Higher Education and First-Generation Students
Cultivating Community, Voice, and Place for the New Majority
|Publication Date||November 2010|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Paperback Ebook (PDF)|
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. This book contends that first-generation students are isolated and marginalized on many large college campuses and considers learning communities and critical multicultural pedagogies as vehicles to cultivate community, voice, and place for this new majority of students. This book is a theoretically informed study of the lived experience of FG students and draws on their voices to demonstrate how their insights interface with what we, as educators, think we know about them. What can we learn from these students? How might their insights inform and shape the learning spaces we create for them?