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ERIC Number: EJ858777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4385
Supporting School Completion among Latino Youth: The Role of Adult Relationships
Woolley, Michael E.
Prevention Researcher, v16 n3 p9-12 2009
The social environment has a significant influence on a youth's trajectory in terms of school success, especially the powerful influence of the social interactions students experience with adults in their lives. These social interactions are even more important and influential for students from non-dominant race or ethnicity groups, including Latino youth. This article presents a conceptual framework for how adults across all settings can contribute to creating school success trajectories for Latino youth. This framework includes three components: (1) understanding the vital role relationships with adults play in the creation of social capital across the settings youth inhabit; (2) the importance of considering cultural family values in efforts to provide social capital for Latino youth; and (3) three key types of social capital that research has shown to most effectively impact school outcomes: educational expectations, social support, and academic press. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A