ERIC Number: ED493397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Reference Count: 65
Falling through the Cracks: Critical Transitions in the Latina/o Educational Pipeline. 2006 Latina/o Education Summit Report. CSRC Research Report. Number 7
Huber, Lindsay Perez; Huidor, Ofelia; Malagon, Maria C.; Sanchez, Gloria; Solorzano, Daniel G.
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (NJ1)
This report has explores the research literature on Latina/o students throughout the four segments of the educational pipeline: K-12, community college, undergraduate, and graduate. The Latina/o educational pipeline does not ensure a smooth flow of students from one end of the conduit to the other, but a broken trickle of fewer and fewer students graduating from each level. Among Latina/o students, Chicana/os and Salvadorans have the lowest attainment rates at every segment of the pipeline. These students are not being prepared to make a successful transition into high school, resulting in tremendous dropout rates. High dropout rates continue for the students who do make it to college. Latina/o students are severely under represented at four-year colleges and universities and in graduate and professional programs. (Contains 12 notes, 10 figures, and 2 tables.) [This document was produced by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. It is part of a series that is a project of the CSRC Latino Research Program, which receives funding from the University of California Committee on Latino Research. Additional support for this report was provided by Washington Mutual Bank, The John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, Hilton Hotels Corporation, and Union Bank of California.]
Descriptors: Dropouts, Community Colleges, Dropout Rate, Academic Persistence, Hispanic American Students, Educational Attainment, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, High Schools, College Preparation, Educational Research
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Sponsor: California Univ., Los Angeles. Graduate Div.; California State Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Student Affairs.
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