English as a Second Language courses: a path to college? A study of noncredit ESL students and their patterns of matriculation to community college

dc.contributor.advisor Larry H. Ebbers
dc.contributor.author Howsare Boyens, Anne
dc.contributor.department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
dc.date 2018-08-11T19:01:00.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:57:34Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:57:34Z
dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2015
dc.date.embargo 2001-01-01
dc.date.issued 2015-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>This study analyzed existing student record data on the 2005 to 2014 student enrollment in noncredit English as a Second Language courses at Des Moines Area Community College, Urban Campus to identify demographic factors and course-taking patterns that predicted matriculation or nonmatriculation to community college courses. This study concentrated on three theories to support the research: the first of these was Bean’s (1981) student attrition model, the second was Becker’s (1964) theory of human capital, and third was Hagedorn Maxwell, Chen, Cypers, and Moon’s (2007) theory of Latino community college students as a critical mass. Statistical analyses were performed on students’ demographic information, including age group, race, ethnicity, residency status, beginning course level, ending course level, and total number of courses taken. Cross-tabulations, Pearson chi-square tests, t tests, and logistic regression were used to determine the factors that predict matriculation or nonmatriculation to community college.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/14560/
dc.identifier.articleid 5567
dc.identifier.contextkey 7988770
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-4108
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/14560
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/28745
dc.language.iso en
dc.source.bitstream archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/14560/HowsareBoyens_iastate_0097E_14742.pdf|||Fri Jan 14 20:22:18 UTC 2022
dc.subject.disciplines Education
dc.subject.disciplines Educational Administration and Supervision
dc.subject.keywords Education (Educational Leadership)
dc.subject.keywords Education
dc.subject.keywords Educational Leadership
dc.subject.keywords Adult Education
dc.subject.keywords community college
dc.subject.keywords ESL
dc.subject.keywords Literacy
dc.subject.keywords non-credit ESL
dc.title English as a Second Language courses: a path to college? A study of noncredit ESL students and their patterns of matriculation to community college
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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