Title

Mexican-Origin High School Students' Stories of Academic Success Implications for School and Community Educators

Location

Scarbrough 4

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

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Brief Program Description

Based on interviews with eight high-achieving, Mexican-origin, rural high school students in southeastern Georgia, participants will learn how these former migrant students achieved their academic success. Specifically, participants will learn: (1) What were the reasons for their academic success? (2) What were the barriers to their academic success? (3) What were the strategies for overcoming the barriers? (4) What people helped them to succeed? (5) What resources helped them to succeed? We will discuss how school and community educators may learn from these personal success stories to improve the school achievement and academic resilience of rural Mexican-origin students.

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

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Keyword Descriptors

Mexican-origin, Rural high school, Migrant students, Academic success

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-2-2015 3:00 PM

End Date

3-2-2015 4:15 PM

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Mexican-Origin High School Students' Stories of Academic Success Implications for School and Community Educators

Scarbrough 4

Based on interviews with eight high-achieving, Mexican-origin, rural high school students in southeastern Georgia, participants will learn how these former migrant students achieved their academic success. Specifically, participants will learn: (1) What were the reasons for their academic success? (2) What were the barriers to their academic success? (3) What were the strategies for overcoming the barriers? (4) What people helped them to succeed? (5) What resources helped them to succeed? We will discuss how school and community educators may learn from these personal success stories to improve the school achievement and academic resilience of rural Mexican-origin students.