In this qualitative study, researchers describe how 39 students (16 males, 22 females; 29 first year students, 9 sophomores) constructed their residential experiences during pilot implementation of the Community Standards Model (Piper, 1997). Three major themes were identified that relate to democratic living: program purpose and structure; engagement and decision-making; and constructions of community. These intersecting themes were interpreted from the lens of two competing visions of democracy: agreements versus community. Finally, conditions were proposed to promote relational-based democratic communities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of College Student Development|
|State||Published - May 1 2000|
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