Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges

Author Bio(s)

Christian Aguiar's research focuses on how to best support first-generation and working-class students. He is Assistant Professor of English at the University of the District of Columbia Community College. He also teaches occasional courses for NOVA Online.


Though community colleges enroll the majority of working-class college students, research on how to best serve the interests of working-class students at our institutions is limited. In Class in the Composition Classroom: Pedagogy and the Working Class, the contributors tackle the issue of supporting working-class students in college composition classes from several angles, offering practical pedagogical advice, guidance on college-wide initiatives, and research into common challenges faced by working-class students. While the text will be most valuable for those who teach writing, its insights apply to anyone who serves at a community college.



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