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Preparing More Hispanic Women for Effective Workplace Learning
2011 AHRD Research Conference of the Americas (2011)
  • Nicolle Johnson, Utah Valley University
  • Susan R. Madsen, Utah Valley University
Scholars and practitioners are interested in college attainment as an area of inquiry because post-secondary graduation is linked to increased life-long learning desires and skills as well as other benefits that will influence the effectiveness of future workplace training, development, and educational opportunities. For example, Pascarella and Terenzini (2005) stated that college not only influences employment and earnings but it also impacts moral, psychosocial, and cognitive characteristics in addition to attitudes, values, and quality of life. Cerna, Perez, and Saenz (2009) also argued that the various forms of capital (e.g., social, economic, cultural, and human) that students have when entering college can then be strengthened during their educational experiences. As students enhance their capital, they also improve their productivity, facilitate upward mobility, and increase their likelihood of goal attainment—all critical characteristics of successful employees. As stated in a special report issued by the Lumina Foundation for Education (2009), “college attainment is increasingly important to the U.S. economy as the workforce demands education and training that properly prepare our citizens for success in the global, knowledge economy” (p. 1).
  • learning,
  • Hispanic,
  • women,
  • education
Publication Date
Winter February 25, 2011
Citation Information
Nicolle Johnson and Susan R. Madsen. "Preparing More Hispanic Women for Effective Workplace Learning" 2011 AHRD Research Conference of the Americas (2011)
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