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ERIC Number: EJ1062507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
School Incorporation and High School Completion among Latino Youth
Reed, Katherine
American Journal of Education, v121 n3 p347-379 May 2015
Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, a nationally representative sample of US high school students, I investigate how features of secondary schools influence the likelihood of Latino students completing high school. To do so, I introduce the concept of school incorporation, which includes school policies, school receptivity climate, and school coethnic community. Based on multilevel analysis, I find that attending schools where students feel safe and where students report having same-race friendships is associated with increased odds of graduation, as is attending a school that offers college preparation curriculum. However, I do not find that the effects varied by race/ethnicity or immigrant generation; that is, the relationships hold for all students rather than for Latino immigrants in particular. Thus, school incorporation is not appropriately labeled a mechanism for immigrant incorporation per se.
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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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