Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Hispanic American women--Education (Higher);
This research paper will explore the issues underlying the under-representation of Latinas in higher education. The emphasis will be placed on Chicana females because Chicanos comprise 60 percent of the Latino population, and much of the existing research is focused on this group. The purpose of this paper is threefold. First, barriers to the participation of Latinas in higher education will be explored. Second, factors contributing to the success of high-achieving Latinas will be discussed. Finally, implications for higher education programming and policies will be examined as they affect Chicanas in particular, and Latinas in general. Suggestions for ways in which university administrators, faculty, and student affairs professionals can promote the achievement of Latina students will be provided.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©1997 Sheila Adele Rodriguez
Rodriguez, Sheila Adele, "Latinas in higher education : no longer the invisible minority" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 1413.