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Grand Valley State University

2003

Masters Theses

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Self-Reported Factors Influencing The Retention Of Non-Traditional Female Students At Lake Michigan College, Nancy Lynn Johnson Apr 2003

Self-Reported Factors Influencing The Retention Of Non-Traditional Female Students At Lake Michigan College, Nancy Lynn Johnson

Masters Theses

Many non-traditional female students enter post-secondary education by attending a community college. The vast majority of these adult women must simultaneously balance work, family, and educational priorities. Maintaining this tenuous balance is pivotal to persistence. This descriptive study discusses the reasons for delayed entry into post-secondary education by non-traditional female students at Lake Michigan College. It examines how life transitions later influence the decision to attend. Common barriers to persistence and factors supporting persistence are heard through the self-reported experiences of non-traditional female students attending this community college. Recommendations for programming and service delivery are made. Suggestions for further study ...


The Effect Of Esl Instruction On Student Achievement, Amy Jeanne Nelson Jan 2003

The Effect Of Esl Instruction On Student Achievement, Amy Jeanne Nelson

Masters Theses

Not all Limited English Proficient (LEP) students receive English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction in public schools across the nation. In the state of Michigan, ESL instruction for LEP students is not mandated. Therefore, districts can choose whether to service these students at all, and/or the degree to which they do so. Some districts provide bilingual education classes; some districts have ESL classes; while yet other districts have neither. Students are serviced by paraprofessionals for a limited amount of time during the school day, or simply not serviced at all and left to “sink or swim”. Research abounds ...