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ERIC Number: EJ1163114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0091-5521
Leveraging Their Family Capital: How Latino Males Successfully Navigate the Community College
Sáenz, Victor B.; García-Louis, Claudia; Drake, Anna Peterson; Guida, Tonia
Community College Review, v46 n1 p40-61 Jan 2018
Objective: The purpose of this study is to apply Yosso's community cultural wealth framework to the experiences of Latino male community college students to understand how they balance family obligations, work, and academics while also navigating their educational pathways. Method: The research team conducted 23 semistructured focus groups with 130 Latino male students enrolled full- and part-time at seven distinct community colleges in Texas. Results: Findings reveal the important role family members play in the educational pathway of Latino males who relied heavily on "familismo" and familial capital as a source of support as they matriculated through the community college environment. Despite entering the community college with multiple sources of community cultural wealth, Latino males had a difficult time navigating their educational experiences due to their first in family, first-generation status, and their apprehension around help-seeking . Contributions: Despite the multiple roles and responsibilities Latino males hold within their family units, they do not pose limitations on their educational pathways; rather, these family relationships motivate Latino males and provide them with support that strengthens their aspirations to persist onto graduation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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