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ERIC Number: EJ1140695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6591
"Gaining Power through Education": Experiences of Honduran Students from High Poverty Backgrounds
Mather, Peter C.; Zempter, Christy; Ngumbi, Elizabeth; Nakama, Yuki; Manley, David; Cox, Haley
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v54 n2 p217-229 2017
This is a study of students from high-poverty backgrounds attending universities in Honduras. Based on a series of individual and focus group interviews, the researchers found students from high-poverty backgrounds face numerous practical challenges in persisting in higher education. Despite these challenges, participants succeeded due to a variety of motivating factors, including commitments to family, community, and country. Participants demonstrated the importance of both strong personal agency and community support in their success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Honduras
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A