ERIC Number: EJ1206086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Employing Resistance and Resilience in Pursuing K-12 Schooling and Higher Education: Lived Experiences of Successful Female First-Generation Students of Color
Portnoi, Laura M.; Kwong, Tiffany M.
Urban Education, v54 n3 p430-458 Mar 2019
Drawing upon standpoint theory and phenomenology, this study chronicles the lived experiences of 16 successful female first-generation students of color as they pursued K-12 schooling and accessed higher education. Findings indicate that a complex set of school, family, peer, and personal factors affected students' lived experiences in their urban environments; three holistic student profiles illustrate the interconnectedness of these factors. Stories of successful female first-generation students of color demonstrate how they, despite facing numerous challenges, used resistance and resilience during their K-12 urban schooling and when accessing higher education.
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Resistance (Psychology), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Student Experience, Females, Minority Group Students, First Generation College Students, Urban Environment, Undergraduate Students, Access to Education, Academic Achievement, Graduate Students, Masters Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California