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ERIC Number: EJ888073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Justice-Learning: Exploring the Efficacy with Low-Income, First-Generation College Students
Conley, Paige A.; Hamlin, Maria L.
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v16 n1 p47-58 Fall 2009
Higher education continues to wrestle with the challenge of engaging and retaining traditionally marginalized populations, particularly first-generation college students of color from low-income backgrounds. The typical North American campus, as a privileged space, has failed to successfully address or dismantle systems of power and difference that continue to influence national retention and graduation rates for many low-income, first-generation college students. This study presents findings from a qualitative research inquiry which indicates that a "justice-learning" curriculum, as a first-year seminar experience, can influence academic and civic engagement for students who identify as low-income, first-generation college students. (Contains 1 note.)
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, University of Michigan. 1024 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3310. Tel: 734-647-7402; Fax: 734-647-7464; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A