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ERIC Number: EJ1020491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
¡Apóyenos! Latina/o Student Recommendations for High School Supports
McWhirter, Ellen Hawley; Luginbuhl, Paula J.; Brown, Kimbree
Journal of Career Development, v41 n1 p3-23 Feb 2014
We examined 401 Latina/o high school students' postsecondary plans and their responses to an open-ended question about how their schools should better help Latina/o students to achieve their plans. The majority of students planned to enroll in postsecondary education or training. Boys and those responding in Spanish were more likely not to plan to continue their education, and those responding in Spanish were more likely to plan to work full time or part time than those responding in English. Themes generated from the open-ended responses include that schools should provide more motivational support, structured programs, and clubs that engage Latina/o students within their schools and communities, academic assistance and support, information related to financial aid, college, and careers, and that schools should eliminate discrimination and racism and increase Latina/o cultural resources. Implications for research, practice, and policy are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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