Accessing an undergraduate program in the United States: Latin American male experiences and perceptions

dc.contributor.advisor Isaac Gottesman
dc.contributor.author von Gillern, Sam
dc.contributor.department Curriculum and Instruction
dc.date 2018-08-11T09:48:20.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:44:02Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:44:02Z
dc.date.copyright Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2012
dc.date.embargo 2013-06-05
dc.date.issued 2012-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>This study examines the experiences and perceptions of Latin American males who accessed undergraduate education in the United States. Because the mobility of Latin American students pursuing higher education outside of Latin America is low (Gacel-Ávila, 2011), developing an understanding of this phenomenon is important. This is especially true because international and domestic students alike benefit from each other's participation in U.S. higher education (Obst & Forster, 2006; Winkler, 1984). This study utilizes an interview-based, qualitative approach to learn the stories of two Latin American men. Three primary themes that illuminate important aspects of their journeys emerged: viability, motivation, and perceptions of experiences. Bourdieu's (1984) forms of capital was used as a theoretical lens to interpret how the participants utilized and were motivated by economic, cultural, and social capital throughout their journeys. This study builds upon existing research and illuminates the importance for continued research to develop an understanding of Latin American access and mobility to U.S. higher education.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/12629/
dc.identifier.articleid 3636
dc.identifier.contextkey 4186378
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-6132
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/12629
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/26818
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education Administration
dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education and Teaching
dc.subject.keywords Access
dc.subject.keywords Foreign Countries
dc.subject.keywords Higher Education
dc.subject.keywords International Education
dc.subject.keywords Latin American
dc.title Accessing an undergraduate program in the United States: Latin American male experiences and perceptions
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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