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Support and Barriers for Latino Male Students' Educational Pursuits: Perceptions of Counselors and Administrators


concerning this article should be addressed to Mary Ann Clark, College of Education, University of Florida at Gainesville, 1214 Norman Hall, PO Box 117046, Gainesville, FL 32611 (e-mail:


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.