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ERIC Number: ED545577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 123
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2675-7624-8
Mexican American First-Generation/Low-Income Students: A Rural Community College, TRiO Student Support Services Experience
O'Meara, Daniel J.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Drexel University
This study is an ethnographic inquiry into the beliefs and perceptions of first-generation/low-income Mexican American students in a rural community college located near the U.S.-Mexico border. It explored their experiences as TRiO Student Support Services participants. TRiO Student Support Services plays an increasingly vital role helping first-generation/low-income students successfully complete their college educations. Because of the increasing number of Hispanic students seeking post-secondary educational opportunities, specifically at the community college level, this study examined the attitudes those students have in terms of their experiences within a community college setting in rural southeastern Arizona. As the number of first-generation/low-income Hispanic students enrolled in college and taking advantage of TRiO Student Support Services rises, so does the need to gain a deeper understanding of the beliefs and perceptions of this changing demographic. [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; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona