Campus of opportunity: a qualitative analysis of homeless students in community college

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Author: Gupton, Jarrett T.


Community colleges are gateways of access to higher education for many underrepresented students. One group that has received little attention in the community college research literature is homeless youth. The objective of this research is to address the following research questions: What might be learned from the narratives of homeless youth and their experiences in postsecondary education? And how might community colleges promote interpersonal and institutional resilience for homeless students? Utilizing qualitative research techniques, this article reviews the experiences' of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Disadvantaged; Youth; Students

Keywords: Qualitative research; Educationally disadvantaged; Socially disadvantaged; Community college

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2017

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Journal title: Community college review

Journal volume: 45

Journal number: 3

Journal date: July 2017

Pages: pp. 190-214

ISSN: 0091-5521, 1940-2325 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 129.881

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