“No One Taught Me the Steps”: Latinos' Experiences Applying to Graduate School

  title={“No One Taught Me the Steps”: Latinos' Experiences Applying to Graduate School},
  author={Elvia Ram{\'i}rez},
  journal={Journal of Latinos and Education},
  pages={204 - 222}
  • Elvia Ramírez
  • Published 1 July 2011
  • Education
  • Journal of Latinos and Education
Based on in-depth qualitative interviews, this study examined Latinos' graduate school choice process. Grounded in intersectionality and social and cultural capital theories, this study examined barriers and support structures encountered by Latinos as they navigate through the graduate school application phase. Findings reveal that lack of access to social and cultural capital hampers Latinos' graduate school choice opportunities and outcomes. In contrast, participation in undergraduate… 
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