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The Resource The Latina/o pathway to the Ph.D. : abriendo caminos, edited by Jeanett Castellanos, Alberta M. Gloria and Mark Kamimura ; forewords by Melba Vasquez and Hector Garza, (electronic resource)

The Latina/o pathway to the Ph.D. : abriendo caminos, edited by Jeanett Castellanos, Alberta M. Gloria and Mark Kamimura ; forewords by Melba Vasquez and Hector Garza, (electronic resource)

Label
The Latina/o pathway to the Ph.D. : abriendo caminos
Title
The Latina/o pathway to the Ph.D.
Title remainder
abriendo caminos
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jeanett Castellanos, Alberta M. Gloria and Mark Kamimura ; forewords by Melba Vasquez and Hector Garza
Title variation
Abriendo caminos
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
378.1/55/08968073
LC call number
LC2670.6
LC item number
.L39 2006
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1972-
  • 1965-
  • 1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Castellanos, Jeanett
  • Gloria, Alberta M. (Alberta Marie)
  • Kamimura, Mark (Mark Allen)
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  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanic American children
  • Academic achievement
  • Educational equalization
Summary expansion
The Latina/o population constitutes the largest racial and ethnic minority group in the U.S. and is disproportionately under-represented in college and in graduate programs. This is the first book specifically to engage with the absence of Latinas/os in doctoral studies. It proposes educational and administrative strategies to open up the pipeline, and institutional practices to ensure access, support, models and training for Latinas/os aspiring to the Ph.D. The under-education of Latina/o youth begins early. Given that by twelfth grade half will stop out or be pushed out of high school, and only seven percent will complete a college degree, it is not surprising so few enter graduate studies. When Latina/o students do enter higher education, few attend those colleges or universities that are gateways to graduate degrees. Regardless of the type of higher education institution they attend, Latinas/os often encounter social and academic isolation, unaffordable costs, and lack of support. This historic under-representation has created a vicious cycle of limited social and economic mobility. There is a paucity of the Latina/o faculty and leaders whom research shows are essential for changing campus climate and influencing institutions to adapt to the needs of a changing student body. As a result, Latina/o graduate students often have few role models, advocates or mentors, and limited support for their research agendas. By reviewing the pipeline from kindergarten through university, this book provides the needed data and insights to effect change for policy makers, administrators, faculty, and staff; and material for reflection for aspiring Latina/o Ph.D.s on the paths they have taken and the road ahead. The book then addresses the unique experiences and challenges faced by Latina/os in doctoral programs, and offers guidance for students and those responsible for them. Chapters cover issues of gender and generational differences, the role of culture in the graduate school, mentorship, pursuing research, and professional development opportunities for Latina/os. The book closes with the voices of by Latina/o students who are currently pursuing or recently completed their doctoral degree. These narratives describe their cultural and educational journeys, providing insight into their personal and professional experiences. These stories bring alive the graduate experience for anyone interested in successful recruitment, retention, and graduation of Latina/o doctoral students – an inspiration and guidance to those aspiring to the doctorate
Label
The Latina/o pathway to the Ph.D. : abriendo caminos, edited by Jeanett Castellanos, Alberta M. Gloria and Mark Kamimura ; forewords by Melba Vasquez and Hector Garza, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000189639
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxv, 309 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781579221065
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005012388
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000189639
Label
The Latina/o pathway to the Ph.D. : abriendo caminos, edited by Jeanett Castellanos, Alberta M. Gloria and Mark Kamimura ; forewords by Melba Vasquez and Hector Garza, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000189639
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxv, 309 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781579221065
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005012388
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000189639

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