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Bridge Programs: The Narrative of Successful Completion for First-Generation Students

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dc.contributor.advisor Gorski, Paul Duffey, Amber
dc.creator Duffey, Amber 2015-12-08 2016-06-30T17:58:45Z 2016-06-30T17:58:45Z
dc.description.abstract This study was completed in order to look at the barriers at a Mid-Atlantic large four-year institution for first-generation students who completed a summer bridge program. The purpose of this study was to explore any barriers that might exist for these students. Through the narratives of these students’ experiences, it was found that the bridge program created a holistic experience for them. Based on their description, their success was due in large part to the program and the administrators supporting them from their entrance at the institution to their exit. In these interviews, the students reflected on their experience at the institution and were incredibly grateful for the opportunities they had been given. These students had received their undergraduate degrees and were a bit nervous and worried about the next step, but had no doubts that they had been able to complete their last step because of the participation in the summer bridge program
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject first generation en_US
dc.subject bridge program en_US
dc.subject summer bridge program en_US
dc.subject social reproduction theory en_US
dc.subject access to higher education en_US
dc.subject narrative of completion en_US
dc.title Bridge Programs: The Narrative of Successful Completion for First-Generation Students en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies en_US Master's en Interdisciplinary Studies en George Mason University en

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