The Value of Education and Educación: Nurturing Mexican American Children’s Educational Aspirations to the Doctorate

  title={The Value of Education and Educaci{\'o}n: Nurturing Mexican American Children’s Educational Aspirations to the Doctorate},
  author={M. Espino},
  journal={Journal of Latinos and Education},
  pages={73 - 90}
  • M. Espino
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Latinos and Education
  • ABSTRACT Guided by the framework of community cultural wealth, this study uncovered how 7 low-income, 1st-generation Mexican American PhDs interpreted their parents’ and families’ educational aspirations, messages imbued with aspects of normative parental/familial involvement as well as cultural forms of support. This study demonstrates the power of narratives that children carry with them as they navigate various educational systems. I discuss strategies for helping Mexican American students… CONTINUE READING
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