ERIC Number: EJ682022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 26
Great Expectations: Single Mothers in Higher Education
Haleman, Diana L.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, v17 n6 p769-784 Nov-Dec 2004
This ethnographic study examines the educational experiences of 10 women who are both social service recipients and higher education students. Study participants view higher education in a variety of ways that include both instrumental and transformational purposes. By situating participants' experiences in the larger economic and social context of welfare reform and shrinking employment opportunities, this paper provides a critical analysis of their assumptions concerning higher education.
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Student Attitudes, Sex Stereotypes, Females, Mothers, One Parent Family, College Students, Nontraditional Students, Educational Experience, Welfare Recipients
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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