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An Exploration of Intersecting Identities of First-Generation, Low-Income Students - (Research Reports on College Transitions) (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 65

Genre: Education

Sub-Genre: Higher

Series Title: Research Reports on College Transitions

Format: Paperback

Publisher: National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience

Age Range: Adult

Author: Rashne R Jehangir & Michael J Stebleton & Veronica Deenanath

Language: English

TCIN: 77982308
UPC: 9781889271972
Item Number (DPCI): 247-71-4394


In January 2014, the White House urged that college be made more accessible for low-income Americans. Moving beyond access to success, however, requires knowing more about the experiences of these students.

This research report captures the challenges low-income, first-generation students face in their collegiate journey, examining the strategies they employ to persist. Organized thematically and using student narrative, the brief report explores the diversity of first-generation students, the intersections of their multiple identities, and their interactions with the institutional agents that affect college success. An Exploration of Intersecting Identities of First-Generation, Low-Income Students also offers practical suggestions for higher education professionals working with this diverse and growing population.

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