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Miller, Amy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the identity development of mixed race Asian students, also known as Hapas, and the influence of college environments of their perceptions of self. More specifically, this study will use Narrative Inquiry to gain insight into the lives and experiences of 20 Hapa students at the University of…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, Asian Americans, College Environment, Self Concept
Hendershot, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Globalization has exerted pressure on educational leaders to prepare students for an increasingly complex world. Institutions of higher education in the United States are striving to transform students into global citizens, and translating these imperatives into specialized curricula. However, no common definition for "global citizen"…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Student Attitudes, Activism, Citizenship Education
Johnson, Jennifer Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of the academic and social experiences of African American, first generation college students attending a selective university. Following interpretive case study methodology, the major research questions guiding this study were: How do African American, first generation college students…
Descriptors: African American Students, First Generation College Students, Females, Higher Education
Lee, Hyun-Myoung – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to make interns-central members who directed a change the nature of the conception of professional development in an online peer-led dialogue. My focuses were what pedagogical aspects in an online peer-led dialogue contributed to intern's professional development (i.e., professional knowledge development and…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Computer Mediated Communication, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
Thompson, Diane S. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This purpose of this study was to identify how adult ELL community college students perceive their experience in the development of academic literacy, specifically academic writing, and to explore their perceptions of the factors, attitudes, and experiences that have facilitated their development of that level of academic literacy. To address this…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, English for Academic Purposes, Community Colleges, Educational Experience