ERIC Number: EJ725031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Educational Barriers for New Latinos in Georgia
Bohon, Stephanie A.; MacPherson, Heather; Atiles, Jorge H.
Journal of Latinos & Education, v4 n1 p43-58 2005
The recent influx of Latinos to new destinations in the Southeast offers a unique opportunity to explore educational outcomes in emerging gateway states. This study utilizes qualitative methods to predict future educational outcomes for Latinos in Georgia. Six primary barriers to Latino educational attainment were uncovered: (a) lack of understanding of the U.S. school system, (b) low parental involvement in the schools, (c) lack of residential stability among the Latino population, (d) little school support for the needs of Latino students, (e) few incentives for the continuation of Latino education, and (f) barred immigrant access to higher education.
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Educational Attainment, Hispanic American Students, Immigrants, Access to Education, Cultural Differences, Student Needs, Postsecondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia