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Author Ovink, Sarah M., author

Title Race, class, and choice in latino/a higher education : pathways in the college-for-all era / Sarah M. Ovink
Published [New York] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
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Contents Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Pathways in the College-for-All Era -- Chapter 1: California Dreams: Higher Education in the Golden State -- Chapter 2: Limited Options: Choosing a Two-Year Transfer Pathway -- Chapter 3: "Getting it Over With:" Choosing a Four-Year College -- Chapter 4: "I Try Not to Think About It:" College-Bound without Citizenship -- Chapter 5: Gendered Meanings in College Choice Conclusion: The Meaning of College and the Economics of Choice -- Appendix A: Notes on the Field -- Appendix B: Interview Sample Demographics, College Pathways and Career Interests Across Interview Waves -- References -- Index
Summary This book is an in-depth study which examines the lives of fifty ambitious Latino/a high school seniors in the San Francisco East Bay Area, following their entrance into college and career pathways over several years. This book examines the social forces that contributed to near-universal college attendance among these mostly low-income Latinos/as, all of whom attended fairly typical public schools. In an era of increased economic insecurity, decreased funding for schools, and rising college tuition, this book provides a balanced look at the individual choices and systemic constraints influencing today's "college-for-all" orientation, while pointing the way toward possibilities for making college pathways smoother for all
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-246) and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 8, 2017)
Subject Hispanic Americans -- Education -- Economic aspects.
Hispanic Americans -- Education -- History.
Hispanic Americans -- Education -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016947444
ISBN 1137518863 (electronic bk.)
9781137518866 (electronic bk.)