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ERIC Number: EJ1072007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
In Their Own Words: Perceived Barriers to Achievement by African American and Latino High School Students
Vega, DesireƩ; 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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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