ERIC Number: EJ1181828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Networks for Success: Preparing Mexican American AVID College Students for Credentials, Completion, and the Workforce
Kirk, Richard; Watt, Karen M.
Journal of Latinos and Education, v17 n3 p257-271 2018
This qualitative study examines how Mexican American students participating in an AVID for Higher Education course perceived their preparation for the workforce and efficacy of completing a college credential. A focus group approach was used to explore how social and cultural networks (networks for success) contribute to college completion. The study is guided by the theoretical framework of building social networks through the availability and reception of social capital. Findings include Mexican American students' efficacious beliefs of how networks for success assist in their persistence toward college graduation and entry into the workforce. Major themes are college success and social/cultural capital.
Descriptors: College Students, Credentials, Qualitative Research, Mexican American Education, Focus Groups, Social Networks, Social Capital, Academic Persistence, Semi Structured Interviews, Cultural Capital, Success, Achievement Need, Career Readiness, Student Development, College Preparation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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