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ERIC Number: ED549359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 89
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-8073-9
Exploring the Perceptions of Second-Generation Mexican Immigrants Regarding Their Preparation for the College Matriculation Process
Bandre, Mark A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, George Fox University
This qualitative study uses semi-structured interviews to examine the higher education preparatory experiences of a small group of central Arkansas resident teenaged males whose parents are first-generation Mexican immigrants. The participants each identify specific career aspirations and recognize the need for additional training in order to access these goals. Consistent with much of the existing literature, the data gained show the participants receive minimal advice about academic preparation including high school course selection, college admission applications, and financial aid options. Identified obstacles to accessing higher education include minimal parental experience with formal education, citizenship issues, and lack of individual assistance with career or academic preparation. Identified implications for future scholarship, public policy, and educational professionals include perceived need for attributes contained in the proposed DREAM Act, recognition of educational challenges faced by many in the Mexican and Hispanic immigrant community, and challenges to provide the needed individual assistance. [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: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas