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Enhancing the Math and Science Experiences of Latinas and Latinos: A Study of the Joaquín Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program

Abstract Latinas and Latinos are currently underrepresented in terms of our 21st century student academic attainment and workforce, compared to the total U.S. Hispanic population. In a field such as mathematical sciences, Hispanic or Latino U.S. citizenship doctoral recipients only accounted for 3.04% in 2009-2010. While there are various initiatives to engage underrepresented STEM populations through education, there is a need to give a voice to the experiences of Latinas and Latinos engaged in such programs. This study explored the experiences of seven Arizona State University undergraduate Latina and Latino Joaquín Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program (JBMSHP) participants as well as examined how the program enhanced their math and science learning... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Escontrias, Jr., Gabriel (Author) / Turner, Caroline S. (Advisor) / Keller, Gary D. (Committee member) / Calleroz White, Mistalene D. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Higher education / Hispanic American studies / Education / Latina/o / STEM
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 105 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Higher and Postsecondary Education 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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