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ERIC Number: EJ1067301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
Balancing Dreams and Realities: The College Choice Process for High-Achieving Latinas
Hernández, Ebelia
Journal of Latinos and Education, v14 n3 p202-219 2015
This study's narratives of 17 high-achieving Latinas revealed how their college choice was a constant balancing of individual and family expectations, being "close, but far enough away," and "getting your money's worth." With the use of critical race theory, further analysis revealed the influence of "familismo" on the college choice process as well as a financial ceiling that kept the most elite institutions out of reach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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