Knowledge for College: Examining Multiple Forms of Capital Leveraged Towards Higher Education by Alumni Students from a Low-Income, Rural, Border Community in the Southwest

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Title:
Knowledge for College: Examining Multiple Forms of Capital Leveraged Towards Higher Education by Alumni Students from a Low-Income, Rural, Border Community in the Southwest
Author:
Salcido, Judith Denise
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
Most research on low-income, racial minority students' access to higher education has been conducted in urban communities. Little research explores these students' experiences within rural settings. Using Ríos-Aguilar, Kiyama, Gravitt and Moll's framework (2011) that bridges Yosso's (2005) "community cultural wealth" with alternative forms of capital, this case study investigated how three alumni students from a low-income, rural, border community accessed information and resources for college within their school, homes and community. Narratives, one-on-one interviews, and a survey questionnaire helped determine multiple forms of capital participants leveraged towards higher education. Participants' college pursuits and choices were influenced by information from family members, teachers and guidance counselors, community scholarships, and emotional support of family, friends, and community members. Research must continue to follow the experiences of rural, low-income, minority students access to higher education and create better opportunities and connections for them to attend college.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
"community cultural wealth"; higher educational trajectories; Language, Reading & Culture; alternative forms of capital
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Language, Reading & Culture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Nicholas, Sheilah E.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleKnowledge for College: Examining Multiple Forms of Capital Leveraged Towards Higher Education by Alumni Students from a Low-Income, Rural, Border Community in the Southwesten_US
dc.creatorSalcido, Judith Deniseen_US
dc.contributor.authorSalcido, Judith Deniseen_US
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractMost research on low-income, racial minority students' access to higher education has been conducted in urban communities. Little research explores these students' experiences within rural settings. Using Ríos-Aguilar, Kiyama, Gravitt and Moll's framework (2011) that bridges Yosso's (2005) "community cultural wealth" with alternative forms of capital, this case study investigated how three alumni students from a low-income, rural, border community accessed information and resources for college within their school, homes and community. Narratives, one-on-one interviews, and a survey questionnaire helped determine multiple forms of capital participants leveraged towards higher education. Participants' college pursuits and choices were influenced by information from family members, teachers and guidance counselors, community scholarships, and emotional support of family, friends, and community members. Research must continue to follow the experiences of rural, low-income, minority students access to higher education and create better opportunities and connections for them to attend college.en_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subject"community cultural wealth"en_US
dc.subjecthigher educational trajectoriesen_US
dc.subjectLanguage, Reading & Cultureen_US
dc.subjectalternative forms of capitalen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLanguage, Reading & Cultureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNicholas, Sheilah E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCabrera, Nolanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWyman, Leisyen_US
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