Title

Resiliency: A Unique and Dynamic Form of Cultural Engagement

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

4-12-2016

Abstract

With the pressing demand for individuals with STEM degrees, it is important to consider the trajectories of successful Latinas. This study helps us understand the complexity of Latinas’ educational success. Using a sociocultural theoretical framework, we promote not only learning from successful Latinas, but also uncovering their resiliency and the unique contributing factors from an individual and collective basis. Specifically, resiliency is constituted across aggregations of present and future sociopolitical, contextual, and historical positionings. Our emergent approach is guided by the following research question: How do Latinas understand, shape, and enact resiliency to become successful and sustain their success along the continuum of the STEM pipeline?

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (AERA)

Location

Washington, D.C.

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