Results not typical: One latino family's experiences in higher education

Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Norma V Jimenez Hernandez, Ruth Luevanos, Dulcemonica Jimenez, Abel Jimenez

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In this narrative, five adult siblings bring their voices together to tell the stories of their interwoven college experiences-how they influenced, supported, and relied on one another and other family members. As the stories unfold, they reveal the strengths of the familial ties that provide meaning and purpose to the college experience, the considerations that drive college enrollment choices, the pain of confrontational and unsupportive college environments, and the joys of success and self-discovery. By linking their stories in this essay, the grown children of the Jimenez family paint a portrait of the centrality of tradition, culture, and family in their atypical success story.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)730-744
Number of pages15
JournalHarvard Educational Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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