Family, Community, and Higher Education

Family, Community, and Higher Education

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This book explores social topics and experiences that illustrate the various ways in which the family unit influences and impacts college students. In the text, the authors not only explore family memories, but also challenge the traditional lack of inclusion and appreciation for a€œfamilya€ as knowledge producers and educational allies. This book spotlights the family unit as a critical factor within the educational experiencea€”one that prepares, supports, and sustains educational achievement through both everyday simple lessons and critical and difficult family challenges. Through these experiences, families teach the lessons of survival that often help students to persist in college.Although this was painful at the time, it all changed on another spring afternoon when my father received a call from Factory Five Racing, Inc. That was the genesis of my newfound hope. Although the phone call was made to my dad, it was theanbsp;...

Title:Family, Community, and Higher Education
Author:Toby S. Jenkins
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-01-17


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