ERIC Number: ED452330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Si, Se Puede! Yes, We Can: Latinas in School.
Ginorio, Angela; Huston, Michelle
This publication explores the experiences of Latinas in the United States' educational system, utilizing the concept of "possible selves" to investigate the lives of Latinas in school, at home, and with their peers. The concept of "possible selves" articulates the interaction between Latinas' current social contexts and their perceived options for the present and the future. Part 1, "Overview of Trends of Latinas' Educational Participation," focuses on: graduation rates, suspensions, tracking and course-taking, standardized test scores, grades, college enrollment by type of college, completion of degrees, majors, Latina/o faculty, and economic effects of education. Part 2, "Characteristics of Communities Affecting Participation/Success," looks at family, peers and peer groups, and schools. Part 3, "Individual Characteristics Associated with Educational Outcomes," discusses culture and the individual and self-efficacy. Part 4, "Conclusions and Recommendations," analyzes the effect of family, school, and community on academic potential and offers recommendations for school personnel, families, and policymakers. The three appendixes provide information on the research methodology, a summary of data on Latinas for selected states, and some Latina-serving programs in the United States. (Contains 259 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Family Influence, Females, Grading, Graduation, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Majors (Students), Peer Influence, Self Efficacy, Standardized Tests, Student Characteristics, Student Participation, Track System (Education)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Univ. Women Educational Foundation, Washington, DC.