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McIntosh, Joshua Grant – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the impact of basic skills curricular learning communities on academically underprepared community college students to determine if participation in such programs significantly contributed to student persistence from year one to year two. The conceptual framework that informed this study was Tinto's (1993) longitudinal model of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Basic Skills, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Popiolek, Gene; Fine, Ricka; Eilman, Valerie – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
This study extends and makes unique methodological contributions to research on the impact of learning communities (LCs) on community college students. Much of the previous research was short-term, lacked adequate comparison groups, and focused on four-year college students. This four-year study controlled for instructor-related variables by…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Communities of Practice, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
Cho, Sung-Woo; Kopko, Elizabeth; Jenkins, Davis; Jaggars, Shanna Smith – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2012
This paper presents the findings from a follow-up quantitative analysis of the Community College of Baltimore County's Accelerated Learning Program (ALP). The results suggest that among students who enroll in the highest level developmental writing course, participation in ALP is associated with substantially better outcomes in terms of English…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acceleration (Education), Basic Writing, Writing Instruction