ERIC Number: EJ887100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Understanding the Experiences of Latina/o Students: A Qualitative Study for Change
Cavazos, Alyssa G.; Cavazos, Javier, Jr.
American Secondary Education, v38 n2 p95-109 Spr 2010
A qualitative study with nine Latina/o college students was conducted to determine their experiences with their high school teachers. After careful data analysis, the following themes emerged: (a) some Latina/o students receive high expectations and others receive low expectations, (b) low expectations for non-AP students exist, and (c) some Latina/o students receive mentoring and others do not. Recommendations for research and practice are presented in order to further learn from the experiences of Latina/o students and enact the necessary changes that will enable more Latina/o students to continue with higher education.
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Hispanic American Students, Undergraduate Students, High School Students, Student Experience, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Expectations of Students, Mentors, Advanced Placement Programs, Interviews
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education. 229 Dwight Schar Building, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Tel: 419-289-5273; Web site: http://www3.ashland.edu/ase
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A