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I have a dream: The lived experiences of undocumented students striving to achieve higher education in California
by Calatayud, Maritza B., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 79; 1521576
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine the social, educational, and psychological challenges and barriers being faced by undocumented students striving to achieve higher education in California. The goal of the research was to provide an in-depth analysis about how undocumented students are overcoming multiple barriers in order to achieve a college education. A total of 12 undergraduate and graduate undocumented Latino students took part in the study. The findings revealed that undocumented students thrive when provided with positive social support networks at home, school, and in the community. The study also explored the participants' personal challenges and barriers to continue with higher education. Future research should be conducted on the educational plight, social support network and other support systems being utilized by undocumented students to continue with their college education in the United States.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gurrola, Maria
Commitee: Chambers, Ruth, O'Donnell, Julie
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1521576
ISBN: 978-1-267-79005-7
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