Higher Education and First-Generation Students

Cultivating Community, Voice, and Place for the New Majority

Authors: Jehangir, R.

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About this book

Offers readers a rich understanding of the experience of students who are first in their family to attend college. 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.

About the authors

Rashné R. Jehangir is Associate Professor in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA.

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"This is a brilliant, engaging, and well-written book on first-generation, mostly low-income college students, which offers creative suggestions regarding how to reorganize the academy to include learning communities, partnerships between academic divisions and student services, multicultural competence training, and creative pedagogy to make the academy more welcoming and inclusive." - Joseph L. White, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of California, Irvine

"Jehangir deftly weaves commentary about what it means to conceive of education as a public good. At the center of the book are students' voices, providing timely and compelling descriptions of effective pedagogical practice. Their questions - raised several years after their learning community experiences - point to needed improvement in colleges. Jehangir's conclusions provide clear approaches for campus teams to make their institutions work better for first generation, low-income students." - Emily Lardner, Co-Director of the Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education, The Evergreen State College

"Perhaps the most helpful aspect of Jehangir's book is her call for changing the way we help students learn . . . Jehangir's model . . . may benefit a a large number of students who enter twenty-first century North American classrooms." - Teaching Theology and Religion


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jehangir, Rashné Rustom

    Pages 1-10

  • A Long Way from Home

    Jehangir, Rashné Rustom

    Pages 13-28

  • Strangers without Codebooks

    Jehangir, Rashné Rustom

    Pages 29-43

  • Reimagining the University

    Jehangir, Rashné Rustom

    Pages 47-72

  • Toward Community, Connectedness, and Care

    Jehangir, Rashné Rustom

    Pages 73-91

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eBook $24.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-11467-8
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Hardcover $115.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-62344-6
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Softcover $35.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-38473-0
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Softcover $37.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-29323-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education and First-Generation Students
Book Subtitle
Cultivating Community, Voice, and Place for the New Majority
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Rashné Rustom Jehangir
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11467-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230114678
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-62344-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38473-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-29323-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 212
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