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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

¡Si se puede! First-Generation, Latino Immigrant College Success Stories: A Transformative Autoethnographic Study
by Gonzalez, Mario, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado, 2013, 241; 3588557
Abstract (Summary)

Latino students face many challenges on higher education campuses. These challenges require faculty and staff to respond in direct and meaningful ways. Often families have different backgrounds, backgrounds that warrant serious research. Understanding the student as a whole person means understating their families and where they came from. Sometimes this means looking for and listening to their voice. College administrators need to understand the motivational components of incoming Latino students to serve them well. In this transformative autoethonographic study, I focused on understanding stories told by one first-generation, immigrant Latino family's journey through higher education, and their challenges and successes attaining a degree in predominantly White institutions.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Rodriguez, Katrina
Commitee: Canales, Genevieve, Cardona, Betty, Guido, Florence M.
School: University of Northern Colorado
Department: Higher Education and Student Leadership
School Location: United States -- Colorado
Source: DAI-A 74/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational sociology, Multicultural Education, Hispanic American studies, Higher education
Keywords: Autoethnography, First-generation students, Immigrant, Latino, Narrative
Publication Number: 3588557
ISBN: 978-1-303-26723-9
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