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First-Generation College Students Understanding and Improving the Experience from Recruitment to Commencement

ISBN-10: 0470474440
ISBN-13: 9780470474440
Edition: 2012
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Description: As more and more of the college-going population is made up of those who are the first in their families to attend college, institutions need to find ways to help these students succeed if they expect to maintain enrollments. This groundbreaking  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 7/26/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

As more and more of the college-going population is made up of those who are the first in their families to attend college, institutions need to find ways to help these students succeed if they expect to maintain enrollments. This groundbreaking resource explores the challenges and barriers to first-generation students and offers a wealth of helpful recommendations for helping these students succeed in their academic careers. This book helps leaders in academic and student affairs to understand these special challenges and how best to meet them.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Who Are First-Generation Students?
Transition into College
Transition Through College
Class, Culture, Race, and Ethnicity
Transforming How We Work with First-Generation Students
A Holistic Approach to Student Success
References
Index

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