Experiences of Latino children attending rural elementary schools in the southeastern U.S.: Perspectives from Latina/o parents in burgeoning Latino communities

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jose A. Villalba, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: A qualitative study, using focus groups of Latino parents living in a rural Southeastern U.S. community, was conducted to explore the experiences of elementary-school-aged Latino children. Using the consensual qualitative research method to analyze participants' responses, this study identified four general themes that impact Latino children in these communities: (a) school/teacher characteristics and resources, (b) academic experiences in U.S. schools, (c) family and cultural traits, and (d) personal/social/economic factors. Implications for school counselors are detailed.

Additional Information

Professional School Counseling, 10(5), 506-509
Language: English
Date: 2007
Rural southeastern U.S., Elementary-school-aged Latino children

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