ERIC Number: ED565787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
"I Didn't Want My Life to Be Like That": Gangs, College, or the Military for Latino Male High School Students
Huerta, Adrian H.
Online Submission, Journal of Latino/Latin American Studies v7 n2 p119-132 2015
Nationally, only half of Latino males graduate from high school (Contreras, 2011). Scholars are beginning to critically examine the various internal and external influences which contribute to low academic achievement for Latino males. This qualitative study uses a human ecological theory to examine how Latino male high school students with high academic achievement understand and develop goals to attend postsecondary education versus engaging in gangs or the military. The findings highlight the students' different levels of college preparation, interactions with military recruitment, and their gang connections.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California