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ERIC Number: EJ986895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Still Humble and Hopeful: Two More Recommendations on Welcoming First-Generation Poor and Working-Class Students to College
Oldfield, Kenneth
About Campus, v17 n5 p2-13 Nov-Dec 2012
In 2007, "About Campus" published the author's article "Humble and Hopeful: Welcoming First-Generation Poor and Working-Class Students to College." It has been used as a handout in various student orientations, included as a chapter in Teresa Heinz Housel and Vickie Harvey's "The Invisibility Factor: Administrators and Faculty Reach Out to First-Generation College Students," and cited in several other publications and academic works. The author framed that article as "six lessons I wish I had known before going to college." His intention was to help students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds appreciate the unique challenges people of humble origins face when encountering the financially, socially, and academically challenging world of higher learning. Following up on his 2007 "About Campus" article, the author shares six more lessons he wishes he had known as a working-class, first-generation college student and argues that higher education should pay more attention to first-generation and class status among students, faculty, and staff. (Contains 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia