ERIC Number: EJ1121472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Diversion or Democratization: Do Rural, Hispanic, Community College Students Show Signs of Academic Undermatch?
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.
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Two Year College Students, College Attendance, Decision Making, Hispanic American Students, Correlation, Educational Theories, Academic Aspiration, First Generation College Students, Ethnography, School Counselors, Guidance, College Faculty, Geographic Location, Context Effect, Family Environment, Academic Achievement, College Choice, High Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas
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