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ERIC Number: EJ930193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
The College Assistance Migrant Program: A Valuable Resource for Migrant Farmworker Students
Araujo, Blanca
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v10 n3 p252-265 Jul 2011
Migrant farmworker students have been underrepresented in research studies. Many scholars have written about Latinos and immigrants in higher education (Becerra, 2010; Mendiola, Watt, & Huerta, 2010; Nevarez, 2001) but little literature relates to how farmworker students are able to enter into higher education. Using community cultural wealth through the lens of Latino critical race theory, this article will focus on the experiences told by eight Latino migrant farmworkers students about their first year of college. It describes how the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) was influential in providing the students with different forms of capital by helping them with financial, informational, emotional, and academic assistance. This study also points to the importance of continuing to research the impact of CAMP especially after the first year of college is completed. Further research on the number of CAMP students who complete their degrees and how the program impacts graduation rates is also needed to increase the number of migrant farmworker students who earn a college degree.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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