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ERIC Number: EJ1183016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
DREAMers Accessing the American Dream: Their Academic and Civic Engagement Outcomes
Kuroki, Yusuke; Preciado, Henoc
Liberal Education, v104 n2 Spr 2018
Countless mothers and fathers have left behind familiar landscapes, beloved family and friends, and the comfort of certainty to give their children lives better than their own. It is no coincidence that many of these parents chose as their new home the United States of America, a country founded on the promise of public education. The proud home to an estimated one thousand undocumented students, California State University--Fullerton was one of the first campuses in California to establish a center to embrace and support undocumented students. To better serve these student --known as DREAMers--the authors have conducted research, which is presented in this article, on their educational experiences and attainment. In 2017, Cal State Fullerton set out to measure the results of the campus-wide investment in undocumented students by examining whether the educational experiences and attainment of DREAMers--despite the unique obstacles they face--are comparable to those of their counterparts. The study found that Cal State Fullerton's DREAMers have achieved Grade Point Average's (GPAs) comparable to those of their non-DREAMer peers when controlling for academic preparation and demographic factors. (A list of notes is included.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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