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2015

Antioch University

Associate degree

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Human Kaleidoscopes: Cultivating Success In Non-Traditional Students, Carolyn Coles Benton Jan 2015

Human Kaleidoscopes: Cultivating Success In Non-Traditional Students, Carolyn Coles Benton

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Non-traditional students are a growing population in higher education, yet our understandings of the unique factors that predict their success have not increased. This narrative inquiry examines the lived experiences of high school dropouts entering the college arena as non-traditional students, attempting to improve their personal and academic lifestyles by acquiring a General Education Diploma (GED) in addition to obtaining an associate’s degree from a for-profit postsecondary educational institution. The purpose of this study is to better understand the lives and circumstances of students, leading up to their dropping out of high school. Participants’ reflections of their own college ...