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Levin, John S.; Viggiano, Tiffany; López Damián, Ariadna Isabel; Morales Vazquez, Evelyn; Wolf, John-Paul – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: In an effort to break away from the stale classifications of community college students that stem from the hegemonic perspective of previous literature, this work utilizes the perceptions of community college practitioners to demonstrate new ways of understanding the identities of community college students. Method: By utilizing Gee's…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Characteristics, Administrator Attitudes
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Chang, Yueh-ching – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Adopting a qualitative case study methodology, the present study illuminates how two multilingual students enrolled in a U.S. community college ESL class negotiated the sociocultural norms valued in their multiple communities to make investment in learning English in college. Drawing on Gee's theory of Discourse and identity (1996) and Norton's…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Cafarella, Brian – Journal of Developmental Education, 2016
Community colleges are facing increased pressure to accelerate students through their developmental mathematics sequence. However, many individuals feel that some state legislatures and college leaders are frequently bypassing developmental math faculty expertise when implementing acceleration and compression initiatives. This qualitative study…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Remedial Mathematics
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Walker, Monica W. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2015
The purpose of the qualitative descriptive study is to engage community college faculty in systematic reflection of their perceptions of the impact of redesigned accelerated developmental education courses on their pedagogy and student success. Study participants include twenty-six English, Mathematics, and Reading faculty who have experience…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Teacher Attitudes
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Zhang, Yi – NACADA Journal, 2015
Academic advising has long been considered a critical factor to student success. With a qualitative, phenomenological research design, this study was undertaken to better understand the lived experiences of academic advisors in communicating with international students in a community college context. Intercultural communication competence was used…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, Foreign Students