Location

Bell Hall 015

Start Date

28-3-2019 2:55 PM

End Date

28-3-2019 3:20 PM

Type of Presentation

25 minute Scholarly Work Presentation

Proposal for Presentation

This session presents the results of a qualitative research study about the achievement gap between bilingual Latinas and other ethnicities. Statistics show that merely about 18% of Latinos in the United States have a bachelor’s degree. Researchers claim the main hurdles for bilingual Latinas to graduate from universities are being undocumented citizens, lacking English proficiency, having economic hardship, having familial accountability, and experiences with discriminatory practices. The primary purpose of the research project is to describe the university experiences of six self-identified bilingual Latinas who earned 4-year degrees in universities in Michigan. The participants’ stories shine light into what seemingly transpires in academia, yet is not usually highlighted in the literature.

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Mar 28th, 2:55 PM Mar 28th, 3:20 PM

Bilingual Latinas Experiences Graduating With 4-year Degrees

Bell Hall 015

This session presents the results of a qualitative research study about the achievement gap between bilingual Latinas and other ethnicities. Statistics show that merely about 18% of Latinos in the United States have a bachelor’s degree. Researchers claim the main hurdles for bilingual Latinas to graduate from universities are being undocumented citizens, lacking English proficiency, having economic hardship, having familial accountability, and experiences with discriminatory practices. The primary purpose of the research project is to describe the university experiences of six self-identified bilingual Latinas who earned 4-year degrees in universities in Michigan. The participants’ stories shine light into what seemingly transpires in academia, yet is not usually highlighted in the literature.