M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Educational psychology; Illegal alien children--Education (Secondary)--Research; Prediction of scholastic success--Research--United States; Hispanic Americans--Education (Secondary)--Research; Hispanic Americans--Education (Secondary)--Social aspects
This paper explores the perceived challenges of undocumented Latino high school students in relation to their career and college expectations. It does this by focusing on social capital, college knowledge, and legal context. By exploring social capital we are able to gain insight into the types of relationships and knowledge that benefit undocumented Latino students in navigating through their college process. In addition, we form a better understanding of their college and career expectations. This study was conducted using an intervention with the intention to add to undocumented youths' social networks and knowledge pertaining to college and their legal status.
Padilla-Gaytan, Cynthia, "Understanding and strengthening the education expectations of undocumented Latino high school students" (2015). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6553.
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