Title

Sacrifice for Knowledge: Success Factors Contributing to Latino High School Student Completion of High School Degree After Dropping Out

Date

5-26-2016 9:30 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 9:45 AM

Location

HSS 235

Department

Sociology

Session Chair

Dean Braa

Session Title

Research and Praxis in Sociology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Maureen Dolan

Abstract

Why do Latino students drop out of high school and the return to graduate? An extensive literature addresses Latino HS dropout rate. However, few studies address the return of Latino students to alternative educational programs. This research analyzes factors that contribute to this return. Methodology includes participant observation, student interviews, and program evaluation. The results indicate that dropout rates are due to insufficient support for Latino students. The return path to degree completion is difficult. Respondents who return to complete degrees provide key insights into policy creation and examples of resilience.

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Sacrifice for Knowledge: Success Factors Contributing to Latino High School Student Completion of High School Degree After Dropping Out

HSS 235

Why do Latino students drop out of high school and the return to graduate? An extensive literature addresses Latino HS dropout rate. However, few studies address the return of Latino students to alternative educational programs. This research analyzes factors that contribute to this return. Methodology includes participant observation, student interviews, and program evaluation. The results indicate that dropout rates are due to insufficient support for Latino students. The return path to degree completion is difficult. Respondents who return to complete degrees provide key insights into policy creation and examples of resilience.