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ERIC Number: EJ953464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Supporting the Students of the Future
Navarro, Diego
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v44 n1 p43-51 2012
Underprepared students come to community colleges and many four-year colleges because they have hope for a better life and the courage to attempt something difficult. But having dreams and aspirations is not enough: Without some sort of intervention and support, a student's chances of completing college are poor. Many challenged students nevertheless lack the academic confidence and interpersonal skills that success requires. They may not understand the social and cultural norms of academic life. They need help with these things, along with assistance in overcoming their academic deficiencies quickly so that they can move forward before they become discouraged. If educators are going to improve their completion rates, they need to find more effective ways to help large numbers of these students through the transition to college and the difficult period of developmental education and give them the resources and motivation to persist and succeed in college. In this article, the author discusses how to support students of the future. He also emphasizes the importance for educators to do a better job of identifying those students who need support to do well and providing effective programs to help them. (Contains 6 figures and 2 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A