Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

While existing research overwhelmingly focuses on the experiences of "urban" Latinos/as, little is known about the educational experiences of rural town Latinos/as. As U.S. demographics continue to trend upward in the numbers of Latinos/a youth, new migration patterns continue to appear in less visible rural across the country. The Latinos/a students within these rural towns are increasingly isolated - culturally, socially, economically and academically. This study focuses on a group of high school Latinas in Rural Mountain Town, USA (pseudonym) identified as "college-bound" by a non-profit educational program. The study examines the ways in which these Latinas navigate their educational experiences in a scarcely populated and predominantly White region of the U.S.

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