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ERIC Number: EJ829366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0146-9282
Latinas in College: "Contra Viento y Marea" (Against Winds and Tides)
Diaz De Sabates, Gabriela
Educational Considerations, v35 n1 p20-25 Fall 2007
With the rapid demographic changes in the United States in general and in the state of Kansas in particular, educational institutions are challenged with a gigantic task: to educate a very diverse population with multifaceted linguistic and cultural backgrounds, needs, and challenges that is growing exponentially. To illustrate this demographic "earthquake", the author uses data from the 1990 and 2000 U.S. census. In this study, the author focuses on the college experiences lived by Latina women in a Midwest state university campus. The analysis identified six main themes that were repeatedly mentioned by the Latinas: (1) their families; (2) their education and that of their parents; (3) their reasons for coming to college; (4) their self-determination; (5) how they felt oppressed; and (6) their college experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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