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ERIC Number: EJ1112864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2375-804X
How Do Learning Communities Affect First-Year Latino Students?
Huerta, Juan Carlos; Bray, Jennifer J.
Learning Communities: Research & Practice, v1 n1 Article 5 2013
Do learning communities with pedagogies of active learning, collaborative learning, and integration of course material affect the learning, achievement, and persistence of first-year Latino university students? The data for this project was obtained from a survey of 1,330 first-year students in the First-Year Learning Community Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in fall 2005. Using survey data combined with student background characteristics and multivariate analyses, the findings reveal that learning communities had a positive effect on all students' first semester GPA, and that learning community practices, especially collaborative learning, benefit Latino students. The study also proposes a technique for estimating the impact of learning communities on Latino students.
Evergreen State College's Washington Center, the National Resource for Learning Communities. 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, SEM II E2115, Olympia, WA 98505. Tel: 360-864-6606; Fax: 360-867-6662; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Corpus Christi)
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