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Keywords

Education, Higher; Residence and education--United States;

Abstract

Higher education administrators have been challenged with creating optimal learning and developmental environments, and have identified residence halls as one area on college campuses that can be used as a tool in promoting learning. In order to be more purposeful in creating learning environments, housing administrators have created residential learning communities. The communities discussed in this paper have centered around freshmen interest groups, academic areas and majors, and common interests. The majority of information available to this point has been very positive. However, more information is needed before it is certain that the communities are worth the money that institutions are spending to implement the communities.

The question remains: Are residential learning communities here to stay? I believe that Cross (1998) said it best when she answered her own question about the future of learning communities. She said, "the current wave of interest in learning communities is not, I think, just nostalgia for the human touch, or just about the efficacy of small-group learning, but a fundamental revolution."

Year of Submission

2000

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Carolyn R. Bair

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Date Original

2000

Object Description

1 PDF file (18 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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