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Abstract

The author addresses the ways in which distance learning offers possibilities for mitigating inequitable access to higher education — supporting community college students’ ability to take ownership of their learning, and encouraging them to think critically about what they are learning.

Author Biography

Robin G. Isserles is a professor of sociology at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York, where she teaches Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of the Family, and Urban Sociology. Her current research focuses on first-year community college students and the institutional factors that shape their initial experiences as college students.

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