ERIC Number: EJ1077302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
Undocumented Undergraduates on College Campuses: Understanding Their Challenges and Assets and What It Takes to Make an Undocufriendly Campus
Suárez-Oroco, Carola; Katsiaficas, Dalal; Birchall, Olivia; Alcantar, Cynthia; Hernandez, Edwin; Garcia, Yuliana; Michikyan, Minas; Cerda, Janet; Teranishi, Robert T.
Harvard Educational Review, v85 n3 p 427-463 Fall 2015
In this article, Carola Suárez-Orozco and colleagues investigate how to improve undocumented undergraduate student experiences across a variety of US campuses. The authors draw on a national survey of diverse undocumented undergraduates attending two- and four-year public and private institutions of higher education. Using an ecological framework that accounts for risk and resilience, Suárez-Orozco and colleagues provide insights into the challenges undocumented undergraduates face and the assets they bring as they navigate their educational contexts. The authors also consider the role of campuses in shaping these experiences and make recommendations, based on quantitative data and the perspectives of students, for creating undocufriendly campuses.
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, National Surveys, Resilience (Psychology), At Risk Students, Barriers, Student Characteristics, College Role, Statistical Analysis, College Environment, Institutional Characteristics, Hispanic American Students, Two Year Colleges, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Social Support Groups, Likert Scales, Student Needs, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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