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ERIC Number: EJ1015008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
The Experiences of Low-Income Latino/a Students in the California Community College System at a Time of Education Budget Cuts
Chacon, Justin Akers
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v12 n3 p207-224 Jul 2013
Budget cuts have reduced courses and student services within California community colleges. This coincides with the growth of low-income Latino male (Latinos) and Latina female (Latinas) student enrollment. Budget cuts have been implemented throughout the system, including in the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), which disproportionately serve low-income Latino/a students. The purpose of this study was to analyze the experiences and perceptions of low-income Latino/a students enrolled in the community college and in EOPS at a time of budget cuts. The research revealed that the students in the study experienced additional difficulties in completing their educational objectives due to budget cuts, resulting in the perception that their education was of less social significance. To ensure full and equal access for this student population, students, educators, and administrators will need to become advocates for student equity at a time of budget cuts. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A