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ERIC Number: EJ1001493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
Expectations and Experiences of Latina and Anglo Girls and Parents for Life after High School
Gil-Kashiwabara, Eleanor; Geenen, Sarah; Powers, Laurie E.
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v13 n1 p5-25 Sep 2012
This study investigated whether Latina youth in special education and parents of Latinas in special education differ from their Anglo counterparts regarding transition expectations and experiences, and experiences of self-determination. Surveys were completed by 211 transition-aged Anglo and Latina females, and parents of Anglo girls and Latinas in two school districts. Participants generally agreed on transition goal importance; however, caring for family members and spirituality were more valued by Latina girls. Parents of Latinas placed greater emphasis on their daughters working and attending college, in comparison to parents of Anglo youth. Implications considered include the need to further explore stereotypes regarding the transition goals of Latina youth and families, and to provide culturally-tailored transition supports. (Contains 6 tables.)
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A