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ERIC Number: EJ1164915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2377-9187
Latino Men and their Fathers: Exploring How Community Cultural Wealth Influences their Community College Success
Sáenz, Victor B.; de las Mercédez, Carmen; Rodriguez, Sarah L.; García-Louis, Claudia
Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, v11 n2 p89-110 2017
Academic scholarship has demonstrated the importance of father engagement in fostering early educational success of their children, but little exploration in this area has focused on the role that fathers play in the college success of their Latino male sons. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the role of fathers in the educational success of Latino men attending community colleges. Using community cultural wealth as a lens for this study, the experiences of 130 Latino men at community colleges in Texas were highlighted. Results demonstrated how fathers provided support, "consejos" (advice), and encouragement to their sons. Nonetheless, fathers also expected their sons to work and contribute to the family finances. These complications influenced the way in which Latino men viewed the college-going process and interacted with their fathers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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