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ERIC Number: EJ1219401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
Facing and Overcoming Academic Challenges: Perspectives from Deaf Latino/a First-Generation College Students
Franklin, C. Torres
American Annals of the Deaf, v164 n1 p10-36 2019
The author examined the experiences of first-generation Latino/a college students who graduated from college and those who did not graduate. It was found that the first-generation deaf Latino/a college graduates in the study had similar experiences growing up, attending high school, and attending college to those of first-generation hearing Latino/a college students. These experiences related to parents' education levels, the linguistic environment at home, parent-school interactions, preparation for college, and stress related to minority status. Data from the participants' interviews revealed other variables that possibly contributed to their academic success in college. These variables included having the expectation that they would pursue higher education; establishing goals; taking advantage of support services; and possessing the personal characteristics of assertiveness and independence. The author also describes how the study participants faced and overcame the academic challenges common to first-generation Latino/a college students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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