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Author Miguel, Cristal, author.
Title College smarties : college outreach program for 8th grade Latino middle school students / by Cristal Miguel.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.
LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Electronic Book  LB2369 .Z9534 2012 M54eb    ONLINE
  
Description 1 online resource (vii, 113 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-44).
Summary The purpose of this project is to inform 8th grade Latino students about college entrance requirements. Research shows that Latinos are attending college in lower numbers than other ethnic groups; Latinos are also less likely to earn college degrees. There are various factors that lead to Latinos' underrepresentation in institution of higher learning. One of those factors is that Latino students are uninformed of the requirements needed to apply and attend college. Students are not informed of the different types of colleges and universities that they can apply to, the required courses that would make them eligible for admission, financial aid, and the necessary college entrance exams and many times lack a high quality college counselor. This program attempts to inform and increase students' awareness of the opportunity to attend college. Latino students will be prepared in 8th grade in order to set a plan for high school that will prepare them to enroll in post secondary education. Most importantly the program hopes to help increase the number of Latino students in higher education.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on May 31, 2012).
Subject Counseling in middle school education -- Hispanic Americans.
Curriculum enrichment -- Students -- Hispanic Americans.
College attendance -- Hispanic Americans.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Educational Psychology and Counseling -- School Counseling.
OCLC number 847538344