ERIC Number: EJ1078125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
Barriers to College Access for Latino/a Adolescents: A Comparison of Theoretical Frameworks
Gonzalez, Laura M.
Journal of Latinos and Education, v14 n4 p320-335 2015
A comprehensive description of barriers to college access for Latino/a adolescents is an important step toward improving educational outcomes. However, relevant scholarship on barriers has not been synthesized in a way that promotes coherent formulation of intervention strategies or constructive scholarly discussion. The goal of this article is to synthesize the barriers literature briefly as a basis for comparing and evaluating possible frameworks for addressing barriers. The bridging multiple worlds model, social capital theory, and social cognitive career theory are 3 possible frameworks for addressing barriers to college access for Latinos/as. Implications are given for future barriers research and programmatic interventions.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Barriers, Higher Education, Colleges, Adolescents, Social Capital, Social Cognition, Models, Intervention, Literature Reviews, Disadvantaged Youth, Career Planning, Self Efficacy
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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