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ERIC Number: EJ846012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
Broadening the Definition of At-Risk Students
Bulger, Stephanie; Watson, Debraha
Community College Enterprise, v12 n2 p23-32 Fall 2006
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to support at-risk students, including students who have challenges in reading, writing, and technology. A complete definition of the at-risk student is a necessary first step in conducting research that covers the characteristics of students who need support in today's community colleges. Through a review of extant literature on the topic, researchers critique current research including literature on the at-risk online student. Broadening the definition of "at-risk student" involves incorporating background characteristics (including technology proficiency), internal characteristics, and environmental factors into a set of variables which may be used in quantitative and qualitative research. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A