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Palgrave Macmillan

Higher Education and First-Generation Students

Cultivating Community, Voice, and Place for the New Majority

ISBN 9780230315594
Publication Date November 2012
Formats Ebook (EPUB) Hardcover Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Higher Education and First-Generation Students offers readers a rich understanding of the experience of students who are first in their family to attend college.

PART I: GETTING THERE: FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS AND THE ROAD TO COLLEGE * A Long Way from Home: Deeping our Understanding of First-Generation Students * Strangers without Codebooks: Isolation and Marginalization * PART II: BEING HERE: SURVIVING THE TRANSITION TO COLLEGE * Re-Imagining with University: Theoretical Approaches to Serving First-Generation College Students * Toward Community, Connectedness, and Care * PART III: GETTING THROUGH: LESSONS FROM FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS * Rationale and Design for the Multicultural Learning Community * Belonging and Finding Place * Claiming Self: Identity and Academic Voice * On Critiques and Possibilities


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