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ERIC Number: EJ1052516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
The Role of School and Community-Based Programs in Aiding Latina/o High School Persistence
Harris, Donna M.; Kiyama, Judy Marquez
Education and Urban Society, v47 n2 p182-206 Mar 2015
This study documents the important role school and community-based programs have for sustaining the persistence of Latina/o high school students in an urban, low achieving school district. Consensus among student participants revealed these programs provided a safe space where students were able to develop "confianza" (mutual trust) with caring adults. Safe spaces were also culturally and linguistically affirming where students could be themselves. Adults associated with these programs served as institutional agents who helped students address personal and school barriers, which allowed students to successfully negotiate within schools. Without these community and school-based programs and the supports available through them, students indicated they would leave their respective high schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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