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Jacobson, Rebecca R.; Harris, Sandra M. – Education, 2008
Previous research (Richardson, 1994) held to the myth that older or nontraditional students are at a disadvantage when returning to a university. However, Hoskins and Newstead, (1997) reported that non-traditional students have a slight advantage over traditional students and are reported to obtain better degrees on the average than younger…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students, Self Management, Measures (Individuals)
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Freeman, Kimberley E.; Alston, Sharon T.; Winborne, Duvon G. – Journal of Negro Education, 2008
The role of motivation and collaboration in STEM learning and performance is paramount. A learning community represents an educational approach that can engage students in learning in a motivated, thoughtful, active, and collaborative way. The focus of this article is on the nature of students' interest, attitudes, learning experiences and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Black Colleges, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation