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ERIC Number: EJ913946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Critical Race Theory and the Transfer Function: Introducing a Transfer Receptive Culture
Jain, Dimpal; Herrera, Alfred; Bernal, Santiago; Solorzano, Daniel
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v35 n3 p252-266 2011
In California, the majority of students of color who enter postsecondary education do so in the community colleges. However large numbers of them leave and do not transfer to four-year institutions; in particular to highly selective pubic four-year colleges and universities. By using the theoretical perspective of critical race theory, transfer can be seen as a dual commitment between both the sending and receiving institution as we put forth the conceptual framework of a "transfer receptive culture." We define a transfer receptive culture as an institutional commitment by a four-year college or university to provide the support needed for students to transfer successfully--that is, to navigate the community college, take the appropriate coursework, apply, enroll, and successfully earn a baccalaureate degree in a timely manner. We outline five elements, informed by critical race theory, that are necessary to establish a transfer receptive culture and outline specific strategies within each element that practitioners can employ on their home campuses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California