The First Generation Student Experience: Implications for Campus Practice, and Strategies for Improving Persistence and Success (ACPA Books co-published with Stylus Publishing)
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- Publication Date:March 17, 2010
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"Jeff Davis offers keen insight into the first-generation student experience with this readable, informative, and persuasive volume. Smartly pairing academic analysis with student narratives, Davis describes and demonstrates the key barriers to student success for this growing contingent of American students. He presents a range of promising recommendations to support the increasing number of first-generation students who are now enrolling in American higher education."?Diversity and Democracy
Given that first-generation students comprise over 40% of incoming freshmen, increasing their retention and graduation rates can dramatically increase an institution’s overall retention and graduation rates.
This book provides administrators with a plan of action to create the awareness necessary for meaningful long-term change, sets out a campus acclimation process, and provides guidelines for the necessary support structures.First-person narratives by first-generation students help the reader get to grips with the variety of ethnic and economic categories to which they belong. The book concludes by defining 14 key issues that institutions need to address, and offers a course of action for addressing them.
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