ERIC Number: EJ1087258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Latinas/os Succeeding in Academia: The Effect of Mentors and Multiethnic Coursework
Cavazos, Alyssa G.
Journal of Latinos and Education, v15 n1 p12-25 2016
Academia often devalues diverse identities, cultures, and languages through emphasis placed on academic values. To ascertain how established and new Latina/o academics achieved success in academia, the author conducted interviews with ten Latina/o academics; they noted mentoring and multiethnic coursework as influential in their success as academics. The author suggests mentoring practices and multiethnic courses should be receptive and sensitive to the complexities and varieties of cultural and linguistic identities, thereby identifying a balance between recognizing diverse language and cultural practices in academia while avoiding generalizations and assumptions about ethnic groups. The author offers implications for practice and research.
Descriptors: Success, Mentors, Hispanic Americans, Interviews, College Faculty, Culturally Relevant Education, Ethnic Groups, Multicultural Education, Role Perception, Experienced Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Performance Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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