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Ponce, Ana F. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Among ethnic groups in California, Latinos continue to have the lowest high school graduation rates and the lowest college completion rates. This study focused on understanding the role parents can play and ways schools and educators can support immigrant Latino parents to improve these rates. Framed with a "funds of knowledge" approach…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Parents, Hispanic Americans, Mixed Methods Research
Jaffe, Louise – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research studied the role of mathematics as a roadblock to college completion for community college-bound students in California. Using longitudinal quantitative analysis, I observed the educational pipeline between high school and community college and analyzed how different high school mathematics histories predicted readiness, or…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Two Year College Students, College Bound Students, Barriers
Rose, Anne Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This work focused on the issue of postsecondary access and the successful preparation of high school students to meet the A-G Subject Requirements for admission to the State of California universities. A growing number of California students interested in attending the University of California and the California State University campuses face…
Descriptors: High Schools, Universities, Institutional Characteristics, High School Graduates