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ERIC Number: EJ899414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0888-210X
The Role of Heuristic Knowledge in Vietnamese American Students' Success at a Midwestern Community College
Bottrell, Cynthia A.; Banning, James H.; Harbour, Clifford P.; Krahnke, Keiko
College Student Affairs Journal, v27 n1 p116-135 Fall 2007
This qualitative research study investigated the development of heuristic knowledge and its role in the academic and social journeys of five Vietnamese American students enrolled at a community college located in the American Midwest. The participants were interviewed in depth to understand their "lived experiences" while attending the community college. Data were collected, analyzed, and interpreted using a narrative inquiry approach. The interpretation led to a composite image of the students' experiences expressed in the form of a virtual photo album. Research findings provided guidance for future research and advice for community college practitioners. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A