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Validation Theory Into Practice: Asset-Based Academic Advising With First-Generation Latina Engineering College Students

Abstract To meet the increasing demands for more STEM graduates, United States (U.S.) higher education institutions need to support the retention of minoritized populations, such as first-generation Latinas studying engineering. The theories influencing this study included critical race theory, the theory of validation, and community cultural wealth. Current advising practices, when viewed through a critical race theory lens, reinforce deficit viewpoints about students and reinforce color-blind ideologies. As such, current practices will fail to support first-generation Latina student persistence in engineering. A 10-week long study was conducted on validating advising practices. The advisors for the study were purposefully selected while the studen... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Coronella, Tamara (Author) / Liou, Daniel D (Advisor) / Bertrand, Melanie (Committee member) / Ganesh, Tirupalavanam (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Higher education / Educational leadership / Academic Advising / First-generation / Higher Education / Latina / Persistence / STEM
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 202 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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