“You have to be able to adjust your own self”: Latinx students’ transitions into college from a low-performing urban high school

@article{Duncheon2018YouHT,
  title={“You have to be able to adjust your own self”: Latinx students’ transitions into college from a low-performing urban high school},
  author={Julia C. Duncheon},
  journal={Journal of Latinos and Education},
  year={2018},
  volume={17},
  pages={358 - 372}
}
ABSTRACT This case study explores the first year college transition experiences of a cohort of eight first generation Latinx students who graduated from the same low-performing urban high school. Drawing on Tara Yosso’s (2005) model of community cultural wealth, I examine the challenges students confronted at their respective postsecondary institutions and highlight connections to their high school preparation. Findings demonstrate how students mobilized aspirational, navigational, social, and… 

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