Erik M. Hines, Joseph N. Cooper, Michael Corral, (2019) “Overcoming the odds: First-generation black and Latino male collegians’ perspectives on pre-college barriers and facilitators”, Journal for Multicultural Education, Vol. 13 Issue: 1, pp.51-69, https://doi.org/10.1108/JME-11-2017-0064
Black and Latino males face challenges to college-going that may alter their decision to attend college. However, many Black and Latino males have successfully enrolled and matriculated through college. This study aims to explore the precollege factors that influenced the college enrollment and persistence for first generation Black and Latino male collegians (N = 5) at a predominantly white institution located in the Northeastern area of the USA. Two major themes (i.e., pre-college barriers and pre-college facilitators) along with several subthemes emerged from the data. The authors discuss recommendations for teachers, school counselors, and administrators in assisting Black and Latino males prepare for enrollment and persistence in college.
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