Breaking Down Barriers Through the "STEAM" College Success Program: Increasing STEM Bachelor's Degrees for First-Generation Hispanic Students of the Desert Southwest
To remain competitive on local, state, and national levels and to achieve future economic and social goals, Imperial and Yuma County need an educated workforce. The primary industries supporting the desert region are technical, science, technology, enginnering and mathematics (STEM)-based, and require a highly skilled and educated workforce. There continue to be vast disparities in terms of numbers of students declared and enrolled in STEM transfer degree programs and the number of students completing STEM bachelor’s degrees.
Perceptions regarding post-secondary education start to develop at a young age and can prevent or enable a student’s development of post-secondary aspirations. Understanding a student’s perceptions of barri... (more)
|Contributor||Hodges, Tanya Marie (Author) / Bernstein, Katie (Advisor) / Dyer, Penny (Committee member) / Montopoli, George (Committee member) / Schaal, Mary (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)|
|Subject||Educational leadership / achievement gap / awareness gap / first-generation / Hispanic / opportunity gap / post-secondary attainment|
|Note||Doctoral Dissertation Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2019|
|Collaborating Institutions||Graduate College / ASU Library|
|Additional Formats||MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS|