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America Essay

  • Submitted by: lorera1
  • on November 18, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 325 words

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For many years the question of how to provide Latinos with greater access to and through higher education has lingered. Although we have learned much about Latinos through sponsored research, we lack a comprehensive picture of the overall impact of various sources on educational attainment. This study seeks to fill the gap by following students in the educational pipeline from the moment they and their families begin to aspire to   postsecondary studies to the point of degree completion. Less than one quarter (23.2 percent) of Latino postsecondary students graduate with a four-year degree within 10 years of leaving high school—less than half the rate of White students (47.3 percent). But by taking into consideration student and family characteristics, postsecondary aspirations and planning behaviors, secondary school activities, postsecondary activities, and financial support factors, this study shows that the BA degree persistence gap between Latino and White students can be dramatically reduced by taking action in specific areas.
The analysis in this report was guided by Swail’s (2004) Integrated Model for Student Success(IMSS) and the Pathways to College model (Cabrera and LaNasa, 2000). Swail’s model asserts that the student experience is the result of an interaction of cognitive, social, and institutional factors. Whereas the cognitive and social factors impact students’ abilities to persist and succeed in education, the ability of various educational institutions and agencies to understand these factors and make appropriate reflections about their practice and service is also critical to students’ potential success. The sample for this study was drawn from the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1998 (NELS:88) and only Whites and Hispanics in the cohort groups from 1988 base year through 2000 fourth follow-up survey are selected. The stratified sample strategy followed an original sample of 8th graders in 1988 to 2000; 12 years after expected high...

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