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ERIC Number: EJ773532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 28
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
Fitting in by Race/Ethnicity: The Social and Academic Integration of Diverse Students at a Large Predominantly White University
Morley, Kathleen M.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v5 n2 p147-174 2003-2004
This study examined the influence of racial/ethnic dynamics on the process of social and academic integration. Students of diverse racial/ethnic and academic backgrounds were interviewed throughout their first-year and again at the beginning of their sophomore year about their pre-college and in-college experiences. Results yielded a qualitative description of the process of integration and indicated the importance of peer culture and institutional environment. Racial/ethnic accountability, the pervasiveness of White culture, and the pursuit of a color-blind society led to differences in integration by race/ethnicity. These dynamics, in addition to differences in pre-college learning opportunities, challenged the social and academic integration of minority students, particularly African-American and Latino/a students, into campus life. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts