This article draws on historical and philosophical lenses and interviews with students to question some fundamental tenets underlying the practice of freshman learning communities (FLCs): that they develop community and improve students' learning experiences. The article brings to the discourse of FLCs some critical questions regarding their value and practice.
Boyles, Deron R. and Talburt, Susan, "Reconsidering Learning Communities: Expanding the Discourse by Challenging the Discourse" (2005). Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications. Paper 8.