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ERIC Number: EJ787015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 44
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Academic Resiliency among Dominican English-Language Learners
Reynoso, Nelson A.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v32 n4-6 p391-434 Apr 2008
This study examined how Dominican English-language learners at Bronx Community College achieved academic resiliency despite facing personal, academic, and environmental adversities. Using individual interviews, data were analyzed from the perception of students. A resilient-based model emerged that sheds light on the personal barriers experienced by Dominican English-language learners in an urban community college and the facilitating factors which fostered educational resiliency. The author found seven resiliency factors that contributed to the academic achievement of Dominican English-language learners: (a) faculty support, (b) tutoring support, (c) counseling support, (d) peer support, (e) family support, (f) self-motivation, and (g) bi-cultural identity development. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York