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Wong, Yi-Lee – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: In view of the values of individualism and competition embedded in neoliberalism and global capitalism, this paper seeks to illustrate empirically students' instrumentalism in higher education, and to explore how far such instrumentalism could be conceptualized as student alienation. Method: The illustration relies on experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Alienation, Higher Education
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Pretlow, Joshua; Cameron, Margaux; Jackson, Deonte – Community College Review, 2022
Objectives: We explore the influence of initial enrollment at a community college on the attainment of a bachelor's degree. Methods: Using the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS: 12/17) and propensity score analysis, we compare baccalaureate degree outcomes of recent high school graduates who reported their intention to earn…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, Educational Attainment, Longitudinal Studies
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Collom, Gresham D.; Biddix, J. Patrick; Svoboda, Britta L. – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: States increasingly create promise programs to increase college enrollment and degree attainment. The objective of this study was to understand the experiences of adult learners using the Tennessee Reconnect Grant (TN Reconnect) as they transitioned to becoming college students. Methods: Drawing upon interviews with 23 adult learners,…
Descriptors: Grants, State Programs, College Attendance, Student Attitudes
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Leo, Aaron – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: This article explores the experiences of 32 first-generation immigrant and refugee students as they transition into and out of community college. The challenges students face and the resources on which they draw in their educational pursuits are viewed through Bourdieu's theory of cultural capital. Method: This project utilizes an…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Immigrants, Refugees, Community Colleges
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Sublett, Cameron; Taylor, Jason – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: This study examined the statistical association between net tuition and changes in degree aspirations among community college students. In addition, the study explored the moderating influence of unmet financial need. Method: Analyses relied on data from the most recent iteration of the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal…
Descriptors: Tuition, Financial Needs, Academic Aspiration, Two Year College Students
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Wong, Yi-Lee – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: Educational expansion as a policy is believed to address the issue of the youth's blocked social mobility. But, the argument that the transition to university is emotionally straining in a deindustrialized neoliberal context suggests an emotive aspect of neoliberalism in higher education. This article seeks to offer an illustration of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Neoliberalism, Community Colleges
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Ocean, Mia – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: The purpose of this research is twofold: first, to investigate financially eligible Pell Grant community college students' perceptions of barriers and enablers to student success, and second, to critique the financial aid satisfactory academic progress (SAP) criteria through a cross-case comparison of students who are meeting and are…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, Barriers
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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Stahl, Norman A.; King, James R. – Community College Review, 2021
Objective/Research Question: Surprisingly, little research explores the literacy practices specific to career technical education (CTE) courses at the postsecondary level, yet the number of students coming to college needing literacy support continues to increase. There is a need for focused research on what constitutes college-readiness. The…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, College Readiness, Literacy
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Rodriguez, Sarah L.; Blaney, Jennifer M.; Vasquez, Marissa C.; Salinas, Cristobal, Jr. – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate how Latino men's conceptions of masculinities influenced their attitudes and behaviors during the transition from community colleges to 4-year institutions. Method: A phenomenological approach was used to explore the lived experiences of 34 Latino men across Texas, California, and Florida.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Masculinity, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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McCarrell, Kyle; Selznick, Benjamin – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Despite the popularity of the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), this instrument has been criticized regarding its development, theoretical basis, validity, and connection to practice. In light of these concerns, this article reframes the survey by employing Chickering and Gamson's seven principles, one of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Learner Engagement, Two Year College Students, Validity
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Roohr, Katrina C.; Burkander, Kri – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Using data from "HEIghten"® Critical Thinking, a student learning outcomes assessment, the purpose of this study was to evaluate what variables are associated with higher critical thinking performance for students enrolled in various community college programs and to evaluate performance differences across demographic and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education
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Duncheon, Julia C. – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Early college high schools (ECHSs) allow high school students to accumulate credit toward an associate degree at little or no cost, often through partnerships with community colleges. The goal is to facilitate students' socialization into higher education, or the process of learning the skills, knowledge, and dispositions required for…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Environment, Socialization
Broton, Katharine M. – Community College Review, 2019
Background: Most community college students from low-income families have ambitious educational degree goals, but only a small fraction attains them. For many decades, sociologists have primarily attributed this problem to a cooling out process in which college practitioners diminish students' educational ambitions using academic reorientation…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Grants, Low Income
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Chen, Yu; Starobin, Soko S. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This quantitative study constructed a statistical model to measure family social capital and college social capital among community college students. The authors also examined influences of these two types of social capital constructs on degree aspiration. Method: This study utilized the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Aspiration
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Reyes, Maria; Dache-Gerbino, Amalia; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Gonzalez-Canche, Manuel; Deil-Amen, Regina – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: The process by which students decide to stay in college has been primarily based on models that are independent of geographic context. This article describes the local labor market in which community college students are situated and discusses the multiple and complex ways these labor markets impact student decisions to persist and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Market, Context Effect, Academic Persistence
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