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ERIC Number: EJ774407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1068-610X
Transitions within the Community College: Pathways to Access and Inclusion
Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Prather, George M.
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v13 n2 p167-176 Spr 2006
Community colleges are often criticized for the low numbers of students who ostensibly appear successful. This article takes a unique look at the pathways many community college students take and redefines success as transition. Using the full population of the Los Angeles Community College District, this article examines the intra-institutional transitions of 1) remedial to college level, 2) English as a second language to traditional college courses, and 3) lower to higher academic goals. Analyses revealed that: 1) those students at the lowest levels of developmental English and math were much less likely to transition than those who began their studies closer to college level; 2) most successful transitions from ESL occurred within the first year, but many students required a much longer time span; and 3) while some students changed their educational goals, most (about 90%) retained their original plans. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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