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Acevedo-Gil, Nancy; Santos, Ryan E.; Alonso, LLuliana; Solorzano, Daniel G. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2015
This qualitative study examines the experiences of Latinas/os in community college English and math developmental education courses. Critical race theory in education and the theory of validation serve as guiding frameworks. The authors find that institutional agents provide academic validation by emphasizing high expectations, focusing on social…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Hispanic American Students, Developmental Programs
Acevedo-Gil, Nancy; Solorzano, Daniel G.; Santos, Ryan E. – American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, 2014
This qualitative study examines the experiences of Latinas/os in community college English and math developmental education courses. Critical race theory in education and the theory of validation serve as guiding frameworks. The authors find that institutional agents provide academic validation by emphasizing high expectations, focusing on social…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Hispanic American Students, College Students, Developmental Programs
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Venegas-García, Marcia – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Literature in leadership studies is devoid of knowledge about the unique ways that Latina/Chicana educators engage as leaders, activists, and agents for change. Women's studies, ethnic studies, and Chicana feminist studies alert us to the complex role that social context and the intersectionality of gender, ethnicity/race, and class play in the…
Descriptors: Teachers, Hispanic Americans, Leadership, Activism