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Davis, Melvin, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The democratic practice of representative government in the United States is supposed to represent and protect its citizens. Since the United States abolished legalized slavery with the 13th Amendment in 1865, individual states have made many attempts to impede the civil rights and voting rights of African American citizens. Several pieces of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Critical Theory
Schmidt, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students with disabilities are enrolling in college at an increasing rate but are not graduating at that same rate or at the same rate as their non-disabled peers. This qualitative research study explored that phenomenon using an on-line survey. The survey was modified, with permission, from Dr. Allison Lombardi's Inclusive Research Strategies.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Two Year College Students, Intention, Academic Support Services
Elchert, Daniel Matthew – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many high school students who want to attend college never actually enroll. Multiple factors like barriers (e.g., financial, discrimination) and poor academic achievement prevent some high school students from matriculating to college. Researchers must form a nuanced understanding of multidimensional factors that predict college enrollment. The…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Behavior, Enrollment, Academic Achievement
Ruble, Joel C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this mixed methods sequential explanatory mixed methods study is to explain the association between priority registration and student success as measured by success in transfer level mathematics and English at Sierra College. In addition, it to explain student perceptions of priority registration and their success and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Registration, College Admission, Admission Criteria
Saw, Guan – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation consists of three chapters that examine the effects of school and students improvement interventions. The first chapter investigates whether, for whom, and under which conditions high school mathematics and science course graduation requirements (CGRs) affect student achievement and educational attainment. Drawing on data from…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Student Improvement, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
Iffland, Aaron R. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Community colleges are an integral part of the postsecondary education system in the United States. Unfortunately, college completion rates continue to decline. Additionally, median income in the United States is also declining. The idea that each successive generation of students will do better than the previous one is quickly becoming a fantasy.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Financial Support, Cultural Capital
Scuiletti, Frank – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to assess the effect that different North Carolina state legislation had upon overall student engagement and success in dual enrollment Huskins, Learn and Earn Online, and Concurrent enrollment in comparison to the later Career and College Promise (CCP) dual enrollment program within North Carolina community colleges.…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges
Howze, Pamela Bolton – ProQuest LLC, 2015
"American Apprenticeship as a Transformative Learning Experience: A Phenomenology" is an in-depth investigation into the phenomenon of a transformative learning experience for three American high school students who were given a traditional apprenticeship opportunity, including a community college degree, in lieu of going away to a…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Transformative Learning, Phenomenology, Community Colleges