ERIC Number: EJ893944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
A Community College Bridge Program: Utilizing a Group Format to Promote Transitions for Hispanic Students
Keim, Jeanmarie; McDermott, J. Cynthia; Gerard, Maureen R.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v34 n10 p769-783 2010
The article examines a group format for promoting Hispanic students' transition from community colleges to university colleges of education. Students were exposed to Hispanic role models, did extensive writing, and participated in reflective discourse within large and small groups during the six-week summer program. All students successfully transitioned from the community college into the university and persisted through their junior year. The program was funded by a U.S. Department of Education, Title V grant to a Hispanic Serving community college that partnered with a university offering the second two years for the degree.
Descriptors: Role Models, Summer Programs, Community Colleges, Hispanic American Students, Transitional Programs, Articulation (Education), Transfer Students, Transfer Rates (College), Student Writing Models, Discourse Communities, Reflection, Portfolio Assessment, Developmental Studies Programs, Group Activities, Preservice Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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