ERIC Number: EJ869713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Results Not Typical: One Latino Family's Experiences in Higher Education
Jimenez-Silva, Margarita; Jimenez Hernandez, Norma V.; Luevanos, Ruth; Jimenez, Dulcemonica; Jimenez, Abel, Jr.
Harvard Educational Review, v79 n4 p730-744 Win 2009
In this narrative, five adult siblings bring their voices together to tell the stories of their interwoven college experiences--how they influenced, supported, and relied on one another and other family members. As the stories unfold, they reveal the strengths of the familial ties that provide meaning and purpose to the college experience, the considerations that drive college enrollment choices, the pain of confrontational and unsupportive college environments, and the joys of success and self-discovery. By linking their stories in this essay, the grown children of the Jimenez family paint a portrait of the centrality of tradition, culture, and family in their atypical success story.
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Family (Sociological Unit), Adults, Siblings, College Environment, Social Support Groups, Group Membership, Social Isolation, Group Dynamics, Responsibility, Sharing Behavior, Student College Relationship, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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