ERIC Number: EJ1072244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
High-Stakes Plumbing in the Twenty-First Century: Fixing the Cracks in the Academic Pipeline for Undocumented English Language Learners
Hansen-Thomas, Holly; Sourdot, Ludovic A.
Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, v8 n2 p48-71 Sum 2015
This article examines the severe educational crisis in the United States regarding the ability of institutions of higher education to recruit, retain and appropriately serve Latin@ English Language Learners (ELLs). In particular, it highlights the plight of undocumented ELLs who attend U.S. high schools and universities, but cannot work upon leaving higher education. This case study aims to describe the story, challenges and successes of one undocumented college graduate. In this study the authors show how cracks in the academic pipeline negatively affect Latin@ ELLs. This article offers specific recommendations to mend these cracks and improve the education opportunities of immigrant ELLs.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, Undocumented Immigrants, High School Students, College Students, Case Studies, College Graduates, Educational Opportunities, First Generation College Students, Barriers, Equal Education, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas