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1st Edition

Family, Community, and Higher Education

Edited By

Toby S. Jenkins

ISBN 9781138108141
Published May 24, 2017 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores social topics and experiences that illustrate the various ways in which the family unit influences and impacts college students. In the text, the authors not only explore family memories, but also challenge the traditional lack of inclusion and appreciation for “family” as knowledge producers and educational allies. This book spotlights the family unit as a critical factor within the educational experience—one that prepares, supports, and sustains educational achievement through both everyday simple lessons and critical and difficult family challenges. Through these experiences, families teach the lessons of survival that often help students to persist in college.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Family First  Toby S. Jenkins  Section I: Family  1. It’s a Family Affair: The Journey to College  Billy Brown and Breanna Brown  2. Love Lessons from "The Hood"  Ashley Hazelwood  3. Home Training: Family, Struggle, Resilience, and Everything in Between  Anthony R. Keith, Jr.  4. Speaking Those Things That Be Not As Though They Are: The Role of Faith in Caregivers’ Educational Hopes for Their Differently-Abled Son  Michael and LaChan V. Hannon  Section II: Mothers  5. Extending a Hand: Grateful My Grandmother Raised Me  Ce Garrison  6. Mama Says: Activist, Pedagogue, and Feminist?  Crystal L. Endsley with Clara Endsley  7. A Generation Makes a Difference: A Mother and Daughter Reflect on Life and College  Joan Marie Giampa and Giovanna Bargh Fini  8. Mother May I? A Daughter of a Low-Income, First-Generation, Single Parent Household Goes to College  Sinitra N. Johnson  Section III: Fathers  9. Gifts from My Father  Sondra Frank  10. Piece by Piece: Laying Down the Road Map to Purpose and Agency  Edward J. Smith  11. Unconventional Genius: Father Knows Best  Toby S. Jenkins  Section IV: Community  12. Third Culture Students: Accounting for Family, Distance, and Separation of American-Born and Internationally-Raised U.S. College Students  Aracelie L. Castro  13. Feminist Ujamaa: Transnational Feminist Pedagogies, Community, and Family in East Africa  Marla L. Jaksch  14. Community and Family as Critical Sites for Transformative Education: Implications for Practice  Toby S. Jenkins

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Toby S. Jenkins is Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Integrative Studies at George Mason University.