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First-year reentry women's perceptions of their classroom experiences


Author(s): Wilkie, C. J., & Thompson, C. A.

Citation: Wilkie, C. J., & Thompson, C. A. (1993). First-year reentry women's perceptions of their classroom experiences. Journal of The Freshman Year Experience, 5(2), 69-90.

 

Abstract

The authors conducted a two-part (questionnaire followed by interviews) study of first-year reentry women to determine the perceptions that they have of their academic experiences in the college classroom. They conclude that it is critical to provide reentry women with experiences consistent with, and capitalizing on, their status and experiences as women. In addition, the authors assert that educators must be sensitive to the high degree of fear that the women are experiencing as a result of the reentry process.

 

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