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  • Back in School: How Student Parents Are Transforming College and Family
  • A. Fiona Pearson
  • 2019
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  • Published by: Rutgers University Press
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Fifty years ago, students who were parents were a rarity in college classrooms, but by the beginning of the twenty-first century, over a quarter of all undergraduate students were parents. In Back in School, A. Fiona Pearson explores how these student parents navigate cultural norms and institutional resources, forging pathways as they journey to become better parents and successful students. Back in School examines how policy makers, professors, college administrators, counselors, and social workers provide or deny access to child care, tutoring, financial aid, or other campus- or community-based resources. Pearson further explores how social norms and governmental and organizational policies influence access to these resources and student parents’ experiences on campus and at home.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. 1. “We’re Not Living in the Old School Anymore”: Student Parents on Campus
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. 2. The American Dream?: Expanding Opportunities and the Changing University
  2. pp. 22-41
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  1. 3. “I’m Just Looking for Some Kind of Understanding”: Academic Resources and Campus Culture
  2. pp. 42-74
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  1. 4. What Students Want and Why
  2. pp. 75-94
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  1. 5. Weaving Existing and New Identities at Home
  2. pp. 95-116
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  1. 6. False Promises?: Go to College, Get a Job
  2. pp. 117-136
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  1. 7. “It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint”: Final Thoughts
  2. pp. 137-154
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  1. Appendix: List of Student Parent Participants and Sample Demographics
  2. pp. 155-160
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 161-162
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 163-170
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  1. References
  2. pp. 171-182
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 183-186
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781978801912
Related ISBN(s)
9781978801875, 9781978801882, 9781978801899, 9781978801905
MARC Record
OCLC
1114968489
Pages
184
Launched on MUSE
2019-09-21
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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