Journal Article — First-Generation College Students: Then and Now — by Corinne R. Merritt




This article seeks to examine past and present first-generation college students, how they have changed demographically, and what colleges can do to assist them in meeting the challenges of higher education. A brief, descriptive memoir of the author as a first-generation college student precedes a concise review of current studies on this student population.

Recommended Citation

Merritt, Corinne R. 2008. “First-Generation College Students: Then and .” Pp. 45-52 in Teaching Transformations 2008 (Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Volume VI, Issue 1, 2008.) Belmont, MA: Okcir Press (an imprint of Ahead Publishing House).

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