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ERIC Number: ED457788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov-15
Pages: 37
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Examining Opportunities for Latinas in Higher Education: Toward a College Opportunity Framework. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Gonzalez, Kenneth P.; Stoner, Carla; Jovel, Jennifer
Using life history methods, this study sought to produce a more adequate understanding of how Latinas acquire the opportunity to attend postsecondary institutions, especially 4-year universities. The examination focused on primary and secondary school experiences of two different groups of Latinas and how those experiences limited or expanded their opportunities to pursue postsecondary education. The first group of 12 students completed their K-12 schooling having acquired the opportunity to attend a prestigious 4-year university. The second group, 10 students, did not meet the requirements for admission into a 4-year university and began their postsecondary education at a community college. The findings suggest that exposure to or accumulation of high or low volumes of social capital or institutional neglect and abuse limited or expanded the students' perceived and actual opportunities for college. (Contains 1 figure and 22 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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