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ERIC Number: ED558986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 65
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-8892-7191-2
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An Exploration of Intersecting Identities of First-Generation, Low-Income Students. Research Reports on College Transitions No. 5
Jehangir, Rashne R.; Stebleton, Michael J.; Deenanath, Veronica
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
In January 2014, the White House urged that college be made more accessible for low-income Americans. Yet, moving beyond access to success requires knowing more about the experiences of these students. A new research report captures the challenges low-income, first-generation students faced in their collegiate journey, examining the strategies they employed to persist. Organized thematically and using student narrative, the brief report explores the diversity of first-generation students, the intersections of their multiple identities, and their interactions with the institutional agents that affect college success. An Exploration of Intersecting Identities of First-Generation, Low-Income Students also offers practical suggestions for higher education professionals working with this diverse and growing population. Following an introduction, this book contains the following sections: (1) First-Generation Students: Intersecting Contexts and Identities; (2) Setting the Context: The Focus-Group Study; (3) Betwixt and Between: Visible/Invisible and Different Worlds; (4) Negotiating New Terrains: Perpetual Border Crosser and Burden of Privilege; (5) Finding Footholds: Establishing Voice and Call for Genuine Commitment; and (6) Discussion and Implications. A list of references and a section about the authors is included.
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail: fye@mailbox.sc.edu; Web site: http://sc.edu/fye
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition