ERIC Number: EJ1149406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Networks of Encouragement: Who's Encouraging Latina/o Students and White Students to Enroll in Honors and Advanced-Placement (AP) Courses?
Witenko, Vanessa; Mireles-Rios, Rebeca; Rios, Victor M.
Journal of Latinos and Education, v16 n3 p176-191 2017
Using affiliation network data collected at a large high school, this study examined differences between who encourages Latina/o and White students to enroll in advanced courses. Previous research has shown a positive association between emotional support and academic achievement, and thus, this study shifts the focus from who informs students to who encourages them. This study revealed that on average, Latina/o and White students have different networks of encouragement.
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Honors Curriculum, High School Students, White Students, Hispanic American Students, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Social Networks, Social Support Groups, Student Motivation, Statistical Analysis, Student Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California
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