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ERIC Number: EJ910829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
Family Lessons and Funds of Knowledge: College-Going Paths in Mexican American Families
Kiyama, Judy Marquez
Journal of Latinos and Education, v10 n1 p23-42 2011
Families are crucial in the development of a college-going culture in the home. This qualitative study illustrates that Mexican American families are no exception. Using a multiple case study design, this study explored the funds of knowledge present in Mexican American families. Findings from this study reveal how daily educational practices, extended family networks, and preexisting college knowledge contribute to the development of positive college ideologies. Findings suggest that a shift in how researchers and practitioners understand and incorporate families in educational programming must take into consideration the fact that families have knowledge both about education in general and about college specifically. (Contains 1 table and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A