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Stretching The Circle: First-Generation College Students Navigate Their Educational Journey, Nicole Zervas Adsitt Aug 2017

Stretching The Circle: First-Generation College Students Navigate Their Educational Journey, Nicole Zervas Adsitt

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This dissertation is a qualitative study that explores how first-generation college students experienced their educational journey in a private four-year institution of higher education. Using data from in depth interviews with 19 first generation college students from three private four year institutions, this study looked at how participants made sense of race, class, gender, and Socioeconomic Status (SES) as it intersects with their first-generation status as part of their lived experience within a private educational setting. It also examined how first-generation students traversed the borders and margins of different communities as they pursue higher education and the kinds of cultural ...


Volume 20, No. 2 (April 2017), Office Of Alumni Engagement, Bryant University Apr 2017

Volume 20, No. 2 (April 2017), Office Of Alumni Engagement, Bryant University

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Orientation Is Key For First-Year Students, Mary O'Rawe Jan 2017

Orientation Is Key For First-Year Students, Mary O'Rawe

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The focus on college drop-out rates, particularly in first year, and debates around fees and funding, remind us to consider why students find it so difficult to make the transition from secondary school to higher education.

So how can incoming students prepare themselves to make the best academic transition? This article present a series of useful points for students and parents in preparing for success in a college learning environment.