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Higbee, Jeanne L.; Arendale, David R.; Lundell, Dana Britt – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
This chapter summarizes theoretical perspectives and research findings on developmental education, and emphasizes the importance of considering students' voices and experiences in determining how best to facilitate growth and development in college.
Descriptors: Student Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Experience, Community Colleges
Vander Hooven, James L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study presents the experiences of success of 11 women who have completed an associate degree while parenting children. Women parenting children are a population at especially high risk of non-completion. In much of the research, however, women parenting children are only mentioned peripherally as a subpopulation of nontraditional students;…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Community Colleges, Females, Focus Groups