ERIC Number: ED612318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr-30
Abstractor: As Provided
The Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution-Funded STEM Program: An Institutional Response to the Needs of Asian American Community College Students
Kim, Victoria; Alcantar, Cynthia Maribel; Teranishi, Robert T.
AERA Online Paper Repository, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Antonio, TX, Apr 27-May 1, 2017)
With high numbers of immigrant students enrolled in community colleges it is important "institutional agents" (Dowd, Pak, Bensimon, 2013) support the unique needs of immigrant students to increase college transfer and degree completion. Using the "funds of knowledge" framework (Gonzalez, Moll & Amanti, 2005), this study examines how the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander serving institution (AANAPISI)'s GATE program affect Asian-American students' educational experiences. This study also examines the unique needs of Asian-American students and ways the program can improve. Results show that both students and administrators reported that the GATE program, which provides a one stop service for counseling, tutoring, book voucher program and various support services, is crucial for degree completion and transfer to four-year institutions.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Needs, Asian American Students, Minority Group Students, Immigrants, Student Attitudes, Tutoring, School Counseling, Student Financial Aid, Textbooks, Pacific Americans
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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