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ERIC Number: EJ455967
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
An Anthropological Analysis of Student Participation in College.
Tierney, William
Journal of Higher Education, v63 n6 p603-18 Nov-Dec 1992
The widely accepted theory that college participation is a "rite of passage," where academic and social integration is required for student persistence, is criticized as misinterpreting anthropological notions of ritual and holding consequences harmful for racial and ethnic minorities. An approach focusing on emancipation and empowerment is recommended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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