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ERIC Number: EJ867052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0091-5521
Feeling Supported: Curricular Learning Communities for Basic Skills Courses and Students Who Speak English as a Second Language
Smith, Rachel A.
Community College Review, v37 n3 p261-284 2010
This study examined the relationship between enrollment in learning communities and students' self-reported learning outcomes at 13 community colleges. Students included in the analysis were enrolled in either (a) learning communities that included at least one developmental class or (b) stand-alone developmental courses. Comparisons were made between the perceived learning outcomes for students whose first language was not English and for native English speakers. Results suggest that learning community participation had a positive effect on students' perceptions of their learning outcomes. Results also showed that for both native- and non-native-English-speaking students, feeling supported by the institution was the greatest predictor of increased self-reported learning outcomes. (Contains 6 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A