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dc.creatorAlvarez, Ricky A
dc.date.available2012-06-01T15:17:02Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/ETD-TTU-2010-12-1031
dc.description.abstractIn light of the growing number of ethnic minority adolescents in the United States, it has long been recognized that the level of educational attainment of Mexican-American students is below to that of other ethnic minority communities in the United States. From towering impoverishment rates, lower parental education, dilapidated neighborhoods and communities, to a clash of culture, marginalized education, and impersonal behaviors, Mexican-American students have endured an educational challenge that has become more difficult to win than imagined. Entailed by cultural identity, exceptionalities, language, gender, economic status, health, beliefs, values, and perceptions of education, this thesis will not only make possible recommendations for the plight among Mexican-American education, but will also investigate the socioeconomic, sociocultural, and the supplementary issues and factors that influence the academic advancement of Mexican-American students at the secondary level.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectMexican Americans
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectPoverty
dc.subjectParental education
dc.subjectNeighborhoods and communities
dc.subjectExceptionalities
dc.subjectLanguage
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectEconomic status
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectBeliefs
dc.subjectValues
dc.subjectPerception of education
dc.subjectCultural identity
dc.titleIssues in Mexican American education: Addressing the academic needs of Mexican American students at the secondary level
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Education
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineBilingual Education
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentEducation - Bilingual Education
dc.contributor.committeeChairBenavides, Alfredo H.
dc.contributor.committeeChairMidobuche, Eva
dc.degree.departmentBilingual Education and Diversity Studies
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