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Robert T. Palmer, PhD

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Perceptions Of Family Support Among Students Of Color At A Predominantly White University, Dina C. Maramba, Robert T. Palmer Dec 2010

Perceptions Of Family Support Among Students Of Color At A Predominantly White University, Dina C. Maramba, Robert T. Palmer

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

The challenge of facilitating the retention and persistence of students of color in higher education continues. While research has focused on internal factors of the college environment important to the success of students of color at predominantly White institutions (PWIs), this qualitative study examines an external factor—family support and its interconnectedness with the success and persistence of students of color. More specifically, the findings emphasize the importance of family support for this population attending PWIs. Implications for practice and future research are offered.


A Qualitative Investigation Of Factors Promoting The Retention And Persistence Of Students Of Color In Stem, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Dina C. Maramba, Phd, T. Elon Dancy, Phd Dec 2010

A Qualitative Investigation Of Factors Promoting The Retention And Persistence Of Students Of Color In Stem, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Dina C. Maramba, Phd, T. Elon Dancy, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

While the literature on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is abound with the importance of increasing college access, retention, and persistence among students because of its implications for America’s global competitiveness, particular emphasis has been placed on students of color. Notwithstanding, students of color remain underrepresented in STEM education. Therefore, increasing access, retention, and persistence for students of color in STEM is not merely a matter of United States’ economic competitiveness, but also a matter of equity. Using in-depth interview methods, this article delineates factors facilitating the retention and persistence of students of color in STEM education at ...