Education, School of
Journal or Book Title
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education
The purpose of this multi-institutional qualitative study was to understand the educational pathways of Latino males by underscoring the unique role female family members play in their academic pursuits—through the voice of these young men. Findings demonstrate female family members were identified as being primary supporters of their educational pursuits, and actively leveraged different sources of cultural capital to help Latino males enroll and persist through postsecondary education. This study reinforces extant literature on the importance of family in the educational pathways of Latina/o students. Furthermore, it makes a unique contribution by highlighting the important role female family members hold in the Latino family as educational advocates
Saenz, Victor B.; Garcia-Louis, Claudia; De Las Mercedez, Carmen; and Rodriguez, Sarah L., "Mujeres Supporting: How Female Family Members Influence the Educational Success of Latino Males in Postsecondary Education" (2018). Education Publications. 113.
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