ERIC Number: EJ1072007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
In Their Own Words: Perceived Barriers to Achievement by African American and Latino High School Students
Vega, Desireé; Moore, James L., III; Miranda, Antoinette H.
American Secondary Education, v43 n3 p36-59 Sum 2015
Drawing on a larger study, this qualitative investigation explored the factors that African American and Latino high school students perceived as barriers to positive educational opportunities. Eighteen African American and Latino urban high school students comprised the sample. The findings indicated that perceived barriers to positive educational experiences included relationships with teachers, school counselors, and peers as well as school policies and a lack of safety in their communities. Implications for educators (i.e., administrators, teachers, and school counselors) and policymakers are discussed.
Descriptors: Barriers, Academic Achievement, Qualitative Research, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Educational Opportunities, Student Attitudes, Urban Schools, High School Students, Educational Experience, Teacher Student Relationship, School Counselors, Peer Relationship, School Policy, Safety, Summer Programs, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Neighborhoods, Course Selection (Students), Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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