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Satterfield, Michael – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this essay, Michael Satterfield recounts his experiences as a student in and outside of prison. His narrative exposes the challenges faced by one person in pursuit of an education, and recounts his early educational experiences as well as his participation in a college-in-prison program. He also describes his journey to a four-year college and…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Educational Experience
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Suárez-Oroco, Carola; Katsiaficas, Dalal; Birchall, Olivia; Alcantar, Cynthia; Hernandez, Edwin; Garcia, Yuliana; Michikyan, Minas; Cerda, Janet; Teranishi, Robert T. – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Carola Suárez-Orozco and colleagues investigate how to improve undocumented undergraduate student experiences across a variety of US campuses. The authors draw on a national survey of diverse undocumented undergraduates attending two- and four-year public and private institutions of higher education. Using an ecological framework…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, National Surveys
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Reyes, Marie-Elena – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
In this article, Marie-Elena Reyes presents the issues faced by women of color in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as they transfer from community colleges to universities. Community colleges offer a great potential for diversifying and increasing participation of underrepresented groups in STEM. Many women of color…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Females, College Transfer Students, STEM Education
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Malagon, Maria C.; Alvarez, Crystal R. – Harvard Educational Review, 2010
Drawing from extensive oral history interviews with five Chicana women, Malagon and Alvarez (re)conceptualize the way educational scholarship defines "high achieving." As attendees of California continuation high schools, all five women defy societal expectations by moving from these alternative educational spaces to community colleges,…
Descriptors: Continuation Students, Oral History, Critical Theory, Females
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Bensimon, Estela Mara; Dowd, Alicia – Harvard Educational Review, 2009
This article draws on the voices of three Latina and two Latino students who navigated transfer pathways from a community college to four-year colleges. Although all but one of these students was eligible for admission to the selective University of California system, none of them exercised that choice. In fact, only one enrolled in a selective…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Hispanic American Students, Selective Admission, College Choice
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Dowd, Alicia C. – Harvard Educational Review, 2007
Community colleges are essential--though often overlooked--institutions of higher education. In this essay, Alicia C. Dowd draws attention to the challenges facing community colleges as they seek to balance their roles as both gateways and gatekeepers with their multiple missions, which include meeting the diverse needs of students at the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Institutional Evaluation, Accountability