Search results for: Hispanic Americans
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Undergraduate Latina/o Students: A Systematic Review of Research Identifying Factors Contributing to Academic Success Outcomes
This article describes a systematic review, which was conducted to produce an up-to-date and comprehensive summary of qualitative and quantitative evidence specific to the factors related to undergraduate Latina/o student academic success outcomes during college. The article concludes with specific recommendations including the use of additional methods, frameworks and perspectives that we hope will be useful in advancing this line of work.
Updated: Aug. 16, 2015
This article reanalyzed research previously conducted with Spanish-speaking childcare providers who participated in an educational literacy program. The women in the program were generally framed as illiterate, immigrant women. Through the process, the authors revealed the inner flame of the participants in the study. Furthermore, through the collision of their own worldviews, they also exposed more deeply the assumptions buried within their epistemologies, methodologies, and positionalities.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2015
Religion as a Support Factor for Women of Color Pursuing Science Degrees: Implications for Science Teacher Educators
This study examines the factors women of color utilized as supports as part of their persistence in science majors. This article draws from a larger study of sixteen African-American, Hispanic, and African women who were navigating various undergraduate science majors at multiple colleges in the Northeast and Southeast United States. The findings illustrated that the participants viewed religion as a contributor to general support, stress relief, encouragement during difficult times, and intervention. The author concludes that the findings illustrate that one potential mechanism for broadening science participation may be through connections with students’ families, their cultural backgrounds, and even their religious views.
Updated: Apr. 07, 2014
Race, Ethnicity, and College Success: Examining the Continued Significance of the Minority-Serving Institution
This article evaluates student postsecondary outcomes by race and ethnicity in Texas’s large minority-serving institution (MSI) sector utilizing state administrative data from 1997 to 2008. The authors conclude that Hispanic-serving institutions are particularly critical locations for Hispanics while the non-MSI community colleges emerge as key institutions for Black students, signaling important implications for how historically Black colleges and universities might address recruitment and transfer strategies.
Updated: Sep. 17, 2013
In the present study, the authors examine their own experiences as female junior scholars with multicultural backgrounds teaching at the same Hispanic-serving institution. The research suggests that more understanding is needed about the experiences of mixed-heritage faculty in academia, as well as the ways in which faculty from any background may develop multiple affiliations with cultural communities and pursue professional agendas related to communities that they do not neatly fit into.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to share the findings of a 4-year qualitative study investigating the relationships forged and teaching ideologies constructed by Latino pre-K teachers via critical “storying” within a culturally responsive professional learning community. Findings suggest that as teachers learned to recognize, listen to, and learn from the personal/professional individual and collective life histories of each other, their teaching efficacy was enhanced increasing their ability to develop effective literacy instruction that was culturally and linguistically responsive to the needs of young children.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2010
Dimensions of the Transfer Choice Gap: Experiences of Latina and Latino Students Who Navigated Transfer Pathways
This article examines what happens to three Latina and two Latino students who navigated transfer pathways from a community college to four-year colleges. Although all but one of these students was eligible for admission to the selective University of California system, none of them exercised that choice. In fact, only one enrolled in a selective university. The transfer outcomes for the group interviewed illustrate the informational and cultural barriers that students must overcome in order to exercise choice in the selection of transfer institutions.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2010
In this article, the author discusses some common themes found in her experiences as a Latina undergraduate student. During the summer of 2008, the author conducted fieldwork in a rural town in Mexico. The author discusses her experience as the only Latina student on this trip which were similar to those discussed by Latina scholars. The author considers the pros and cons of being an insider and an outsider to a rural town in Mexico, the use of Latinos as cultural brokers while denying their contributions as social scientists, and the blame she experienced for her lack of adjustment.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2010
Much of the research explains school dropout using statistical relationships between dropout rates and a variety of 'risk factors' attributed to student' such as income, race/ethnicity, academic achievement and behaviors and attitudes. In contrast, this study investigates two Latino adolescents' everyday experiences of dropping out in the context of cultural and structural aspects of school. Implications for practice and further research are examined.
Updated: May. 25, 2009