Support and Barriers for Latino Male Students' Educational Pursuits: Perceptions of Counselors and Administrators
Article first published online: 17 SEP 2013
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Journal of Counseling & Development
Special Issue: Special Issue: Men in Counseling
Volume 91, Issue 4, pages 458–466, October 2013
How to Cite
Clark, M. A., Ponjuan, L., Orrock, J., Wilson, T. and Flores, G. (2013), Support and Barriers for Latino Male Students' Educational Pursuits: Perceptions of Counselors and Administrators. Journal of Counseling & Development, 91: 458–466. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2013.00118.x
- Issue published online: 17 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 17 SEP 2013
- Received 02/12/12; Revised 08/03/12; Accepted 08/20/12
- Gender differences in educational achievement;
- student diversity;
- collaborative interventions;
- achievement gaps
Counselors and secondary/postsecondary administrators (N= 14) were interviewed to explore their perceptions of barriers and resources related to Latino male students' postsecondary goals and pursuit of higher education. Issues examined included the lack of awareness of educational obstacles for Latino male students by educators, role of Latino male students' families in the students' educational experiences, impact of peers and mentoring on Latino male students, and the role of program outreach and partnerships focused on young Latino men.