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ERIC Number: EJ1097043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Sociocritical Matters: Migrant Students' College Access
Núñez, Anne-Marie; Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely
Educational Policy, v30 n3 p501-535 May 2016
Migrant students face many educational, economic, social, and cultural challenges to college access. Anti-bilingual, anti-affirmative action, and anti-immigrant policies also constrain their postsecondary pathways. With these issues in mind, this article draws on quantitative and qualitative research to examine the influence of a residential outreach program at a public university on migrant student participants' college access. We find evidence that cultivating sociocritical skills to challenge exclusionary political and economic systems while also cultivating academic skills and knowledge about college can broaden migrant students' sense of postsecondary possibilities. To expand college access for migrant students, we suggest that outreach programs address the development of these and other skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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