Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2009

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

First Advisor

Larry Ebbers

Abstract

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to illuminate the life experiences of displaced workers enrolled in community colleges for retraining and their views on obtaining employment after completion of a degree. The study is important because it provides qualitative data that will inform community college academic leadership, faculty, student affairs professionals, staff, and others. These data can be used to create a culture of evidence and inform diverse audiences about the experiences of displaced workers in the community college. Ultimately, data should be used to inform leaders, faculty, and staff about how to address the issues displaced workers face in the classrooms and how best to make accommodations for them.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-1305

Copyright Owner

Anisha La Velle Samuels

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

112 pages

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