Rendon validating culturally diverse students
This is the situation in which many minority and first-generation students find themselves when embarking on a college experience (Rendn, Jalomo and Nora, 1998).
Students worry that in order to be successful in college they will have to abandon their group identity.
In the process she develops a pedagogy that encompasses wholeness, multiculturalism, and contemplative practice; that helps students transcend limiting views about themselves; fosters high expectations; and helps students to become social change agents." "She invites the reader to share her journey, and to challenge seven entrenched agreements about education that act against wholeness and appreciation of truth in all forms.
She offers examples of her own teaching and of the classroom practices of faculty she encountered along the way; as well as guidance on the challenges, rewards, and responsibilities that anyone embarking on creating a new vision of teaching and learning should attend to." "Though based on the author's life work in higher education, her insights and approach apply equally to all teaching and learning contexts."--Jacket New researchers on community colleges, such as Rob Rhoads, Estela Bensimon, Bill Tierney, James Valadez, Berta Laden, and Romero Jalomo, are exploring new conceptual frameworks to guide thinking about the transformation of community colleges from mere open-access institutions into colleges that make a difference in the lives of students who have nowhere else to turn.
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Rhoads presents the notion of multiculturalism as a conceptual framework by which to restructure the colleges, positing border knowledge, or that which resides outside of the canon, as a legitimate form of knowledge which should be recognized and rewarded.A key finding was that when external agents took the initiative to validate students, academically or interpersonally, students began to believe they could be successful.Analysis explored how students who arrived expecting to fail were transformed to confident, successful students and found that: (1) traditional students had few doubts about their ability to succeed while nontraditional students and minority students did express doubts about their ability to succeed; (2) many nontraditional students needed active intervention from significant others to help them negotiate institutional life; (3) success during the first year may be contingent on whether students become involved in institutional life or whether external agents can validate students; (4) even the most vulnerable students can become powerful learners through in- and out-of-class validation; and (5) college involvement is not easy for nontraditional students.Students were selected from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds.Students were interviewed in focus groups of 3-6 individuals for about 90 minutes using an open-ended interview protocol.