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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
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Perry, Merry G. – Composition Forum, 2006
Merry Perry teaches English courses (both writing and literature) where the majority of the students are white, middle class, and conservative. Perry begins the article by saying that in such an academic environment, her most challenging task is not teaching grammar, punctuation, or editing skills, but challenging these students to think about and…
Descriptors: Feminism, Cultural Education, Writing (Composition), College Students