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Rodriguez, Sarah L.; Cunningham, Kelly; Jordan, Alec – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
This article explores the application of science identity development theory for women of color interested in the science disciplines; and it advocates for taking an intersectional approach to understanding how women of color form science identities. The article also challenges community college administrators and scholars to focus on redefining…
Descriptors: Women Scientists, Minority Group Students, Community Colleges, Science Education
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Hurtado, Sylvia; Alvarado, Adriana Ruiz; Guillermo-Wann, Chelsea – Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Racial identity salience is an important component of identity development that is associated with a number of educational outcomes. Using the Diverse Learning Environments Survey, this study identifies precollege and college experiences that contribute to a heightened salience of racial identity, and its relationship to perceptions of campus…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Educational Environment, Racial Bias, Educational Practices
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Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter explores the role of gender as a critical aspect of identity formation. The chapter reviews how narrow definitions of gender deeply shape campus climate, particularly for individuals who challenge norms in terms of gender identity, gender expression, and gender roles.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Sex Role, Identification (Psychology), Definitions
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Martinez-Vogt, Emily – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This theoretical paper is based on a larger study focused on understanding the experiences of Latina community college students. The purpose of this paper is to expand upon the Silence to Resilience Model, which involves four phases that Latinas encounter upon or throughout their transition to community college including: (1) Racism on campus, (2)…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Females, Two Year College Students, Resilience (Psychology)
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Stringer, Kate J.; Kerpelman, Jennifer L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Career identity development is salient in adolescence and young adulthood, but little research has assessed career identity in populations other than four-year college students. Context should be considered when examining career identity, and to address this gap in the literature, the current study examined the extent to which parental support for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Career Development, Parent Influence
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Hammond, Shane Patrick – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This qualitative study illustrates how complex perceptions of identity influence the community college experience for student veterans who have been in combat, creating barriers to their overall persistence. The collective experiences of student combat veterans at two community colleges in northwestern Massachusetts are presented, and a Combat…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Veterans, Veterans Education
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Gillett-Karam, Rosemary – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
Student affairs and student services practices are concepts that can replace traditional models of student development, now emphasizing student identity, student voice, and emancipatory advocacy. A new identity is suggested to replace the title for student affairs professionals and student affairs programs in community colleges: student success…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Student Development, Community Colleges
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Kaiser, Evan – CATESOL Journal, 2017
Research has indicated that heteronormativity in ESOL classrooms may prevent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) students from producing meaningful language output and negotiating their identities in new social contexts (e.g., Liddicoat, 2009). This study aimed to understand (a) how LGBTQ+ students perceive the framing of sexual…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, English (Second Language)
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Fisher, Laurel J. – International Journal of Training Research, 2014
Identities extend standard models that explain student motivations to complete courses at technical college. A differential hypothesis was that profiles of identities (individuality, belonging and place) explain the self-concepts and task values that contribute to participation, considering demographic factors (age, gender, location, paid work).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
Butler, Johnella E. – Liberal Education, 2017
Intersectionality--an integrated approach to analyzing the complex, matrix-like interconnections among patterns of discrimination based on race, gender, and other social identities, with the goal of highlighting how resulting inequalities are experienced--has many implications for exploring the relationship between knowledge and experience and for…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, General Education, Two Year Colleges, Colleges
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Rodriguez, Sheri K.; Kerrigan, Monica Reid – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study explored community college transfer student (CCTS) identity, development, and engagement at four-year institutions. The grounded theory approach was applied to develop CCTS-specific theories. Relational maps and interview questions were included in the research design to explore meaning making given the intersections of identity,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Constructivism (Learning), Grounded Theory
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Abreu, Joshua; Castillo-Montoya, Milagros; Kortz, Kirsten – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
This study involved five English instructors at a Hispanic-serving community college who participated in professional development workshops on culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP). Three themes emerged from analysis of the survey and interview data: (1) Integration of disciplinary identity contributes to instructors'' satisfaction with the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Hispanic American Students
Roberts, Maxine Tracey – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research on community college students tends to focus on their deficits and failures rather than assets and achievements. This narrative study focuses on African-American community college students and their remedial math achievements. Research questions addressed participants' descriptions of their mathematics identity (Anderson, 2007; Bishop,…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Sense of Community, African American Students, Community Colleges
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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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Palmer, James C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
The institutional culture of community colleges often fosters a professional identity among faculty members that sees research, publication, and other forms of out-of-class scholarship as detrimental to teaching and student learning. But the professional associations established by and for community college faculty members in specific academic…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Scholarship, Professional Identity
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