Emma’s Story

  • Laura Parson


In this chapter I describe Emma’s life story, beginning with her childhood in the FLDS community in Colorado City/Short Creek. Prioritizing Emma’s voice, I describe her life, highlighting her experiences that relate to her readiness for higher education. Emma’s descriptions of formal education experiences, perceptions of a need for education, non-academic experiences that contributed to readiness for higher education settings, and independent self-concept indicated her readiness for higher education.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Parson
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  1. 1.Educational Foundations, Leadership, and TechnologyAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

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