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ERIC Number: ED550013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 189
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2671-8151-0
An Investigation of the Lived Experiences of Community College Students Who Have Successfully Completed Developmental Reading Courses
Dickens, Anne B.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lamar University - Beaumont
This study explored the lived experiences of community college students who successfully completed developmental reading courses. The purpose of the study was to identify common experiences of successful students. A narrative inquiry was used and data were collected through individual interviews. The researcher concluded that successful students benefitted from the improved skills they gained in the developmental reading courses and improved confidence in their academic abilities. Successful students showed strong personal determination to overcome obstacles and achieve success. The participants preferred collaborative learning techniques in the classroom and utilized family support to help them succeed. All of the participants had clear career goals and an academic plan to meet those goals. Educators should seek to make changes to help new developmental students develop career goals and support systems to help them achieve success. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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