Cultural Capital Facilitators and First-Generation Community College Students

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194090
Title:
Cultural Capital Facilitators and First-Generation Community College Students
Author:
Mitchell, Karrie Denise
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Cultural capital facilitators are an unexplored phenomenon in the higher education literature despite their crucial presence on community college campuses. Through the use of social capital theory, social networks, and cultural capital theory, this study explores the role that cultural capital facilitators play in first-generation, community college student information acquisition and ultimate success. Multiple qualitative methods are utilized to discover the cultural capital facilitator characteristics and attributes, social networks and types of cultural capital information shared between first-generation students and cultural capital facilitators. Implications for community college practitioners are also presented in terms of the role that classroom instructors play as cultural capital facilitators as well as the characteristics and attributes that these individuals can acquire through professional development opportunities. Finally, the interconnectedness of cultural capital facilitators' social networks and the domination of academic, cultural capital information are elaborated on for community college personnel in their examination of structural and functional barriers to first-generation student success.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Cultural Capital; Community College; First-Generation; Social Networks; Social Capital; Characteristics and Attributes
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Higher Education; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Maldonado-Maldonado, (Guadalupe) Alma
Committee Chair:
Maldonado-Maldonado, (Guadalupe) Alma

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleCultural Capital Facilitators and First-Generation Community College Studentsen_US
dc.creatorMitchell, Karrie Deniseen_US
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Karrie Deniseen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractCultural capital facilitators are an unexplored phenomenon in the higher education literature despite their crucial presence on community college campuses. Through the use of social capital theory, social networks, and cultural capital theory, this study explores the role that cultural capital facilitators play in first-generation, community college student information acquisition and ultimate success. Multiple qualitative methods are utilized to discover the cultural capital facilitator characteristics and attributes, social networks and types of cultural capital information shared between first-generation students and cultural capital facilitators. Implications for community college practitioners are also presented in terms of the role that classroom instructors play as cultural capital facilitators as well as the characteristics and attributes that these individuals can acquire through professional development opportunities. Finally, the interconnectedness of cultural capital facilitators' social networks and the domination of academic, cultural capital information are elaborated on for community college personnel in their examination of structural and functional barriers to first-generation student success.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectCultural Capitalen_US
dc.subjectCommunity Collegeen_US
dc.subjectFirst-Generationen_US
dc.subjectSocial Networksen_US
dc.subjectSocial Capitalen_US
dc.subjectCharacteristics and Attributesen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHigher Educationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMaldonado-Maldonado, (Guadalupe) Almaen_US
dc.contributor.chairMaldonado-Maldonado, (Guadalupe) Almaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLee, Jennyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCheslock, Johnen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2113en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659747224en_US
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