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ERIC Number: EJ1164908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2377-9187
Chicanas in IR: Data-Driven Advocacy for Latinx Students from Institutional Research Contexts in the Community College
Abrica, Elvira J.; Rivas, Martha
Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, v11 n2 p43-64 2017
Various inequities and challenges facing Latinx students in community colleges continue to be documented. Yet, less documented are the challenges associated with "advocacy efforts" to support Latinx and other underrepresented Students of Color within the community college sector. There is not often pause to consider: "who advocates for Latinx students?" "When and how does this advocacy take shape?" In this article, we offer Chicana "testimonios" as institutional research (IR) professionals to highlight ways we experience, respond to, and challenge institutionalized racism and systemic obstacles to advocate for Latinx students in the California community college system. We situate our "testimonios" within a critique of the pillar of neutrality associated with the institutional research profession and argue for a critical examination of the ways in which IR may play an active role in the perpetuation or the dismantling of educational inequities in California community colleges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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