Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Taines, Cynthia

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

LCSH

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

Abstract

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.

Comments

Advisors: Cynthia Taines.||Committee members: Laura R. Johnson; Lee Shumow.

Extent

160 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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