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A Qualitative Study Examining Mexican Heritage Students’ Motivation to Succeed in Higher Education
RSEM Faculty Publications
  • Nate Easley, Jr., Denver Scholarship Foundation
  • Margarita Bianco, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
  • Nancy L. Leech, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract
The disparity between the educational attainment of Mexican heritage and White individuals illustrate a need for research on factors associated with the high educational attainment of some immigrant and first-generation students of Mexican descent. Using autobiographies, student interviews, and family interviews as data sources, this article explores one prominent theme that emerged: Students’ desire to honor parental struggle and sacrifice with academic achievement—Ganas. The implications and recommendations for further research are discussed.
Citation Information
Nate Easley, Margarita Bianco and Nancy L. Leech. "A Qualitative Study Examining Mexican Heritage Students’ Motivation to Succeed in Higher Education" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy-leech/27/