“We’re Serious About Our Education”: A Collective Testimonio From College-Going Latinas to College Personnel

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Abstract

Upon transition to higher education, Latinas face obstacles including cultural stereotypes, limited financial resources, racist campus climates, family responsibilities, being first generation college students, and cultural incongruities. Despite obstacles, Latinas exhibit college aspirations and goals. This article centers Latinas’ messages directed at college personnel in the form of a collective testimonio. Their messages are important for higher education professionals to consider when working with Latinas. Implications for practice, teaching, and future research are shared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-429
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Hispanic Higher Education
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • college transition
  • gender
  • Latinas
  • testimonio
  • urban education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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