Funds of Knowledge: An Approach to Studying Latina(o) Students' Transition to College

Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, Judy Marquez Kiyama

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Abstract

A feature of the existing literature on minority students' transition to college is the preponderance of models that have "imagined" what students (and their families) need to have in order to be successful. In this paper we discuss how the theoretical framework of funds of knowledge can be used by researchers in higher education to challenge these models and to study Latina(o) students' college preparation, college access, and development of career aspirations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-16
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Latinos and Education
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • career aspirations
  • college access
  • college preparation
  • funds of knowledge
  • Latinao educational opportunity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education

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