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ERIC Number: EJ783681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6291
Linked Courses at the Twenty-First Century Metropolitan University
Cargill, Kima; Kalikoff, Beth
Teaching English in the Two-Year College, v35 n2 p181-190 Dec 2007
In this essay, the authors argue that linked-course learning communities serve students at nonresidential metropolitan public universities by increasing their academic achievement, reducing their attrition, and engaging them in the project of public education. They use a winter 2004 research project to argue that linked courses create supportive learning communities that have particular curricular and cocurricular resonance for students at nonresidential metropolitan campuses. The study suggests that linked courses are associated with increased retention and increased academic achievement. It also suggests that linked courses create social networks for part-time students with commutes, jobs, and families. Finally, linked courses help teachers, students, and campuses realize the dream of excellent public education for all citizens. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A