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Paulsen, Michael B., Ed.; Perna, Laura W., Ed. – Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, 2018
Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, College Outcomes Assessment, STEM Education
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Medley, Joshua; Cheney, Ann M.; Abraham, Traci; Grubbs, Kathleen; Hunt, Justin; Lu, Liya; Fortney, John C.; Curran, Geoffery M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Despite evidence that mental health burden is associated with lower academic success and non-completion in college students, and the high incidence of combat-related trauma exposure in returning veterans, few studies exist regarding the intersection of these issues in student veterans. This paper presents findings from a study on the mental health…
Descriptors: Veterans, Higher Education, Mental Health, Trauma
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Gupton, Jarrett T. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Community colleges are gateways of access to higher education for many underrepresented students. One group that has received little attention in the community college research literature is homeless youth. The objective of this research is to address the following research questions: (a) What might be learned from the narratives of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Homeless People, Statistical Analysis
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Irvine, Jeff – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This study examined a linkage program between a secondary school and a community college in Ontario, Canada. The study sought to identify (a) appropriate success criteria to evaluate a high school-community college program and (b) the attributes that promote or ensure a program's sustainability. Though initially successful, the investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, High Schools, Community Colleges
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Lo, Yafen; Yen, Shu-Chen; Duh, Shinchieh – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
High-impact educational practices can promote student involvement and learning outcomes, but are rarely tested in the community college setting--where involvement is a typical challenge to student success. For Family Child Care (FCC) providers, who tend to be older and overworked, higher-education training can be especially difficult. The present…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family (Sociological Unit), Communities of Practice, Professional Development
Bongoy, Batombo M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This was a hermeneutic-phenomenological study on homeless students' life-world in urban, postsecondary public educational institutions. The sample population comprised 10 male and female Hispanic, Black, and Caucasian homeless student participants enrolled in professional and academic programs in postsecondary public vocational institutions…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, Homeless People, Urban Schools
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Evans, Eliza D.; McFarland, Daniel A.; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Deil-Amen, Regina – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: This study explores the relationship between online social network involvement and academic outcomes among community college students. Prior theory hypothesizes that socio-academic moments are especially important for the integration of students into community colleges and that integration is related to academic outcomes. Online social…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication
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Dache-Gerbino, Amalia; White, Julie A. – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: This study illustrates how external factors of urban and suburban racializations contribute to criminalization and surveillance of an urban community college campus and bus shelters surrounding it. Method: A postcolonial geographic research design is used to analyze geographic and qualitative data. Results: Results show that an urban…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Urban Schools, Suburban Schools
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Doyle, Kathleen M.; Dias, Olen; Kennis, James R.; Czarnocha, Bronislaw; Baker, William – Adults Learning Mathematics, 2016
One of the many roles of two year community colleges in the United States is to bridge the gap between secondary school and college for students who graduate from high school with weak mathematics skills that prevent them from enrolling in college level mathematics courses. At community colleges remedial or developmental mathematics courses review…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Mathematics Instruction, Developmental Studies Programs
Webster, Marsha – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Many administrators and faculty within higher education institutions have grappled with identifying and employing effective strategies to facilitate student success and persistence. The current study focuses on assessing nontraditional students' self-efficacy beliefs and their perception of the orientation program at a 2-year continuing education…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Nontraditional Students, Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy
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Daif-Allah, Ayman Sabry; Khan, Mohammad Imran – English Language Teaching, 2016
The importance of developing the communicative needs of English language majors has been found a fundamental concern of Buraydah Community college in Qassim University, Saudi Arabia. The aim of this study has been to identify English language speaking skill needs of English language majors and investigate the impact of using Open Discussion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Majors (Students)
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Liton, Hussain Ahmed – International Journal of Instruction, 2016
This study strives to single out the barriers and obstacles in terms of academic, course curriculum system and socio-cultural issues that impact on students' learning English language adversely in the prep year level at Jazan University, Saudi Arabia. This paper especially focuses on the factors affecting EFL ("English as a Foreign…
Descriptors: Barriers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
Robertson, Luv'Tesha L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study examined the impact first-year experience courses have on first-year student performance when enrolled in these courses at public community and technical colleges in Kentucky. The target population for this research study was composed of freshman students participating in the course compared to students not participating in the same…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Technical Institutes, Qualitative Research, Community Colleges
California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office, 2016
The California Community Colleges, through the Economic and Workforce Development Program (EWD), continue to propel the California economy forward by providing students with skills to earn well-paying jobs. At the same time, EWD helps provide California companies with the talent they need to compete on a global scale. This annual report for…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Labor Force Development, Annual Reports, Community Colleges
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Benson, Susan D. – Language Teaching Research, 2016
Since the 1980s, task-based language teaching (TBLT) has enjoyed considerable interest from researchers of second language acquisition (SLA), resulting in a growing body of empirical evidence to support how and to what extent this approach can promote language learning. Although transferability and generalizability are critical assumptions for…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Multivariate Analysis
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