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Davila, Mario A.; Lovett, Steve; Hartley, Deborah J. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
Hispanics face multiple barriers to academic achievement. This study measured learning in an undergraduate criminal justice program at an Hispanic Serving Institution bordering Mexico. We estimated the average gains students achieved across core content areas using a technique that can be used by other faculty as part of program assessment. The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students, At Risk Students
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Yau, Jenny; Watkins, Rocio – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
This qualitative study explored the intertwining relationships among the concepts of parental autonomy support, parental control, and cultural values for Mexican American families. The study was guided by the following questions: (1) What elements of parental autonomy support are identified in Mexican American parents' involvement in their…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Mothers, Personal Autonomy, Social Values
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Patel, Sita G.; Barrera, Alinne Z.; Strambler, Michael J.; Muñoz, Ricardo F.; Macciomei, Erynn – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
This study compares life stressors and school outcomes among newcomer immigrant adolescents from Latin America, Asia, and the Caribbean. Participants attended a predominantly low-income, urban international public high school in the northeast. The Latina/o students were exposed to more life stressors and had lower attendance and achievement than…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Immigrants, Adolescents, Stress Variables
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Chavira, Gabriela; Cooper, Catherine R.; Vasquez-Salgado, Yolanda – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
Drawing on sociocultural and related theories, 4 questions examined career and educational aspirations and expectations among 24 immigrant Latina/o early adolescents and their parents as predictors of students' grades. First, adolescents' career aspirations and expectations were correlated, and both parents and adolescents held educational…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Academic Aspiration, Parent Aspiration, Occupational Aspiration
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Covarrubias, Rebecca; Stone, Jeff – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2015
We examined how self-monitoring (i.e., regulating one's behaviors; Snyder, 1987) relates to Latino male achievement. In Study 1, college students (N = 413) completed self-monitoring items and reported SAT math scores. As hypothesized, self-monitoring was positively correlated with achievement for Latino male students but was unrelated to…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Self Management, Change Strategies, Predictor Variables
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Cardenas-Rodríguez, Rocio; Terrón-Caro, Teresa; Vázquez Delgado, Blanca Delia; Cueva-Luna, Teresa Elizabeth – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2015
Education is an indispensable element for the development of society. In Latin America, the point of origin of most of the undocumented immigrants to the United States, equal opportunity in access to education and educational achievement is still pending. The study presented here focuses on the analysis of the expectations of female migrants via…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Females, Interviews, Equal Education
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Holloway, Susan D.; Park, Sira; Jonas, Michele; Bempechat, Janine; Li, Jin – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2014
Relatively little research has examined the ways in which immigrant Latino parents can effectively support their adolescent children's schooling. To address this gap, we conducted in-depth interviews with 32 Mexican-heritage 9th graders. Students identified parents' advice giving as the most salient form of involvement. Parental advice emphasized…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Hispanic Americans, Parent Child Relationship, High School Students
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Jimenez-Silva, Margarita; Gomez, Laura; Cisneros, Jesus – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2014
This article provides an analysis of Arizona's policy response in educating English language learners by conducting a narrative review. A critical Latina/o theory approach was used to analyze the data. This study reveals 5 salient policy responses: (a) severely limit bilingual education, (b) develop controversial funding solutions, (c) implement a…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, English Language Learners, Hispanic American Students
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Boutakidis, Ioakim P.; Rodríguez, James L.; Miller, Kari Knutson; Barnett, Mathew – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2014
This article presents an exploratory study of the relation between academic engagement and academic achievement for Latina/o and non-Latina/o adolescents attending a predominantly low-income, Latina/o urban middle school in Southern California. A sample of 61 students (37 Latinas/os and 24 non-Latinas/os) participated in the study. The Latina/o…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement
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Calero, Flor R.; Dalley, Christopher; Fernandez, Nicole; Davenport-Dalley, Tania Marie; Morote, Elsa-Sofia; Tatum, Stephanie L. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2014
This study examined how Hispanic students' academic self-concept influences the independent variables of family academic expectations, peer relationships, schoolwork, and student-teacher relationships. A survey was administered to 222 ninth-grade students in Long Island, New York, 99 of whom self-identified as Hispanic. A structural equation model…
Descriptors: Models, Self Concept, High School Students, Hispanic American Students
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Lapayese, Yvette; Huchting, Karen; Grimalt, Olga – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2014
Although biliteracy plays a vital role in academic achievement, there has been little research on the unique needs of female and male English language learners. Becoming biliterate is a complex process, compounded by other variables such as 1st-language background, class, culture, and gender. Among these variables, gender has been the least…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Urban Schools
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Plata-Potter, Sandra Ixa; de Guzman, Maria Rosario T. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2012
This phenomenological study examines Mexican immigrant parents' experiences of helping their children navigate and succeed in school and their perceptions regarding differences between the U.S. and Mexican educational systems. Findings highlight parents' challenges in helping their children succeed in a new and unfamiliar school system and the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Mexican Americans, Phenomenology, Parent Attitudes
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Calderon Galdeano, Emily; Flores, Antonio R.; Moder, John – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2012
The relationship between the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and the recognition of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) occurs at the federal level. HACU's origins and the legislative history of the HSI designation in federal law are explored. The demographic growth and corresponding importance of Hispanics in the…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Intervention
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Ruiz, Marisol; Valverde, Michelle – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2012
Schools serve as antidemocratic spaces where teacher, parent, community member, and student voices are typically disregarded. Instead, philanthropists and businesses are allowed to drive school and district agendas. An exploration of 3 local efforts that connect a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) with prekindergarten to Grade 12 students and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Educational Change, Theory Practice Relationship
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Valencia, Richard R. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2012
Primarily because of underutilized schools (caused by declining enrollments) and the need to address budgetary deficits brought on by dramatic reductions in average daily attendance, many public school districts, in decades past and the present, have been forced to close numerous schools across the nation. The school boards of these economically…
Descriptors: School Closing, Equal Education, Declining Enrollment, Mexican Americans
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