Introduction: Shall we gather in the classroom?
Version of Record online: 16 SEP 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
New Directions for Teaching and Learning
Special Issue: Faculty and First-Generation College Students: Bridging the Classroom Gap Together
Volume 2011, Issue 127, pages 5–10, Autumn (Fall) 2011
How to Cite
Housel, T. H. and Harvey, V. L. (2011), Introduction: Shall we gather in the classroom?. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2011: 5–10. doi: 10.1002/tl.452
- Issue online: 16 SEP 2011
- Version of Record online: 16 SEP 2011
First-generation college students (FGS) often straddle different cultures between school and home. Because of this cultural disparity, FGS frequently encounter barriers to academic success and require additional support resources on campus. Simply offering more financial aid does not address the cultural and emotional challenges that these students experience. The volume's coeditors draw on their own first-generation college experiences to assert the necessity of this volume to assist college and university administrators, faculty, and staff who frequently work with FGS.