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Title:Student Perceptions of Parkland College
Author(s):Gernenz, Heather
Subject(s):community college
Abstract:What are students’ initial perceptions of Parkland College before attending? What influenced these perceptions of Parkland? Did these perceptions influence the student’s decision to attend Parkland? I used surveys, observations and interviews for my ethnographic data. I had great success with my survey responses because I sent them out to so many people. I found that a majority of students had a negative perception of parkland college and that their perceptions came from the media, family and friends.
Issue Date:2011-08
Series/Report:Parkland Community College; English 106; Spring 2011
Deanna Williams, Instructor
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-10-19

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