Understanding Experiences of First Generation University Students: Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Methodologies - Understanding Student Experiences of Higher Education (Hardback)
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Understanding Experiences of First Generation University Students: Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Methodologies - Understanding Student Experiences of Higher Education (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 22/02/2018
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Over the past few decades universities have opened their doors to students whose parents and grandparents were historically excluded from societal participation and higher education for reasons associated with racial, ethnic, socio-economic and/or linguistic diversity. Many of these students are first generation - or first in their family to attend university. While some progress has been made in responding to the needs of these internationally underserved learners, many challenges remain. This edited book features the unique and diverse experiences of first generation students as they transition into and engage with higher education whilst exploring ways in which universities might better serve these students. With reference to culturally responsive and sustaining research methodologies undertaken in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and the USA, the contributors critically examine how these students demonstrate resilience within university, and ways in which success and challenges are articulated. Elements that are unique to context and shared across the international higher education milieu are explored. The book is replete with diverse student voices, and compelling implications for practice and future research. The studies featured are centred on underlying theories of identity and intersectionality while valuing student voices and experiences. Throughout, the emphasis is on using strengths-based indigenous and decolonised methodologies. Through these culturally sustaining approaches, which include critical incident technique, participatory learning and action, talanoa and narrative inquiry, the book explores rich data on first generation student experiences at seven institutions in six countries across four continents.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781350031845
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 506 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


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Much like the students who populate the pages of this manuscript, the editors and authors of Understanding Experiences of First Generation University Students chart new academic territory with their well-researched and poignantly-rendered cross-cultural examination of the lived experiences of first-generation students. Their explication of narrative forms of data and storytelling gives voice and agency to countless numbers of students who might not otherwise be heard. * Michael J. Siegel, Associate Professor of Higher Education, Suffolk University, USA *
This book offers much hope for first generation students, through its deep exploration of strategy and experience that has indeed formulated a culturally responsive model to enhance equitable education. * Juanita Sherwood, Professor and Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Services, University of Sydney, Australia *

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