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ERIC Number: EJ1079646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
Follow Me to the Baccalaureate: Reflections and Advice from African American Community College Transfer Student Journeys
Wilson, Dawna
Community College Enterprise, v20 n2 p72-84 Fall 2014
How can African American community college students aspiring to four-year degrees translate aspiration into attainment? This qualitative study explored experiences of 18 African American community college students who transferred to a research university and earned baccalaureate degrees. An integration of Padilla's (1999) model of minority student success and a component of Yosso's (2005) community cultural wealth model framed this investigation. Selected findings suggest students practiced habits that supported achievement and utilized aspirational capital to earn four-year degrees. Students offered four key pieces of advice to others following their path: stay focused, get connected, be prepared, and do your best.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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