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Hodge, Edgar – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A student's college experience includes relationships that they establish at the two-year or four-year university that they attend (Strayhorn, 2012). The purpose of this study is to identify personal and institutional characteristics of transfer student-athletes that have significant associations with sense of belonging. In addition, the study…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, College Transfer Students, Athletes, College Athletics
Laraway, Melissa J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Orientation programs on college campuses across the United States exist to serve the needs of new students to transition and thrive in their new setting. Some students may arrive on campus for even more specialized programs beyond traditional orientation programs, such as athletic practice, that focus on academic courses or involve a wilderness…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Self Efficacy
Hao, Jing – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to explore the experiences of Chinese international students attending a research university in the United States, from the time they received offers of acceptance to study abroad until they left China (pre-arrival period) through the end of their first quarter as freshmen (early post-arrival period). The researcher sought…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Asians, Chinese, Undergraduate Students
Goward, Shonda L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study is to understand how social class background plays a role in student experiences on selective campuses. This study centers the experience of low-income students and extends the work of Ostrove and Long (2007). Previous research has indicated that race, gender, and social class status have each, respectively, been…
Descriptors: Social Class, Scores, Student Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment
Gamboa, Jorge C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The present study sought to examine institutional and personal factors that affect the sense of belonging of adult immigrant English-learners in a community college. Specifically, this qualitative study analyzed the lived experiences of twenty-one adult English-learners currently enrolled in a large California community college. Language and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English (Second Language), Critical Theory, Race
Balcacer, Angela Judith – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Latina/o first-generation college students, along with their families, are learning a new culture when considering going to four-year universities. While the conversation involving Latina/o first-generation college students can often focus on attrition, I am interested in exploring what, from participants' point of view, are the successes they…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Hispanic American Students, Educational Experience, Barriers
Dipietro, Nicolette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study using the phenomenological approach was to explore students' lived experiences through their perceptions of the effectiveness of adjuncts' teaching styles in one community college located in the Northeastern United States. Many adjuncts bring knowledge of their field and passion to their learning spaces, but…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Faculty
Yi Borromeo, Varaxy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Southeast Asian American (SEAA) (e.g., Cambodian, Hmong, Lao, and Vietnamese) students' educational realities are often masked by assumptions that all Asian Americans are model minorities. However, SEAA students have also been racialized as deviant minorities to explain disparities faced by the community. Relatively minimal scholarship has…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Asian Americans, Minority Group Students, Race
Kaiper, Anna – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Domestic workers have played an essential role in the history of South Africa; and yet, current research neither explores the educational experiences of these women nor examines the ways in which national discourses surrounding English language learning influence their educational motivations. This dissertation aims to ameliorate this dearth of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Ethnography
Ferreria, Anthony Mark – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The subjects of this qualitative research study are seven undergraduate international students between the ages of 18-25 at an urban, private university in the northeast of the United States. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was the methodology employed in this study. The data was analyzed by using Pettigrew's (1998) reformulated…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Urban Universities, Educational Experience
Bird, Erin M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The teaching and learning of writing in the elementary classroom setting is a complex process. As students participate in the classroom community and write, they engage not only in the cognitive task of academic writing, but in various social practices as well-negotiating positionality, developing identities, cultivating understandings of genre,…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Writing Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Students
Salvo, Angelo John Francis – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Homeschooling is a rapidly-growing educational phenomenon in the United States that has attracted much attention. Parents who home school their children do so for a variety of reasons. Multiple studies have demonstrated that homeschooled youth performed academically at similar or better levels than students educated in mainstream schools. There is…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Social Adjustment, Academic Achievement, Socialization
Cannie, Raedell L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Self-study is an inherent component of culturally responsive teaching, but most scholars and educators do not specifically highlight its process. This is an essential time for teachers to improve their practice and craft a culturally responsive pedagogy. As the number of students of color in schools continues to increase, the teaching force…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Resilience (Psychology), Educational Experience
Todoran, Corina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Over the past decade, due to globalization and expansion of higher education institutions worldwide, the U.S. has positioned itself as the top choice for students pursuing university degrees abroad, with a record of 1,078,822 international students in 2016-2017 (Institute of International Education, 2017). Nonetheless, a 5.5% decline in new…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, Foreign Students, Graduate Students
Lee, Shur – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Hmong students in the US are underrepresented in higher education, especially graduate school. This concurrent mixed-methods study explored the barriers, challenges, and motivations of current graduate Hmong students at Fresno State. The quantitative survey was completed by 38 of all 55 current graduate Hmong students and included the Adult…
Descriptors: Hmong People, Graduate Students, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes
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