ERIC Number: EJ1054361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
Latinas/os in Community College Developmental Education: Increasing Moments of Academic and Interpersonal Validation
Acevedo-Gil, Nancy; Santos, Ryan E.; Alonso, LLuliana; Solorzano, Daniel G.
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v14 n2 p101-127 Apr 2015
This qualitative study examines the experiences of Latinas/os in community college English and math developmental education courses. Critical race theory in education and the theory of validation serve as guiding frameworks. The authors find that institutional agents provide academic validation by emphasizing high expectations, focusing on social identities, and improving academic skills. The authors conclude by conceptualizing a critical race validating pedagogy to implement among students who place in community college developmental education courses.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Hispanic American Students, Developmental Programs, English, College English, College Mathematics, Critical Theory, Race, Educational Theories, Academic Achievement, Remedial Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Justice, Experiential Learning, Low Income Groups, Semi Structured Interviews, Student Experience, Student Placement, Social Bias, Student Attitudes, Academic Aspiration, Teacher Attitudes, Positive Reinforcement, Negative Reinforcement, Ethnic Stereotypes, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California