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ERIC Number: EJ957397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0633
Learning a New World: Reflections on Being a First-Generation College Student and the Influence of TRIO Programs
Graham, LaKresha
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n127 p33-38 Fall 2011
TRIO programs exist for students who need guidance through the academic systems that exist. TRIO programs began in 1964, when Lyndon Johnson signed the Educational Opportunity Act into law (McElroy and Armesto, 1998). This started the TRIO programs to help disadvantaged students enroll and complete college. TRIO programs, including Talent Search and Educational Opportunity Centers, help students get into undergraduate colleges and universities. As an African-American woman growing up in a working-class neighborhood, the author initially did not have mentors who could guide her successfully to college. However, the TRIO programs professionally and personally prepared the author for higher education and an academic career.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas; Missouri
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Economic Opportunity Act 1964; Higher Education Act 1965