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Description - Higher Education Access and Choice for Latino Students by Patricia Perez

Now the largest and fastest-growing ethnic population in the U.S., Latino students face many challenges and complexities when it comes to college choice and access. This edited volume provides much needed theoretical and empirical data on how the schooling experiences of Latino students shape their educational aspirations and access to higher education. It explores how the individual and collective influence of the home, school and policy shape the college decision-making process.

This unique collection of original scholarly articles offers critical insight on educational pathways that will help families, educators and policy makers intervene in ways that foster and sustain college access and participation for Latino students. It considers destination preferences and enrollment selections, elementary and secondary school experiences, and intervention programs that shed light on how practitioners can promote participation and retention. This multi-conceptual, multi-methodological volume offers directions for future research, programming and policy in Latino education.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138084711
ISBN-10: 1138084719
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 210
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Patricia Perez

Patricia A. Perez is an Associate Professor in Chicana/o Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Fullerton. Her research focuses on postsecondary equity, access, retention and choice for Latina/o students and other students of color. Miguel Ceja is a Professor in Education Leadership and Policy Studies and Director of Doctoral Programs at California State University, Northridge. His research focuses on access and equity in higher education for students of color, college choice, diversity and campus racial climate and community college student success.

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