College Students' Sense of Belonging A Key to Educational Success for All Students

ISBN-10: 0415895049

ISBN-13: 9780415895040

Edition: 2013

List price: $30.99
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Belonging – with peers, in the classroom, or on campus – is a crucial part of the college experience. It can affect a student’s degree of academic achievement, or even whether they stay in school. Although much is known about the causes and impact of sense of belonging in students, little is known about how belonging differs based on students’ social identities, such as race, gender, or sexual orientation, or the conditions they encounter on campus. College Students’ Sense of Belongingaddresses these student sub-populations and campus environments. It offers readers practical guidelines, underpinned by theory and research, for helping students belong and thrive. Sense of belonging can come from peers, teachers or faculty, family members, social and academic groups, and living and learning environments. The book offers:a review and critique of current literature on sense of belonging in light of new and emerging theory. a new conceptual model of belonging which helps the reader expand their understanding of sense of belonging new and recent research findings from quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies conducted by the author. practical recommendations for improving educational environments, practices, policies, and programs to facilitate students’ sense of belonging on campus
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List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Terrell L. Strayhorn is Associate Professor of Higher Education at The Ohio State University, where he also serves as Director of the Center for Higher Education Research and Policy, faculty affiliate in the Department of African American and Africana Studies, and senior research associate in the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity. He is the recipient of ASHE's 2009 Early Career Award.

Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Insights from Literature and Research
A Plausible Explanation
Sense of Belonging and Latino Students
Sense of Belonging and Gay Students
"A Bridge to Belonging": Insights from First-Year College Students
Sense of Belonging and STEM Students of Color
Sense of Belonging and Black Male Collegians: "Bruthas 2 Bruthas"
Sense of Belonging and Graduate Students
Clubs, Organizations, and Sense of Belonging
Epilogue
References
Index
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