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Sapp, Vicki T.; Kiyama, Judy Marquez; Dache-Gerbino, Amalia – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
This qualitative study seeks to understand Latinas' college-going behaviors by examining their agency and role in securing opportunity for college. The authors examine the activation of agency among 16 urban Latinas when navigating the structures influencing college opportunity through a cultural ecological model. Examples of agency are…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Qualitative Research, Educational Opportunities
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Harris, Donna M.; Kiyama, Judy Marquez – Education and Urban Society, 2015
This study documents the important role school and community-based programs have for sustaining the persistence of Latina/o high school students in an urban, low achieving school district. Consensus among student participants revealed these programs provided a safe space where students were able to develop "confianza" (mutual trust) with…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Urban Schools