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ERIC Number: EJ1103075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
Separated by Removal: The Impact of Parental Deportation on Latina/o Children's Postsecondary Educational Goals
Macías, Luis Fernando; Collet, Bruce Anthony
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v10 n3 p169-181 2016
This research examines the impact of parental deportation on Latino/a adolescents' postsecondary aspirations. Based on interviews with students, their families, and site observations, the study finds that for some adolescents who held college aspirations prior to the deportation, this type of abrupt parental removal negatively affects their perception of safety and stability in their home and school environments (i.e., microsystem) (Bronfenbrenner, 2005). Where this vulnerability is not countered with emotional, economic, and institutional support, it can hinder their development of the social capital (Coleman, 1988; Stanton-Salazar, 2001) that would be conducive to their higher educational aspirations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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