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ERIC Number: EJ925293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
Perceived Academic Preparedness of First-Generation Latino College Students
Boden, Karen
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v10 n2 p96-106 Apr 2011
First-generation Latino college students may be characterized as underprepared for college. Research points to low performance on placement tests. However, students may not perceive themselves as academically underprepared for college. This study explored first-generation Latino students' perceptions of their academic preparedness. Seven students were interviewed with the following four themes to emerge--personal education planning, guides, academic skills, and personal impetus. Student answers show that they believed they were academically prepared for college.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A