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ERIC Number: EJ1063625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
Belonging in the Academy: Building a "Casa Away from Casa" for Latino/a Undergraduate Students
Gonzales, Sandra M.; Brammer, Ethriam Cash; Sawilowsky, Shlomo
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v14 n3 p223-239 Jul 2015
This action research study, supported by a quantitative data analysis, presents a counternarrative to the deficit discourse regarding Latino/a First Time in Any College (FTIAC) departure during the first year of college. It argues that an intentional learning community model, that is culturally and linguistically responsive to Latino/a student needs, can produce significant gains in first- to second-year retention rates and better predicts retention than either high school grade point average or standardized test scores.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan