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Zambrana, Ruth Enid; Hurtado, Sylvia – American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, 2016
This policy brief is based on the edited book "The Magic Key: The Educational Journey of Mexican Americans from K-12 to College and Beyond" (Zambrana & Hurtado, 2015a), which focuses on the experiences of Mexican Americans in education. Drawing from an interdisciplinary corpus of work, the authors move beyond the rhetoric of progress…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students, Barriers, Equal Education
Pérez, David, II; Saenz, Victor B. – American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, 2015
Researchers focus disproportionately on factors that contribute to low enrollment, persistence, and graduation rates among Latino males in higher education. Instead of examining factors that undermine the success of these undergraduates--which often perpetuates deficit-oriented discourses about Latino male college students, their families, and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Males, Whites, Racial Composition
Malcom-Piqueux, Lindsey E.; Bensimon, Estela Mara – American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, 2015
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) shoulder unique responsibilities, including the education of post-traditional student populations, while facing distinct resource-related challenges. Any efforts to assess the performance of HSIs must be done with these facts in mind. This brief offers design principles for equity and excellence at HSIs that…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Educational Practices
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
Acevedo-Gil, Nancy; Santos, Ryan E.; Solórzano, Daniel G. – American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, 2014
This policy brief highlights the trajectories of Latina/o students who test into developmental coursework at California community colleges and brings attention to the obstacles created by these courses. The authors use quantitative data from the Basic Skills Progress Cohort Tracking Tool (Progress Tracker) from the California Community Colleges…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Developmental Studies Programs
Núñez, Anne-Marie; Elizondo, Diane – American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, 2013
Latinos are far more likely to begin postsecondary education in community colleges, and in fact roughly 51% are concentrated in this sector. Yet it is well documented that few manage to successfully complete the transition from a two- to a four-year college or university, making transfer the key leakage point in the pathway to the baccalaureate.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Access to Education
Sáenz, Victor B.; Ponjuán, Luis – American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, 2012
The educational future for Latino male students is in a state of crisis, a trend that has been especially evident at the secondary and postsecondary levels in recent years. The question of why Latino males are struggling to succeed in America's colleges is complex, and this brief explores some key factors that may be perpetuating this trend at…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Postsecondary Education, College Students, High School Graduates
González, Kenneth P.; Arámbula-Turner, Tracy L. – American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, 2011
In this essay, the authors accomplish three tasks: (1) identify common limitations of programs designed to increase the success rates of Latina/o college students, (2) describe the common characteristics of programs that exhibit effective practice, and (3) provide a framework to guide colleges and universities in designing effective program…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Graduation, Higher Education
Irizarry, Jason G. – American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, 2011
The underrepresentation of Latino/a students in postsecondary education has received considerable attention in the research literature as well as national policy forums. Improving access to higher education for Latinos/as is predicated on increasing the pool of Latino/a high school graduates that are prepared to meet the rigors of college. This…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Higher Education, Disproportionate Representation, Longitudinal Studies
Oseguera, Leticia; Locks, Angela M.; Vega, Irene I. – American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, 2008
The growth in the Latina/o population has increased their representation in postsecondary institutions. Yet, merely 10 percent of all Hispanic Americans ages 24-64 currently graduate from four-year institutions [National Center for Education Statistics (1998) quoted in President's Advisory Commission, 2003; Solórzano & Yosso, 2000].…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Undergraduate Students, Educational Attainment, Bachelors Degrees
Castellanos, Jeanett; Gloria, Alberta M. – American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, 2007
In this work, the authors take a critical look at what general measures of success do and do not disclose about the Latina/o experience in higher education and use that assessment to set forth a reconceptualization of the elements of success within a psychosociocultural (PSC) framework. Using "dichos," or widely used sayings of wisdom…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Higher Education, Educational Research, Theories