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Sperling, Rick; Zwahr-Castro, Jennifer; Cruz, Felicia; Montalvo, Jason – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2017
Previous research has shown that people often engage in cultural-deficit thinking when reasoning about racial/ethnic achievement gaps. However, it is unclear whether culture-blaming explanations are best thought of as group-level internal attributions, expressions of prejudice against a lower status group, or self-serving bias. In this study,…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, White Students, Asian Americans, Racial Differences
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Vargas, Lucila C.; Erba, Joseph – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2017
As universities create service-learning programs, educators are experimenting with pedagogical approaches that enhance learning outcomes while benefiting communities. We present a qualitative case study of a radio-based, service-learning program, grounded in a Freirean foundation and aimed at developing the cultural competence and sense of…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Cultural Literacy, Service Learning, Qualitative Research
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Cavazos, Alyssa G. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
Academia often devalues diverse identities, cultures, and languages through emphasis placed on academic values. To ascertain how established and new Latina/o academics achieved success in academia, the author conducted interviews with ten Latina/o academics; they noted mentoring and multiethnic coursework as influential in their success as…
Descriptors: Success, Mentors, Hispanic Americans, Interviews
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Espino, Michelle M. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
Guided by the framework of community cultural wealth, this study uncovered how 7 low-income, 1st-generation Mexican American PhDs interpreted their parents' and families' educational aspirations, messages imbued with aspects of normative parental/familial involvement as well as cultural forms of support. This study demonstrates the power of…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Mexican American Education, First Generation College Students, Academic Aspiration
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Arevalo, Irving; So, Dominicus; McNaughton-Cassill, Mary – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
In an attempt to explain the lower Latino college graduation rate, the current study focuses on collectivism in kin and nonkin helping situations. The sample comprised 60 students at a 4-year college in the southwestern United States. Results revealed significance between ethnicity and nonkin collectivism: Latino American college students were…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Graduation Rate, Collectivism
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Gautreau, Cynthia; Brye, Michelle VanderVeldt; Lunceford, Christina – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate mathematics-related anxiety and attitudes among Latina preservice teachers. Three sections from the Inventory of Mathematics Attitudes, Experience, and Self Awareness were administered to preservice teachers enrolled in a curriculum and instruction mathematics course during the 1st semester of a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Preservice Teachers, Hispanic American Students, Mathematics Curriculum
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Fukumine, Eri; Kennison, Shelia M. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
The present research investigated analogical transfer during problem solving by bilinguals. In a study with 50 Spanish-English bilinguals, participants solved a target problem whose solution was similar to that of a preceding source problem. The source problem was always presented in the 2nd language; the target problem was always presented in the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Problem Solving, Spanish, English
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Ruiz, Nadeen Teresa; Baird, Peter J.; Torres Hernández, Pedro – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
Initial research has documented the ill treatment suffered by Mexican indigenous students in U.S. schools. Using a framework of transnational teacher education, we examined the impact of field practice in an indigenous area of Mexico on teacher candidates. Candidates showed growth in new understandings, such as their role as bilingual teachers in…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs
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Kreitler, Crystal Mata; Dyson, Kara S. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
Recent evidence indicates that bicultural individuals shift between interpretive frames rooted in different cultures in response to cues encountered in a given situation. The explanation for these shifts has been labeled "cultural frame switching." The current research sought to investigate the effect of priming culture among Mexican…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Biculturalism, Cues, Priming
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Thangasamy, Andrew; Horan, Deborah – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
Undocumented students, many of Hispanic origin, face among the strictest cost barriers to higher education in the United States. Lack of legal status excludes them from most state and all federal financial aid programs. Furthermore, most states require them to pay out-of-state tuition rates at publicly supported institutions. In a new direction,…
Descriptors: Student Costs, Undocumented Immigrants, Higher Education, Barriers
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Sheil, Astrid; Rivera, Jose Luis – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
Thirty-four undergraduate public relations majors participating in a problem-based service-learning project at a Hispanic-Serving Institution executed an event that attracted more than 100 low-income Hispanic families to campus. The purpose was to help parents prepare their children for college. From primary and secondary research, the students…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Hispanic American Students, Undergraduate Students, Service Learning
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Maldonado Torres, Sonia Enid – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between Latino students' learning styles and their language spoken at home. Results of the study indicated that students who spoke Spanish at home had higher means in the Active Experimentation modality of learning (M = 31.38, SD = 5.70) than students who spoke English (M = 28.08,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Hispanic American Students, Correlation, Preferences
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Chávez, Minerva S. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2015
This autoethnography posits that my presence as a working-class Chicana obtaining an education in the United States consequently created a Thirdspace environment I recognize as Nepantla. Thirdspace allowed me to navigate urban schooling and elite institutions of higher education. Two narratives demonstrate opposing forms of acquired dominant and…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Ethnography, Working Class, Personal Narratives
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Gonzalez, Laura M. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2015
A comprehensive description of barriers to college access for Latino/a adolescents is an important step toward improving educational outcomes. However, relevant scholarship on barriers has not been synthesized in a way that promotes coherent formulation of intervention strategies or constructive scholarly discussion. The goal of this article is to…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Barriers, Higher Education
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Sanchez, Jafeth E.; Usinger, Janet; Thornton, Bill W. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2015
It is necessary to better understand the unique variables that serve as predictors of Latino students' postsecondary enrollment and success. Impacts of various variables were examined among 850 Latino and Caucasian students (76% and 24% of the sample, respectively). Gender, ethnicity, perceived affordability, high school grade point average, and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Enrollment, Higher Education
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