Teachin' It!: Breakout Moves That Break Down Barriers for Community College Students
Teachin' It! is a hands-on guide to cutting-edge research and classroom strategies that redress the graduation gap in community and open-access colleges.
Pascarella, Pierson, Wolniak, & Terenzini, 2004 / The Journal of Higher Education / June 2004
The growing demographic diversity of the undergraduate student body in American postsecondary education has been well documented over an extended period of time. One result of this increased diversity is the substantial number of “first-generation” college students from families where neither parent had more than a high-school education. For example, using results from the National Center for Education Statistics Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, Choy (2001) points out that in 1995–96, 34% of students entering the nation’s four-year institutions and 53% of students starting at two-year colleges were first-generation students.