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ERIC Number: ED531097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 260
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1094-9984-1
Latinas and Latinos Describe Their Pre-Collegiate Experiences: What Helped and Hindered Their Postsecondary Journey
Ebie, Gwyn Anne
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Colorado State University
The purpose of this case study was to better understand how Latina and Latino students experience their pre-collegiate program and learn whether or not they feel their experience has impacted or will impact their decision to continue their postsecondary pursuit. This case study focused on a single, specific pre-collegiate program. I used the phenomenology approach to explore how pre-collegiate program's social and cultural contributions impact a student's willingness, interest, and ability to pursue postsecondary education. Interviews of students participating in a pre-collegiate program and their families were the primary source of data. Using a Critical Race Theory and Latina/Latino Critical Theory lenses, I examined the social and cultural experiences pre-collegiate Latina/o students encountered in their journey to postsecondary institutions. This research documents that Latina/o students are systematically and consistently excluded from access to the dominant high school culture. This study also documents the systematic and pervasive racism aimed at Latinas/os from those assured membership in the dominant culture who either do not notice or willingly accept. This study concludes making recommendations for multicultural and school-centered institutions that empower Latina/o students while continuing to increase college access through pre-collegiate programs. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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