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ERIC Number: EJ957401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0633
A Social Constructionist View of Issues Confronting First-Generation College Students
Coffman, Stephen
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n127 p81-90 Fall 2011
Drawing on interviews with first-generation college students (FGS), the author argues that the students' culture affects college attendance and success. Although FGS often have a vocational perspective to college, the author found that they seek meaningful work with good pay. The author also suggests that good decision making, academic preparation, and a strong social network (family, friends, teachers, and others) play a crucial role in helping FGS adjust to college.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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