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dc.contributor.advisorHawkins, Catherine A.
dc.contributor.authorGomez, Beatriz ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-21T13:33:25Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:11:10Z
dc.date.issued2011-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationGomez, B. (2011). Giving voice to the voiceless: Academic experiences of undocumented, Hispanic students of Texas State University (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3291
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the University Honors Program, May 2011.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis exploratory study used a qualitative research methodology to examine the academic and life experiences of undocumented Hispanic students at Texas State University-San Marcos. Data were collected from thirty individuals from two non-random samples: student participants (n=6) who were undocumented Hispanic-origin undergraduate students as well as key informants (n=24) who were faculty, staff and administrators. For the student participants, a semi-structured interview format was used, while for key informants, informal conversations were used. Both groups were identified using a combined snowball and purposive sampling method. This study is important since it addresses an apparent gap in the scholarly literature investigating this vulnerable population. Undocumented students are facing significant challenges in the current social, political, and economic climate in the U.S., including proposed immigration restrictions and the failure to implement the DREAM Act. Given the potential risks to this group and using a social justice model, it is important to give voice to their experiences.en_US
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent116 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectUndocumented studentsen_US
dc.subjectAcademic experiencesen_US
dc.subjectHispanic originen_US
dc.subjectTexas state universityen_US
dc.subjectVoicesen_US
dc.subject.classificationSocial Worken_US
dc.titleGiving Voice To the Voiceless: Academic Experiences of Undocumented, Hispanic Students of Texas State Universityen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBrown, Brock
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial Work
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
txstate.departmentHonors College


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