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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
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Melguizo, Tatiana; Kosiewicz, Holly; Prather, George; Bos, Johannes – Journal of Higher Education, 2014
The study's main objective was to provide a detailed description of math Assessment and Placement (A&P) policies in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). The study was focused on math because a larger proportion of students place into remedial math than remedial reading or English (Bailey, Jeong, & Cho, 2010; Parsad, Lewis,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Evaluation, Educational Diagnosis, Student Placement
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