Abstract

This multisite case study explored the role of summer institutes in preparing Students of Color for doctoral programs. Bourdieu’s social reproduction theory, particularly the concept of habitus, was employed as a theoretical framework to investigate how the participants further developed habitus (their dispositions, identities, and perspectives) as scholars. The findings suggest that the summer institutes assisted students in developing a scholarly habitus through fostering confidence, cultivating a passion for scholarship, and identifying as an emerging scholar, while still maintaining their prior backgrounds and identities. We assert that the summer institutes were crucial in helping the students to develop dispositions (habitus) relevant to being a doctoral student.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-3382
Print ISSN
0897-5264
Pages
pp. 423-439
Launched on MUSE
2015-07-23
Open Access
No
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