young people develop the capability to successfully navigate the structures, information, and relationships necessary to apply to and enroll in college?
Presentations and publication forthcoming 2021
Bloom, J. (2007). “(Mis)reading social class in the journey towards college: youth development in urban America.” Teachers College Record 109(2), 343-368.
Bloom, J. (2005). Hollowing the promise of higher education: inside the political economy of access to college. In L. Weis and M. Fine (Eds.), Beyond Silenced Voices: Race, Class and Gender in United States Schools. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Impact of Peer-to-Peer Advising on Mentors’ College Outcomes
How does working as a near-peer counselor through the College Bridge or College Allies program impact mentors’ own college success?
How near-peer counseling impacts student mentors’ college outcomes. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
Peer leadership for college access and success in New York City. United States Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) First in the World grant meeting. The Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, NY.
Transmission of College-Going Cultural Capital Through Peer-to-Peer Advising
What forms of institutional support do peer leaders transmit, and how do these forms of capital differ from adults in terms of impact on students’ college application, transition, and enrollment processes?
McCallen, L.S., Yazdani, N., Pai, G., Bloom, J., Chajet, L. & Fine, M. (forthcoming 2021). How near-peer counseling impacts student mentors’ college outcomes. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.
Bahl, T. (2021) “‘Don’t Worry, I Got You. You Can Do This’: A Student-Centered Approach to Reimagining College Access,” #CritEdPol: Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies at Swarthmore College: Vol. 3 : Iss. 1 , Article 3: 26-46.
McCallen, L.S., Fine, M., Bloom, J., Chajet, L. & Pai, G. (2019). Peer leadership for college access and success in New York City. United States Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) First in the World grant meeting. The Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, NY.
McCallen, L.S. Fine, M., Bloom, J., Chajet, L., & Pai, G. (2018). Bridge-building across institutions and disciplines to improve under-represented student success. Annual Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.
Chajet, L. (2011). We are all in it together: the role of youth leadership in college access. Voices in Urban Education. Providence, RI: Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University.