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ERIC Number: EJ784072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 31
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 120
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
From Visibility to Autonomy: Latinos and Higher Education in the U.S., 1965-2005
MacDonald, Victoria-Maria; Botti, John M.; Clark, Lisa Hoffman
Harvard Educational Review, v77 n4 p474-504 Win 2007
In this article, Victoria-Maria MacDonald, John M. Botti, and Lisa Hoffman Clark trace the evolution of higher educational opportunities for Latinos in the United States from the Higher Education Act of 1965 to the designation of Title V in the Act's 1998 reauthorization. The authors argue that this evolution moved through stages, including establishing visibility and legitimacy, self-determination, self-scrutiny, emulation, and, finally, autonomy. The journey toward improving higher educational opportunities for Latinos is juxtaposed with the journey experienced by African Americans in the United States. Because of the enormous historical, social, and political differences between the two groups, the models utilized by and for Blacks were viewed as inadequate for serving Latino needs in higher education. However, the model established by Historically Black Colleges and Universities inspired Latino educators to found Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The authors conclude their article by discussing contemporary issues surrounding HSIs and looking toward the future of Latino higher education. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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