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ERIC Number: EJ1121472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
Diversion or Democratization: Do Rural, Hispanic, Community College Students Show Signs of Academic Undermatch?
Freeman, Eric
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v16 n1 p77-97 Jan 2017
This study examines the relationship between academic undermatch theory and the college-going decisions, experiences, and aspirations of first-generation, rural Hispanic community college students in the new destination meatpacking town of Winstead, Kansas. Ethnographic data from rural high school guidance counselors, community college faculty, and students suggest a need to emend the theory to address dynamic contextual factors such as proximity to home, familismo, place attachments, social networks, geographic location, sense of belonging, and academic validation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A