An Analysis of the Meaning, Barriers, and Value of Developmental Education for First-Generation Minority Students at a Community College

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ABSTRACT

This qualitative, phenomenological study was designed to learn more about how firstgeneration, minority community college students perceive the meaning, barriers, and value of developmental education. Five participants were interviewed in a semistructured format. The results provided nuanced and personal accounts from students
who revealed that developmental education affects their feelings of self-efficacy, that systemic financial challenges are consistent barriers to success, and that the connections between teachers and their students, or lack thereof, are perceived to have an impact on the usefulness of developmental education. Finally, results indicated the importance of
working with students individually to understand how their ethnic identity may influence their experiences, as well as the usefulness of a practical model like Schlossberg’s transition theory in providing support for disadvantaged students in navigating developmental education. The findings present possible avenues for future research and suggest some recommendations that may be useful to administrators and professionals as they work to create better opportunities for academic success for students in developmental education.

Table of Contents
CHAPTERl ………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………….. 1
Introduction …………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………… 1
Purpose of the Study ………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
Research Questions ………………………………………………………………………………………… 4
Significance of the Study ………………………………………………………………………………… 4
Limitations and Delimitations …………………………………………………………………………. 5
Definitions of Terms ………………………………………………………………………………………. 5
CHAPTER 11 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7
Literature Review ……………………………… ………………………………………………………………….. 7
Need for Developmental Education …………………………………………………………………. 7
At-risk Factors ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8
Developmental Education ……………………………………………………………………………… 14
Community Colleges ………………………………………………………………………. …………… 16
Theoretical Framework …………………………………………………………………………………. 17
Summary …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 24
CHAPTER III ………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………… 25
Method ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 25
Design of the Study ……………………………………………………………………………………… 25
Participants/Sample ……………………………………………………………………………………… 26

Description of Participants ……………………………………………………………………………. 27
Research Site ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 29
Researcher as the Instrument …………………………………………………………………………. 29
Data Collection ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 30
Treatment of the Data …………………………………………………………………………………… 30
Data Analysis ………………………………….. ………………………………………………………….. 31
Summary …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 31
Chapter IV ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 33
Results ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 33
Research question 1: How do first-generation, minority students construct meaning
of developmental education? ……………………………………………………………………….. 33
Research question 2: What perceived barriers does developmental education create
for first-generation minority students? ……………………………………………………………. 38
Research question 3: What value do first-generation minority students ascribe to
developmental education? …………………………………………………………………………….. 46
Summary of Results ……………………………………………………………………………………… 50
CHAPTER VI …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 51
Discussion and Conclusion ……………………………………………………. ……. ………………………. 51
Discussion …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 51
Implications for Research and Practice …………………………………………………………… 59

Recommendations ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 60
Limitations ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 62
Conclusions ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 63
References ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 65
Appendix A ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 72
Interview Protocol ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 72

Additional information

Author

Molly Murphy

No of Chapters

6

No of Pages

81

Reference

YES

Format

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