Centering central american students in higher education research: A proposal for central american student self-report (CASSR)

Blanca E. Vega, Elizabeth Iris Rivera Rodas

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Abstract

In this chapter, we consider how Central Americans should be included in a larger pan-ethnic Latin* context and higher education. This chapter provides a landscape review of the current literature on retention and persistence of Central Americans in higher education. Using the literature that currently exists on Central Americans in higher education, we argue for a Central American Student Self-Report (CASSR) and discuss the measures that should be used to develop instruments to further understand their persistence in higher education and assess interventions for Central American student success. We ask how the story of Central Americans should be included in a larger pan-ethnic Latin* context and, even more broadly, in the story of the United States. Lastly, using a QuantCrit approach, the authors explore how primary data can be used to inform higher education practices and policies focused on Central American students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudying Latinx/a/o Students in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationA Critical Analysis of Concepts, Theory, and Methodologies
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages137-148
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781000381672
ISBN (Print)9780367441821
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021

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