Networks for Success: Preparing Mexican American AVID College Students for Credentials, Completion, and the Workforce
This qualitative study examines how Mexican American students participating in an AVID for Higher Education course perceived their preparation for the workforce and efficacy of completing a college credential. A focus group approach was used to explore how social and cultural networks (networks for success) contribute to college completion. The study is guided by the theoretical framework of building social networks through the availability and reception of social capital. Findings include Mexican American students’ efficacious beliefs of how networks for success assist in their persistence toward college graduation and entry into the workforce. Major themes are college success and social/cultural capital.
Richard Kirk & Karen M. Watt (2018) Networks for Success: Preparing Mexican American AVID College Students for Credentials, Completion, and the Workforce, Journal of Latinos and Education, 17:3, 257-271, DOI: 10.1080/15348431.2017.1337575
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