Dedicated to their degrees: adult transfer students in engineering baccalaureate programs

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Author: Allen, Taryn Ozuna; Zhang, Yi (Leaf)


Increasing degree completion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, particularly engineering, is a national priority. With an aspiration to increase the number of STEM graduates by one million in the next 10 years, more research is needed to understand the role of community colleges in achieving this national goal. This qualitative study examined the motivations and learning experiences of adult learners who transferred from a community college to pursue an engineering degree at a four-year university. Using Knowles, Holton, and Swanson's theory for adult...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Teaching and learning; Students; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Articulation; Adult learning; Learning motivation; Aspirations; Nontraditional students; Community college; College

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2016

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Journal title: Community college review

Journal volume: 44

Journal number: 1

Journal date: January 2016

Pages: pp. 70-86

ISSN: 0091-5521

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 123.264

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