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"EXCEPTIONS OF THE EXCEPTIONS": SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAMS, WOMEN OF COLOR, AND THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

dc.contributor.advisorMacDonald, Victoria-Mariaen_US
dc.contributor.authorUdeli, Michelle Nkechien_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-24T06:20:56Z
dc.date.available2014-06-24T06:20:56Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/15417
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this small-scale study is to explore how women of color perceive that their participation in Summer Bridge programs helped them adjust to collegiate life at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). While recent studies have focused on challenges women of color encounter at PWIs, the literature on college integration is missing female students' voices. This study seeks to contribute to this line of research by exploring how women of color adapt to their new academic and social environment, and provide recommendations for the improved academic and social integration of women of color. There were two major themes that emerged in my findings that they perceived contributed to their integration at the institution: structure of the summer bridge program, and institutional fit.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.title"EXCEPTIONS OF THE EXCEPTIONS": SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAMS, WOMEN OF COLOR, AND THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCEen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentEducation Policy, and Leadershipen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAcademic Integrationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledInstitutional Fiten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPredominately White Institutionsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSocial Integrationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSummer Bridge Programsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledWomen of Coloren_US


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